Jumaat, 23 April 2010

PRK Hulu Selangor : Dr M says don’t trust Zaid the ‘frog’

Dr Mahathir was in top form at tonight’s ceramah. — Picture by Choo Choy May
By Clara Chooi
SERENDAH, April 22 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad called PKR candidate Datuk Zaid Ibrahim a “frog” tonight, saying Hulu Selangor voters should not trust anyone who might get drunk to represent them.
The former prime minister made a surprise appearance in Hulu Selangor tonight despite saying he would stay away and proceeded to campaign furiously for the Barisan Nasional (BN).
“Do not put your trust in this frog. What happens if he is drunk? Then how is he going to do his work?” he said, leaving the crowd that turned up in stitches.
Dr Mahathir was in top form tonight as he delivered blow after blow against Zaid and his Pakatan Rakyat (PR) comrades, saying that it was dangerous to trust “frogs” for one would never know where they would jump to next.
“He leapt into Umno and even made it to become a minister. Then he jumped into the PKR and then to Sabah and when he was promised a candidacy, he jumped back here.
“This frog truly has strong hind legs, I tell you. He is like superman, he can jump from here to the roof too,” he said of Zaid although the Kelantan-born politician was sacked from Umno in late 2008.
Dr Mahathir then continued hard on yet another attack used recently to discredit Zaid’s “Islamic-ness” by accusing the latter of telling an untruth when he said he did not indulge in racehorse gambling.
“He says he does not gamble but he merely owns racehorses.
“I have horses myself, I have about 30 horses of my own but this is different — this is a horse to ride, not to use in races,” he pointed out.
He accused Zaid of obtaining his riches during his tenure as a law minister and said that the former Umno man was like a “kacang lupakan kulit”.
“When he was with us, he was good with us, but now when he is not with us, he attacks us,” he said.
In his typical no-holds-barred style, Dr Mahathir then moved his criticism to his arch-enemy and former deputy in the government, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Dr Mahathir claimed that before joining Umno, Anwar had initially wanted to join the Islamist party PAS.
“But he realised that by joining PAS, he would not be able to get a ministerial post. So he joined Umno even though he did not like us,” he explained.
He also poked fun at Anwar and his “sexual preference”, which he said he was unable to accept.
“When he joined, it looks like a lot of things were happening... happening at ‘the back’.
“You want to bring me down in politics, it’s OK, but this, I cannot accept,” he said, referring to Anwar’s sodomy accusations.
He noted however that such “preference” could be accepted by the “orang putih” but not in Malaysia.
“To them (the foreigners), they like this type of things. Even their children are not spared.
“That’s why you see, they love Anwar Ibrahim... those Australian MPs who Anwar convinced to come here and protest against his sodomy trial, look at them — some even wore lipstick and earrings. No wonder they like Anwar,” he jibed.

PRK Hulu Selangor : Ketua, Setiausaha Pemuda PKR Kelantan Keluar Parti...! puak ni yg nak gagalkan Pakatan di Manek Urai.......

Mustapa Mohamed yang juga Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Umno menerima borang keahlian Umno daripada Wan Khairul Ihsan dan Muhammad Ezri Zainal Abidin (tengah) selepas sidang media berhubung keluar dari PKR dan menyertai Umno di Rumah Kelantan di Taman Adenium, Bukit Beruntung, di Hulu Selangor hari ini.

PRK Hulu Selangor : MIC tunduk kepada Umno?


