Thursday, February 26, 2009

Flashback 04 : Barisan Nasional / Gerakan Campaign Propagandas

The blue banner reads " Vote Rocket, UMNO influence will not change "
The white one reads " Vote Rocket, Chinese power will diminish. "

These banners were from Barisan Nasional and Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia, as their logos are located at the bottom of the banner.

Looks like Gerakan's ideology was purposely ignored during that time and to me they are no different from UMNO the racist party.

This advertorial was from Gerakan Youth.  

If UMNO Youth make hassle, Koh Tsu Koon need not entertain em, we Gerakan Youth dare to speak out, dare to criticize, for the banner thingy, we weren't silent.

Insert , the then Gerakan Youth Chief Huan Cheng Guan ( who is now Gerakan's VP ) said "Unless UMNO apologize, Gerakan Youth 'may' boycott UMNO"

The truth is:

Huan Cheng Guan lost in General Election 12 and he currently serves as an office boy at Barisan Nasional Backbencher club. He was also the tour leader to the bunch of 50 odd MPs which were sent, on tax payers monies, to do a good for nothing lawatan sambil belajar tour to Taiwan last september.

Improper way to "punish" the government is the main culprit to receiding ethnic chinese influence.

Rocket's campaign did not change much, rely much on lies to gain foothold

If you vote for Rocket, it will not change UMNO dominance.

This happens to be the BEST slogan during the campign, and it is the truth in a way because by voting Rocket alone it won't hurt UMNO much. The voters were wise enough to ditch Gerakan and MCA and MIC while sending more PKR and PAS members into state legislatives and parliament.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Flash back 03 : The slogan that brought down Barisan Nasional


Just right after parliament dissolved, banners like the above which mean " Reinvent " were seen mushrooming around Penang.

The slogan were the brilliant work of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia's veteran election campaigners that consists of Kerk Choo Ting, Kang Chin Seng and Yang Chuan.

Both Kerk and Kang were PGRM leftovers and Yang happens to be a lecturer in School of Education of Universiti Sains Malaysia.

The trishaw rider sincerely thank the 3 fellas for their brilliant effort in encouraging voters in Penang to reinvent the state and making UMNO the sole opposition party in the state legislative council.

But too bad the Prime Minister still managed to secure his parlimentary seat in Penang state but anyway he will soon be a spent force come 1 April 2009.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Flash back 02 : Penang's famous son

The headline reads " Tsu Koon goes to capital ".

Subheadline reads : " Teng, Cheah, Lee and Teng, who is to be the next chief minister ? "

Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon was highly anticipated to clinch a federal seat and made a full cabinet minister since his then boss, Dato Sri Lim Keng Yaik not going for General Election 12.

Tsu Koon said " I want to go to the capital " and he also submitted 3 names of who may be the future chief minister of Penang.

Alot of high hopes were on Tsu Koon.

One of his loyal apple polisher, the famous elephant task property developer in Penang that put up megasize posters and banner in support of Tsu Koon at their projects in town and in Tanjung Bunga area. 

Monday, February 23, 2009

Flash back 01 : 1 year & 2 weeks ago

On 13 Feb 2008, PM Datuk Seri Ahmad Abdullah Badawi said " Parliament will not dissolve today "

On 14 Feb 2008, The headline reads " Parliament dissolved "

Nomination day : 24 Feb 2008, Election Day : 8 Mar 2008

For the days to come, the trishaw rider will publish more flashbacks to remind us what was put to print during that memorable week 1 year back.

Stay tuned.