To see the spin
Yes, netizens are passing the message on why not to vote Tan Sri Isa Samad.
Yet, I want to know how many of these netizens are Bagan Pinang folks ? Why no one is listing down the reasons to vote for PAS candidate Zulkefly Mohamad Omar ?
Can PAS, DAP and PKR come together and list down their election promises if Zulkefly gets elected and why Zulkefly is the best candidate they can come up with ?
I can see that DAP leaders like Rasah MP Loke Siew Fook, PAS President Haji Hadi Awang and Anwar Ibrahim are doing the talking only.
Zulkefly seems to be "shielded and well protected" by Pakatan Rakyat while on the other hand, Isa Samad talks to the press, to the Bagan Pinang people and to the supporters.
It seems like this by-election is not Zulkefly vs Isa Samad but more like Pakatan Rakyat Presidential Council vs Isa Samad. Let Zulkefly talk and let Zulkefly fight Isa Samad one on one in this by election.
Arguments after arguments of PAS do not make sense. First they argue that Isa Samad is guilty of money politics. I do not want to repeat myself again so I shall guide you to my previous article - Tan Sri Isa Samad.
The latest argument is of course the controversial postal votes. Laymen may think that Barisan Nasional will play dirty and "give" 100% of the postal votes to their candidates.
Perhaps these impressions are created when we were told not to read the mainstream newspapers but shift to the alternative media.
Just a few days ago, Election Commission secretary Datuk Ngah Senik refuted doubts on postal votes.
From The Star - Postal voting to start on Oct 8
- “Some have made accusations that army personnel are not free to exercise their right to vote as they have to do so in front of their superiors.
- “If this is the case, how did the Opposition secure more than 1,000 postal votes in Bagan Pinang in the last general election?” he said.
- Ngah said former Teluk Kemang Member of Parliament Datuk S. Sothinathan, who won the seat in 2004 with a 17,777-vote majority, lost in 2008 as most postal votes went to the Opposition.
- He said army personnel were only required to sign Form 2 in front of a superior as proof that they were the ones taking the ballot.
- “No one knows who he is voting for. I hope political parties would not question this anymore,” he said, adding that the Opposition has also been receiving a fair amount of support through postal votes.
Whatever it is, Malaysia is not the only country with postal votes. I once heard from the Australian Parliament staff that Australians no matter where they are will have to submit their mandatory votes to the nearest attache office on Election Day.
Moreover, the Election Commission has agreed to demands that
Let the locals in Bagan Pinang decide. Isa Samad (UMNO - BN) or Zulkefly Mohd Omar (PAS).
If Isa Samad wins, then the people power of Bagan Pinang backs Isa to be their representative and rejects Zulkefly of PAS.
I believe any spin by the alternative media and the Opposition of the election results will be a mockery of democracy and will be disrespectful of the people's power or Ketuanan Rakyat.
Click HERE for news on Bagan Pinang by election.
For a thorough up to date Bagan Pinang by election update, read A Voice's take - interesting on how PAS machinery started way earlier while BN is just settling down and why Zulkefly is a bad choice.
(Credits to TheStar for the picture)