Friday, January 16, 2009

Kuala Terengganu:UMNO/BN Has The Edge ?

Hantu Laut

The large turnout of Chinese at PAS/Pakatan's ceramahs might have driven away substantial number of Malay voters to UMNO.

The Malay voters in KT (Kuala Terengganu) are worried that a win for PAS would strenghten the position of the Chinese and Indians in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.If the Chinese give their votes to PAS, they are actually not voting PAS, they are voting to strengthen the DAP and PKR, where most of elected representatives are Chinese and Indians.There is also the issue of hudud law which PAS wanted to implement for the whole nation should Pakatan takes over the Federal government.Karpal Singh of DAP had sent a clear message to PAS that the DAP would leave the Pakatan coalition if PAS insisted on introducing hudud law.

Communal politics is still very much alive in the country.Anwar Ibrahim who accused the BN government of fanning racial sentiments have the same kind of coalition, based on racial grouping.Bridging the racial gap in Pakatan would be even harder than the BN, not only on ethnic ground but on the question of religion.

PAS, a political party based on Islamic values and principles have refused to discard the image just to fit into DAP's hard-nosed secularism.The Chinese-based DAP refused to accept Malaysia being called an Islamic nation saying it is against the Constitution and insisted it is a secular nation and has no place for hudud law.

This marriage of convenience is standing on very shaky ground and can fall apart any time.PAS and DAP certainly make strange bedfellows, DAP is only interested in political power while PAS wanted both, political power and the glory of Islam.

It would be a long and winding road for Pakatan Rakyat if it ever were to reach Putrajaya.

Below is an interesting conspiracy to cheat put forth by Raja Petra.

"First of all, Umno is paying up to RM1,000 per vote. And this is how the system works.

A voter goes into the polling station to collect his/her ballot paper. He/she then puts it in his/her pocket. He/she drops a dummy ballot paper into the ballot box. He/she comes out and ‘sells’ the ballot paper to an Umno goon waiting outside. He/she goes home RM1,000 the richer.

The blank ballot paper is marked Barisan Nasional. It is then given to the next voter. He/she collects his/her ballot paper and puts it in his/her pocket. He/she drops the already marked ballot paper into the ballot box. He/she comes out and hands over the blank ballot paper to the Umno goon waiting outside in exchange for RM1,000.

The process is repeated thousands of times all over Kuala Terengganu at the 38 polling stations.

Another method would be: the voter goes into the polling station with his/her hand phone. He/she marks the ballot paper in the Barisan Nasional box and photographs it with his/her hand phone. He/she then drops the ballot paper into the ballot box. He/she comes out and shows the photo in the hand phone to an Umno goon and receives RM1,000.

All this is of course further to the ‘phantom voters’ who will be voting tomorrow. One man closely related to the Agong showed me the electoral roll where four unknown Chinese voters were registered at his house address. He does not know who these four Chinese are and how they got registered at his house address. How many thousands more are ‘registered voters’ in this manner is yet to be known because not all house owners check the electoral role to look for strangers registered at their address. But expect the figure to run into the thousands. And also expect all these strangers to come out to vote tomorrow".

Read the full story here.

Like many conspiracy theories, some are just that, a theory or a figment of someone's imagination.

Political analyst Ong Kiam Ming wrote in Malaysiakini that the opposition PAS might win with a majority of 3,300 votes.This might be true two weeks ago.The situation has changed since then and the BN have managed to close the gap and is now running neck to neck with PAS.

If the Chinese throw their full weight behind PAS candidate than there is a likelihood that the Malay voters might switch over to voting the UMNO candidate.If they don't, it will still be a close fight.

Look likes UMNO/BN has the edge.

14 comments:

MikeLing said...

Hantu has spoken. Let BN have this seat. Enough of BN bashing.
I'm not a BN supporter but I hope BN will win this seat. This win will allow everybody an opportunity to focus on how to overcome the economic tsunami.

Anonymous said...

The only way to stop future genocide is to fight back our way. The cowards use drones and missiles. No suicide bombs. Use snipers and hitmans. Pay them to kill their ambassadors and their families, their company ceos and their families. They kill our children. List down the numbers they have kill and we try to reach that number. An eye to an eye. Hit them anywhere in this world, from Brazil to Mongolia.
Distribute this comment to as many people as possible all over the world.

SM said...