HULU SELANGOR, 22 April — Ketika kempen pilihan raya kecil Hulu Selangor memasuki kempen hari keenam.Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin menafikan dakwaan pembangkang yang menyatakan MIC telah tunduk kepada Umno dalam pemilihan calon untuk bertanding di pilihan raya kecil kerusi Parlimen Hulu Selangor.
Timbalan Perdana Menteri berkata MIC, parti politik terbesar yang mewakili India di negara ini, adalah rakan Umno dalam Barisan Nasional (BN) dan soal sesebuah parti komponen tunduk kepada komponen lain tidak timbul langsung.
“Konsep berkongsi kuasa yang diamalkan BN telah bermula sekian lama di mana kita duduk bersama dan bincang.
“Semua parti komponen BN membantu mentadbir negara supaya semua kaum dapat menikmati kemajuan negara. Walaupun kawasan Hulu Selangor mempunyai majoriti pengundi Melayu, Umno tidak mengambil kerusi itu kerana kita sepakat dan tahu kerusi itu milik MIC.
“Pada awalnya, ada suara-suara daripada Umno yang ingin melihat parti itu bertanding kerusi ini tetapi saya dan PM setuju agar kerusi ini diberikan kepada MIC mengikut tradisi kita,” katanya di majlis ramah mesra bersama penduduk Taman Bukit Teratai di sini.
Turut hadir Presiden MIC Datuk S. Samy Vellu dan Menteri Sumber Manusia Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam.
Keputusan itu diambil kerana pucuk pimpinan negara ingin melihat seorang lagi berbangsa India dalam Parlimen, katanya.
“Kita pilih calon yang terbaik dan sebab itulah kita pilih P. Kamalanathan.
“Dalam beberapa hari ini, dia telah membuktikan yang dia layak menjadi wakil BN.
“Pengundi India di sini patut menyokong beliau tanpa was-was kerana saya yakin dia akan menjadi seorang ahli Parlimen yang baik,” kata beliau dipetik Bernama.
Kamalanathan akan ditentang Datuk Zaid Ibrahim daripada Parti Keadilan Rakyat.
Dakwaan pembangkang bahawa MIC telah tunduk kepada Umno dalam pemilihan calon BN bagi pilihan raya kecil itu timbul ekoran calon dicadangkan MIC,

Datuk G. Palanivel yang juga Timbalan Presiden MIC tidak dipilih, dan sebaliknya pucuk pimpinan BN memutuskan muka baru, Kamalanathan yang juga Ketua Penerangan MIC sebagai calon BN.
Muhyiddin berkata pembangkang kini gusar kerana calon BN adalah seorang yang berwibawa, berpelajaran dan boleh menyelesaikan masalah rakyat.
Katanya MIC mempunyai agenda tersendiri untuk membangunkan masyarakat India, tidak seperti pembangkang yang tidak langsung mempunyai sebarang pelan pembangunan bagi masyarakat itu.
“Pembangkang tahu cerita sahaja. Hal itu dan hal ini. Buat buat cerita... itu mereka pandai. Tapi semua tak betul. Di Malaysia parti pembangkang tiada modal lagi,” katanya.

PRK Hulu Selangor : What Indian Malaysian voters want

By Deborah Loh

INDIAN Malaysian voters are said to be the deal-breakers in the Hulu Selangor by-election, according to one view. They comprise 12,453 or 19.3% of the total 64,500 voters in this parliamentary seat.
In the 2008 general election, 51% of their votes went to the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate, Datuk G Palanivel from MIC. Palanivel lost by a razor-thin 198-majority to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)'s Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad. The question in this by-election is which way this 50-50 Indian Malaysian support will tip.
But the dynamics are different now. Palanivel, the MIC deputy president and a favourite among some of the grassroots, has been replaced by a younger candidate, P Kamalanathan. Kamalanathan is the party's information chief, and a public relations manager by profession. This factor alone is enough to cause indecisiveness among some voters.
There are several other factors, too, but the overriding ones are unmet promises of development and infrastructure, and Hulu Selangor's sluggish economy. However, the personal touch of a candidate and of his or her party workers among voters, are also just as influential. As some voters reveal, the late MP Zainal Abidin, who was ill throughout, still served the constituency through proxies.
The Nut Graph chats with a few Indian Malaysian voters in an attempt to understand what influences them. These conversations, partly conducted in English and partly translated from Bahasa Malaysia, are by no means representative of the community. But they offer a glimpse into what matters most to these Indian Malaysian voters during an election, and their perceptions of the campaign.
Some unscientific observations must be stated first off: Anger against MIC and its president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu appears higher among estate dwellers than semi-urban residents. Some voters appear torn between affection for a candidate and unhappiness with the candidate's party. And the theory that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has wooed Indian Malaysians without the MIC does hold water with some voters.

