GE14 – A truly Malaysian Tsunami

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Assistant National Director for Political Education for the DAP and Member of Parliament for P102 Bangi, on the 17th of May, 2018

When I returned to Malaysia from the United States after the completion of my PhD in 2010, I made a presentation where I said that the opposition was not likely to win GE13 but would take power in GE14. I must admit that even on the eve of polling day on the 9th of May, 2018, I was not 100% confident that Pakatan Harapan would be able to win a majority of parliament seats in GE14. The delimitation exercise which was bulldozed through parliament in March, the expected three corner fights with PAS, the seeming inability for the opposition to break through in Sarawak and the expected fear mongering by the BN among the Malay voters were the main reasons for my doubts.

What Najib and the BN did not count on was the creation of a Malaysian Tsunami which, to their utter shock and horror, swept the BN out of office, not just at the federal level but also in all of the states with the exception of Perlis and Pahang.[1]

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The latest figures from the electoral roll show just how badly the Election Commission has failed in the delimitation exercise that was bulldozed through parliament last month

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Assistant National Director for Political Education for the DAP and Pakatan Harapan candidate for the parliament seat of P102 Bangi, on the 24th of April 2018

According to the figures from the electoral roll which will be used in the upcoming 14th general elections (which was gazetted by the Election Commission on the 16th of April), the largest parliamentary constituency in Malaysia in terms of the number of voters is P102 Bangi (formerly Serdang) with 178,790 voters. The number of voters in P102 Bangi is more than 4 times the number of voters of P92 Sabak Bernam (40,863 voters) (also in the state of Selangor) which is also the 10th smallest parliamentary constituency in Peninsular Malaysia. P102 Bangi, which I have been nominated as the Pakatan Harapan candidate for, has overtaken P109 Kapar as the largest parliament seat in Malaysia (P109 Kapar was the largest parliament seat in GE2013).

The top 10 largest parliament seats in Malaysia (all of which are in Peninsular Malaysia) were all won by opposition parties in GE2013. Five were won by the DAP, 4 by PKR and 1 by PAS (See Table 1 below).

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Runners still haven’t received their prize money from the BN-UMNO organized Sungai Buloh Night Run 2018

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Assistant National Director for Political Education for the DAP, on the 13th of April 2018

On the 10th of February 2018, a number of BN-linked organizations including (i) Sekretariat Guru Aktif 1 Selangor (GA1S), Paya Jaras (ii) Jawatankuasa Perwakilan Penduduk Parlimen Subang and (iii) Koordinator Pembangunan Persekutuan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN N38 Paya Jaras) organized the Sungai Buloh Night Run 2018. This event was also supported by the Ministry of Education (Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Gombak).


Source: http://www.sbnightrun.com/

The sponsor (or “penaung”) of this Night Run was Dato’ Hj Zein Isma Ismail, the likely UMNO candidate for DUN Paya Jaras in the upcoming general elections.


Source: https://web.facebook.com/sbnightrun/

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