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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Proposed Solution to the Local Election Blocking Point for Pakatan

I know it’s a thorny and complicated issue for Pakatan Rakyat . And to blame PAS for not giving 100% backing is also unfair. The issue has a racial connotation. Should PAS give their blessings for a 100% Local Council election proposal, it will definitely bleed the party of their Malay support.

Already the party is suffering in the Malay electorate arena. Lending support to this proposal will spell the death of PAS within the Malay electorate.
There should be a gradual adoption of this policy. An abrupt and absolute adoption of this policy spell trouble for PAS and Pakatan Rakyat as a whole. Remember, part of DAP’s support base comes from PAS’es grounds as well especially in seats where DAP had won with thin margins.

So, it does not serve both DAP or PAS to adopt this policy abruptly.

PROPOSED INTERIM SOLUTION


There is a need to conduct a demographics study of major Local Councils i.e. MPPJ, DBKL, MBSA etc. The racial and religious breakdown must be spelt out clearly. This is because the demographics provided by the SPR is not accurate enough considering most Malays who pay taxes to their local councils do not vote in the areas where they live. Malays normally vote in their hometown while at the sametime pay local taxes to their respective local governments.

As opposed to the Chinese in Malaysia where the major townships are their hometowns. Naturally, the Chinese will be the absolute majority race in the respective major cities.

If these Malays are taken into account, then the demographics will not look that bad after all. In fact, it is my belief that the demographics will look pretty even.
While the census and re-registration is being conducted, I proposed that 50% of the Local Council is elected, while 50% is appointed by the government. The mayor will also be appointed by the State Government.

I believe that Malaysia is too small of a country to have autonomous Local Councils. Having said that, it does not negate the need for an elected Local Council. This is to avoid misrepresentation of the people’s voice as had happened throughout Malaysian history. The DAP has been winning seats like Kota Melaka, Petaling Jaya Utara and Selatan, Ipoh etc. Yet, the respective MP’s and ADUN are not allowed to represent their constituency voices in the administration of the Local Council.

This is a product of Barisan Nasional corrupt and decadent policies. It is stupid and it is silly. And it should not be prolonged.

I believe the current Pakatan states can conduct their own Local Elections using this formula while making their own electoral list and election process. They do not need to depend on the undependable SPR. They can do it themselves and there is still time to do that.

I believe there is good in elected Local Councils. And I hope my suggestion can provide a way out to the Pakatan Rakyat’s dilemma in facing the issue of elected Local Councils.

In any case, having an elected Local Council is good if it can guarantees checks and balance in the system. Trust me, I’ve seen corruption happening in elected Local Councils myself.

But, the good thing with Elected Local Councils is that people’s welfare is better taken care of compared to the Malaysian system.

Tulang Besi

Pakatan divided ahead of convention

UPDATED
By Syed Jaymal Zahiid

The upcoming PR convention is set to test the bonds of the three parties. — file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 — Pakatan Rakyat's (PR) democratic ideals will be tested at this Saturday's convention which is being held to produce a common platform as all three component parties remain divided over local council elections.
It is learnt that the opposition to the restoration of local council elections is coming mostly from PKR, the party which in its 2008 elections manifesto proclaimed to be all for "fertilising democracy" through implementing local council elections should it wrest federal power.
The DAP is the only party unanimously backing a return for local elections.
PAS on the other hand has remain quiet on the issue.
The Malaysian Insider understands that only a pocket of leaders within the Islamic party is willing to give the nod on the matter.
A PKR lawmaker from the left faction of the party confirmed with The Malaysian Insider that there have been vehement objections to the idea though no disclosure was made on the reasons behind it.
"If you ask me local council elections are essential for democracy but there are many things that they don't agree on," said the PKR leader.
According to PR insiders familiar with the policy framework, opposition to local elections by party leaders is not new.
It is learnt that some party leaders believe having local elections will make councillors dependent on the party machinery while some are also concerned with the “racial composition in major towns”, the administration centre of most local councils.
But PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub, speaking to The Malaysian Insider, denied that his party or PKR are non-committal but said that the bloc's technical committee on the common platform is trying its best to solve the intricacies of the issue.
"We are not rejecting it but merely trying to iron out some differences on the matter," he said in downplaying the differences.
He added that the committee met in Parliament this afternoon to, among other matters, finalise PR's common policy on the local council election issue.
PKR Sungai Petani MP Datuk Johari Abdul agreed with Salahuddin and told The Malaysian Insider that the local council elections policy is not being “outright rejected”, as claimed by some.
“It’s just that we have to take into consideration many things, like the budget and legal technicalities [needed] to implement it. In principle, we all agree,” he said
Since the suspension of local elections in the 1960s, councillors have been appointed directly by the state government and this has since been turned into a political reward for ruling party officials.
The restoration of local elections is one of the demands made by electoral reforms coalition Bersih, which PR parties are part of.
In November 2007, the group organised the largest street demonstration in the city in a decade, mobilising some 60,000 protesters to demand for free and fair elections.
The coalition’s effort in mobilising support contributed to Barisan Nasional’s (BN) worst electoral performance in Election 2008, which was held just four months later.

15 comments:

malaysiabaru said...

www.malaysiabaru.com said


PEOPLE LIKE HASAN ALI IS THE MAIN STOPING BLOCK FOR ANY OF ALL PR UNITY PLANS.

HE IS WHAT WE CALLED UMNO PROXY IN PAS IN MAKING PLANS THAT IS NOT WITHIN THE WISHES OF UMNO WOULD HAVE EVER BE ALLOWED TO GO THROUGH OR BE A SUCCESS.

