Sunday, 9 March 2008

"We've lost, we've lost," says Pak Lah

That's all that he could say when asked about the BN defeats in five states - Kelantan, his own state of Penang, Kedah, Selangor and Perak.

Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi was asked this question during a press conference at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur early this morning.

However, he did not think that the defeats in five states was a vote of no confidence against is leadership. He also denied speculations he would step down in the wake of BN's disastrous performance
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He still didn't get it did he? The BN, the coalition which you led, has been trounced. The writing, as they say, is on the wall, Pak Lah. And the message, loud and clear. Kelantan has already asked you to fly wau? Surely you know what needs to be done after its massive loss and worst performance in the history of the country's general election.

If you gotta go, you gotta go, baby!

Here's the report:


BN forms new Government with simple majority of 132

By : NEWSDESK,

Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR,
Barisan Nasional edged closer towards the coveted two-thirds parliamentary majority of 148 by securing 132 seats as at 3.30am. While opposition leaders are insisting that they have denied BN the two-thirds majority, BN leaders are still hopeful they will get the much-needed 16 seats later today.

Among the opposition, the DAP has taken 24 seats, followed by Parti Keadilan Rakyat at 22 and Pas at 20. At a collective 66 seats(?), this would be the opposition's most formidable presence in the new Dewan Rakyat.

The Election Commission had earlier declared Barisan Nasional as winner of Saturday’s parliamentary general election, having garnered 127 seats as at 1.30am.

According to EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, this is 15 seats more than the simple majority of 112. Abdul Rashid, when making the announcement at 2am, said the victory declaration was based on the fact that the coalition has accumulated more than 50 per cent of the parliamentary seats.

The EC later announced at 2.10 am that Pas has retained control of the Kelantan state government with a simple majority in the State Assembly after taking 23 of the 45 state seats.

In a Press conference at 3am, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he will seek an audience with the King later today to seek consent to form a new BN Federal Government.

Surrounded by BN leaders including his deputy datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, he said he will make a media statement after that that would analysed the election results in detail.When asked about the BN defeats in five states, he said:

"We've lost, we've lost."

Abdullah did not think that the defeats in five states was a vote of no confidence against is leadership.

Despite clamour from reporters for more questions, Abdullah stood up and left the conference room, to the barrage of photographers' flashlights.

Read Rocky's Pak Lah Should Resign here

Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be holding a Press conference at his residence in The Mines, at 11am today.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

kak ton,

Pak Lah harus menerima haikat bahawa kepimpinannya telah di tolak oleh rakyat.

Sebab apa?

Saperti datuk AJK berkata "kerana tidak cekap dan tidak sensitif kepada kehendak rakyat tetapi pada masa yang sama bongkak, mungkir janji, mengamalkan pilih kasih dan gagal menangani isu-isu massa seperti kenaikan harga barang dan kadar jenayah."

Datuk AJK telah meng-articulate-kan apa yang dirasaikan oleh rakyat.

"Kepemimpinan kerajaan dan parti dilihat sebagai mempersendakan suara dan aspirasi rakyat dengan membuat kenyataan-kenyataan yang menyinggung perasaan yang kemudiannya dihebahkan secara meluas oleh media massa arus perdana yang pro-pemerintah.

Apa yang harus dilakukan oleh Paklah.

Kalau beliau mempuyai maruah diri, beliau harus letakan jawatan. Bukankah itu yang dilakukan oleh Allahyarham TunKu Abdul Rahman, Bapa Merdeka, yang telah memberi laluan kepada Tuk Razak, timbalannya untuk menerajui Umno setelah Perikatant kehilangan banyak kerusi DUN dan Parlimen dalam pilihan raya 1969.

The most honourable thing for Pak lah to do is to resign and pass the party leadership to Najib.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

thanks aunty maria. followed your updates through out the whole night.

ewoon said...

Tok Mommy,

you're sooo cute with your "gotta go baby" statement. You betul you 'tok' ke? That's young people talk you know. Konon, 'tok' modern pulak. hahahaha

Take care and God bless you and family.