Examine losses, says Dr M

Examine losses, says Dr M

By JANE RITIKOS

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said his successor Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi should accept responsibility for Barisan Nasionals major losses in the general election and resign.

Just as in 2004, the huge majority was reportedly 100% due to him as said by the then secretary-general of Umno, now he should also accept 100% responsibility, Dr Mahathir told a press conference yesterday.

Describing the coalitions performance as shocking, he said he was saddened by it.

I expected Barisan to lose support but not this badly, he said of the Opposition victory in five states and 10 of the 13 parliamentary seats in the Federal Territories.

Saddened by defeat: Dr Mahathir giving journalists an overview of Barisans performance in the 12th general election during a press conference at his house in Kuala Lumpur.
He said that while it was up to Umno to decide, one possibility was Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak taking over from Abdullah.

He said the fact that Indians, Chinese and Malays voted for the Opposition showed that it was not about racial politics but that on the whole, the people sent the same signal.

Malays and Umno members voted for the Opposition because they were affected by the high inflation, and despite the high economic growth figures announced by the Government and the launch of development corridors, the people did not feel the benefits, he said.

Asked if Barisan had miscalculated holding the election, he said postponing it by another year would have led to more pent-up frustrations.

He, however, said the Barisan concept was still relevant.

On the Oppositions position, he said there would be instability for some time but if the Opposition was good, it would be able to remedy the situation.

He said Barisan, with its simple majority, would form a weak government, which would make it difficult for it to run a multiracial country, and this would affect investor confidence.

On whether Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim contributed to the Oppositions victory, he said: There is a strong feeling against Barisan rather than strong feelings for the Opposition.

I cant think he is relevant, in the sense that he is not going to be a prime minister, he said.

He said Umno and Barisan Nasional could still remedy the situation if they continued to serve the people well and took note of their signals.

Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said the results were not just a blow to Barisan and Umno but to the nation as a whole.

Alongside losing our two-thirds majority in Parliament, we have lost a record number of states to the Opposition, including the home state of the Prime Minister, he said in a statement.

The honesty with which we interpret this result, and the decisiveness with which we act on it, will determine whether we still have a future with the people.

We must face it without further denial, self-deception or media spin.

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?fi … sec=nation

The star actually has the balls to publish Tun M 's interview asking Badawi to step down? Something is wrong here eh …

why not… he is just a normal person from Saturday night until today…Am I right…hahaha…

I think Tun M make a very good point actually and I do not know why he do not become the advisor last time… :roll:

It will be interesting to see how the press coverage in opposition ruling states would be?

If they don’t give good coverage…they will loose bussiness in these states…if they do a good coverage on the state politicians ( Opposition ) and devlopment in these states, Federal BN Government will not be happy with the press…

Dr. M is right bout this…
he had made the wrong choice bout chosing badawi as the nx pm.
badawi shud step down and let najib the next awaiting guy to b pm.

Dont we realise after BAdawi goes up everything is like just not right…
Now the rakyat says it all… so something seriously have to be done.
OR else 5 yrs later DAP will take over M’sia which i dont really hope to see tat. :lol:

najib “submarine mongolia” razak for pm…? jagan lah…

i’ve an idea… how many seats DAP+PKR+PAS have now…? 83?

222 total divide by 2 = 111

111 - 83 = 28

if east malaysian (SUPP + dayak parties + kadazan dusun) now jump ship …

plus a few from gerakan, some good one from umno…

anwar can become PM again!! most importantly - bye bye UMNO!!!

we east malaysians should bring this bargaining chip to umno to demand more money, more ministerships, more respects, more say, otherwise we will go form a new government with PKR and DAP that’s more inclusive and truly multiracial !!!
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Najib for PM??? I think Pak Lah is better than him lah.
The “Submarine Mongolia” Man is a REAL Womaniser :twisted:

Anyway, Pak Lah just sworn in as the new PM.

The ‘ship-jumpers’ will have to be comfy bunking with strange bed-fellows, but if the carrot is tempting it’s not an impossible dream. Someone has to assume the cheerleader role to engineer this scenario. You will then have achieved CHANGE! Hey, more bizzare things have happened, and a new history of M’sian politics will be created.

[quote=“stupidhead”]najib “submarine mongolia” razak for pm…? jagan lah…

i’ve an idea… how many seats DAP+PKR+PAS have now…? 83?

222 total divide by 2 = 111

111 - 83 = 28

if east malaysian (SUPP + dayak parties + kadazan dusun) now jump ship …

plus a few from gerakan, some good one from umno…

anwar can become PM again!! most importantly - bye bye UMNO!!!

we east malaysians should bring this bargaining chip to umno to demand more money, more ministerships, more respects, more say, otherwise we will go form a new government with PKR and DAP that’s more inclusive and truly multiracial !!!
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YES, you are right ! If EAST MALAYSIAN ABANDON SHIP, move to opposition. Then there would be no more BN. Even if Sarawak move over with 30 seats, that would be sufficient ! That shows how fragile a government can be when it comes to election ! So, BN you better thank the people of Sarawak at least those who voted for you ! Make sure we get first class development ! TOP PRIORITY !

Does that mean Sarawak gets more allocation ? Ai seh… Let’s see, 1 piece for you, 2 for me, 1 for you, 3 for me… :twisted: :twisted:

no lah. we sarawakians don’t have 30 seats to offer… we can offer half that, at most.

and even if the fed is to increase allocation to sarawak. most of it will go to the selected family and friends. the rest of us sarawakians will not see much of it.

if supp is interested to know what are the issues that can make them lose in the next election (most likely state), they can send a rep here (e.g. kimgo) and sincerely (i.e. not like kimgo) ask for feedbacks.
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