Nothing will happen on September 16

Well, that’s what Sarawak’s Deputy Chief Minister Dr George Chan predicted about tomorrow.

To be sure, he’s not the only politician who has checked out his crystal ball. Sabah politicians on this side of the political divide have also made similar forecast.

And of course certain leaders from the other side of the political divide would tell you that there would be a change by tomorrow.

Whatever the case may be, ordinary Malaysians are obviously waiting with bated breath after weeks of speculation and intense politicking. 

According to a Bernama report, Dr. Chan brushed aside Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Anwar Ibrahim’s Sept 16 deadline to topple the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.

‘Nothing will happen (tomorrow) and someone will give excuses why it didn’t happen,’ he told reporters after British High Commissioner Boyd McCleary paid a courtesy call at his office in Petra Jaya, here.

Dr Chan, who is also Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president, said all the 30 BN members of parliament (MPs) from Sarawak, including the six from SUPP, would not cross over to back Anwar.

But he also said that change in the BN component parties was vital for the betterment of the people.

‘The country demands change, even the Americans want change. I told my SUPP fellows that if “you don’t change, people will change you”. So, it is important that change must take place when necessary.

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15 Responses to “Nothing will happen on September 16”


  1. 1 ccs 15 September 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Wrong!, changes have taken place.
    1) First time in our history. The society is so matured, we are matured than politicians!, with much intimidation to social unrest, we pass the test.

    2) For the first time, the rakyat lead the change for the leaders to follow. On the political front, the BN component parties are still being dragged by their noses! what a shame to BN component parties!

    3) For the first time the alternative media lead changes on MSM.

    4) For the first time we have a minister who acted with first class mentality and accountability.

    5) For the first time, I feel Malaysia has really progressed. We have progressed towards national unity, beyond ISA, national unity beyond race, we talk about being Malaysians, we start talking but more importantly we start listening.

    Indeed we have changed, 916 is about change and it has happened. 916 is real.

  2. 2 bangsa Cina Malaysia 15 September 2008 at 11:42 pm

    InsyaAllah
    sept 16th will go down as hari ini dalam sejarah
    Ameen

  3. 3 Leithaisor 15 September 2008 at 11:48 pm

    When I wake up tomorrow, September 16th, I will make it a point to thank Almighty God that I am alive, breathing and in good health. When that happens, I shall make it a point not to take it for granted.

    Nothing happened? No, that I am alive and well is not something I shall take for granted. Nor should any of us.

    But as for what Dr George Chan predicted, let us await what may or may not happen.

    But to those movers and shakers whose decisions and actions will affect much of what happens, or does not happen,may I offer a reminder – Forget not your God. May your actions and decisions be pleasing to the Almighty.

    Let us not forget, however humble or mighty we may be, that we are but mere human beings.

  4. 5 Samuel Goh Kim Eng 15 September 2008 at 11:57 pm

    To live is to change
    For the better not worse
    To achieve all the goodness within range
    So that future generations will be free from curse

    (C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 150908
    http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
    Mon. 15th Sept. 2008.

  5. 6 eDy 16 September 2008 at 12:07 am

    Whether it will happen or not, what’s most important is that the rakyat did not fall for BN’s trap…
    The rakyat have showed maturity politically, and we will no longer believe lies that have been fed to us by government owned media…

    September 16 isn’t about changing government or lompat party, it’s about the rakyat who have found courage and are brave enough to speak and fight against oppression by the government. September 16 is about taking a step towards a new and bright future that we all long for so the that we will once again have a government of the people, for the people, by the people.

  6. 7 Charli88 16 September 2008 at 12:08 am

    Yes, change already taken place. There’s hope and future for Malaysia now more than ever. The untouchable is history. BN MPs can’t take things for granted anymore becos’ they can be voted out if they don’t behave and do their jobs properly.

  7. 8 Eagle has landed 16 September 2008 at 12:16 am

    ‘If tomorrow never come, Don’t you know how much I love you-Malaysia’ People! we are ready for change, We love those BN MPs who are ready to cross over. Listen to the voice of conscience, never fear when the rakyat are here and will be behind all the way to reshape this nation and push her to a greater height for the benefit of every citizens that love this nation. Everything remain constant except CHANGE. Release ISA DETAINEES pleaseeeeeeeeeee…do you hear me.

