Hornbill Unleashed

November 7, 2012

Survey concludes Johor no longer UMNO fort

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A survey by the PAS research centre concluded that Johor, the birthplace of UMNO, is no longer the BN party’s stronghold.

Instead, the centre’s operating director Zuhdi Marzuki said that with 14 out of 26 Johor parliamentary constituencies enjoying less than 50 percent support for UMNO and BN, Melaka has replaced the state as UMNO’s fortress.

Zuhdi said among the seats are Segamat, Labis, Ledang, Bakri, Muar, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Gelang Patah, Tebrau, Pasir Gudang, Tebrau, Johor Bharu, Pulai and Kulai.

The findings would also mean that Pakatan Rakyat, which has intensified its campaign in the southern state, long thought to be UMNO’s ‘fixed deposit’ for votes, stands a good chance of wresting it at the coming polls.

Zuhdi said several criteria were considered in the survey to determine whether UMNO and BN continued to enjoy public support.

They include membership of constituents in UMNO and agencies under its control such as Kemas, Rela, Peladang and other youth wings of local district offices.

“Those who become members of these organisations are considered pro-UMNO and BN who will most likely vote for UMNO and BN in the next election,” Zuhdi told the Johor PAS convention yesterday.

The convention saw an overwhelming response of over 750 participants. One notable attendee at the event was Labis UMNO committee member Abdul Rahman Yunus.

Also present were PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu, as well as vice president Salahuddin Ayub, tipped to contest in Johor this time.


  1. Dayaks registered as voters in Johor shall inspire their rural folks in Sarawak to vote for real change and a new government that does not rob the Dayaks of their NCR lands.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — November 8, 2012 @ 9:17 PM | Reply

  2. “Those who become members of these organisations are considered pro-UMNO and BN who will most likely vote for UMNO and BN in the next election,” use to be the norm,but not anymore,whatever monies I can get out of the Govt,will try even signing up as Umno member, but come voting time,they (Umno) can go Forked themselves hard. Heee3, that’s what I found out on the ground,Oouch!!!

    Comment by Lok1 — November 8, 2012 @ 12:33 AM | Reply

  3. Price of oil palm is going down. So BN can no longer please those Felda folks!

    Comment by JasOne — November 7, 2012 @ 11:08 AM | Reply

    • Felda folks may not know that all the physical assets that constitute the basis of Felda’s business are converted into paper assets with the listing of Felda Global Ventures, thanks to Najib.

      Comment by Anak Sarawak — November 8, 2012 @ 1:54 PM | Reply

  4. BN has been cruising in the comfort zone for too long and passed their stay in power long time ago, if EC had been transparent and fair. Ge13 will probably see the demise of this once powerhouse that is plagued with corruption and abuse of power by BN elite.

    Comment by Geronimo Miller — November 7, 2012 @ 3:41 AM | Reply

  5. “What goes up must come down”

    Comment by tigeryk — November 7, 2012 @ 1:06 AM | Reply

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