Sunday, December 5, 2010

PM has good and unavoidable reasons to call for early polls


Today, I joined DAP Adun for Jalong Sdri Leong Mee Meng and local comrades in carrying out voter registration exercise in Sg Siput.
In my short speech, I touched on the following issues.

Despite recent denial by the prime minister that the postponement of the UMNO general election for 18 months is an indication that there will be snap polls in March or April next year, it is very likely that Najb will dissolve at least the parliament as speculated.
BN has valid reasons not to hold a snap poll like it needs more time to carry out more policies.
However, I believe that Najib knows that he has good and unavoidable reasons why he should hold a snap poll.
There are two important factors.

First factor is the expected downturn of global economy which will affect Malaysia’s economic growth.
Second factor is that Najib knows that “ the give new leader a chance “ public attitude which favors a new prime minister will be affected if with passage of time, his performance is not
able to match public expectation.
I therefore strongly believe that there will be a snap poll in next March or April, provided that Najib decides to hold simultaneous parliamentary and Sarawak state election.
If he wants to hold parliamentary election together with Sarawak state election, then the snap poll will be even earlier, as the date speculated is January 2011.
The coming polls will be most crucial an important in the nation’s electoral history.
Pakatan Rakyat will go all out to win more state governments and the Federal power to bring about a better Malaysian for all.
Unregistered voters will play a very significant factor in deciding the results of many constituencies, whether federal or state seats.
Presently, there are about half a million Perakins who are eligible but have yet to register as voters. Nationally, the number is about 5 million!
Hence, all those who are eligible must immediately register themselves so that they will be able to support Pakatan Rakyat to bring about a better Malaysia.
Actually, it is a waste of public money when millions are spent each year by the Election Commission to carry out voter registration campaigns that do not produce satisfactory results.
DAP‘s stand has always been that there must be automatic registration of eligible citizens as voters.
We also advocate for the voting age to be reduced from the present 21 to 18 years old.
We will implement policies if PR takes over Putrajaya.

1 comment:

  1. "Actually, it is a waste of public money when millions are spent each year by the Election Commission to carry out voter registration campaigns that do not produce satisfactory results."

    Well said YB. Survey also shows that the number of voters are not keen in casting their votes as a voice of rights.

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