Wednesday, January 7, 2009

KT Nomination Day Highlights

Three candidates were confirmed by the EC to be contesting in the upcoming by-election to be held next Saturday.

The Star reported that there were 30000 BN supporters with 15000 PR supporters. However, the turnover is a lie. The actual ground reports revealed that the number of PR supporters outnumber the BN supporters at least 5 to 1. The turnover for BN is roughly 4000 to 6000 voters, as quoted by an UMNO insider.

Most of the 4000 to 6000 BN supporters are from PEKIDA and PEWARIS, the factions that are part of the pro-ISA march end of November last year.

The EC commission has refuted that heavy presence of police indicate that there will be incoming of phantom voters. However, I have been informed that the number of phantom voters could be at 6000 and those phantom voters could be the police themselves.

According to Malaysiakini, the PAS and PR team will have to convince the 12 percent of non-Muslim voters that they do not just represent their interest but their welfare. MCA, Gerakan and non-UMNO BN component parties have been telling them of and playing the racial issues of with promises of BN protecting their interests there.

This example picture taken on that day by my friend Haris shows of racial harmony and respect of PAS to their non-Malay friends. The highlight is during the 1999-2004 period when PAS run the state. And I was told that the Malays are astonished to hear the Terengganu non-Malay friends speaking very good Malay as par as their standard, even their slangs as well.

Chances are PAS supporters will find Wan Farid as unforgivable as he was involved in shady things such as RM 6 billion wang ehsan in 8 years, his brother amassing commission from Monsoon Cup, and the worst of all, they believed that he was responsible for starting the Batu Burok incident two hours prior.

Many picked Wahid to win the election as he is a low-profile candidate and clean, whereas Wan Farid is noted for many incidents and scandals there as well. Najib said today that if Wan Farid wins, he would be reappointed as the Deputy Home Minister, which some groups believed, including Mat Sabu that he was responsible for ordering the police to clamp down on any elements or campaigns that is non-aligned to BN.

Meanwhile, the EC started two teams to cover the campaigning period. Quote:

EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said each team would have an EC officer, a police officer, a local authority representative and representatives of the contesting candidates.

He said the teams are empowered to act if candidates or their agents were found to have violated the Election Offences Act 1954 and code of conduct for campaigning like resorting to personal attacks, touching on sensitive issues involving race, religion or royalty or defacing or stringing up campaign posters in prohibited places.

There's something not right here really.

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