Penang has decided – time for fulfilling the promises

loading

Now that the Pakatan state government has been returned to power, and with an increment of one seat, more concerted efforts are possible in order for it to fulfil its many promises.

Penangites have shown their preferences. Notwithstanding accusations of fraud in certain constituencies, there is no doubt that the final election results in Penang were reflective of the sentiments of its residents. Penang voters definitely preferred Pakatan component parties, especially DAP, to BN parties, especially Gerakan, MCA and MIC. However, in the rural areas and small towns, Umno was still the voters’ choice.

Pakatan won 10 of the 13 parliamentary seats and 30 of the 40 state assembly seats (see Tables 1 and 2).


To read the rest of the article and to access our e-Archive, subscribe to us for RM150 a year.



Related Articles

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Jul 2015

Let’s clean up our island city

With Penang's upgrade to city status, it's time to upgrade its level of cleanliness as well.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Feb 2015

No automatic new start for Penang as a city

Penang is on its way to becoming a city– again. However, this does not mean that improvements will happen overnight.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Dec 2014

What can we obey if we cannot obey simple municipal rules?

Without proper civic consciousness, we cannot truly be proud of our cities.

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES