Guan Eng: Penang will see local elections soon!

Good news from the Sun alert!

Penang CM Lim Guan Eng says: attempts will be made to restore local government elections in the state; meanwhile, professionals and NGO representatives will be appointed.

Congratulations to DAP and Penang state government for they have shown they are made of different materials from BN and its governments.

So, we have two states now that promise local elections: Selangor and Penang. We should be patient on Perak where state government is yet to be formed.

But, what about Kedah and Kelantan? Are the PAS state governments capable only of having Hudud laws but not local elections?

8 responses to “Guan Eng: Penang will see local elections soon!

  1. Well… I dont think PAS will follow since their chosen mindset wont allow them to do so…

    Maybe they will only able to elect whoever “sing” best…😛

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  3. maybe they can get use civility, courtesy and good decorum. certainly hope some of the adults can grow up.

    But really if you’ve been bad mannered & on the take for 40 years — would be a tough ask, LOL

  4. “But, what about Kedah and Kelantan? Are the PAS state governments capable only of having Hudud laws but not local elections?”

    We will see, but I think the situation is maybe a bit different there – georgetown, shah alam, klang, PJ etc clearly are harder municipalities to manage than the ones they have in Kelantan and Kedah, so perhaps the need for local council elections are more desperately needed in Pg and Selangor? That’s my thinking.

    Anyway, PAS has held Kelantan for YEARS now, how come before this noone asked them to have local council elections there? It quite possibly simply never occurred to them since – as far as I am aware – there is no serious need for better town councilling there. but anyway, they should follow. But lets see if KL will follow first… can you imagine the shame if Georgetown and Ipoh and Klang have elections for datuk bandar… but not for KL!?!?!?

    Local council elections in PJ… my advice to DAP… start courting Chew Mei Fun to leave MCA, quite frankly I think that’s the only way to ensure MCA doesn’t win MPPJ!🙂

    Many people, including this blogger, have been lobbying the Kelantan state government to reintroduce local elections. Such pressure is perhaps why they take out the promise from their manifesto. There are good men in PAS like Dr Dzukifli Ahmad who genuinely believe in the idea and fight for it, but unfortunately there are simply too few good men (and good women for that matter).

  5. Rules for Local Council Election?
    —————————————–
    Besides election of Mayors, or alike,
    Should it elect Representatives to monitor the operation of the Municipal and not for any official job?
    As the latter should be trained and familiar with Government Administration.

    Delineation of Constituency should go along with the delineation of a Municipal Government and the Voters and Candidates should be residents within the constituency to avoid Parachuting of both!
    The Electoral Roll should be according to those registered with IC Department and to be audited by the Local Election Commission (later to be converted in the GE Commission when time comes).
    This Electoral Roll will also serve as reference or the same Electoral Roll for GE if the EC Act can be amended as such!
    No. of representatives should be according to population
    as mentioned in the comment under
    http://malaysiavotes.com/wp/2008/03/06/redeeming-malaysian-elections/#comments

    This will eliminate the unfair and bully re-delineation of Constituency and many other problems as mentioned above.

    These Representative should later on be part of the Candidates for GE and so GE will be from those known and not “First time” comers as recent GE!!

  6. “But lets see if KL will follow first… can you imagine the shame if Georgetown and Ipoh and Klang have elections for datuk bandar… but not for KL!?!?!?”

    There isn’t any election for KL on the state level. The Datuk Bandar is appointed by the PM. IMO, since Federal Government now have Putrajaya, KL should be returned to Selangor.

  7. “Many people, including this blogger, have been lobbying the Kelantan state government to reintroduce local elections.”

    I see, I was unaware of that… well in that case, yes you are right. And now with Penang’s and Selangor’s example, Kelantan has no more excuses.

  8. do what you want to do. It is all in your heart – and you yourself knows whether you are sincere or not. At the end of the day, we will die. When we die, that is the time you will know the truth. If you right it;s okay for you but if you are wrong, that is it. regret forever, Just ask yourself before you die – I am right? Do my belief right? What if other religion is actually right? Think before we die because the life is to short and Goh Tong died in a piece of body where all the wealth and properties left behind.

    Just take 5 minutes and imagine you in a grave… do you want to see the God happily and blessed that you belief, with all the nonsenses you have made for your own stomach…

    Do respect other’s belief and never jolok sarang tebuan. Again I say : jangan jolok sarang tebuan. Respect others as you want to be respected.

    I respect PAS’s right to advocate for Hudud Laws. I just think that PAS can do more than what it does for the Muslims. It can win the non-Muslims’ support if it can take up issues other than Islamisation. I respect Kelantan as the Serambi Mekah but expect PAS’s leadership to turn it also into a Serambi Demokrasi.

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