Friday, March 14, 2008

All your base

Yes folks, fresh from our recent electoral victory, we at the Siber Party of Malaysia (M) have been doing some thinking and strategizing for a better Malaysia, just as we promised our electorate.

Yes, we did say just placing an X on the ballot sheet was enough to constitute a vote for us. And you, the people, listened to us. What an overwhelming show of support, nearly 8 million of you came out and put the pangkah where you should. Truly, we're humbled by your confidence in our lineup of candidates.

We never expected it to swing this way, but then, neither did anyone else. But it has swung, and we now have to live with what has happenned, for good or for bad.

The Siber Party of Malaysia (M) fully intends to take the bull by its horns, and deliver on what we have promised. With the overwhelming majority in Xs that we have, we can do this. However, our belief is also that we need to be inclusive and bring all stakeholders into the fold. We would like Malaysia to be for Malaysians, and to be run by Malaysians with Malaysia at heart. We do not want petty political considerations to ruin the business of making Malaysia right again. Neither will we allow our nation to be threatened by those who have only their interests at heart.

So, in all humility, we would invite our counterparts Parti Undi Rosak (PUNDAK) to join us in forming a coalition government. We do realise that though a lot of you did go out an place an X for us, many of you also didnt know where to place the X or chose to place other less than politically correct symbols on the ballot box. That was a vote for PUNDAK, and we respect their legitimacy in that matter. However, since they were not able to win in any constituency, we still think that the principle of One Man, One Vote applies.

We think that between the legitimate Xs and the undi rosak, the Siber Party of Malaysia (M) and PUNDAK have taken 100% of the popular vote, thereby eradicating the imbalance caused by the first past the post system as used in Malaysia. Discussions are now underway with PUNDAK representatives on this, but we do not forsee any showstopper issues.

So, to the people of Malaysia, thank you for giving us such an overwhelming mandate. We promise to be what you think we are, for now all your base are belong to us.

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