WHEN UMNO DOESNT LIKE IT. HASSAN KUU KUU ALI WOULD BE THE FIRST TO MAKE ALL SORT OF NOISE IN TANDEM WITH HE'S MASTERS WISH...UMNO

NAPA AMBIL MASA YANG LAMA NAK DISIPLINKAN HASANALI? PRESIDEN PAS TAKDE TELOQ?

Anonymous said...

laaa...yang tak puas hati ni DAP dan PKR. cuba baca "It is learnt that the opposition to the restoration of local council elections is coming mostly from PKR"

tulang besi tak reti baca ker? bukan kah artikel tu kata "PAS on the other hand has remain quiet on the issue"

so, kenapa tetiba beruk besi ni highlightkan PAS dan DAP? nak lagakan PAS dan DAP ke? PKR yang paling banyak "oppose the restoration of the local council" sikit pun beruk ni tak sentuh

maklumlah...nak jaga hati boss. nasib baik, dapat jadi CEO mana-mana kompeni kroni

Tulang Besi said...


tulang besi tak reti baca ker? bukan kah artikel tu kata "PAS on the other hand has remain quiet on the issue"
.

It is wrong. I know for a fact that it comes from PAS and PKR, but mostly from PAS.

But I agree with PAS on resisting this idea.

It's too risky to adopt it at this point of time.

Not that i disagree with the idea of a Local Election altogether.

Anonymous said...


maklumlah...nak jaga hati boss. nasib baik, dapat jadi CEO mana-mana kompeni kroni
.

Bukan macam hang, taraf kuli bangla Alam Flora je.

Jangan jales ye bang, si TB ni layak jadi CEO, kau tak layak

1malaysia said...

aku tak paham apehal dgn MALAYSIA ni... sikit sikit RACIAL cmposition. ...ape kena sebut race, race, race?


kalu di bandar byk cina, wakil local council pun cina la...dah tu dia ramai kat situ..tp tak bermakna cina nak tak mewakili melayu, bukan cina ni boleh roboh masjid ke aper...cuma cina di bandar di wakili coincilor cina boleh beri byk faedah secara langsung.

kalau di kawasan melayu ramai councilor melayu tak pikir pulak?

apehal everytime stupid idiot like THEMELAYSIANINSIDER, THE STAR tak lupa UTUSAN, kena buat komen..sebut RACIAL, RACIAL.

must we implement something based on racial composition? the hell with this idea.

PKR jst implement this local council. go to hell with PAS,UMNO

this two party takan wujud di malaysia lagi 20 tahun.

Anonymous said...

Why is it when TB knew something, he knew it for a fact.

Eh, TB ko monopoli fakta yek? Monopoli otak kentut adeler.

Back to the article yg TB pinjam, Local Election (at least for all PR controlled states) tak perlu rely or use SPR punya. Boleh bikin sendiri ma.

PAS resistance is both natural and smart. Have all the cards first only then play the game.

And DAP's position is easily understandable i.e. try to take advantage of existing situation.

Actually more of showing DAP's true colours and intentions i.e. triple tongues racist.

Tapi aku suke bila mung kuat posting macam ni (walau bukang mung punya).

Ade ler nampak skit redemption on that part of ur sick brain.

Tapi jangan lupe makang ubat ya TB!

Anonymous said...

kalau ikut standard TB selama ni.. artikel ni adalah bernada tulisan Geng Fraksi UMNO.... TB dah mula tukar kem ke????

Anonymous said...

TB.. ko tak cop ke 5 MP PAS yang tak hadir masa pengundian lulus budget kat Parlimen tu sebagai mengaggalkan PR dan cop mereka sebagai fraksi UMNO kerana selamatkan Najib/UMNO/BN dari kemaluan

Tulang Besi said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

TB.. ko tak cop ke 5 MP PAS yang tak hadir masa pengundian lulus budget kat Parlimen tu sebagai mengaggalkan PR dan cop mereka sebagai fraksi UMNO kerana selamatkan Najib/UMNO/BN dari kemaluan

December 17, 2009 4:42 PM
.

Tak sebab:

a. Mahfuz berada di Jakarta
b. Che Rosli berada dalam program parti yang tak dapat dieelakkan
c. Begitu juga Dr Hatta
d. Dr Mujahid tak sehat
e. ustaz Taib pun ada program di Baling.

Anonymous said...

Tak sebab:

a. Mahfuz berada di Jakarta
b. Che Rosli berada dalam program parti yang tak dapat dieelakkan
c. Begitu juga Dr Hatta
d. Dr Mujahid tak sehat
e. ustaz Taib pun ada program di Baling.

nasib baik TGHA dan nasa ada, kalau tak...mesti jawapan TB... diorang tengah bersekongkol dengan UMNO di rumah hasan ali

Anonymous said...

i know for a fact

piiraaah... bila dah tak tau nak jawab, ngaku "i know for a fact"

mana factnya bro?

"i know for a fact" konon...sampah

Anonymous said...


PAS resistance is both natural and smart. Have all the cards first only then play the game.

And DAP's position is easily understandable i.e. try to take advantage of existing situation.

Actually more of showing DAP's true colours and intentions i.e. triple tongues racist.
.

and UMNO is sweating because if PR can agree on Local Election formula, UMNO can kiss Chinese and Indian support goodbye for next election

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know for a fact

piiraaah... bila dah tak tau nak jawab, ngaku "i know for a fact"

mana factnya bro?

"i know for a fact" konon...sampah


Spoken like a true idiot

Tulang Besi said...

Ustaz Mujahid Tidak Sehat.

Anonymous said...

I thought PAS was about Islam ...not Malays ....why worry about the Malay support?

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