Too Early to Ask for Kajang’s Gratitude

Anwar-Ibrahim-KajangSource: Free Malaysia Today

Voters need a rep who works for them, whether or not he is a world class leader

I’m currently unrepresented in the Selangor state assembly, thanks to Lee Chin Cheh, who has given up his seat in the hope that voters will allow his party boss to occupy it.

I must confess to being a little thrilled by the thought that my decision at the Kajang ballot box might make a difference to Anwar Ibrahim’s political future.

I haven’t decided whom to give my “X” to. And PKR deputy president Azmin Ali had better think again if he thought he could win me over with his call for “gratitude” from Kajang folk because a “world class leader” had decided to represent them.

I’m not at all bothered whether the candidate is world class or not, as long as his intention in seeking election in Kajang is tied strongly to his concern for my interests as a citizen.

If he can convince me of that, then I’ll be willing to disregard allegations that he is using me and my neighbours as a springboard to the Menteri Besar’s office from where, it seems, he will be in the proper position to resolve his party’s internal problems.

There’s yet another reason why I find Azmin’s plea offensive. The call for gratitude is too reminiscent of Barisan Nasional’s condescending attitude. We are all tired of hearing BN leaders tell us to be grateful to them for doing what they are paid to do, and we don’t want to hear the same from other parties seeking our support.

Excuse me, Azmin, there are 38,965 voters in Kajang and not all of them are thumb-sucking toddlers in awe of Anwar just because you say he belongs “not just to Kajang or Selangor or even Malaysia, but to the world”.

For the record, Lee Chin Cheh’s performance as state assemblyman was dismal. Unlike his predecessor, Lee Kim Sin, he was hardly seen in Kajang after he won the seat in the general election last May.

Instead of a world class leader, what we need is a hands-on wakil rakyat who is capable of resolving local issues.

We voters will probably have quite a few candidates to choose from. MCA has confirmed that it would field its candidate on behalf of BN. Also in the running apparently is Anwar’s former legal aide, Yuktes Vijay, who has said he is contesting as an independent with the intention of reducing PKR’s majority, which was 6,824 in last May’s election.

There might be a few other contenders. Both Parti Socialis Malaysia and Berjasa have said they were considering fielding their own candidates. And not to forget Senator KS Nallakaruppan who wants to represent BN.

Last May, the people of Kajang, in choosing PKR, rejected MCA, Berjasa and three independent candidates.

The coming by-election will pit the general anti-BN sentiment against voters’ anger with PKR for trying to use them to solve its own internal problems.

K Pragalath a FMT team member lives and votes in Kajang.

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38 Responses to Too Early to Ask for Kajang’s Gratitude

  1. aiya says:

    Kajang voters Never TRUST a hard core LIAR from a LIAR family where the HUSBAND is a LIAR the WIFE is a LIAR and the DAUGHTER is also a LIAR….

    • Kamila says:

      Source: Free Malaysia Today

      Voters need a rep who works for them, whether or not he is a world class leader

      I’m currently unrepresented in the Selangor state assembly, thanks to Lee Chin Cheh, who has given up his seat in the hope that voters will allow his party boss to occupy it.

      I must confess to being a little thrilled by the thought that my decision at the Kajang ballot box might make a difference to Anwar Ibrahim’s political future.

      I haven’t decided whom to give my “X” to. And PKR deputy president Azmin Ali had better think again if he thought he could win me over with his call for “gratitude” from Kajang folk because a “world class leader” had decided to represent them.

      I’m not at all bothered whether the candidate is world class or not, as long as his intention in seeking election in Kajang is tied strongly to his concern for my interests as a citizen.

      If he can convince me of that, then I’ll be willing to disregard allegations that he is using me and my neighbours as a springboard to the Menteri Besar’s office from where, it seems, he will be in the proper position to resolve his party’s internal problems.