Who: Sanasaya Jogulu, 56, bus driver, father
Who: Vanitha Sanasaya, 24, teacher, daughter
Where:
Their home in Taman Bukit Teratai, Sungai Choh, Batang Kali
Date: 21 April 2010 
The Taman Bukit Teratai housing estate
TNG: What do you think of the two parties contesting?
Sanasaya: The older people are more with BN. The younger ones with Pakatan [Rakyat]. In this housing estate, there are about 300 families. It is half for BN and half for PKR. I think this will be hard to change.
Why?
Because of history. The older people are traditional and loyal to BN.
What is the difference to you between Palanivel and Kamalanathan?
I prefer Palanivel. Kamalanathan is young and new to us. He's only come to this area once so far [during the campaign]. But three weeks ago, the Human Resource Minister [Datuk S Subramaniam] came here to tell us about [how we can find] new jobs and about EPF (Employees Provident Fund).
What do you know about the PKR candidate, (Datuk) Zaid Ibrahim?
I don't know him. He's never been here. I've read about him in the newspaper but I don't have an opinion. People say he is campaigning more in the Malay [Malaysian] areas so I think that's why he hasn't come here yet.
Is the candidate or his [or her] party more important to you?
The party. My heart is with BN and MIC.
What do you think about Samy Vellu? He has been MIC president for a long time.
It is time to let others have a chance. He has been there for a long time.
What do you think about the prime minister, Najib?
He's good. (Gives thumbs-up sign)
Why?
He freed the Hindraf people from prison. And he has come here to this area. The prime minister before him never did.
What has happened here since they announced the by-election?
The 'killer junction' with new traffic lights installed recently
We have a new traffic light. That junction where you turned in to come here? That is a killer junction. Many people died from accidents there. We have been asking for a traffic light for a long time but only last week they installed it.
Who?
BN.
Do you like that? That the things you want are given to you when it's time for an election?
(Daughter Vanitha interjects)

Vanitha: Some people think it is good that PKR is in charge [of the state] so BN is forced to provide the solutions during the by-election. But people also think it is negative that BN only gives priority to people's wishes when it is election time. It makes people go [to the opposition].
(To Vanitha) What about you, what do you think of the candidates from both sides?
I have to vote BN because I am a teacher. People say they can know [how you voted] because there is a serial number [on the ballot]. Anyway, I feel free to vote for BN because I studied in a government school and went to a government university.
The government has provided enough facilities, overall. But if you look at specific areas, like here, we are not very well equipped. Until it is election time. This should change.
Are you interested in national issues, like abolishing the Internal Security Act? You are going to vote for a new Member of Parliament, so what kind of issues are you interested in?
I watch the news but I am more interested in economic and education opportunities. Whatever is related to my work as a teacher.
(To Sanasaya) What do you think of our democracy, do you want more freedom?
Sanasaya: We are already democratic. We are less controlled than Singapore, aren't we? We can voice our opinions but it must be within limits.

Who: Two Indian Malaysian men who agreed to be photographed but declined to be named
Where: By the roadside leading to Taman Bukit Teratai, Sungai Choh, Batang Kali
Date: 21 April 2010

The two friends chatting by the road. Behind them is the Tamil school which was given
funds by both BN and PR for the by-election
TNG: Are you voters here?
Both: Yes
Have you met either candidate?
White shirted man: No chance yet.
What do you think of the MIC candidate?
I wanted Palanivel. In 2008, I voted for him. Now, I have to see first.
Was Palanivel a good MP?
Yes, he came here often. He is good, but the local MIC leaders in this taman are not good. They only help their family members and relatives. They are all one gang. If you're not in their gang, they don't help you.
But you still like the MIC party? Even though it is a different candidate now?
(Yellow shirted man interjects)

