I just went to Gerakan's main website. There are several press releases by Gerakan leaders recently. Here is what I found : Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon - 3 Dr Dominic Lau - 2 Sdr Teng Chang Yeow - 1 and Jayanthi - 1.
Three leaders release a press statement for the New Year, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, Sdr Teng Chang Yeow and Dr Dominic Lau as Pemuda Sec-Gen. Isn't it a bit odd to have the Sec-Gen instead of the Ketua Pemuda to release a vision statement for the year?
What has the Ketua Pemuda been doing? The Pemuda Sec-Gen has been releasing press statement with regularity, putting our message across and even engaging a dialogue with the Human Resource Ministry. The Ketua Pemuda must buck up. Wonder if he went to KT for the by election?
Saturday, January 17, 2009
The KT election happens today. A by election after the demise of the previous MP, it has generated excitement never before seen in the history of the town. Millions have been spent, by both sides, to win this little election. It is little because it will have no bearing on the status of the government. What it is, is face. Both cannot afford to lose. One, to maintain the anti govt momentum and the other, to stop it. Dad told me he has been feasting everyday. There has been a feast somewhere in town since nomination day. He went to Gerakan's karaoke event and also the Wei Sin Dinner. He took mom to Tian Kee one morning for an event. He did not go to DAP's events at Ocean restaurant though. Had to pay RM30 plus tips(donations). But he did get reimbursement for mom from both PAS and BN. RM200 each. He also received a carton of oranges from MCA and two oranges hanged at the door from the PAS candidate when he was not at home. The thing is this, by elections are good for the economy. Millions have been spent in the local economy in a matter of days. Ocean and Tian Kee really strike the lottery this time. We should have this thing more often. We should ask the MP to take turns resigning and stimulate the local economy. Pak Lah do not have to lament the lack of local consumption. Elections benefit the local economy and helps the poorest people with direct monetary injection. The multiplier effect is enormous. Elections are good. It is democratic and it helps poor people.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Recently the central has been very concerned with the ''Potong Jalan Syndrome''. A warning has been issued to all states to stay in line as per the constitution with regard to recommending candidates for govt position. The approved flow of decision makers are as follows: branch to state to central. This is to prevent any duplicitous recommendations either by the state or the branch. However a bigger question looms as certain parties have taken advantage of the autocratic decision making process from central to bypass state decisions. We want the central to walk the talk and not talk the walk. But like the crab teaching its progeny to walk, it is harder than it seems. Bikin tak serupa cakap.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Ahli Majlis MBJBT Sdr Ting Pang Seng telah menganjurkan program Gerak Tumpu di rumah pangsa blok 10 hingga 20 bersama Persatuan Penduduk Tun Aminah dan Badan Pengurusan Blok 10-20 pada 4 Januari 2009. Bersama program Gerak Tumpu juga diadakan Pertandingan Pakaian Kanak-Kanak. Acara di rasmikan oleh wakil Ahli Parlimen Gelang Patah Sdr Goh Teck Kuan dan juga Dato Teo Kok Chee, Pengerusi Parti Gerakan Negeri Johor.