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
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).
Continue reading “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”