Yellow shirted man: Now we have to see first, la. Both sides also didn't do much. Not until now, when it is election time. That school (points to school behind them), both BN and PKR gave money for repairs because of this by-election.
What do you think of the Selangor government under Pakatan for the last two years?
They are OK. Selangor executive councilor Dr Xavier Jayakumar  gave us land nearby for Hindu and Muslim cemeteries. That never happened under BN.
Did you buy Maika shares last time?
White shirted man: Yes. All gone. Still haven't got anything.
So even though you lost money, you still voted for MIC in 2008?
Ya, because I like Palanivel.
What do you think about Zaid Ibrahim from PKR?
I want to meet him first.
What do you think of the prime minister, Najib and his policies, like 1Malaysia?
White shirted man: You tell me what is that. What is that?
(Yellow shirt man interjects)
Yellow shirted man: Whatever it is, don't make this place like Ijok [after the by-election]. During the by-election, the BN gave this and that, there were so many infrastructure projects. Now, it's a forgotten town again. I have relatives there and that's what they tell me.

Who: Amarawati Desangu, 43, rubber tapper and single mum of five children
Where: Ladang Sungai Jernih, Kerling, after a campaign stop by PKR candidate Zaid
Date: 18 April 2010
amarawati
Amarawati
TNG: Did you know Zaid Ibrahim before this?
Amarawati Desangu: Just from television.
So what do you think of him after his visit here?
Keadilan has helped us a lot here. When our houses flooded in January this year after a storm, they gave us food, clothes and school things for the children. BN never came.
The previous Keadilan MP was sick and people say he didn't do much.
But he sent his people from Keadilan to help.
Have you ever seen Palanivel here while he was MP for four terms?
No. I heard he goes to Kuala Kubu Baru but he didn't come to this estate.
What do you think of Samy Vellu?
I only see him on television. He talks about fixing this and that but nothing happens here.

Estate workers waiting for Zaid
How long has Keadilan been active in this estate?
More after 2008.
Who did you vote for in 2008?
Keadilan.
How much do you earn a month?
RM300

Who: Chennaih Karpiah, 53, rubber tapper and PKR Ladang Sungai Jernih branch chief
Where: Ladang Sungai Jernih, Kerling, after a campaign stop by PKR candidate Zaid
Date: 18 April 2010

Chennaih (left, in yellow shirt), with Zaid at a meet-the-people session on the estate
TNG: When did PKR start a branch here?
Chennaih Karpiah: After the elections in 2008.
So how did you know about them in the 2008 election?
It was because of Hindraf, we heard about the gathering in Kuala Lumpur in 2007.
How did you find your former MP PKR Zainal Abidin who was very sick?
He sent his people to work with us. PAS has also come to help. They gave us RM2,500 to help repair our temple (points). PKR has also helped us get new houses here, on the condition that we work.
People say Palanivel was very popular also.
The estate temple, repaired with the help of a PAS donation
He only visits the towns. He doesn't come to the estates. In 2007, he said he didn't need the Indian [Malaysian] voters. He said he could count more on the Malay and Chinese [Malaysian] votes.
Would you like MIC better if Samy Vellu wasn't the president?
Even if Samy is out and Palanivel takes over, it will be his cronies who rise. The people still won't get anything. I am still waiting for my Maika shares. I bought RM5,000 worth 25 years ago. Till today, there is nothing.

PRK Hulu Selangor : Budaya Gila

Undi Pos Bermula

oleh : kerajaan rakyat

Pengundian pos selama dua hari untuk pilihan raya kecil bagi kerusi Parlimen Hulu Selangor mula dijalankan hari ini di tiga tempat pengundian pos yang telah ditetapkan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya.

Pengarah SPR Selangor Dzulkifli Ab Rahman berkata anggota tentera mengundi di Kem Semboyan Kuala Kubu Baru manakala anggota polis mengundi di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Kuala Kubu Baharu dan Maktab Latihan Polis Kuala Kubu Baharu di sini.

