UPDATED: Monday 5th April 2010. We Would Like To Issue this Advice To Our Political Friends, Influential Or Otherwise: We Have Till 15th April To Put Total Pressure On The Top Leadership To Name An UMNO Representative As Our Candidate. After The 15th When The Decision Is Announced Two Days Before The Nomination Day, We Will Have To Forever Hold Our Peace And Back The Sucker For Better Or For Worse! SO LET'S GET IT ON!!!!
2. If Samy Vellu Agrees To Withdraw As MIC Leader In Exchange For His Candidate For The Hulu Selangor Seat, Will We Take His Word To Be As Strong As Oak Or As Feeble As A Banana Leaf?
Solution: Make Him Appoint His Deputy As PERMANENT Acting President Until His Exit In The Next Party Election, Before We Ink The Deal, Or We'll Be The Ones Eating the Banana Leaf Instead Of The Masala Chicken And Thosai On it!
The Patriot would like to begin by expressing our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Allahyarham Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad, the Member of Parliament for Hulu Selangor who passed away recently after a long ailment. We would like to also thank his family for his years of fine work while serving under UMNO before joining PKR and standing under their ticket in the past General Elections. May his soul rest in peace. Al-Fatiha.
Here’s the racial breakdown of the registered voters in percentage in Hulu Selangor in 2008:
Malay: 53.5%; Chinese: 27%; Indian: 19.04%; Others: 0.40%Total Voters: 63,593Results:1. Dato’ Zainal Abidin b Ahmad (PKR) 23,177 (Majority 198).2. Datuk G Palanivel Govindasamy (BN) 22,979
THE HISTORY OF PAST ELECTIONS IN HULU SELANGOR:
P19.ULU SELANGOR 1955 J.8351.HALIMAHTON ABDUL MAJIT (ALL) 5.4302.AB.RAHMAN HJ MAULANA (NEG) 1.160
P78.ULU SELANGOR 1959J.14.2741.ONG YOKE LIN (ALL) 6.537 MJ.1.4162.CHAI YOKE KIN (IND) 5.121
P78.ULU SELANGOR 1964J14.3281.NAZAR NONG (SF) 4.1992.KHAW KAI BOH (ALL) 9.412 MJ.5.213
P78.ULU SELANGOR 1969J.20.8451.KHAW KAI BCH (ALL) 8.278 MJ.1.5232.LIONG AH NAI (DAP) 6.755
P75.ULU SELANGOR 1974J.26.8221.MICHAEL CHEN WING SUM (BN) 15.323 MJ.10.2532.G.DAVIDASON (DAP) 5.070
P75.ULU SELANGOR 1978J.34.7441.MICHAEL CHEN WING SUM (BN) 17.670 MJ.12.8022.LEONG CHIN HOE (DAP) 4.8683.YUSSOF AHMAD (PAS) 2.607
P75,ULU SELANGOR 1982J.40.2891.LEE HOO@LEE KIM SAI (BN) 14.138 MJ.7.3772.MOHAMED ARIF KAMARUDIN (IND) 6.7613.WONG KIN WAH (IND) 5.2324.PAN SU PENG (DAP) 2.897
P84.HULU SELANGOR 1986J.42.8261.S.S.SUBRAMAIAM (BN) 19.201 MJ.
P84.HULU SELANGOR 1990J.46.9331.G.PALANIVEL (BN) 20.839 MJ.8.9822.NAZAR YAKIN (S46) 11.856
P88.HULU SELANGOR 1995J.51.2561.PENG KIM SING (DAP) 1.2312.ADNAN BIN DIN (S46) 5.4143.PALANIVEL A/L GOVINDASAMY (BN) 26.829 MJ.21.415
P88.HULU SELANGOR 1999J.52.3461.DR,HALILI B RAHMAT (PKR) 13.5482.PALANIVEL K.GOVINDASAMY (BN) 22.143 MJ.8.595
P94.HULU SELANGOR 2004J.58.5331.DATO ISMAIL KAMUS (PAS) 13.3242.PALANIVEL GOVINDASAMY (BN) 27.807 MJ.14.483
*(Figures are from our Master Statistician: Abib from UMNO Johor)
In the history of parliamentary elections in Hulu Selangor ever since 1955, we won all but the last one. We were even able to sustain the 1969 onslaught which before 2008, went down as the worst election results for the Alliance (before it was known as the National Front and later Barisan Nasional).
On the face of it, in 2008, we lost the Peninsula. Without Sabah and Sarawak, we would have lost the country! It all started from a speck and grew into a large section of frustrated underserved Indians betrayed by their own leaders who put the blame on UMNO, spilling onto the streets of Ampang. The momentum grew and peaked while the “brilliantly daft” Prime Minister at the time decided to commit mass political suicide by dissolving Parliament on the “auspicious” date of 13th February 2008 when we had almost 18 months left still at hand.
This is a whole new deal. We are faced with new problems and younger voters who can get news at the tip of their fingers. We need a candidate who comes from a party that has evidently made changes to adapt to the new age, not one who carries the ghost of the past which leader still presides over them like a living God, albeit one who is unable to grant prayers from the mass.
This Is Selangor. This is a State where we are now the opposition. We have to reach down and really deep to make everything count. We cannot afford the luxury of carrying passengers in the Coalition especially when UMNO will be the one constantly providing the human resources and machinery to win it for the team. We also can’t rely too much on MCA for now because they are on a rehabilitation process and have most recently elected a President who, although was proven outstanding in “all chambers”, could also be the “main course” for the opposition in the campaign trails.
This is a situation that calls for the Prime Minister, Chairman of Barisan Nasional, and President of UMNO to grab the bull by the horn, and make that executive call! It is a Malay majority constituency. Have Mercy on the Selangor Wanita UMNO and the rest of our machinery who will, without the slightest doubt work themselves to the death to snatch this monumental victory signaling the future return of Barisan Nasional as the righteous Government to the great state of Selangor.
This is not the time to show senseless magnanimity on our part to MIC when they were happily running UMNO down for their own failures in our own premise of the PWTC during their last party Convention! I sure hope we charged them for the rental! YES! "Melayu Mudah Lupa", but not this "Melayu" and that is why The Patriot is reminding our “Melayu” leaders to give respect and honour to the Malays where and when it is due. We can do so and still uphold the 1Malaysia spirit. The Malays mustn’t be short-changed to satisfy this end and we trust the good Prime Minister will see that they are dealt with a fair hand.
This Is The Time To Be Magnanimous To Those Who Serve Diligently! It Is Time To Reap The Gains Of Our Own Harvest, From our Own Fields. Y.A.B. Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak, Name Our UMNO Candidate For The Hulu Selangor Parliamentary Seat And Watch UMNO Selangor Pave The Way To Put Us Back In Our Rightful Place! You Are The Chairman Of The Selangor UMNO Liaison Committee. Do Justice To Them!
May Allah Give Our Prime Minster Taufiq, Hidayah, Great Wisdom And Courage To Lead With A Firm And Fair Hand.