A press statement endorsed by Malaysians of all walks of life.
Prime Minister Najib’s afraid of losing his job
I stand corrected for predicting that Prime Minister Najib Razak would dissolve Parliament on March 26 to allow for the 13th general election to be held in mid-April. I had thought he would be man enough to do it.
It is unclear now when he will make the much-awaited move to face the people’s decision as to whether they want to retain his Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition as the government or consign it to the Opposition benches. He could also wait for Parliament to automatically dissolve on April 28.
In fact, the Negeri Sembilan State Assembly has already been automatically dissolved – as its five-year term ended on March 27. The next state assembly to follow suit is the Pahang one on April 7.
Najib’s delay does not look good for him as it shows a lack of confidence. Already, many are calling him “coward” on social media. In contrast to the Opposition’s push forward by first unveiling its manifesto way ahead and DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang’s daring declaration of standing in the Gelang Patah parliamentary constituency in Johor, the bastion of BN, followed by DAP MP Liew Chin Tong being moved from Penang to a yet-unnamed seat also in Johor, Najib’s inaction is a sign of weakness.
To make it worse, BN’s Penang state chief, Teng Chang Yeow, has been dared by DAP secretary-general and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to face him in the Padang Kota state seat. If he declines, he might be called “coward” too. And BN can’t afford to have too many of these in its leadership.
Meanwhile, what Najib has done in an obviously desperate measure to win votes is going around throwing money and goodies at people – first, at the military, the police and the civil service; then at the employees of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and Telekom Malaysia; and lately at the staff of seven statutory bodies. He has also been promising that if BN continues as government, it will dish out more money to the rakyat. The BR1M (Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia) RM500 handout could become RM1,000.
*Kee Thuan Chye is the author of the bestselling bookNo More Bullshit, Please, We’re All Malaysians, and the latest volume, Ask for No Bullshit, Get Some More!
i think after the mamak pm mentioned about 'changing horse' najib is more certain he will be booted out even if BN win this government with less majority. this will be certain.
giving money dont mean the people will be voting for him.
if he had called for election end last year he will have a better majority then now.
but its too late, as people sees him having no I3all$ to face the opposition and with
what has been accused of him his silent is giving the opposition an inroad of winning.
the longer he waits the faster he will be out.
With internal sabotage looming, it would be hard for him to call the election. And latest corruption charges on his inner circle is not helping either.
This is the first in history to wait out until the last minute or even automatic dissolve by itself.
Indecisive show weakness and fear indeed, nothing strategic here
BN supporter, one question to you, when did you start to forsake yourself to blindly support a corrupt government?
If you are fearing instability, Tunku and his alliance wouldn't achieve Independence if they are gutless like you
may b he is afraid. or may b not. But they have to many more IC to illegal foreigners so that they can take a lead to get to Putra Jaya.
They still have to give BRIM this illegal foreigners such as Bangla , Pakistans , Negros , and others who will confirm to vote for BN.
HIDUP MALAYSIA UNTUK PENDATANG HARAM.
AS THIS have happen in sabah.
What to say further from now does not matter any more? Action of NON ACTION to dissolve the parliament as require is the strongest VOICE ever to showing the ATTITUDE of the BN government.
It is TRUE, by giving out more money is not the solution EVERYONE is looking at. Some might think it is the most wasteful event made by the BN government. Giving sincerely does not need to be in quantative manner. But more in gesture and genuinely giving.
As anak Malaysia since growing around BN erra, It is quite a dissapointing moment to see no action taken in not disolving the parliament in order to gain confident in the election. WHY???
Maybe Our PM have some trick behind the curtain to surprise everyone. Thinking.........
Mix feeling and thinking and thinking of BN future........
All u hv said abt PR r mainstream media propaganda, no substance & proof whatsoever. and these all go on to form your distorted perception of PR. In contrast the majority of M'sain r witnessing, before their very eyes, all d abuses & blatant corruptions happening over d years, unmitigated !!
The other thing is, all u ever resort to r vile & pathetic personal attacks on an honourable person who happen to be exonerated twice by d courts, of d very sick allegations & innuendoes that you been harping on.
Anyway d issue is not abt Anwar, it is about getting rid of a highly corrupted & racist regime and the establishment of a matured democracy whereby we can hv a choice of govt.
Hey Kacau Daun!!!
U memang Kacau Daun!!! Anyway, wat wil b, will B!!!! Let Ccccc.
Najib afraid of losing his job ?
no worry, he can still apply for the job of OPPOSITION LEADER
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Whether there is access to any "truths" behind such about what actually happened behind the scenes, when and involving whom in totality well...
POLITICAL MONKEYS: Monkeys like to move from one tree to another. Why is it in Malaysia the PR politicians standing for both Parliamentary and State Assembly seats. Today's Star Newspaper states that " If Teng agrees to stand in Padang Kota state seat, Lim(Chief Minister) said he would not contest a parliamentary seat" What sort of political rascals-standing for both parliamentary and state seats-so greedy to earn 2incomes- depriving other party members. Election laws need to be amended to allow a candidate to stand for either a state or parliamentary seat only. These abuse occurs mainly in the DAP.This is an insult to the electorate.Readers please take note of such rascal like behaviour
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