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Now flags, posters, buntings cut March 4, 2008

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I’m really bored with BN’s boorish and samseng ways.

First they smashed down our tent at Damansara Damai.

On Monday, I found out that our posters and flags at Mutiara Damansara, the overhead bridge, along the highway enroute to Bandar Utama, and Damansara Perdana were cut or torn.

So much for ‘gentlewoman’s war’.

If you see them doing it (usually 4-5 am), please make a citizen’s arrest. I’m come to you with my staple gun.

Of ceramahs, errata, etc. February 29, 2008

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I’m speaking intermittently here and there, and usually the schedule won’t be confirmed til the morning of the ceramahs.

But on 6th March night, Sivarasa and I will be speaking at Bandar Utama. Details will be posted as soon as details are firmed.

In the meanwhile, come Sunday, we are launching our MOBILE KEADILAN at Centrepoint, Bandar Utama 0930 hours. This is all thanks to a fantastic team of supporters who walked in and offered their help this week.

We will then be roaming around the constituency and making speeches on the go :). Tentative schedule of my stops are as below:-

0930 Centrepoint (Launch)
1130 Sri Damansara 1-5
1230 Back to Centrepoint
1430 One Utama, Curve
1600 End

On the matter of the PACA written earlier, Madeleine clarified that the deadline was for PACA for postal votes. So, we still have time ’til this Wednesday for the deadline.

2100 Ceramah @ Damansara Damai

(GE12) Makkal Sakti @ Bukit Lanjan February 26, 2008

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The highlight of the Monday was a stroll with R. Sivarasa at Kayu Ara after Maghrib, where I experienced ‘Makkal Sakti’ up close and personal.

The response there was overwhelming, even more electrifying compared to the 1999 General Elections! Families came out of their homes to greet us, cheer us on and shake our hands. I remember boss Dr. Wan Azizah who once told me how her hand would be chaffed and blistered at the end of every election and by-election, and just a day after Nomination, I now know what she had meant. It feels great!!!

There are many more miles to cover tomorrow. There’s at least 7 hours of solid walking and door-to-door interaction. We don’t have the 3Ms (Money, Media and State Machinery) so it’ll be the old school ways until next Saturday, but it’s heaps nicer to meet residents and talk to them in person.

Anwar Ibrahim speaks at Subang Perdana around 9 pm.

(GE12) Nominations through February 24, 2008

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In the Subang (P107) constituency, all Opposition candidates got their nominations approved. 🙂 It’s all straight fights in the state seats (Kota Damansara, Paya Jeras and Bukit Lanjan) as well as the Parliament seat.

The morning was not without the usual Election Commission nonsense. At the freshly painted green gates of the multipurpose hall, MBPJ Bandar Utama, we were refused entry initially. Apparently, the candidates, proposers and seconders all had to have name tags with a photo for ID purposes (and not all of us were given that).

No photo, no tag, no entry,” claimed an EC guy.
Isn’t MyKad enough? Is it not an ID?” I shouted.
You’re denying our democratic right to file our papers????” exclaimed one of the nominators.

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(GE12) N.37 Bukit Lanjan (Selangor) February 24, 2008

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On Saturday afternoon, the official letter from KeADILan was issued.
Yes, I am a candidate 🙂
My opponent is the incumbent Datin Paduka Yong. This won’t be an easy battle.

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Running around, meeting residents and volunteers, public speaking (sometimes spontaneous), fundraising, filling up forms, getting freaked out by new overnight regulations, wanting to slap the Elections Commission (who can give 2 different answers to the same question), not having enough time to eat, missing my kitten, missing my boyfriend even more, having phones depleted in a matter of a couple of hours, car breaking down, receiving a call from my high school friend who’s gotten 20 lawyers to join KeADILan ….

And today’s just Nomination Day!

😀

Write to <bukitlanjan2008@gmail.com>.
See also HarapanMalaysia.com

(GE12) Change for the Future February 24, 2008

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Tian Chua in his electric closing speech (BM) at the launch of the Subang campaign on Friday, where the KeADIlan candidates were announced – Dr Nasir Hashim (DUN Kota Damansara),  R. Sivarasa (Parliament Subang) and me (DUN Bukit Lanjan).

(GE12) Subang voters – book this Friday night! February 21, 2008

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The KeADILan Subang Election Operations HQ will officially kick-off this Friday (22/2) night! 😀

Time – 9:00pm

Add: 9G Jalan Sepah Puteri 5/1B, PJU 5 (Section 5), Kota Damansara, 47810 PJ
(500 meters after Kota Damansara exit of NKVE Tol)

Speakers: Dr. Nasir Hashim, Elizabeth Wong, Tian Chua, R Sivarasa

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Volunteers needed!

If you are living in voting constituencies (state) of Paya Jeras, Kota Damansara and Bukit Lanjan, and have spare time, please come to help! You can be in the Operations offices, or leafleting, or talking to people.

We also need polling/counting agents – like 100 per state constituency!!! Come come! Don’t let those phantoms get past us!!!