Proses pengundian ialah dari 8 pagi hingga 5 petang ini.

Terdapat sejumlah 799 undi pos, dengan 170 daripadanya adalah anggota tentera manakala selebihnya merupakan anggota polis.
Inilah wajah-wajah agen Yahudi yang bernaung di bawah Umno dan Barisan Nasional. Makcik yang terlompong mulut tu, sudah gila meroyan. Betina yang rambut merebang tu, sedang menjual *censored*nya.

Pilihan raya kecil itu melibatkan pertandingan satu lawan satu antara calon Barisan Nasional P. Kamalanathan dan calon Parti Keadilan Rakyat Datuk Zaid Ibrahim

PRK Hulu Selangor : Dengar Bagaimana Mahathir Belasah Anwar Di Hulu Selangor

MENURUT bilik Gerakan BN Dr Mahathir Mohamad akan ikut sama berkempen di Hulu Selangor. Apakah kesediaan Mahathir itu keputusan parti ataupun ia adalah keputusan diri Mahathir sendiri. Disebabkan kerana tidak boleh tidur kerana telinga ternigan-ngian bunyi pembesar suara dan tepukan maka beliau meminta untuk turun?

Ataupun BN yang memanggilnya. Merasakan beliau perlu turun. Apakah BN sudah merasai tekanan kini dan kemunculan pertama kali Najib Razak malam semalam tidak berapa menyengat. Pemanggilan Mahathir menunjukkan BN sudah kehabisan tenaga. Atau tenaga yang ada tidak berkesan.

Apakah BN sudah fikir implikasi dengan turunnya Mahathir itu. Pilihan raya Permatang Pauh, Kuala Terengganu, Mahathir tidak turun. Beliau hanya turut pilihan raya Bukit Gantang. Ceramah merapu Mahathir menghentam Anwar disiar secara langsung. Ternyata kehadirian Mahathir tidak berjaya menganjakkan keputusan pengundi. Kekalahan di Permatang Pauh, Bukit Gantang menjelaskan kedatangan Mahathir ditolak.

Mungkin orang tua menerima Mahathiur kerana mereka ingin bernostalgia. Tetapi dari kalangan anak-anak muda, pegawai kerajaan muda tidak merasai apa-apa istimewa dari Mahathir. Apa lagi kalau ceramahnya juga merapu-rapu seperti Muhyiddin Yassin.

Sambutan kehadirian Mahathir di Bukit Gantang tempih hari dilaporkan bukan main hebat. Bila peti undi dibuka calon BN kalah.

Apakah kwong (kenan) di Bukit Gantang itu sudah hilang? Maka BN memanggil Mahathir? Atau Mahathir sendiri yang mintanya?

Saya nampak tenaga tersisa Mahathir itu diperlukan kerana mungkin kerana BN merasakan kedudukannya kini tidak berapa selesa. Laporan dari risikan BN termasuk pihak polis dikatakan tidak begitu menyenangkan.

Kalau BN sudah okey, untuk apa dia menyusahkan Dr Mahathir. Ataupun pengusungan Mahathir itu kerana Pakatan Rakyat akan usung Nik Aziz malam esok? Mahathir dibawa semata-mata untuk membelasah Nik Aziz?

Sudah tentu malam ini (kalau jadi) Mahathir akan ditugaskan menjadi tetuang untuk menghentam Anwar dan memuji Najib Razak. Saya tidak fikir Mahathir akan mengkritik Zaid Ibrahim. Sebagai seorang yang berprinsip, Mahathir akan kekok untuk mengkritik Zaid. Anwar akan dibelasah habis-habisan kerana dendamnya kepada bekas TPM itu tidak pernah terpadam seperti tidak pernah matinya api di rumah ibadat orang Majusi, (kecuali sekali).

