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PR’s Win In Bukit Gantang, Bukit Selambau, A Second Political Tsunami

This show people in West Malaysia are more mature politically than inland Sarawakians.

BN in Sarawak cannot hold status quo for too long when more orang ulus exposed to internet and new young generations grow up.

PR’s Win In Bukit Gantang, Bukit Selambau, A Second Political Tsunami
News Headline By-elections 2009 2009-04-08 15:39

IPOH: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang Wednesday (8 April) regarded the Pakatan Rakyat’s success in retaining the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat, and also that of the Bukit Selambau state seat, in yesterday’s by-elections as a second political tsunami to occur within 13 months.

The results indicated that the people rejected the appointment of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as the sixth prime minister and Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir as Perak Menteri Besar, he added.

He said the increase in majority votes obtained by PR candidates in Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau also reflected that the outcome of the March 8 general election, which favoured the PR in both constituencies, was not a coincidence.

“Although, the Barisan Nasional leaders had been given a clear message by voters on March 8, 2008 which caused a political tsunami leading to the fall of four states, including Kelantan, to the PR, they failed to prevent a second tsunami in Tuesday (8 April) by-elections.

“If they had gotten the message, the power seize in Perak would not have happened,” he told a press conference at Wisma DAP Wednesday (8 April).

Lim said the constitutional crisis in Perak, which had been going on for two months, should have been resolved through the process of democracy by dissolving the state assembly and calling for a fresh election for the people to decide on a new government.

On the PR’s defeat in Batang Ai, Lim said the PR leaders would find a way to get their message across to the people in Sabah and Sarawak. (Bernama)

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