Sunday, April 25, 2010

HULU SELANGOR - RAKYAT THE WINNER

It must be one if not the most expensive by-election in Malaysia. Goodies, goodies and more goodies for the people by the Barisan Nasional (BN)-led Federal Government and the Pakatan Rakyat (PR)-led Selangor State Government.

Its a big bonanza for the once-quiet electoral district of Hulu Selangor, they name it and they got it from both governments. Money is not a problem.

For most people, it was simply a big fiesta attended by VVIPs and not forgetting, free makan here and there.

Mosques and temples, Chinese and Hindu, benefitted from the sudden generosity of Putrajaya and Shah Alam, Chinese and Tamil schools were not forgotten, it's giving time and can we blame the rakyat for asking?

Big guns including statesman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who said earlier that he will not be going to Hulu Selangor to campaign for the BN, was asked to do so to ensure support for the youthful BN candidate, P. Kamalanathan and so did Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and several members of his Cabinet. Najib's deputy, Muhyiddin Yassin is the BN's chief on the ground and temporarily 'embedded" in Hulu Selangor.

PKR's Zaid Ibrahim, a former BN Cabinet minister and ex-Kelantan UMNO divisional leader, is not an easy meat to chew. His past (or present) image was under attack and the party had to summon Kelantan MB and PAS spiritual leader, Nik Aziz Nik Mat to help 'clear' his name, morally that is.

Other big names from the PR camp that went down to campaign were its de-facto leader, Anwar Ibrahim, DAP strong man Lim Kit Siang and Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim.

The Hulu Selangor by-election is equally crucial for both parties - the BN and PR - to boost not only their images but also their political strategies to face next general elections and not forgetting the Sibu by-election next month.

Who will win will only be known later this evening, most probably around 10 pm.

As for the people of Hulu Selangor, they are the real winners, no matter which party wins the by-election.

4 comments:

HeroHuruHara said...

Yea and it always happened again and again (about the instant noodles project )

The govt simply thought us that instant noodles are better than original noodles..and rakyat will be very negative to pray for the dead of their YBs

who thought us? definitely the ruling govt...and don;t be sorry later if Malaysian become so lousy in term of behaviour

d'enricher said...

Tuan syed,

Memang tepat sekali, kalau ikut cara Hule Selangor, setiap kawasan Parlimen ada PRK bagus, senang sangat nak dapat bantuan.

Dua minggu lagi, Sibu seronok lah orang sana, bisnes pun boom lah, MAS dan Air Asia pun mesti fully book, kalau ada lagi Feri Malaysia bagus agaknya.

Tadi saya bercerita dengan dua orang, "macam 'doakan' Wakil Rakyat" mati aje, katanya. Saya kata .. kalau ikut trend macam ni, asyik PRK semua orang tun padang, kalau tidak mana ada can nak jumpa menteri, lebih lebih lagi TPM dan PM.

Jadi Tahniah lah rakyat hulu Selangor dan Sibu ... setakat ini.

A.Alshukor

Syed Imran said...

Al-Shukor,

minggu lepas saya balik kampung di P Pinang dan secara beseloroh berkata alangkah baiknya jika kerusi wakil rakyat, sama ada DUN atau Parlimen, kosong dan satu pr kecil diadakan.

Kampung saya terletak dalam kawasan bandar raya George Town dan dibawah kerusi Parlimen Bukit Bendera dan DUN Pulau Tikus.

PR kecil itu akan membolehkan kami meminta jalan di kampung diturap semula, sistem peparitan bertutup di bina dan pagar yang mengelilingi kampung mengandungi 24 buah rumah itu diganti dengan kawat baru atau tembok, alangkah baiknya.

Sekarang, tiada layanan pihak berkuasa walaupun diminta. Bayangkan, jalan yang ada sepanjang 150 meter diturap oleh Kementerian Pembangunan Luar Bandar semasa Azmi Khalid menjadi menterinya. Saya pasti ia akan dilaksana jika ada pr kecil. Ini bukan bermakna kami mendoakan kematian wakil rakyat,kedua-duanya DAP, itu kerja tuhan. Tapi, itulah kenyataan, bantuan dan projek akan turun jika ada pr kecil.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry state of the nation. Everybody is being taught to ask, ask and ask. What about patroitism and what is good for the future generation.

At this rate we are going, outsider can influence our soverignity with their goodies too. Sad sad state