Kita dengar dulu apa yang Mahathir akan perkatakan malam ini dan kita ulas esok dan kaji kesannya.
MSO

PRK Hulu Selangor : MUHYIDDIN TERPAKSA SEJUKAN MIC

Muhyiddin Yassin hari ini menafikan dakwaan pembangkang yang menyatakan MIC telah tunduk kepada Umno dalam pemilihan calon untuk bertanding pada PRK Parlimen Hulu Selangor.

TPM berkata, MIC sebagai parti politik terbesar yang mewakili India di negara ini, adalah rakan Umno dalam BN dan soal sesebuah parti komponen tunduk kepada komponen lain tidak timbul langsung.



"Konsep berkongsi kuasa yang diamalkan BN telah bermula sekian lama di mana kita duduk bersama dan bincang. Semua parti komponen BN membantu mentadbir negara supaya semua kaum dapat menikmati kemajuan negara.


"Walaupun kawasan Hulu Selangor mempunyai majoriti pengundi Melayu, Umno tidak mengambil kerusi itu kerana kita sepakat dan tahu kerusi itu milik MIC.



"Pada awalnya, ada suara-suara daripada Umno yang ingin melihat parti itu bertanding kerusi ini tetapi saya dan PM setuju agar kerusi ini diberikan kepada MIC mengikut tradisi kita," katanya lagi.



Turut hadir, Presiden MIC, Datuk S Samy Vellu, dan Menteri Sumber Manusia, Datuk Dr S Subramaniam.
Muhyiddin berkata, keputusan mencalonkan wakil MIC diambil kerana pucuk pimpinan negara ingin melihat seorang lagi berbangsa India dalam Parlimen.


"Kita pilih calon yang terbaik dan sebab itulah kita pilih Kamalanathan. Dalam beberapa hari ini, dia telah membuktikan yang dia layak menjadi wakil BN.

PRK Hulu Selangor : Jadual Program Calon 23-4-2010 - Jumaat

Jumaat, 23/4/2010
6 am: Masjid Al-Hidayah, Kampung Kerandang
Program: Solat Subuh

7 am: Kampung Kerandang, DUN Hulu Bernam
Program: Sarapan/Mesra Pengundi
Pemimpin: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim
Hubungi: Mustafa 012-3226596

8 am: Kalumpang, DUN Hulu Bernam
Program: Program Masyarakat Rawa
Pemimpin: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim
Hubungi: Mej (B) Abdullah Zawawi 017-3933046

11 am: Bandar Utama Batang Kali
Program: Walkabout Rumah Kedai/Makan Tengahari
Pemimpin: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim
Hubungi: Romizee 016-6551480

1 pm: Masjid Bandar Utama Batang Kali
Program: Solat Jumaat/Mesra Jemaah
Hubungi: Romizee 016-6551480

4 pm: Bandar Kalumpang
Program: Minum Teh, Walkabout
Pemimpin: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim
Hubungi: Darus Baharudin 012-3141356

7 pm: Masjid Kampung Rasa
Program: Solat Maghrib
Pemimpin: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Hubungi: Anaf 019-2146363

8 pm: Sungai Tengi, DUN Hulu Bernam
Program: Ceramah Perdana
Pemimpin: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim

8 pm: Kampung Sungai Buaya, DUN Batang Kali
Program: Ceramah Perdana
Pemimpin: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim

8.30 pm: Gelanggang Bola Keranjang, Pekan Rasa
Program: Makan Malam Cina
Pemimpin: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Hubungi: Segaran 016-2188745

9 pm:
Program: Ceramah
Pemimpin: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Hubungi: Firdaus 013-2112316

10 pm: Stadium Kuala Kubu Baru
Program: Pentas Srikandi & AMK – Malam Tangisan Gaza
Pemimpin: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim
Hubungi: Aishah 019-4570460

11 pm:
Program: Ceramah
Pemimpin: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim
Hubungi: Ragunathan 012-5408119

11.30 pm:
Program: Ceramah
Pemimpin: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim
Hubungi: Arif 019-3414083