“Let me be blunt.
Assuming all the BN supporters came out to vote, and they managed a popular vote of 50% and the total voter turnout during the Johore State election was 50%, that simply means only 25% of valid voters in Johore supported BN.
So what happened to the other 75% of voters, more specifically the 50% who stayed at home oblivious to the importance, when the remaining 25% voted otherwise?
The reasons are many. But here are the few which contributed significantly to the low voter turnout.
1. The spike in recent covid cases sometime after the announcement of the Johor election acts as a deterrent. Many wouldn’t want to risk their health.
2. Closure of voting stations earlier than normal.
3. Low postal votes across the causeway. Only about 10% or rather 7k out of 60k voted. How come? Who handles it?
4. 3-5 corner fights which greatly reduces the oppositions chance.
5. Our rakyat is fed up. Why? a) Mishandling of funds. Corruption is rampant amongst politicians. b) Our politicians same old same old empty pledges. c) Way too much of politicking. Politicising every single issue including crisis and disaster management. d) Our politicians uncanny habit to party hop. Crudely disregarding citizens constitutional rights to the point of forming their own backdoor government once elected without the citizens mandate. e) The acquittal of those found guilty due to corruption by our court of law. g) The constant abuse of race, religion and royalty in controversial matters to gag the rakyat even during the swearing in and forming of the backdoor government.”
“We have different set goals and priorities. Our upbringing, mindset and beliefs are also different. And with China now dominating the world economy, we will face trust issues in our own homeland, no matter how noble our intentions are.
There are few reasons why PH lost. 1. As explained, trust issues. 2. Which resulted in 3-5 corner fights versus a stand alone PH. 3. Vote buying thus the collaboration eversince the Sheraton Move. 4. Postal votes. Out of 60k strong working in Singapore, they only receive 7k. Thus they close the polling stations earlier than usual suspecting they are turning up after work. Most right minded people doesn’t trust postal voting. 5. Unverified army vote distribution.
Not being able to see eye to eye is one thing. But putting crooks back into the game, that is utter stupidity. Similar to saying we have absolved them from their crimes. Have we?
Because of the conversion of six retention ponds meant to contain excess rainwater run-offs during flash floods and severe thunderstorms so that areas in the vicinity of the storm remains high and dry, the KL flood mitigation plan had been disrupted. No thanks to the shortsightedness of the authorities in earmarking these crucial pools for development and allowing these conversions. Without these retention ponds, surrounding areas where flooding occurs is no longer habitable, because the excess water has no where to run to, thus it rises quickly, when the usual outlets are too small to drain them off. What this means is that those poor inhabitants will continuously face anxiety and suffer, each and every time it rains.
I severely doubt the authorities concern has contingency plans, now that the retention ponds had been traded off, other than putting in place sirens to warn residents nearby to evacuate, when the rising water reaches danger level. But does that mean flooding is solved once and for all after spending yet again a huge sum on a simple addressing system? Land is scarce and costly. Thus, to replace one retention pond with another within the vicinity is unlikely. So what else can they offer and who bears the loss? Setting up rescue teams and encouraging developers to build more houses and buildings on stilts? Or should they do the drastic, requiring all new developers to fill up their lands higher than the highest flood level ever recorded in the area before planning permission is given? Or is the national disaster committee only equipped with sampans, meant exclusively for politicians to do their usual recce?
The problem here lies in our system. There is perpetually too much power vested in one individual who is given veto power by law to override collective decisions made. Findings has shown that more than 900 projects had been given planning permissions out of which 60 percent of the projects had already been completed. Which now adds to the glaring damage. Not helped geographically by KL, being one of the only two cities in the world that doesn’t have a seafront so all the water naturally has nowhere to flow to. And if unskilled personnels are still appointed to helm positions that requires expertise, or that those in the know has to follow rules set by those with vested power, our problems will persist.
Besides this, global warming has taken its toil on rising sea levels and that is the reason why Indonesia has to build its new capital elsewhere while Singapore has already put in place their own draining system. We on the other hand is happily clogging up Tasik Kenyir, and acquitting the guilty in our courts of law.
“The mere fact that when one wakes up , brushes his teeth, combs his hair, grooms himself, had breakfast and go about his day, is affirmation enough that that person loves himself enough. The ones who doesn’t love themselves are in a bloody mess daily. Tardy and unkempt.
So I don’t think one needs to affirm themselves superficially by standing in front of the mirror and talking to himself, reassuring himself that he loves himself.
Unless your faith is weak.
And having a bad relationship with others is not the reason why you don’t love yourself. In fact, it is because you love yourself a lot, way too much, that you do not want anyone to intrude into your sanctity of what you believed in, that’s why disagreement occurs.
And there is nothing wrong if both sides fight for what they believed in. Then go separate ways. That has everything to do with because each of them love themselves way too much. Not meaninged to undermine each other or treat one another badly.
So, do not read too much into these mad hypothesis expounded by false philosophers using the church to bind and prop up their overthinking. So that when the church remains relevant, they could still control the mass, expand their contacts, whilst using the bible in vanity, milking a cent or two from seminars and sharing.
That’s the cause of this madness ain’t it?
Power, influence and money?
My two cents.”