Election fever intensifies as it is now less than a week left to GE13
Election fever would be in the highest ever momentum by this week as the voting for Malaysia 13th General Election would take place by this Sunday, 5th May 2013. This is believed to be the most anticipated election for the country as it would be a very narrow fight between the ruling coalition (BN) and opposition pact (PR). Ever since BN won the previous election in 2008 with a slight majority while losing out five states (later four) and two-third majority, the opposition pact had been growing steadily. And that has become a serious challenge to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, the Prime Minister. Hence, it will be a neck-to-neck fight this time.
Banners and flags had all been placed in any place possible, particularly along roads to schools in each areas where polling would be held as the last call or advertising to Malaysians before they arrived into respective school compound to cast their vote on the ballot paper. Malaysians in oversea had also been given opportunity for postal voting yesterday. And today, there had been numerous complaints informed (definitely this is not going to be reported in local medias) that several ballot papers contained unwanted dirty marks over on BN’s box in the ballot paper. Oh…is that considered a free and fair election? Those ballot papers can be easily manipulated to be in favour to the current ruling coalition. That’s cheating! And it should be stopped once and for all!
Well, if BN heard of this issue, then they would just say that it’s rumour and it’s not true. Very much predictable response from them. This is frustrating and it’s an obvious sign that our election is still not free, fair and clean as demanded by Bersih group which had held quite a number of protests and demonstrations in previous years. Then, I heard from many others that most of BN votes came from people who worked under government like teachers, authority bodies, and governmental organizations. A reminder please; you shouldn’t be afraid of your government, as you can freely choose based on your thoughts without any worry of losing your job. If it’s true that you will lose your job once you have voted for the opposition, then it’s evidence that this government can no longer be needed. It’s a dirty one.
Most of BN votes also came from people in villages, mostly from elderly people. To be honest, this group of people are very much satisfied over little things or allowance given to them (like RM500 from BR1M, etc) and are shallow-minded. They prefer to continue the current lifestyle without realizing the need to change the current government. I couldn’t say their thinking is wrong, but they should really think of their future generation and choose wisely. Many votes to BN also came from family members, relatives and close friends to the political parties under BN; UMNO, MCA and MIC. This is very much expected. But please don’t get influenced by the ‘linked’ relationship. Think wisely and individually to make your own stand. Many BN votes also came from foreigners whom got their IC free from the government which made them eligible to vote. And I mean, they are a LOT in numbers. Wait…they are not qualified to vote to decide the future of Malaysia!
But my emphasis here would be that most BN votes also come from the ‘phantom voters’. These reports had been found so far; a same person carrying several identities allowed to vote, and all the votes coincidentally goes to the same party (you know which). Then, another one involving people who have died could still vote with their names not removed in Election Commission. Then, comes another one of a same person’s name duplicated into several more as a trick to repeat the votes in favour of a similar party (you know which too). And as usual, the commission denied all that. It’s all only rumours. Ahhh…For me, I think it’s partly reality and partly fake. So, I open this up for you to think and see.
Hmm…since this is the last week before the general election, I would be updating my blog here frequently with majority of the posts touching on this very much anticipated event in the history of Malaysia. My next post is very much expected to be about GE13 also!