Are Malaysians returning to their senses? Isa Samad's victory is not anyone's call , unexpected, is the huge majority.
Isa polled 8013 votes giving him a thumping majority of 5435 votes, a landslide victory, setting back Pakatan Rakyat winning streak in the Peninsula.Indications showed that the Indians voted for the BN this time.It was purely Najib's efforts to bring the Indians back to the fold.Hope Samy Velu realised, it's him and MIC the problems, not the Indians or UMNO.
To say Isa's win will be UMNO's losses, the parlance of a few has-beens in the party, is like the classic Aesop's fable of 'The Fox and the Grapes'. I can't get it, so it must be sour.Even the good old Ku Li says better for UMNO to lose, just wanting to prove a point.
Don't be fooled that the oppositions didn't use money, maybe, not as much as the BN, but it's still money.
Where does Pakatan's war chest come from? Without spending money they wouldn't have seen the light of day.It was reported that Anwar has a huge war chest of RM3 billion.Surely, with that kind of money one can dabble in politics, it's worth the risk.
The government should consider, with certain limitations, legalising money politics for all political parties, maybe, modelled after the US or UK.
A pick from Malaysiakini, the sanctimonious ones:
'Umno has legitimised corruption'
'With the win in Bagan Piang, Umno has officially legitimised corruption as an acceptable credo amongst themselves. The smirks on their faces say it all. Woe betide our dear Malaysia.' Read more....