      There’s yet another reason why I find Azmin’s plea offensive. The call for gratitude is too reminiscent of Barisan Nasional’s condescending attitude. We are all tired of hearing BN leaders tell us to be grateful to them for doing what they are paid to do, and we don’t want to hear the same from other parties seeking our support.

      Excuse me, Azmin, there are 38,965 voters in Kajang and not all of them are thumb-sucking toddlers in awe of Anwar just because you say he belongs “not just to Kajang or Selangor or even Malaysia, but to the world”.

      For the record, Lee Chin Cheh’s performance as state assemblyman was dismal. Unlike his predecessor, Lee Kim Sin, he was hardly seen in Kajang after he won the seat in the general election last May.

      Instead of a world class leader, what we need is a hands-on wakil rakyat who is capable of resolving local issues.

      We voters will probably have quite a few candidates to choose from. MCA has confirmed that it would field its candidate on behalf of BN. Also in the running apparently is Anwar’s former legal aide, Yuktes Vijay, who has said he is contesting as an independent with the intention of reducing PKR’s majority, which was 6,824 in last May’s election.

      There might be a few other contenders. Both Parti Socialis Malaysia and Berjasa have said they were considering fielding their own candidates. And not to forget Senator KS Nallakaruppan who wants to represent BN.

      Last May, the people of Kajang, in choosing PKR, rejected MCA, Berjasa and three independent candidates.

      The coming by-election will pit the general anti-BN sentiment against voters’ anger with PKR for trying to use them to solve its own internal problems.

      K Pragalath a FMT team member lives and votes in Kajang.

    • Harun Mat Idris says:

      hough I disagree with Seputeh MP Teresa Kok’s video, I disagree even more strongly with her accusers, who are making the false allegation that the video insults the Malays and Islam.

      Are these people trying to provoke racial and religious tension and risk national harmony for one’s selfish gain?

  2. funniman says:

    One must remember voting criteria for a State Assemblyman and Member of Parliment is different. A MP is for the Putrajaya Government and in this case, Pakatan is the Opposition. Apart from deliberating in the Parliment, there’s nothing much he does. State Assemblymen is for running the State and local government operationally on a daily basis. They are very much in contact with the man on the street, anytime 24/7.

    If you need a person to help out on a daily basis, down to earth with humility and solve people’s woes, go for the one who can contribute his time 100%. Do not vote for the guy who try to juggle his duties as MP of one area and Assemblyman of another while being a Opposition leader in the Parliment, let alone his non stop overseas trips. His mind is always on how to get Putrajaya and not serving Kajang. The most is he would ask his people to help out in the service centers, how efficient can they be? Afterall they are just helpers without no commitment and without credentials.

    Kajang voters, you are not only voting for a new State Assemblyman, you are also voting to replace Khalid who is an efficient MB. If Anwar is efficient as a State Assemblyman and also as a better MB, 100% time and personal commitment, then my congrats. But if it turn otherwise, you are screwing yourself twice. I appeal for your wisdom. Choose anyone else but not Anwar.

  3. Anonymas says:

    “not just to Kajang or Selangor or even Malaysia, but to the world”

    In an alternate dimension where homosexuality is allowed in Malaysia, yes. but in this world, no

  4. Zizi says:

    Kajang people will not vote for a big liar.

  5. Angry Bird says:

    I really could not understand why Malaysians still trust this big liar. We have many capable leaders out there, be it in Barisan or Pakatan Rakyat. Why must the Pakatan Rakyat field him as the Kajang candidate? No other better choice? Hello, we deserve a better leader.

  6. Sky Sky says:

    Never trust Anwar in my life.

  7. Tak tahan says:

    His supporters told the Kajang people to be graceful as Anwar has chosen them. hahahha…. pitiful Kajang people for being marked by this Liar.

  8. Khalid's supporter says:

    We want Khalid as our MB! Kajang voters, you are not voting for your own constituency. You are voting for the Selangor people. Please vote Anwar out. We deserve a leader like Khalid!

