Saturday, February 21, 2009

Brussel, Brugges and Paris

Some pleasure after business..

Grand Place, Brussels

Visited Bruges on the 22nd Feb. The historic city of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Medieval architecture are found in and around Bruges.

Paris, March 2nd.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Let the people of Perak decide, not the 3 stooges

It does not matter if I had voted for the BN or PR, but what matter most is that the people of Perak did not vote for the BN to govern the state in the 2008 general election. In the last general election, PR has gathered 442, 660 votes against 399, 565 for the BN.

As of today there are 28 Pakatan Rakyat (PR) elected representatives, 28 Barisan Nasional (BN) elected representatives and 3 independent representatives in the Perak State Assembly. The 3 are not aligned with any political parties—not BN, not PR. Besides, the qualifications of the 3 stooges as a legitimate assembly are being questioned.

Perak and Malaysia is a multi racial society but there is not a single Indian representative in the new BN Perak Assembly and only ONE chinese representative. The March 2008 general election results has clearly shown that not only BN did not command the popular votes in Perak, but upright rejection from the substantial Chinese and Indian voters.

It is indeed a great dissapointment to see the BN claiming authority over Perak today. Should Perak be governed by the BN? I for one advocate for fresh poll and let the overall poll be the verdict. Let the people of Perak decide!

It is also sad to see my efforts-- the PR's effort to improve Tapah district office over the past few months gone down the drain because of the 3 stooges.