Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam
(Carthage must be destroyed)
But then, why target the entire Penang State for conversion into a FT?
A la the Kuala Lumpur federal territory in 1974, the ungrateful 'non' voters can be denied having state representations.
Yih Feng & Priya - both Malaysians 'nons'
Only difference is KL is 243 sq km (currently with 11 MPs) while Penang State is over 4 times bigger at 1,031 sq km (currently with 13 MPs and 40 ADUNs).
Conversion of Penang state into a federal territory will straightaway eliminate 40 state constituencies and best of all for UMNO, the disappearance of a Pakatan-led state government a la Carthage.
Those Pakatan-led bastards will be prevented from showing good example (bloody showoffs) in government and indirectly how BN state governments in the main are hopeless (bloody shit-oafs).
In the 1974 model, galvanised by the 1969 election results for Selangor when the 'nons' won majority votes, UMNO successfully denied the majority 'non' voters in KL from state representations and in turn saved Selangor from non-ketuananrule.
UMNO can do it again with Penang.
It's not so much Pakatan rule per se there but it's the consequential good-bad examples that bloody state government have been demonstrating and giving bad (to BN) influence to young voters elsewhere.
Nothing personal, but survival of numero uno (namely UMNO) is necessary.
But what about Selangor? There's also a Pakatan-led state government.
Following points persuade UMNO to leave status quo as it is:
So, could it be because Penang (unlike Selangor) is a non-Sultanate state that it has been targeted?
Think Melaka! Why not target the entire non-sultanate state of Melaka?
Because Melaka is and will still be under UMNO rule "so why break it if it ain't broke?".
And why not also FT-rises Sabah and Sarawak, both being British crown colonies before and now non-sultanate states, though one could argue about the 'de facto' (wakakaka) status of the latter?
Same answer of "... why break it if it ain't broke?" applies.
Langkawi and Tioman?
Red Herrings lah! Besides, someone considers Langkawi as his personal project - kowtim him at the same time, wakakaka.