Heard on the grapevine


Here’s what some people are saying:

  • Guan Eng is expected to win easily in the Bagan parliamentary seat on mainland Penang.
  • Koh Tsu Koon could find the going tough in the Batu Kawan parliamentary seat against the DAP’s Prof Ramasamy.
  • The BN is concerned about its prospects in Perlis, Kedah, Penang and even Pahang.

Last night, I dropped by at the Holy Spirit Cathedral off Green Lane in Penang to check out a talk on election issues of concern. Some 400 people had turned up to listen to Aliran president P Ramakrishnan, academic Zaharom Nain and  Women’s Centre for Change activist Lim Kah Cheng.

In contrast, a similar election talk at the same church hall during the run-up to the 2004 general election could only draw barely 50 people.

It looks like further evidence of the political awakening and concern among Christians, pointing to their likely swing towards the Opposition.

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What do I do to make a change? It is my vote I got in my brain This is why I am so important It is like the Malay wedding The king for the day…………… I have to decide whom I marry Is it for short term honeymoon? Is it for the enjoyment on the bed? I have to decide before I forget Then I hear the songs BN keep playing in the waves Actresses and actors endorsing candidates They go out to champion their choices And their fans eyes teary which one to tag along What do I do… Read more »


mood among my friends? they ave been apolitical all this while until this election. they are so fed-up with this arrogant and corrupt government and they will come out to vote for the opposition. his wife’s consituency was mysteriously transferred to Ijok from Subang but he said even if its to Kota Bahru, he will send is wife to vote for the opposition. talking about arrogance and corruption. even as a caretaker government now, they are reviving the E_Kesihatan project which is another rent seeking project to enrich some cronies. and I hope the opposition will bring this during the… Read more »


I agree.
Wonder why Chun Wai & Joceline is calling Christians as emotional? Of course we are after how government treated us.


The rakyat should vote for a change in this GE to stop the rot and hegemony of the BN. I would like to draw your attention to the Declaration of Independence of the USA. They had the foresight more than 200 years ago, it’s little wonder the US is a superpower today, both economically and militarily. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted… Read more »


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I can only say one fact-as long as the malays consider the non malays in this country as enemies and they get everything for free as in the past 50 yrs nothing will change.When they stand up for justice and principles -in the majority -only then we can see a real change. Just see who are the corrupt -i dont have to elaborate. The education system has gone down the drain by abolishing english madium education for the sake of politics and racism.im really tired of saying more.

muhammad ali

It is only natural that the Opposition wins in a number of seats. But the point is that they are not united. The BN cannot rule forever, particularlly when they making stupid mistakes like religious issues, constitutional issues; saying that Malaysia is an Islamic country where it was clearly agreed that it is not. See how they are treating the Indians like s***; whereas they are the ones who built this country, along with others, what it it is today. But what do they get – mainly menial jobs. I think the struggle should start – otherwise the Indians cannot… Read more »