Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Taking of Kuala Terengganu

Another Major win for the Pakatan Rakyat. Such a needed boost in a year set for gloom and doom amidst the economic depression. I wasn’t there to see it, but was anticipating a result that would be favourable to the Rakyat. It could have gone either way, but looking at the pre-election pictures in Malaysia Today coming up to the elections, it proved that the mainstream’s bullshit news about ‘cracks’ in the Pakatan Rakyat wasn’t about to dampen the spirits of the people. The mainstream newspapers carried news of the PR coalition failing on the issues the implementation of Hudud law, still hoping that people are ignorant enough to believe in news as old as moldy and stale bread. Once again, the bloggers prevail in telling the truth about actual events that are really happening. Shame on the mainstream newspapers really, for trying to get away with half truths. The Hudud law therefore was merely an election tool to show the ‘erosion’ in the 3-way dynamics between PAS, DAP and PKR. Looks like it backfired for the coalition looks stronger than ever and the Hudud law issue was really a non-issue. Talk about hitting below the belt.

The usual suspects were at Kuala Terengganu. RPK, Haris Ibrahim and the entourage of bloggers were there to support the Pakatan Rakyat’s endeavour to break BN’s stronghold on Terengganu and in Kuala Terengganu no less. Zaid Ibrahim, the BN maverick and dark horse was also there, but this time, on the right side of the fence. And if an ex-de facto law minister switches sides in times like these, then you know something is very wrong with the current state our country is in. But all that aside, PAS won by a majority result of 2,616. A fairly close call I would say. This was reported at about 9pm. This might change in the morning but at the close of the vote count, KT was already Pakatan Rakyat territory. Wonderful. Fabulous. Good news on top of the really last minute goal from Berbatov against Megson’s Bolton. Yes, besides Manchester United taking top spot, Pakatan Rakyat has succeeded in adding Kuala Terengganu as another feather in its cap. That’s absolutely wonderful news for me. Congratulations to Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut on the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat and the dynamic and committed entourage behind Pakatan Rakyat’s quest for a better Malaysia.

Why am I writing this? Cause as I’m really overjoyed that the results are something that I am banking on. And the people in Terengganu have stepped up to the plate. They deserve special mention too. So now, what about the other states? Are they still in their comfort zones? This year may be another year of change, and with a new PM in the horizons, yes, great change is about to come. Many won’t be able to stay in their comfort zones for long. The issue is, will the right person rise to claim the top spot as the PM and bring about for better change? I’m hoping for that and I know many others are hoping for that too. Right now, I’m celebrating in front of the PC reading news and feeds from Malaysia Today and the other bloggers, and even as I’m writing, it looks like the BN cybertroopers are already making the moves to interrupt good news. It only means one thing…they finally acknowledge the powers of blogging and independent media.



Black Mascara said...
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Black Mascara said...

sure cannot rely on papers, tv/radio alone for the news already la, the press are mostly pro-gov wan. the rest of the other papers like harakah got banned just coz theyre being a litle bit bolder and uncensored in reporting abt wats goin on.

apparently the gov cant posibly monitor evry single blogs in the internet ma, and its hard to stop people from clickin &read wat they wanted. nvr underestimate bloggers...ppl say the pen is mightier than the sword. But in this case, i would say that the rakyat's action is mightier than merely air liur, bcoz the gov is brandishin a blunt sword that canot protect us anymore ady. Paper cannot cover fire ma.

btw, recently got this news abt the gov bannin sm christian paper, just coz they use the term "allah" to adres god in churches services conducted in BM. talk abt futile. Wat do u think?