Barisan Nasional made the decision to field Tan Sri Isa Samad, a former Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan, as candidate for Bagan Pinang State Seat.
Though Tan Sri Isa Samad was said to be involved in money politics, one blogger have released a series of articles to refute the turn of events related to Tan Sri Isa Samad during Pak Lah's tenure as Prime Minister.
1. Konspirasi terhadap Isa Samad : Prequel
2. Konspirasi terhadap Isa Samad : Sandiwara Lembaga Disiplin
3. Konspirasi terhadap Isa Samad : Pilihan Raya 2004
4. Konspirasi terhadap Isa Samad : Di Sebalik Tabir (Akhir)
To see why Tun Dr Mahathir did not agree with the choice of Tan Sri Isa Samad as the candidate for Bagan Pinang, just see an example of the headlines - Is Isa Samad the best BN can give voters ? (Malaysiakini).
What more to say other pro Pakatan blogs ?
One tend to forget that the well supported "Prime Minister in waiting" Anwar Ibrahim was also convicted of corruption and abuse of power charges.
I used to point this out a lot to my friends and relatives but the argument of the people are always the same - Anwar Ibrahim has changed.
So why not for Tan Sri Isa Samad ? Can he not be a revived and a new person after getting disciplined for breaching Party election rules ?
Money politics is a very wide net and the definition is hard to be outlined. Sometimes it is used for political assassination.
It is indeed a highly controversial term and it was even used in the recent PAS leadership struggle when the former Dewan Ulama Chief claimed that some candidates were giving out gifts and dinner to members.
Whatever it is, Barisan Nasional has decided and Tan Sri Isa Samad is the choice.
It is the people's power in Bagan Pinang that decides. Others can say all the want but the direct stake holders are the rakyat of Bagan Pinang.
If he wins in the Election and he is the people's choice, will the rest of the non Bagan Pinang folks come out to congratulate Isa and respect the decision of the rakyat ?
Or are the supporters and leaders of the Opposition a bunch of hypocrites ?
(Credits to TMI and Apanama2020 for the photos)