Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam
(Carthage must be destroyed)
But then, why target the entire Penang State for conversion into a FT?
- Pakatan-led state government is setting a good example to Malaysian public and thus showing the bad example in BN type state governments.
- Above good-bad examples could possibly influence voters in other states.
- UMNO has given up on Gerakan and/or MCA winning Penang state back for BN.
A la the Kuala Lumpur federal territory in 1974, the ungrateful 'non' voters can be denied having state representations.
Yih Feng & Priya - both Malaysians 'nons'
Only difference is KL is 243 sq km (currently with 11 MPs) while Penang State is over 4 times bigger at 1,031 sq km (currently with 13 MPs and 40 ADUNs).
Conversion of Penang state into a federal territory will straightaway eliminate 40 state constituencies and best of all for UMNO, the disappearance of a Pakatan-led state government a la Carthage.
Those Pakatan-led bastards will be prevented from showing good example (bloody showoffs) in government and indirectly how BN state governments in the main are hopeless (bloody shit-oafs).
In the 1974 model, galvanised by the 1969 election results for Selangor when the 'nons' won majority votes, UMNO successfully denied the majority 'non' voters in KL from state representations and in turn saved Selangor from non-ketuanan rule.
UMNO can do it again with Penang.
It's not so much Pakatan rule per se there but it's the consequential good-bad examples that bloody state government have been demonstrating and giving bad (to BN) influence to young voters elsewhere.
Nothing personal, but survival of numero uno (namely UMNO) is necessary.
But what about Selangor? There's also a Pakatan-led state government.
Following points persuade UMNO to leave status quo as it is:
- Selangor had already suffered the loss of two pieces of real estate, the first being the KL region in 1974 as discussed above, and the second in 2001 for far more vital reason, namely, to allow Mahathir to fulfil his Arabian Nights pomposity, wakakaka
- Selangor in the end is a sultanate state - there is a limit to keep on seizing real estates from HRH's rule before that riles him into losing his patience
- BN will win back Selangor in GE-14 with help from many quarters by virtue of its current 'centrifugal' composition of the state government (which doings do/will not involve the DAP outsider, wakakaka)
- Selangor may be richer than Penang but its current state government has not been all that exemplary (as Penang's) as an influential factor to turn voters (gasp, Malay voters?) away from BN
So, could it be because Penang (unlike Selangor) is a non-Sultanate state that it has been targeted?
Think Melaka! Why not target the entire non-sultanate state of Melaka?
Because Melaka is and will still be under UMNO rule "so why break it if it ain't broke?".
And why not also FT-rises Sabah and Sarawak, both being British crown colonies before and now non-sultanate states, though one could argue about the 'de facto' (wakakaka) status of the latter?
Same answer of "... why break it if it ain't broke?" applies.
Langkawi and Tioman?
Red Herrings lah! Besides, someone considers Langkawi as his personal project - kowtim him at the same time, wakakaka.