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‘We are ready’! August 26, 2008

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Official Results:- pkr 31,195 bn 15,524,

Thank you Permatang Pauh!
‘We are ready’ – for Putrajaya!

(earlier)

As of 8.20 pm: pkr 31949 bn 14297. Haha

As of 8 pm: pkr 16,101 bn 6071. ๐Ÿ™‚

As of 7.30pm: pkr 12459 bn 4284

results as of 7pm: pkr 6115 bn 2209

‘V’ for Rakyat, ‘V’ for Anwar Ibrahim August 25, 2008

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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. (more…)

Comedic relief August 25, 2008

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Our DPM may well have a future as a standup comedian, post-politics.

โ€œI donโ€™t see why a public holiday is needed as the by-election is exclusively for the Permatang Pauh constituency. This (declaration) must have been a political decision,โ€ he said during a speech at a meet-the-people session in Mengkuang Titi, Penanti.

If the entire day was a holiday, he said, the state would face huge losses in terms of productivity. (More)

Which begs the question – why did the Gomen decide to hold it on a weekday then, if not to prevent outstation voters from returning, thus adding to BN’s political advantage?

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This was related to us by one of the reporters who was very tickled by an MCA minister with the same potential for comedic relief.

During a press conference, a few days ago, at its operations centre at Sama Gagah, reporters grilled this Minister over the Umno anti-Chinese, anti-Indian propaganda materials, including the now infamous ‘cabinet babi’.

The Minister feigned ignorance.

One of the reporters then waved a copy and asked why then was MCA distributing it, if he didn’t have any knowledge of its existence.

The Minister hit the roof. Accused the reporter of ‘planting’ it. So the reporters pointed to a corner of the centre, where a group of volunteers were busy clipping them in piles for distribution by MCA volunteers.

The Minister was then forced to apologise. Three times, apparently.

Haha.

Gomen angpow for Permatang Pauh August 24, 2008

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angpow

A beneficiary, who collected his ‘angpow’ this afternoon of RM 200.00 from MCA, was kind enough to drop the (empty) envelope at our operations room.

angpow

Yayasan Kebajikan Negara is supposed to be for those households earning RM 700 or less a month. But at Permatang Pauh, you only need to register and give your IC number.

So who is in charge of this Foundation?

Y.B. Dato’ Dr. Ng Yen Yen
Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat
Aras 3, Blok E, Kompleks Kerajaan Bukit Perdana,
Jalan Dato’ Onn,
50515 Kuala Lumpur.

Satu lagi projek penyelewengan Barisan Nasional