Mon, 04 Jun 2012 03:27:16 GMT | By Amirul Ruslan
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What if... 2013 elections?

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Early elections, of course, are not mandatory. Najib would be fully within his rights to hold elections in 2013. Would he, however? If he delays too long there will be many people - including Barisan insiders - criticizing him for perceived cowardice. Najib will want to angle his election when Barisan is sitting on a surge in public opinion - if he holds it next year, the deflated expectation that 2012 would be election year may affect Barisan hopes.

Jun 4, 2012 12:51AM

I did not care much about politics and elections in the past years, but the previous election caught my attention and I am facinated by how politicans play their cards and bag of tricks since then.  Not sure if it looked like some jokers actually swapped sides and back, then backstabbed and etc. will happen in other democratic societies, but it did happen here in Malaysia....Malaysia Boleh! Ha ha.


BN is handling this upcoming election like my kids plaing monopoly with me.  They will only play with me when they will sure win. Hee hee.... Our dear PM is trying hard to win over the hearts of many and his parties are doing much more nowadays to win the majority votes....Will they succeed?  But there are just too much to do and too little time.


Will Bersih 4.0 rope in almost 1 million people?  Can Opposition really handles the federal government and bring about peace and harmony and prosperity throughout Malaysia?  Will there be more dirty political tricks?  Who knows....  But I guess whatever that will happen is all part of a growing up process Malaysia will go through until we become a developed nation.


Embrace yourselves my fellow Malaysian for a political tsunami possibly followed by a financial tsunami or maybe the other might come first :p

Jun 4, 2012 2:52AM

It is very unlikely that PM will call for early election. He will try his best to delay until the last moment, i.e. March 2013. The reason is simple:

1.  He has no confidence to win the next GE;

2.  Ther are too many scandals to be solved;

3.  He still unable to send Mr. A to jail in near future;

4.  He still cannot see any evidence that what he did in the past has won back the heart of voters, especially the Chinese.

Jun 4, 2012 2:47AM
I believe the PM will be running his term till March 2013, he thinks that the world will end this year! Better to stay as the PM of Malaysia and keep on providing handouts to the needys. The money is also from the taxpayers, no worries!
Jun 4, 2012 5:27AM

There IS no +ve signals to announce the desolution of parliment. Najib is in a CHECKMATE position. All Malaysians will know about this Scorpene scandal sooner or later. Now Mamak-tir should be most worried than ever! When BeNd falls, sooner or later the CAN of worms will shock each & every ordinary Malaysian.


All Malaysians are struck by Najib's glaring and prolonged silence on the escalation of incidents of aggression, thuggery and violence particularly at Pakatan Rakyat events and functions. On the other hand his called to Asian countries to reject the use of force and violence in resolving conflicts recently. WHY speak with fork-tongue?

His particular statement - to retract his "crushed bodies, lives lost" declaration in his speech at the 2010 UMNO General Assembly to defend UMNO power at all costs in Putrajaya - gives me an impression of a very aggressive election campaign  would happen. When the verdict of the Malaysian voters in the coming general election is finally declared, would there be a peaceful transition of federal power from Barisan Nasional to Pakatan Rakyat?

Jun 4, 2012 4:12AM
Highly speculated to be after the presenting the new budget with lots of goodies and carrots. BN still thinks the rayat acts like small kids
Jun 4, 2012 7:25AM
I don't care and I don't want to care about whatever philosophies there are..Sun Tze...whatever.. I just use my common sense...the broom at hand are simply too old and too worn-out already...the broom can only sweep all dusts under the can do nothing is simply unusable no more..I just want a new broom..since they broom sweeps clean...and if it doesn't..well..let's get a new broom GE14...let's do that Malaysians..let do just that..change...
Jun 4, 2012 10:03AM
WAHAI! PERWIRA  B.N....Regarding the general elections, be a  man.... DO IT....JUST DO IT.This will definitely lift the spirits of Malaysians who are bored to death hearing about  cattle-rearing in condos,corpses exercising their voting rights,blowing up Mongolian ladies for no apparent reason,arsenal being raided,thief escaping on a policeman's bike and the stale  sodomy episodes, day in and day out.Sex education is considered  taboo, but explaining sodomy  explicitly to kids every nook and corner isnt...MALAYSIA BOLIH KE?
Jun 4, 2012 9:19AM
if it's secure and safe, it will be called tomorrow but what lurks is the "fear" of losing. It's real and Mr PM knows it.
Jun 4, 2012 8:46PM
Yes, I agree with most of you here that PM is worried of the next GE.  He seems to be waiting for 2-third majority, but in actual fact, BN is just struggling to get 50% votes.  I predict and suggest to all voters to give only 45% votes to BN, and 55% votes to PR.  Let the current BN leaders pay for the arrogance of authority they have done in the past half a century.  Let's try an alternative PR government.  I'm sure they are very determined to do better than BN.  They are more experienced, more democratic and more people friendly than BN leaders.  You can compare the personalities and performances of chief ministers from BN and PR ... in Selangor, Kedah dan Penang.  Of course, you can also compare Najib and Anwar ... all for the betterment of the people and the country.  No extreme emotions, please !!!
Feb 25, 2013 8:04PM
Lets not be racial but BN has made Malaysia racial. Look at the Petronas Stations - how many are owned by other races. Look at our EPF what the returns are when Amanah Saham pays out even more. Look at the PTPTN how the students suffer to pay back but the jobs are not for other races. Look at the airports how many other races are there. Look at the Goverment departments how many other races are there. Just look around you and you will see the ' JUSTIFIED' present goverment will their fantasies and dogma. Wake up before it is too late. We all built Malaysia and you know what I am talking about.
Jun 5, 2012 4:37AM

Honestly, I would like to see PR winning this election.  However, I do have doubts about PR governing as they lack the experience and the synergy within the parties.  It will be interesting to see how it turns out if they do win. 


The best result would be PR winning 40~45% of majority votes and earning few more states to govern, before winning in the election after this upcoming one.  They will have more experience then, and show better results in their government states like Mr. Beloved Guan Eng did to Penang... hee hee.


I may be wrong, but the states that might be won are Kelantan, Terengganu, Perak, Penang, Selangor and Sabah :D

Jun 4, 2012 2:48AM
According to Sun Tzu's philosophy regarding the peak of efficiency of knowledge and strategy is to make conflict altogether unnecessary: "To overcome others' armies without fighting is the best of skills."

1. BN does not engage PKR directly in any conflict head-on!!! Why? Because it does not need to.
2. How does BN neutralizes PR corporately? ...Simple...BN declares numerous investments (domestic & foreign) that can and will boost the country's e****my and improve domestic employment situation and others...
3. How does BN 'fishes' individuals voters?...Simple...Introduce numerous direct consumers' financial incentives....
4. How does BN improves standing with government employees?...Simple...Promotions and remunerations...
5. What does PR need to do to counter these?...Simple...Fire all existing strategists under it's arm...Why? They have all fail miserably...Start getting fresh ideas...from outside the inner circle of PR where you can get better and clearer perspectives....

Jun 4, 2012 4:57AM
On what purpose you want it to be held , Goverment administrative is under control by the ones wind. You are/were dreaming
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