Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming on the 12th of January 2019 on the Cameron Highlands By-Election
The Cameron Highlands by-election
campaign, which kicks off on the 12th of January 2019, will be the
first major electoral test for Pakatan Harapan (PH) since the 14th General
Election. This is the first by-election in a seat which was won by the Barisan
Nasional (BN) in the 14th GE, albeit by a small margin of 597 votes.
Even though PH now holds power at the federal level, we cannot assume that this power will translate into more support on the 26th of January, the polling day for this by-election, as with new powers and responsibilities comes new expectations and challenges.
Continue reading “The first major electoral test for Pakatan Harapan (PH) is to win the Cameron Highlands by-election despite the many challenges”
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.
Continue reading “GE14 – A truly Malaysian Tsunami”
Update (10 May 2018):
THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOTERS IN P102 BANGI!
Total votes: 102,557
Without you, this victory would be impossible. Without you, we would not be able to form A NEW PAKATAN HARAPAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!
There is still so much work that we need to do to put Malaysia on the right track. Let’s continue our fight together in the coming days!
#GE14 #P102Bangi #BinaHarapanMalaysia
Kemaskini (10 Mei 2018):
TERIMA KASIH TIDAK TERHINGGA KAMI UCAPKAN KEPADA PENGUNDI DI P102 BANGI!
Jumlah undi: 102,557
Tanpamu, kemenangan ini mustahil akan dicapai. Tanpamu, kita tidak mampu membentuk KERAJAAN PUSAT PAKATAN HARAPAN YANG BARU!
Masih ada banyak kerja yang perlu kita lakukan untuk meletakkan Malaysia di landasan yang betul. Ayuh kita teruskan perjuangan bersama untuk hari-hari yang akan datang!
#PRU14 #P102Bangi #BinaHarapanMalaysia
#P102万宜 #拥抱希望 #第14届大选