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Confidence or Protest?

April 17th, 2011 · 7 Surrendered

The just concluded Sarawak election was a no brainer result. Everyone knew who would be losing their seats. I would say the opposition had done quite well even though they didn’t win the majority. Some “big” ones from the governing parties were being kicked off their seats which in my opinion is a very heavy impact for certain party. Then again, these are the people whom people wanted the most to go.

However, I would say this time the vote is not vote of confidence but it’s more of the protest vote. I know I have no rights to say much about this election as I didn’t vote this year because I’m not in Kuching else I would be helping out with the campaigning and working in the polling centre on that day. Due to some personal reasons, even my family wasn’t involve.

I got my updates from Twitters and Facebook about the campaigning news. I hate to say this but I really feel that the “outsiders”(don’t care they are here for the government or the oppositions) shouldn’t talk too much or teach us how to govern the state as if they are the locals. We are very different from other states of Malaysia, you don’t talk like as if you are the locals and know Sarawak from the back of your hand. It should be the candidates here whom should be talking but sadly… It’s not the case.

What were the local candidates doing? You are the one that should be working with the people, not those “outsiders”. What worst when they get the facts wrong!

It’s really simple really, it’s just those few key people that had made the whole thing so difficult. If they had stepped down earlier, it won’t be so ugly for them I guess… It’s embarassing for sure, imagine the second top official of the state got voted off!

I would say it’s an interesting one this time because the whole of Malaysia and the world were practically very concern with this election. Suddenly, Sarawak became so popular!

Anyway, it’s over. It’s back to square one really. No matter who wins, life still goes on. It was just a temporary hu-ha to make Sarawak happening *LOL* Just hope the people who made it through will really serve the people but for the case in my area… I didn’t see any from them. Only petty issues. Then again, who cares? The next time around, they will still let the person wins because they are giving their protest votes instead of confidence vote. Confidence vote will never really come for few more terms.

Categories: From My Angle

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  • 1 William // Apr 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    While you are here, pay some notice to the local politic. The election here is very different. There is no “ceramah”, very small banners and definitely no big posters erected in the round about. People generally don’t talk about politic.
    During poling day, there is no identification required. You simply tell the personnel who you are and you voted.
    Despite that, one will be fined if failed to vote.
    The quiteness is a big contrast to the heated atmosphere in Malaysia.

  • 2 Kuching Guy // Apr 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    This young lawyer, Ting Tze Fui, without much monetary support from big business, is
    what we need in Sarawak. She has won a second time.


    Only the rural ignoramuses still vote BN. Big Timber and construction tycoons also vote BN inorder to cut more trees, win big projects and grab lands.

  • 3 NC // Apr 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Choppy sea ahead for BN ! People are awaken
    even without free and fair press . Many opposition’s websites was hacked before the election.


  • 4 sweet surrender // Apr 18, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    William, I’m sure it’s different. I’ve been watching a lot of TV here ;p more or less do learn some and also from local friends.

    KuchingGuy, NC, whatever it is, at the end of day, life still goes on no matter who wins.

  • 5 uncle Lee // Apr 19, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Hi Irene, I have lost touch with Malaysian politics…
    but lets hope the politicians who got voted in walk the talk….and not disappear…..
    I guess the people of Sarawak have spoken….
    Best regards, Lee.

  • 6 NC // Apr 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Yes, life goes on after the election, but as the younger Malaysians, especially those go overseas, learn more about their right as a citizen or as a human being they will demand a more transparent government and fair media. Current Kuching/Malaysia media are controlled by the ruling party.

  • 7 sweet surrender // Apr 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    uncle lee, yes, just as long they walk their talk but ho ho ho… no one walks their talk most of the time.

    NC, it really doesn’t matter to me. Whoever wins or whatever it is, it looks the same to me. All politicians are the same, only talk, talk, talk and never do or can’t even provide any real solutions. Real good ones are so little and eventually they’ll also end up as bad ones once they got into power.

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