On 21st April, 2007, in a post entitled ‘Get to know your MP : What and how’, I wrote :
“In the time that we have between now and the next elections, I want to try to put in place an initiative by which we get to know something of our MP and in the process get across to him or her what our concerns are and what our expectations are of him or her. If we emerge from this exercise with a sense that the present MP does not stand with us on these numerous issues, we must make it known to Barisan and the usual opposition parties that they must not assume that we are condemned in our choice of representatives to the usual fare. And if Barisan and the opposition will not pay heed to our cries, then we must have the courage and the will to find that candidate of choice from amongst our own ranks”.
Much has changed since.
Today, we have Pakatan Rakyat.
And today we can say with greater conviction that come the next GE, we will sack BN as the government of the day.
And that means unlike in 2007, we shall not be wasting precious time measuring the quality of the 137 BN MPs.
If you’re BN, you’re out.
This time round, I’d like to try and get as many of you involved in an effort to assess as many of the 76 Pakatan MPs.
How many of them are worthy of another term in office?
I’m going to try and put together a team that is going to get up close and personal with my MP, YB Hee Loy Sian, of PJ Selatan.
Following my ‘Do we go with a third force?’ post, 3 PJ Selatan constituents have e-mailed me to say that they would like to be part of this effort to report card our MP.
Including me, that makes 4.
Another 6 PJ Selatanites would make a nice number to kick off this effort.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you vote in PJ Selatan and would like to get involved in this effort.
1. Melissa from Kuching has written in to ask if there is any effort there to appraise the MPs there? Anyone game to get one started in Kuching?
2. Kuhaneson of Ipoh Barat has written in to indicate that he would like to work on an initiative to get to know YB Kula. Any others ready to get involved?
3. TW Ng of Selayang would like to start an initiative in his constituency. Anyone else?
Can we start similar initiatives in Bandar Tun Razak, Batu, Lembah Pantai, Segambut, Petaling Jaya Utara, Subang and Kelana Jaya?
Send me an e-mail at email@example.com if you’d like to get involved in any of these constituencies or any other where the MP is from Pakatan Rakyat.