Good, at least we are seeing more strategies coming out of Pakatan.
Good move, Pakatan Selangor.
Yes, whoever said we must follow Najib when he dissolves the Federal Parliament?
Sure, there was a convention, but we need not be bound by convention, particularly when there is political will.
Penang, Kelantan, and Kedah should follow suit.
Let us then focus on the Parliament and BN States come GE13.
This way, those who are supposed to focus on Selangor, Penang, Kelantan and Kedah can work on the other states.
Kedah can help Perlis, Terengganu and Perak.
Kelantan can focus on Terengganu. Pahang and Johor.
Penang can help Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Malacca.
Selangor can help Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor.
Of course, Perak must win back Perak (not that it lost the state actually).
Sarawak and Sabah to focus on winning their own states.
Of course, the other side will also mobilise their people accordingly.
But we all we need to do is to focus on the marginal seats.
Good work Pakatan, come up with more strategies.
Let us get ready for GE13!
P/S: Be prepared for the BN States not dissolving as well, ie GE13 will be for the Federal Parliament only.
Selangor won’t follow BN to call snap polls
By G. Manimaran
Bahasa Malaysia Editor
July 25, 2010
The Selangor state assembly will see out its full term even if BN decides on a snap general election. — file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has decided not to dissolve the Selangor assembly even if the Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government calls for an early general election.
The Malaysian Insider understands that the decision was made at the state leadership meeting last Monday.
The Selangor PR wants to use its five-year mandate fulfil its Election 2008 promises without being tied to BN’s decision.
PR also rule Penang, Kedah and Kelantan which were won in the 2008 general election.
Mentris besar and chief ministers can independently advise the state rulers or governors on when to dissolve their respective state assemblies. The PAS-ruled Kelantan has always followed BN’s timing despite keeping the state since 1990.
The prime minister can also do the same at the national level by obtaining the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
By convention, the general and state elections are held concurrently.
However, observers and analysts believe this convention will now be abandoned, as a result of the changes in the political landscape since March 8, 2008.
PAS information chief Roslan Shahir Mohd Shahir confirmed the decision and said that PR needed more time to fulfil its election promises, amid accusations that they had failed to do so by Umno and BN.
“Yes, it is true we decided on the issue during the last meeting earlier this week… only the mentri besar has not announced it yet,” he said when contacted by The Malaysian Insideryesterday.
In his latest blog entry entitled “Tidak ada kerjasama PAS-Umno di Selangor” (no co-operation between PAS and Umno in Selangor), Roslan wrote that PR had plenty of other work to do, besides strengthening ties between PAS, DAP and PKR.
“The seats we lost, we need to regain. We want to assure our supporters and the people in Selangor that stale stories that the BN plans on calling for snap polls do not interest us.
“You can dissolve Parliament but the Selangor state assembly will proceed until its final term,” he said, referring to the Umno and BN’s recent attack on the Selangor PR claiming that it had failed to deliver on its Election 2008 promises.
Roslan further explained that since it has only been two years since PR started its of rule Selangor, the coalition would need more time to carry out all the economic and social programmes it had planned from before.
“We do not want to be trapped by BN’s moves, which indicated that snap polls would soon be called… we want to proceed with the present mandate, at least until we complete four years.
“We decided the state elections would only be called after the fourth year, if needed, and if not, we will complete our five-year term,” he said.
PR Selangor’s present mandate would end in May 2013.
PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub told The Malaysian Insider that the party had decided during a recent retreat in Port Dickson that it would be ready to face the 13th general election by year-end.
“According to our calculations, the general election would (possibly) be held by year-end,” he said.
In an interview with The Malaysian Insider two weeks ago, Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said he hoped all states, whether helmed by the PR or BN, would hold their elections together with the general election.
Signs of possible snap polls initially emerged when the BN administration began its attacks on the Selangor government over the controversial sand-mining issue.
On Friday, the Selangor Umno launched its series of 19 political rallies, to be held in conjunction with its “Save Selangor” roadshow that will go on until August 8.
Selangor Umno deputy chairman Datuk Seri Noh Omar said the rallies would cover all 19 Umno divisions in the state, beginning with Shah Alam.
He added that the first phase of the roadshow would give the people a clearer picture on Selangor regarding controversial issues like allegations of mismanagement among members in the administration, poor management of government subsidiaries, as well as personal and moral issues of the PR leadership