Kalau dulu, Umno boleh berbangga dengan Johor sebab memang diakui Negeri Johor memang negeri yang susah untuk di pecahkan monopoli Umno/BN di negeri tu.
Tapi kini, Johor bukan lagi sebuah negeri yang selamat bagi Umno. DAP yang dikatakan anti melayu pun dah di terima. Dan kali ni peningkatan kerusi yang akan di tandingi di Johor membuktikan bahawa DAP komited untuk memecah monopoli Umno/BN selama ni.
Ternyata Umno/BN gagal untuk mentadbir negeri Johor dengan baik bila terlampau banyak tanah rizab melayu yang tergadai kepada negara asing. Tu tak termasuk dengan kadar jenayah yang terlalu tinggi. Membuktikan keruntuhan sosial yang teruk di Johor.
Modal pentadbiran DAP di Pulau Pinang membuktikan pengurusan pentadbiran kerajaan negeri mementingkan kepentingan rakyat terlebih dahulu. Banyak perbelanjaan yang dapat di jimatkan dan peningkatan hasil yang tinggi. Menjanjikan pulangan kembali kepada rakyat negeri nya.
Sebenarnya pemberian BR1M dan segala bagai yang berlambangkan 1M tu tak perlu. Yang sepatutnya di lakukan oleh kerajaan ialah mengawal kadar inflasi supaya pendapatan isi rumah setara dengan kos sara hidup. Itu sudah memadai.
Rakyat bukan mahu kaya raya sama macam Pak Menteri. Rakyat cuma mau ekonomi negara yang baik, perbelanjaan yang telus di samping pendidikan rohani yang konsisten supaya dapat membendung gejala2 sosial yang makin parah sekarang ni.
Propaganda yang mengatakan DAP anti melayu dah semakin terhapus sikit2. Rakyat dah mula faham apa sebenarnya yang di perjuangkan DAP dan Pakatan Rakyat. Dan jika Johor pun mampu untuk di tembusi, bayangkan kat negeri2 lain yang Umno/BN memang dah goyah dari dulu lagi..ada aku firstname.lastname@example.org
Kit Siang will lose in Gelang Patah unless ....
Gelang Patah is one of the hottest seats right now in the country. UMNO is in full alert after the introduction of Lim Kit Siang into this area. After conducting a situation analysis on the ground, the Pirates is coming to the following conclusion
The results in 2008 should give UMNO a cause to worry. In N48 Skudai, DAP led by Dr Boo managed to overturn a 2,193 majority for BN obtained in 2004 into a landslide 12,854 majority. This was a net shift of over 14,000 votes in 4 years that indicates the GE 12 tsunami did reach the shores of Johor. Dr Boo's giant killing feat in this regard should not be underestimated as well.
|Gelang Patah - not an easy nut to crack unless
the Ghost of Johor issue is raised
Now here comes the interesting bit. If you add the number of votes obtained by PR component parties, namely DAP and PAS, it should add to 32,383. This would have allowed PR to gain a comfortable 5,000+ majority and take Gelang Patah away from BN.
However, it did not turn out that way. Instead MCA's Tan Ah Eng beat out Dr Zaleha Mustafa comfortably, obtaining 33,630 votes compared to the 24,779 votes obtained by Dr Zaleha's.
This meant that on a net basis, over 7,000 voters who had voted for PR turned and voted for BN. If we add Malay voters who would have voted for BN in the state and PR in the Parliament in order to support a Malay candidate, this indicates that the actual number of Chinese votes lost by PR in Parliament could be as high as 8,500 to 10,000 votes.
|UMNO is very strong in this area and can easily
deliver 80 - 85% of the Malay votes and
up to 80% of the Indian votes if Ghani contests the seat.
Our assessment of this area is that UMNO support is around 80-85% of the Malays in this area. The net increase in Chinese voters for PR may be strong, but if a solid 80% turns out against Kit Siang, the situation may turn out to be more difficult than usual.
The key issue for DAP in this battle is to ensure that MCA's Jason Teoh is replaced by Ghani. From our observations, if Jason Teoh is repalced, then Jason's supporters will sabotage Ghani at the polls. If DAP can hold on to 80% of the votes secured in 2008, then he will still need 28% of the Malay vote assuming that only of the 30% of the Indian votes are cast in favour of the DAP.
As it stands 28% is touch and go for LKS. Our feel of Malay support for Kit Siang in Gelang Patah could be as low as 10% to 15%. Thus it is quite conceivable that Kit Siang would lose given the current circumstances.
The biggest difficulty for PR right now is its complete lack of a strategy in Johor. The big issue with the Malays in this state is Lim Kang Hoo. But so far, PR has strangely avoided bringing up this issue. Other issues surround the takeover of the land by PTP and this too has been avoided.
This issue becomes critical given the choice of candidate. Right now, Dr Mahathir's factions are pushing for Ghani to vacate his state seat and contest in Gelang Patah against Kit Siang.
|Will have to make way for Ghani.
Malays in this area are reluctant to support Jason
as he is deemed more businessman than politician.
This has caused headaches for Kit Siang. If Kit Siang turns on the racial afterburners in Gelang Patah, it may backfire as our survey have indicated that there exists a segment of Chinese voters who put great value in preserving "tranquillity" and will be turned off by the Sibu style campaign tactics. The situation in Johor and Sibu is greatly different, because Ghani is not as hated by the Chinese over here as was Pek Moh in Sarawak.
|PAS is very weak in this area
and most of the Malays have rejoined UMNO.
As the blogger Another Brick In Wall said, either PAS wakes up its idea in Gelang Patah or it will face annilihation in the Malay majority areas. National issues are not considered favourable as Najib enjoys a relatively strong approval rating amongst the Malays here, and surprisingly even a better opinion than Tan Sri Muhiyiddin Yassin.
The only option is for PR to secretly field an anti Ghani candidate in order to prevent Ghani from gaining 85% of the Malay votes. In this regard we have already done our homework and have identified Mat Bendang, an ex UMNO strongman contractor whose fate had taken a dive for the worse with the emergence of Abang Sam.
|This is the only issue that will work in favour of PR
in breaking Malay support for Ghani
In fact PAS can even roll out its campaign infrastructure for an anti Ghani candidate because no matter what PAS does for Kit Siang in the lead up to polling day, it will have 0 effect against changing Malay voter perception towards Kit Siang.
So rather than waste this campaign machinery, PAS can campaign hard on land issues and Ghani's perceived weakness to cause a split in the UMNO ranks. If the third party candidate can steal 10% of the Malay votes due to the Kang Hoo issue, then Kit Siang can just about squeeze in and obtain a razor thin several hundred vote victory over Ghani.
From our survey, it seems that this issue involving Lim Kang Hoo is heard in the grapevine but not fully explained to the people. Without its exploitation, it seems quite likely that Lim Kit Siang will face his waterloo in Gelang Patah. - Sir Wenger Khairy@pirates-of-putrajaya