‘V’ for Rakyat, ‘V’ for Anwar Ibrahim August 25, 2008Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Malaysia, Politics.
Tags: Anwar Ibrahim, BN, Permatang Pauh, phantom voters
On the ballot paper for P44, Anwar Ibrahim is the second candidate.
For us, it symbolises ‘V’ – for victory – not just in terms of votes, but for victory of People’s Power.
Even before a single ballot has been cast, Pakatan Rakyat has won for its commitment to multiculturalism and justice.
The last ten days have seen the most racist and vilest campaign ever, launched by Barisan Nasional. I am too tired to upload photos of these publications. All that so-called reflection of BN after its devastating loss on 8th March was a whole lot of hot air. That so-called apology over the keris-waving of Umno Youth was as empty as Saiful’s ‘sumpah‘.
Since 8 March, BN has not changed. There is no repentance, no remorse. Instead, this time round, they issue even more blood-curdling calls for vengeance against the Chinese and Indians. We have been called ‘babi’ (pigs), ‘bangsa asing’ (foreigners), amongst other derogatory terms. Leaders of MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP – buat tak tau aje.
So this is the future that Barisan Nasional has in store for us.
Anwar could have played to the gallery. He could have left out the bits about his vision about a truly multicultural Malaysia when he spoke in the Malay villages. He could have said, “You guys first, the rest second’.
But he didn’t. He defended the right for all to coexist and work together for a better Malaysia. His courage to stand up for his vision humbles all of us.
Kita percaya Malaysia yang makmur, adil dan perkasa untuk umat Melayu, orang Cina, kaum India, Iban, Kadazan dan lain-lain. Ini membezakan di antara kita dengan Kerajaan Barisan Nasional yang diketuai UMNO. (Anwar Ibrahim)
Today, we wear our Parti KeADILan Rakyat badges with even more pride and hold our heads up high, come what may.
All intelligence data coming in shows Anwar Ibrahim will win tomorrow. The only thing that can stop this are BN’s 6000 postal and phantom voters.
By now, BN’s massive machinery would know how many outstation voters will not be returning and from its ‘cash-for-your-IC-details’ campaign drive. It has worked out the ‘winning’ formula for Arif Shah, who ran a lacklustre lonely campaign, yet was confident of a victory between 500-1000 as early as two days ago.
Which is why, if anyone out there – in KL, Selangor, Johor, Kelantan etc – knows of any outstation Permatang Pauh voters, please urge them change their minds and return to cast their ballots. If they have transport problems, please help them out.
If they don’t, someone else will be voting on their behalf for BN. And to please return to cast their votes as early as possible.
Their one vote makes a difference. Of giving 27 million people a real future against Barisan Nasional’s corrupt racist rule. One vote can give 27 million people a chance of a lifetime. That one vote can save Malaysia and put us back on track.
One vote to free us all. MERDEKA!
Please pray hard too.