  9. Boon says:

    “Azmin, there are 38,965 voters in Kajang and not all of them are thumb-sucking toddlers in awe of Anwar just because you say he belongs “not just to Kajang or Selangor or even Malaysia, but to the world”.

    GOOD ONE!!!

  10. aiya says:

    Kepada pengudi Islam diKajang ..adalah haram memberi undi kepada manusia yang pernah melakukan maksiat, menyokong Kalimah Allah digunakan oleh kafir dan orang Islam boleh pilih agama sendiri…hukumnya masuk Neraka……

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wassup, Kajang voter here. Last time in PRU13 we had a clusterfuck…seven representatives ran for the election. Bunga raya party, book party, etc…what a show. Also, with Kajang developing by itself and with the aid of the govt (MRT project etc) we don’t need his empty promises. we are okay on our own. what can he promise us, actually? under khalid ibrahim, it’s pretty okay…oh, except the MPKJ.

    MPKJ under PKR govt act like douchebags…everyone hates them. no budi bahasa o budi bicara, also, are rude and don’t want to take responsibility on things such as flood etc. Not our fault, they said. piiirah

  12. Movie an says:

    Voting for Anwar is like voting for a Great Movie.
    There will be spilling of beans soon by Khalid on Anwar.
    Also, there will be more stories soon from UMNO on Anwar.
    I’m looking forward to this in the next few weeks.

  13. Joe cool Perkasa 1Melayu May 13, 1969 Ini Tanah Melayu Mau Lagi Kah!!!Goodnight Forever 88 Kopitiam says:

    Malaysians must form ‘peaceful resistance’ against racial and religious strife, says Ambiga – Malaysian Chronicle
    _________________
    Fuck off Ambiga

  14. aiya penjilat puki helen ang abdullah says:

    You can bark and bark. Kajang people has wisdom in choosing their leader.
    To the non Malays, remember what JAIS did to the bible. Remember the threats by perkasa and some stupid NGOs .

    • aiya says:

      Kepada pengudi Islam diKajang ..adalah haram memberi undi kepada manusia yang pernah melakukan maksiat, menyokong Kalimah Allah digunakan oleh kafir dan orang Islam boleh pilih agama sendiri…hukumnya masuk Neraka……

    • Harun Mat Idris says:

      True.
      Indians now realise Najib’s nambikei is all but lies!

      • Anonymous says:

        BN got Indian based party.
        Pakatan got any? Got Indian members but party led by Malay and Chinese. Maybe Karpal Singh but is he really in control?

  15. aiya penjilat puki helen ang abdullah says:

    Remember the eating in school toilet issue. Remember the cow slaughtering in school issue . Remember the offer to slap Teresa kok reward.
    Remember the kangkung issue. Remember the extremist nature of HM. Remember the usage of government jet for private matters.

    • aiya says:

      Remember the cina doll video.
      Remember the sifu episode.
      Remember the sodomy episode.
      Remember the kalimah Allah issues.
      Remember the Omega episode …
      Remember the orang Islam boleh pilih Agama sendiri…
      Remember they are the state government but they didn’t returns the Bibles which they confiscated ….
      And Remember many more past event ….

  16. Anonymous says:

    Kajang people, why are you dumping a CHINESE assemblyman for a Malay assemblyman? Who is going to look after the interests of the Chinese there?

    Reject Anwar.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Kajang for CHINESE.

  18. Anonymous says:

    to who ever said kajang is for chinese, is definitely not kajang people. By the way, the malays represent ~50% of kajang voters but they never claim kajang is for malay…boooooooo

  19. Harun Mat Idris says:

    Hidup Anwar!

  20. Lim Lynn says:

    I think minority Kajang people who vote for Selangor state assembly, thanks to Lee Chin Cheh will change their vote yet it won’t affect Anwar Ibrahim’s unknown candidate? Wonder why it took so long to field a female candidate?

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