Thursday, February 28, 2008

Gerakan Wanita Gelang Patah Pulling Their Weight

Today's Oriental Daily headlined Gelang Patah's Wanita effort to help in the election. Manning a service center at Taman Skudai Baru and putting up signboards is not a problem to these capable ladies. Add oil!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Gerakan Skudai's Secret Weapon.

Skudai's War is hotting up. Dato TKC unveiled the secret weapon for this election last night at the Chinese New Year joint celebration with YB Tan Ah Eng at Block 18. The market has been abuzzed with the War in Skudai. The word is, the spread is 60/40. 60 for Dr Boo. With the revelation that ex ADUN of Skudai Khoo Khong Ek will be making the rounds with Dato TKC will be a relief for Gerakan supporters. After a rousing speech by TKC, the feeling is, all is not lost. Together we will overcome. SATU HATI!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rumble in Johor Jaya

Nomination day in Johor Jaya began at 8 am at the MBJBT carpark. Gerakan Pasir Gudang came out 50 strong in support of BN candidates, Dato Khalid Nordin, Tan Cher Puk and MM Samy. Everything went smoothly and ended shortly after 12 pm.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Queen of the Hula Dance

Fong Po Kuan's return is almost expected. It is really unthinkable that this cili padi that stood toe to toe to MPs One Eyed Said and Bocor Setiap Bulan in the parliament could be cowed by ruthless state leaders in Perak. Mostly it is just a strategic withdrawal to use public opinion as the battering ram to get her way. Sending goodbye messages through blogs, an emotional Oscar worthy press conference and the dissapearing act all points to what Zhuge Liang who had been proud of. Her technique and execution was perfection itself. And overwhelming sympathy votes forthcoming for the helpless cili padi in the big bad world of politics is not a bad side effect too. Well done!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Hula Dance in Politics

In Cantonese, the Hula Dance can be directly translated as "the grass dance". However the meaning goes deeper than that. More or less it means, doing something drastic such as resigning or quitting to get what you want, usually money.

I have seen a couple of hula dances these few days. A case in point is the alleged resignation of Gelang Patah Wanita chairman Ong Poh Hoi over the issue that three of the YBs in the state is from Kulai division. This kita lawan mereka attitude in the party is definitely unhealthy when the real "lawan" is snickering on the sidelines. A party leader scoffs at the episode, saying that she will return when the boss gives her what she wants. $$$!! We will see. I hope he is wrong and the woman stays resigned. The party do not need such sunshine members.

Another episode that is detrimental to the party is the bloodsuckers that surface during election. A branch leader from Skudai has been camping out at the HQ lamenting his need for funds, t shirts , caps etc to promote the campaign. Everyday he would be at the HQ looking to meet the YB for some scraps like the stray dogs at food courts everywhere. The problem was when requested for a few members for polling duties, he pleaded to be let off beause he does not have people. How can a branch chairman not have 4 person to work in the election. One wonders how he got elected in the first place.

LATEST: Resignation has been cancelled. The Boss works fast.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

New MP for Simpang Renggam?

Looks like local is best this year. There was intense speculation that Lim Si Pin will be the candidate for Simpang Renggam and even a dramatic press conference by Pasir Gudang's division chairman, Dr Ker Ching Shen, who incidentally was also a potential candidate. Unfortunately the local population was unreceptive and some were still loyal to Kerk Choo Ting. And with a long history with LKY, the younger wisely declined and will be competing in Batu. Liang Teck Meng is now the chosen one. A graduate of Tokuho U of Japan, he speaks fluent Japanese and is an engineer. He is the state youth secretary and national youth CC. Carpe Diem Ah Liang!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Local or Import

Gerakan Pasir Gudang's division chairman, Dr Ker Ching Sheng has issued a press statement to condemn the practice of parachuting candidates not of local origin. This follows closely with the same situation happening in Penang's DAP. The object in question is the candidacy for Simpang Renggam parliamentary seat. A safe BN seat, it is a highly prized commodity. Murmurs of Lim Si Pin or Vijayaratnam being parachuted here abounds. Dr Ker is incensed with the intrusion on Johor's political airspace because the last parachutist just stayed at home in KL and did not parachute back often enough. Question is, which is better, import or local? And for who?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gong xi fa cai

Gong xi fa cai to all from Gerakan HQ. Peace and prosperity to all.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Gerakan's New Lion

Gerakan Kempas Baru had an initiation ceremony for their new lion dance troup. Attended by Dato Teo Kok Chee, ADUN for Skudai and state Gerakan chairman, Koh Kian Siang and Ting Pang Seng, Ahli Majlis MBJBT, the ceremony was held in SJKC Kempas on 3 Feb 2008.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Majlis Penyampaian Sumbangan Sempena Tahun Baru Cina

Mayang, Parlimen Pasir Gudang telah menganjurkan majlis penyampaian sumbangan sempena tahun baru cina kepada warga kurang kemampuan dalam Parlimen Pasir Gudang. Majlis diadakan pada 2 Februari 2008 900 pagi di Dewan Serbaguna Taman Johor Jaya. Majlis diadakan untuk meraikan tahun baru cina dan memberi sedikit sumbangan kepada warga miskin.