HL,

Sorry but I think your analysis here is based on the fact that you seriously dislike DSAI & you do seem to usually come out for the BN (UMNO). I guess that's ok. After all my dislike for the BN & all that it stands for...i.e. Racism, Corruption & every other possible evil; comes out everytime I speak of the BN.
We will see tomorrow I guess.

Anonymous said...

Yeah tomorrow UMNO/BN will prevail.Even though PAS/PR want to see UMNO wipe out in KT by-election. That will not happen. Because the voters of KT can judge for themselve the kind of progress UMNO/BN had brought to the people. That is the political reality.
Because the truth is UMNO/BN had delivered when it promises something. Where as PR make cheap promises and give false hope which never materialise.

Hantu Laut said...

SM,
I have nothing against PR, it is just my analysis of the situation based on certain facts I know.I could be wrong but I believe that is what one should do, not afraid to speak our mind even if it is against popular opinion.

You probably have noticed how our economists conduct themselves.They only speak out after other foreign economists have made the analysis and just agree with them.What's the point of going to school and spent years getting a degree and have no balls to make your own work.

SM said...

HL,

I guess you know by now what I will say...i.e. that's BN's education for you!
Anonymous,
I guess whatever crap the BN feeds to idiots like you (e.g. we are not in a Recession, despite the whole world facing an Economic disaster); you will eat it & say it's delicious.
Mike Ling,
Don't forget as far as UMNO is concerned, you are a "Pendatang" (even though your ancestors may have come to Malaysia generations ago, but "real" Pendatangs like Khir Toyo whose parents came from Indonesia are still considered as Bumis!).

Edi神 said...

I think BN might pull this off as well....

so much money has been spend for KT ELECTION!

Anonymous said...

SM.
Woow..so much hostility,anger and not to mention prejudice towards UMNO/BN. You must have heard alot of garbage about UMNO from Anuar (PKR).Let me remind you, Anuar was an ex-UMNO and he still possess UMNO style of leadership.Dont you see UMNO is in Anuar's politic.Be careful when you hate UMNNO because you may hate Anuar someday.He had enjoyed all the privileges when he was in the government before he was kicked out from UMNO.What a sour grape nerd.Why now did he says ugly things about UMNO when he benefits so much from UMNO for himself, his famalies and cronies including you.You better take history class again and get your facts correct on races and politics in Malaysia. Jangan jadi bodoh sombong tau!

SM said...

Anonymous,

Alright, I apologize.
You would be hostile too if you were considered as a 2nd Class Citizen in your own country!
We can argue until the proverbilal "cows come home" & it will go on.
It's not that us "Pendatang" & 2nd Class Malaysian Citizens love DSAI so much. It's the fact that he "represents" opposition to the Corrupted, Crooked & Racist UMNO / BN.
Remember that some of our past Great Leaders like our beloved Tunku & Datuk Onn Jafar were EX-UMNO members when they died.

SM said...

HL,

KT today...next step...the Sarawak State Elections!
Don't dismiss PR yet Bro!

Anonymous said...

PAS’ Wahid wins KT seat (Updated)

KUALA TERENGGANU: PAS candidate Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut has been declared the winner of the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat by-election by the Election Commission.

Wahid polled 32,883 votes to Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh who garnered 30,252 votes for a majority 2,631 win

Independent candidate Azharuddin Mamat received 193 votes while there were 665 spoilt votes.

A total of 63,993 of the 80,229 voters cast their votes in the by-election.

With the victory, the Opposition now has 82 seats in Parliament. Barisan has 137 seats and the remaining three seats are held by independent

kittykat46 said...

Looks like the Buy-Election campaign has failed.

KT folks took the money but didn't deliver the goods....

Anonymous said...

You seem to behave like an envelope journalist here. Reading Bernama and the Malaysian Insider and coming to this conclusion points to something. Don't repeat it again for your own sake. Not that I care about you doing it but it will only damage your "analysis". You may like BN winning and dislike PR or its leaders, but the people, or the majority therefore have decided otherwise and continue to do so.

Hantu Laut said...

Anonymous,
I think you should go and fly kite in Terengganu.

For your info I don't read Bernama.Yes, I do read Malaysian Insider from time to time because they write news and analysis better than bigot like you who can't tolerate differences in opinion.

Next time, be a man,give yourself a name,so I can identify which moron are you.

Go back to school, boy!