Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Bantuan" dah mula turun di dua bukit

Seperti yang umum ketahui, apabila ada pilihan raya kecil maka turunlah "bantuan demi bantuan" oleh kerajaan yang prihatin dan bertanggungjawab kepada rakyat jelata. Ia adalah sandiwara politik.

Bakal Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, semasa mengumum nama calon UMNO/BN di Bukit Gantang telah berjanji bahawa, tidak seperti biasa, kerajaan tidak akan melaksanakan pembangunan "mi segera".

Kepada Najib, yang belum mengangkat sumpah sebagai PM, saya ingin bertanya bagaimana pula dengan "bantuan mi sejuk beku?" Bantuan yang diberikan semasa kempen pilihan raya kecil tidak ubah seperti makanan sejuk beku yang boleh diguna (masak/goreng) untuk dimakan kemudian.

Menteri Pembangunan Usahawan dan Koperasi, Datuk Noh Omar adalah antara menteri yang awal-awal memberi "bantuan" di Bukit Gantang. "Bantuan Modal Perniagaan TEKUN" telah disampaikan oleh beliau kepada segelintir "pemohon" yang layak.

Kenapa sekarang baru nak bagi? Kenapa tunggu pilihan raya kecil baru nak turun padang dan beri bantuan? Bukankah ini satu sandiwara politik?

Noh turun ke Bukit Gantang atas urusan rasmi kementerian tetapi ucapannya termasuk semasa mengadakan sidang media, dia cakap pasal pilihan raya kecil itu. Dia hentam "pembangkang" habis-habisan. Apa kena mengena dengan pilihan raya kecil mahupun TEKUN?

Seperti menteri-menteri lain, Noh bijak menggunakan "majlis rasmi" untuk berkempen kerana dengan berbuat demikian, tuntutan boleh dikemukakan kerana menjalankan tugas rasmi, bukan tugas politik. Jika tugas politik, tiada sebarang tuntutan seperti perjalanan, penginapan dan saraan hidup boleh dibuat. Bukankah ini bijak namanya?

Di Bukit Selambau lagi hebat. Ketua Putri UMNO Rosnah Abdul Rashid Sirlin turun padang dan pada satu upacara, dia menyampaikan bantuan atau sumbangan daripada Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM) kepada penduduk. Hebat.

Kita akan melihat dan menonton di tv lebih banyak "bantuan, sumbangan dan sikap keprihatinan" pemimpin ke atas rakyat di Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang dan tidak ketinggalan Batang Ai di Sarawak.

Satu perkara yang menarik perhatian ialah UMNO/BN mengulangi kesilapan apabila menurunkan Ezam Mohamad Nor untuk berkempen. Saya pernah katakan dia bukan aset tetapi liabiliti seperti yang terbukti di Permatang Pauh dan Kuala Terengganu.

Nampaknya UMNO masih melihat Ezam sebagai "senjata sulit" untuk meraih kemenangan walupun dah dua kali rebah.

Di Bukit Gantang Menteri Pertanian Mustapa Mohamed hadir untuk merasmikan Bulan Veterinar Peringkat Negeri Perak. Kenapa sekarang dan kenapa di Bukit Gantang?

Di Bukit Selambau Menteri Pelajaran Hishammudin Hussein serah cek bernilai RM210,000 kepada Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Ladang Sungai Getah. Kenapa sekarang dan kenapa di Bukit Selambau?

10 comments:

tajudin said...

saya setuju dengan ulasan tuan ini.

Assadique said...

Salam Tuan Syed,

Ada khabar mengatakan krisis politik atau lebih tepat rampasan kuasa di Perak didalangi oleh Pengerusi Bernama.
Pendapat diperkuatkan melalui hubungan Pengerusi Bernama dengan keluarga diraja Perak itu sendiri.
Atas kehendak rakus kuasa, beliau mempengaruhi istana demi kepentingan peribadi dan juga sebagai hadiah untuk PM baru di mana harapan beliau supaya jasanya dikenang, boleh lah PM baru beri kepercayaan kepada beliau di masa seterusnya.
Apa pendapat Pak Tuan?

Syed Imran said...

Assadique,

Sultan tentu lebih arif dan bijaksana berbanding dengan orang berkenaan. Tetapi, semuanya ada kemungkinan seperti apa yang diperkatakan.

Satu perkara yang jelas adalah beliau seorang yang cekap dan pintar kerana dipercayai oleh banyak pihak. Itu kelebihannya.

Anonymous said...

Datuk,

So who is going to be in Najib's new Cabinet? I truly hope the corrupt ones are left out. Takkanlah Azalina yang dah makan duit beratus juta nak jadi Menteri lagi. She should not only be dropped as Minister but should be charged in court and if found guilty, spend her remaining years behind bars.

I heard a strong rumour that YOUR FRIEND Jamaluddin Jarjis is seeking a come back. If indeed Najib takes him in, that will be his first mistake as Prime Minister. Everybody knows that JJ is extremely corrupt. On top of that he goes around groping women. Takkan orang macam ni nak masuk balik ke Cabinet.
Najib spoke about transparency, getting close to rakyat and so on. If he gets these goons into the Cabinet, he will fail.