  8. 9 ipohMali 16 September 2008 at 12:36 am

    yes, change already happen, even a simple change happen on 16 September, I call it a next step to bigger change.

  9. 10 Matthew Chong 16 September 2008 at 1:09 am

    If Nothing happens, Anwar would lose ALL credibility. I for onw will not trust him any more.

  10. 11 donplaypuks 16 September 2008 at 2:40 am

    We heard DSAI last night. They have the numbers! A letter has been issued to AAB to ensure peaceful transfer of power to Pakatan

    http://donplaypuks.blogspot.com
    refer my prediction ‘Sept 16th Chronicles-The Last Scupper!

  11. 12 khalib 16 September 2008 at 5:33 am

    916 is indeed a catalyst for change, it helps to change the people’s mindset. We are on the move towards the realisation of a strong Bangsa Malaysia.

  12. 13 floyd8 16 September 2008 at 8:00 am

    yes, i believe the other people who commented!

  13. 14 Ricky 16 September 2008 at 2:58 pm

    To Matthew Chong,
    It is just the matter of time. If 16 Sept, there is no change of government. There are still 16 Oct, 16 Nov and more as said by YB Lim Kit Siang. BN has done a bad job in the pass 51 years. The government can only be changed when the majority of Rakyat stay together and want the change. It is just like handling a project and the project deadline is 16 Sept but you tell your boss that you can not make it on the date due to unforeseen problems and ask for extension of the date. Well, this apply to politics as well.

  14. 15 Dr. Hamid Ibrahim 17 September 2008 at 8:52 am

    Dear Mustafa K. Anuar

    Assalamu Alaikkum

    16th Sept – HISTORICAL DAY

    It is not correct to say that nothing will happen on the 16th Sept.
    Anwar is ready with 31 new MPS from various sources. Abdullah
    is refusing to meet Anwar; but Anwar is not deterred; he is proceeding to see YDP Agong – who is supposed to be the guidiing light for all the RAKYAT – including Parties whether ruling or otherwise.

    POWER SHARING

    I am sure you are watching what is happening in the world.
    The Zimbabwians who have been fighting for years, have now
    joined hands together and are SHARING THE POWERS – THAT Mugabwe and
    the New Prime Minister are sharing the power (POWER SHARING)- see
    the power sharing in BBC.
    This is what should happen in Malaysia;

    BN LOST MAJORITY IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.

    As you know, the BARISAN has lost two thirds majority and
    the Oppoisition parties obtained 51 per cent of the votes. So
    actually, they should share the power with the ruling BN.

    LAW REFORM

    It is unfortunate that we do not have a senior legally
    qualified person in the UMNO or BARISAN. EVEN ZAID IBRAHIM
    has resigned because his LAW REFORM proposals have met with
    opposition by the BN. The country is in urgent need of Law Reform
    No Decision has been taken on the Lingam Tape – the Commission
    has already presented the Report to the Government – but the
    Government is sleeping over the Report.

    The BN must change in its thinking – do not think of the
    past 50 years – the world is changing fast -otherwise
    there will be turmoil. We have three nationalities in Malaysia. You must share power with others as laid down in the Federal Constitution. The BN must respect other views

    ABOLISH INTERNAL SECURITY ACT

    There is no need for this legislation. This Act was meant
    for Communists. The Allahyarraham YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman
    clearly stated in one of his interviews that the ISA will not
    be used against Opposition Politicians but only on Communists
    Insurgents.

    PENAL CODE

    The Code contains 511 sections covering the entire range criminal offences you can imagine – therefore if anyone commits an offence, you go to the Penal Code – the provision is there. Why do you need
    ISA for?

    Section 298 of the Penal Code reads:

    Uttering words etc with deliberate intent to wound the religious
    feelings of any persons.

    e.g. in the case of Theresa Kok who seems to have said something relating to religion SEC 298 could have been used – if it is true. There is no need to use ISA.

    As I said earlier every aspect of criminal offence in Malaysia is
    covered by the Malaysian Penal Code – See Justice VOHRAH & HAMID
    on the Malaysian Penal Code (2006)

    Dr. Hamid Ibrahim

    More on Law Reform later


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