To My Dearest
Happy birthday Sayang,
I love you
I love you
I'm so in love with you.
Thank you for being my Wife
Thank you for being my roommate
Thank you for being my housemate
Thank you for being my soulmate
Happy birthday Sayang,
Some people may still thought that they were dreaming when they woke up this morning and realised that their own states are now being ruled by the coalition of opposition parties. It may take time to have that fact sink in the people's head.
BN wins federal govt but opposition takes five states
Sunday March 9, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: The Barisan Nasional will form the next Government as it has won more than half the parliamentary seats.
However, the coalition suffered some of the greatest defeats in its history. Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in accepting the results, said this was clear proof of democracy at work in the country.
Among the results yesterday were:
- The Barisan lost Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor,
- PAS strengthened grip on Kelantan,
- Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting won in their seats,
- Among ministers who lost their seats were Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin,
- Gerakan acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon lost to Dr P. Ramasamy in the Batu Kawan parliamentary seat.
Meanwhile, party leaders urged for calm and police have banned all victory celebrations.
On Kelantan, a day before the polling day, the people in Kelantan knew that the GE2008 would be the dirtiest ever general elections and they resigned to the fact that they might not able to stop the phantom/clone voters so what they did was they held a massive sembahyang hajat session lead by Tuan Guru himself. The Sultan Mohamed IV stadium was filled to the brim.So as other places.
Hasrat untuk pulang menjengok tanah tumpah darahku tak kesampaian sebab tak ada tiket kapal terbang. Memang aku ada berjanji dengan Abang aku di kampung untuk pulang menjengok keadaan di Pasir Mas khususnya dan di Kelantan amnya untuk melihat dan merasai sendiri kehangatan Pilihanraya ke-12 kali ni.
You can only feel the sentiments, the solidarity and the 'thinking' of the people of Kelantan if you are there, right in thick of the action; and not from what you read in the major newspapers or from what they dish out in the TVs.
UPDATED @ 04-03-2008 @ 9.03PM
Batal dakwat kuku: Bertenang dan tingkat usaha untuk menang
Abdul Halim Mohd Rashid
Tue | Mar 04, 08 | 7:12:42 pm
KOTA BHARU, 4 Mac (Hrkh) - Sambil menyifatkan pengumuman Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) membatalkan penggunaan dakwat pada kuku dalam pilihan raya umum 8 Mac ini bukan sesuatu yang memeranjatkan, Naib Presiden PAS, Datuk Haji Husam Musa meminta ahli-ahli dan para penyokong parti-parti pembangkang terus memberikan tumpuan kepada kerja-kerja pilihan raya.
"Bertenang dan tingkatkan tumpuan untuk mencapai kemenangan," kata beliau.
Ditanya mengenai tuduhan bahawa Barisan Nasional (BN) telah mencetak ribuan t-shirt Bersih dan dipercayai akan digunakan untuk mencetuskan huru-hara dalam pilihan raya ini, Husam tidak menolak kemungkinan berlakunya tindakan itu.
Beliau meminta semua ahli dan penyokong pembangkang berhati-hati dan jangan terpedaya dengan sebarang provokasi.
"Sebelum keputusan pilihan raya diumumkan, kita hanya mengambil bahagian dalam pilihan raya. Itu sahaja," tegas beliau.
Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) hari ini membatalkan cadangan menggunakan tanda dakwat kekal di kuku atau jari tangan pengundi pada pilihan raya umum Sabtu ini.
Pengerusinya Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman ketika mengumumkan perkara itu mendakwa, keputusan itu dibuat pada mesyuarat hari ini berasaskan nasihat dari segi perundangan serta aspek ketenteraman dan keselamatan awam.
PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission has cancelled the use of indelible ink in polling this Saturday, citing public order and security reasons.
Its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said following a meeting held Tuesday, the EC was obliged to make a firm and final decision to ensure the smooth conduct of the 12th general election.
He said provisions to the law needed if the ink was to be used still could not affect the constitutional right of a voter to cast his vote, even a person whose fingernail had been marked with indelible ink or one who refuses to have his or her fingernail marked this way.
"From a practical point of view, the issuance of a ballot paper to such a voter would render the EC's proposal meaningless and will not bring about a positive result, whilst having the potential to create misunderstanding as well as altercations and arguments at polling stations," he said.
The Federal Constitution gives you the right to vote, and a black mark on your fingernail should not bar you from exercising this right, he said.
Abdul Rashid said there were also reports made to the police confirming that certain irresponsible quarters had purchased indelible ink from abroad with the intention of creating confusion and suspicion as to the status of voters.
"The EC views these issues seriously as the election process and public order and security cannot be compromised," he said.
The use of indelible ink was first proposed last June to safeguard against multiple or phantom voting. Abdul Rashid then said that the system would be subject to amendments to the Election (Conduct of Election) Regulation 1981.
He said indelible ink had been chosen over other measures, such as a biometric system working off the MyKad (chip-based identity card carried by all Malaysians above the age of 12) because such such smartcard readers would have cost about RM60,000 each, and every voting stream would have to be equipped with one. Using such a system would have cost in excess of RM30mil. The commission bought about 47,000 bottles of the indelible ink, manufactured in India, for RM2mil.
Finally I have the courage to tweak the header of my blog!.