Penghuni flat PPRT

Syed Imran said...

Penghuni Flat PPRT,

Kita sama-sama tunggu dan lihat siapa yang akan dilantik menganggotai Jemaah Menteri (Kabinet).

Mengenai Azalina Osman Said, saya berpegang kepada prinsip dia tidak bersalah sehinggalah dia dibuktikan bersalah oleh mahkamah.

JJ adalah salah seorang orang penting Najib dan saya tidak terperanjat sekiranya dia kembl semula ke Kabinet.

Yang lebih penting, KJ tidak seharusnya dilanik.

Anonymous said...

Assalamu'alaikum Pak Syed,

Saya berjalan jalan kat pekan Simpang dekat Bukit Gantang. Jumpa orang cina kat sana. Apa isu baru yang saya dapat tau, Orang cina mengamuk and marah betul dekat kenyataan Zahid Hamidi yang mengatakan tarian seksi pada satu majlis pemimpin BN bersama rakyat satu 'budaya orang cina'. Mereka kata itu satu penghinaan kepada orang cina.

Maaf Pak Syed, saya belum lihat lagi ada jalan BN nak menang kat Bukit Gantang. Kalau ada saya bagitau. : )

Saya baru dapat satu joke dari kawan dekat BG untuk akronim UMNO lepas Zahid cakap macam tu.
'Untuk Menang Nerakapun OK'
Moga moga tak betul.

Salam,
Skuad Peninjau.

*nak p tgk b.slambau plak.

Syed Imran said...

Skuad Peninjau,

Terima kasih atas maklumat terkini dari lapangan.

Saya turut sedih melihat Zahid Hamidy yang bertangungjawab atas hal ehwal agama Islam hadir pada satu malis yang menghidangkan hiburan sedemikian rupa. Nak tagih undi, apa saja boleh.

Dia juga nampaknya tak faham atau tidak sensitif sama sekali akan budaya orang Cina.

Anonymous said...

What about this?

Independents Undressed-Bkt Selambau
Dikirim pada April 2, 2009 oleh Shamsul Iskandar

While its a national history that 15 candidates are vying for the coveted Kedah state exco seat, many hypothesis had alluded to its phenomena.

Let’s look at the independent candidates and their background:

1)ANUAR B HAMID - An ex-Armed Forces major (retired), an UMNO member of Sungai Air Mendidih branch in Merbok division, frustrated with Umno after Dr. Mahathir left the party sulking. He was also responsible for closing down the Sungai Air Mendidih Umno’s Hall.

2)RADZI B LAZIM - Claimed to be ex-PKR division chief. Its nonsense, he is now an UMNO member with several ex-PKR members including former Kedah youth chief, Zamil Ibrahim & ex-Merbok PKR chief, Mochtar Mansor.

3)KHAMIS B AWANG - An UMNO member of Sungai Layar branch in Sungai Petani.

4) ABD RAHIM B ABU - An UMNO member of Bukit Selambau, under the supervision of Pakjang Badri, former assemblyman of Bukit Selambau in the 1990’s.

5)HUSAINI YAACOB - Also an UMNO member , a businessman who owns 5 quarries in Singkir, Perlis, Bukit Perak, Sik & Juru. His firm owns an UMNO associated company, Kemelong.

6)FADZIL B ABD WAHAB - An ex-Army Officer who owns a cafe & kedai nasi kandar in Ambamgan Heights, Sg Lalang. He’s well known for his nickname “TokMisai”. He is also an UMNO samseng affiliate @ ‘Ayahanda’ Pekida.

7)TAN HOCH HUAT - A Gerakan member of Sungai Petani, a component of Barisan Nasional.

8)CHANDARAJAH A/L TANASEGARAN - A MIC member of Taman Ria Jaya, Sungai Petani. Also a businessman.

9) G SARALA A/P LOGNATHAN - An ex- Kedah People’s Progressive Party Wanita Chief.

10)VENASON A/L MICHELE - An ex-MIC member of Taman Ria Jaya.

11)LOGANATHAN A/L RAMACHANDRAN - An ex-MIC member too.

12)MOGANAKUMA A/L SUBRAMANIAM - An ex- MIC, a Kedah HINRAF leader.

13) JAYAGOPAL A/L ADAIL KALAM - An ex-PKR member who was suspended by PKR Pokok Sena Division.

How is that?
Can this be verified and action taken by the respective parties against these fellows for going against BN and PR?

Syed Imran said...

As one can see, most of them are former or card carrying members of BN component parties. What I can say is that they are not happy with the selection of the BN candidate, if not, why contest?

But, BN leaders are claiming that they are dissatisfied "opposition" party members who are against the PKR candidate. That is a big lie!

The contest is now "free for all" and whoever is elected as the "Yang Berhormat" is not representing the majority, strictly speaking, that is.

Anonymous said...

Could this be part of the ‘campaign’ that is being mentioned in the article below, extracted from https://airkosong.com/_/2009/04/03/a-deadly-distract-and-go-for-the-kill-campaign-by-najib/ ?

