Tight Malaysian election campaign gets...

There are 16 comments on the Suria story from Apr 20, 2013, titled Tight Malaysian election campaign gets.... In it, Suria reports that:

Malaysian premier Najib Razak and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim kicked off their rival campaigns for May 5 elections likely to be the country's closest ever.

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Since: Jan 13

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#1 Apr 20, 2013
Under the weak and auto-pilot Pak Lah administration in 2008, yes we can say it's close enough,everyone around him at that time we're going againts him.

Now, under Najib, unfortunately for the opposition, all that in-fighting legacy of Tun Abdullah is not around anymore, this is a big disadvantage for the opposition though strategically....

it's a Blue wave this time perhaps...

:-)
IMASE

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#2 Apr 20, 2013
whichever wins, don't give them a landslide victory. just enough and no more.

at the same time we don't want a hung parliament. malaysia is not mature enough for that.

'check and balance' always work well for the rakyat.

Since: Mar 13

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#3 Apr 20, 2013
ironically, oppositions in Malaysia are more proactive when they are weak. once they have more voice they become arrogant.

they got few states and they forget their promise. they became more corrupt than the previous government they accused. the 'experiment' in 2008 should not be repeated.
Malaysian Overseas

Singapore, Singapore

#4 Apr 21, 2013
MY prediction

Kedah-PR/BN 50-50

Perlis-BN

Kelantan-PR

Perak-PR/BN 50-50

Penang-PR

Terengganu-BN

Negeri Sembilan-BN

Selangor-PR

Sarawak-BN

Sabah-PR/BN 50-50

Pahang-BN

Melaka-BN/PR 50-50
Malaysian Overseas

Singapore, Singapore

#5 Apr 21, 2013
Crush Em 2013 wrote:
Under the weak and auto-pilot Pak Lah administration in 2008, yes we can say it's close enough,everyone around him at that time we're going againts him.
Now, under Najib, unfortunately for the opposition, all that in-fighting legacy of Tun Abdullah is not around anymore, this is a big disadvantage for the opposition though strategically....
it's a Blue wave this time perhaps...
:-)
I don't think so.It could be the first time Malaysians will see a transition power since the independance from the British.
Malaysian Overseas

Singapore, Singapore

#6 Apr 21, 2013
IMASE wrote:
whichever wins, don't give them a landslide victory. just enough and no more.
at the same time we don't want a hung parliament. malaysia is not mature enough for that.
'check and balance' always work well for the rakyat.
I would prefer the parliament consists of 50% BN(rulling collision)-50% PR (Opposition).Then there will be a balance power and no one is superior.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#7 Apr 21, 2013
It's a blue wave this time for sure, 2008 landslide winning for the opposition is all about the incompetence and weaknesses of Tun Abdullah administration in handling the internal problems of his party and his 'elegant silence' when dealing with the oppositions attack.

yup, the opposition might retained Penang(60-40) and Kelantan(51-49) perhaps, but they will loose Selangor and Kedah back to BN perhaps...

An easy Two third for the BN this time....

:-)
IMASE

Birmingham, UK

#12 May 1, 2013
Malaysian Overseas wrote:
<quoted text>
I would prefer the parliament consists of 50% BN(rulling collision)-50% PR (Opposition).Then there will be a balance power and no one is superior.
Quite like that one.
As long as it's not translated into street violence, mp's at each others throats, walloping in the Dewan. no strong mandate, no progress in the end.

may be for an immature democracy like m'sia needs 60% ruling party (BN or Pakatan) and 40% opposition.

safe and sound m'sia after 5 may!

Since: Mar 13

Kuching, Malaysia

#13 May 1, 2013
the problem for PR is that after they get power, they are thinking the next election and getting more power.
for BN, despite all their fallabilty, they always thinking for the next generation.

Since: Mar 13

Kuching, Malaysia

#14 May 1, 2013
Malaysian Overseas wrote:
MY prediction
Kedah-PR/BN 50-50
Perlis-BN
Kelantan-PR
Perak-PR/BN 50-50
Penang-PR
Terengganu-BN
Negeri Sembilan-BN
Selangor-PR
Sarawak-BN
Sabah-PR/BN 50-50
Pahang-BN
Melaka-BN/PR 50-50
50-50? not much of a prediction

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#15 May 1, 2013
Kasim Pantalun wrote:
the problem for PR is that after they get power, they are thinking the next election and getting more power.
for BN, despite all their fallabilty, they always thinking for the next generation.
agree...

:-)
mos

Pangkor, Malaysia

#17 May 1, 2013
aku lg suka kalau parlimen seat BN & PR 50/50.. baru seimbang tak ada parti yg benar2 berkuasa penuh. lg pun selepas PRU 12 2008 - PR menguasai 80 kerusi parlimen, kita boleh lihat najib bekerja keras dgn program tranformasi utk buktikan BN lebih baik dari PR. Ekonomi malaysia menjadi sangat progresif dan berkembang menjadi lebih baik secara konsisten..

Since: Mar 13

Kuching, Malaysia

#18 May 2, 2013
mos wrote:
aku lg suka kalau parlimen seat BN & PR 50/50.. baru seimbang tak ada parti yg benar2 berkuasa penuh. lg pun selepas PRU 12 2008 - PR menguasai 80 kerusi parlimen, kita boleh lihat najib bekerja keras dgn program tranformasi utk buktikan BN lebih baik dari PR. Ekonomi malaysia menjadi sangat progresif dan berkembang menjadi lebih baik secara konsisten..
Najib nampak bekerja keras sebab PM sebelumnya memang tak guna. tidur memanjang. macam Gus Dur.

Since: Jan 13

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#19 May 2, 2013
Kasim Pantalun wrote:
<quoted text>
Najib nampak bekerja keras sebab PM sebelumnya memang tak guna. tidur memanjang. macam Gus Dur.
setuju....

:-)
IMASE

Birmingham, UK

#20 May 6, 2013
I'm quite pleased with the results. thank God it's not a hung parliament!

Congratulations BN.
Carry on and put more effort with your 1Malaysia, Daeng Najib. you're doing okey in the economy.
the future of Umno does not lie on 'hidup melayu' and 'ketuanan melayu' anymore. Root these out!

Congratulations PR for the seats you won. Malaysia still needs you as a source of balance. Congrats Izzah!

Peace.

Since: Mar 13

Miri, Malaysia

#21 May 6, 2013
the good ol days of 2/3 majority is truly over.
paradigm shifted.

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