A deadly ‘distract and go for the kill’ campaign by Najib

It could be late by now, but we should all be made aware of a potentially deadly campaign by Najib brewing behind the scene, much of the campaign has already been executed with success.

It is a campaign planned with such precision and minute details that I compare it to what Mahathir has done during the fall-out crisis with Anwar in 1998. Furthermore, the campaign has one distinctive characteristic: it is robust to cope with the expected, as it has turned out that along the way many unexpected events have happened but the campaign cope with them well.

It all started with the coup d’├ętat in Perak in Feb. Najib gang swung into action to grab the power of the state. After the infamous ’second visit to the palace’, where many quarters have speculated as the return trip for either deal making or arm-twisting by Najib, the fate of the PR state government duely elected by the rakyat was sealed, when the Sultan decided to take side of Najib.

Then came the fateful events that vacated the Parlimen seat of Bukit Gantang and the state seat of Bukit Selambau. The by-elections are clearly tough battles for Najib and could be fatal to the imminent power transition to Najib slated for April. Much earlier on, UMNO general assembly was already scheduled for Mar 24-28. The factional fights for positions were expected to be divisive and chaotic for the party. The two potential deadly blows from the ‘Two Bukits’ cannot come before or around then.

That is where the campaign made the Election Commission did the job: fixing the nomination day for the by-elections to be one day exactly after the UMNO general assembly, and the polling day on Apr 7.

Most of us did not take Apr 7 with much meaning, except it is a weekday. But it is so significant with what the subservient EC has done:

A weekday of course will reduce turn-out, usually affecting outstation voters who are commonly known to be anti BN.

The weekend immediately before Apr 7 is the Cheng Ming weekend for Chinese. Also known as Tomb Sweeping Day or Qingming Festival, most Chinese would travel back to their hometown to pay their respect to their elders who have passed on. Apr 7 being a Tueday, Chinese voters of the Two Bukits, commonly recognised to be anti BN too, are unlikely to extend their stay all the way. Hence reducing opposition votes further.
Most important of all, the campaigning period, from Mar 29 to Apr 6, covers a very important event: the power transition from Abdullah to Najib. The opposition and most of concerned Malaysians would be so occupied by the campaign that any resistence to the transition is kept at very low level. This is the largest distraction to us all for Najib to go for his first kill.
Along the process, the unexpected also happened in Sarawak, that led to the by-election of Batang Ai. The subsevient EC again did what the campaign needed: include Batang Ai with the same by-election schedule. Two potential deadly blows are no difference from three potential deadly blows, but Batang Ai, far from the tsunamic Peninsula Malaysia and with a different voter composition, could offer a potential consolation to the BN to reduce the impact of the Two Bukits. How convenient the EC to oblige.

At Bukit Selambau, the record number of independent candidates puzzled all of us. By now, we have the answer. And need I say anything else but it’s part of the campaign?

Then on the judiciary side, where many high-profile cases related to Perak are in progress, the campaign has again planned and executes its steps carefully. First on Mar 23, the Federal Court returned the case of Nizar vs. Zambry to KL High Court, much to people’s surprise. Two new judges were parachuted into the KL High Court. The original High Court judge, Justice Lau Bee Lan, who is well respected in the legal fraternity, is not assigned for the case that she has been so familiar with. Instead, a new judge, Justice Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, on his first day at KL High Court after being transferred from Kuching High Court, is given the case. He shiftly decided that the first action is to decide if leave should be granted for the case to proceed. So today at 3pm, the decision will be made. It will be no surprise that the decision will be a rejection of leave, therefore summarily deal a blow to the case brought by Nizar.

The significance is the timing. While any decision at the KL High Court can be appealed, so all is not lost for Nizar as far as the case is concerned, but it immediately adds to the perceived ‘legitimacy’ of Zambry as an installed (vs. an elected) menteri besar, which BN has been fighting very hard in facing the rakyat. The timing will be fatal to Nizar, who is the PAS candidate of Bukit Gantang by-election. “The court has decided no case for Nizar” will ring loud all over the sky of Bukit Gantang, seriously hurting Nizar’s image.

Then there is another new judge, Justice Balia Yusof Wahi, being parachuted on the case of Perak Speaker with the three ‘frog’ state assembly representatives. He is a High Court civil division judge who had been brought specifically from Kuala Lumpur to hear the case in Ipoh. According to Edmund Bon, the lawyer of Sivakumar, “(we) were not informed of the change until the very last minute… no reason was given for the change.”.

So by now, Najib is already sworn in peacefully at Istana Negara as the sixth prime minister of Malaysia, despite his tainted character and baggae of unresolved scandals. Tomorrow, the critical by-election weekend, he will surely go to the various places giving his speeched as the newly minted prime minister. Carrying with him are all those advantages described above that his campaign has already engineered and bagged. His final kill will be the collapse of opposition campaign for the by-elections and the surprises beyond imagination on the night of Apr 7.

Already, the campaign has made smaller punches here and there, including seizing all printed copies of opposition publications. As the title of my previous post, Malaysia has entered dark ages from 10am today. Hold on tight, all! The ride will be very bumpy, but we will reach the destination, surely.