Saturday, March 28, 2009

Only PAS flag, materials (maybe speakers later) allowed for Bkt Gantang by-elections - so UNJUST

Malaysia's 'independent' Election Commission has done it again...

No DAP, PKR flags material for the Bkt Gantang by elections. (Only PAS flags and material allowed)

No PAS and DAP flags/material for Bkt Selambau and Batang Ai - only PKR flags/materials.

Shocking how they make such announcements at the 11th hour - as nominations are tommorrow...and all posters, campaign materials have all been prepared, printed and paid for...

No such rule for all previous by-elections or even General Elections according to my memory...

Free and fair elections....

DAP and other irrelevant parties in Pakatan Rakyat are barred from displaying party materials during the tri by-elections in Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang and Batang Ai.

Election Commission deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said that as Pakatan Rakyat was a loose coalition which was not legally recognised, its component parties were not allowed to display party flags, banners and logos during the campaign period.

“We also do not allow irrelevant parties to apply for ceramah permit.

For example, in Bukit Selambau, we only allow PKR to apply for ceramah permits and display party materials. In Bukit Gantang only PAS flags can be displayed, he said.

However, Barisan Nasional component parties were free to display their respective party flags as it was a legally recognised coalition, he added.

DAP and other irrelevant parties in Pakatan Rakyat are barred from displaying party materials during the tri by-elections in Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang and Batang Ai.

Election Commission deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said that as Pakatan Rakyat was a loose coalition which was not legally recognised, its component parties were not allowed to display party flags, banners and logos during the campaign period.

“We also do not allow irrelevant parties to apply for ceramah permit.

For example, in Bukit Selambau, we only allow PKR to apply for ceramah permits and display party materials. In Bukit Gantang only PAS flags can be displayed, he said.

However, Barisan Nasional component parties were free to display their respective party flags as it was a legally recognised coalition, he added. - Star, 28/3/2009, ‘Irrelevant parties’ cannot display party flags at by-elections

Why? Because BN is a legally recognized coalition, and Pakatan is not...

All BN parties can fly their flags and display their materials BUT not Pakatan Rakyat parties...

Next, they will say only PAS members(and nobody else) can speak at ceramahs in Bukit Gantang by-elections...

I believe any party, group or persons should be allowed to display/distribute their flags/banners/posters/pamphlets materials during any elections. Of course, organisations and groups should be free to circulate their material in support of their chosen candidate.

Changing the rules at the eleventh hour is also very MEAN and unjust - an now maybe the UMNO-led BN controlled police will be out there pulling down pro-Pakatan Rakyat (pro-Opposition) materials ...maybe even making some arrests, etc..

Maybe, soon only members of contesting parties can be agents for the candidate - including polling and counting agents.

What is Malaysia coming to? Is it the flexing of muscle by the new UMNO chief?

6 comments:

Hulk said...

Gosh..soon to be PM is warming out his IRON Fist. BTW..I tot it was BARISAN UMNO as they control
other component party.

Nordin said...

Dear Charles,

Clearly the BN through the SPR are playing the anarchy game: Power dictate the rule of the game to ensure victory.

MagM said...

So unfair. The more they practice this kind of unfairness, the more the people will vote for PR (DAP, PAS and PKR).

caravanserai said...

Let the Albino play
The way it wants to
The hammer will keep knocking in
Until it can't push out
Dead silence underground

We have seen
Ah the little napoleons!
In Perak working for Albino
Quickly take the decisive steps
Banishing the people's government

Give Albino enough rope
Let it wind it up to its head
Like a python squeezing it
When the black crows flying in

The old habits can't change
Speaking of it hiding the truth
When power and wealth clinging into souls
Greedy of projects selling principles

We hear the knocking
The evil traps in its own game
There is no way out
It is happening......

chong said...

SPR is just another lapdogs of BN?UMNO. it's a known fact.

didn't they align with UMNO to plan on how to take back Selangor by next election complaint by one of our selangor statemen??? and they even dare to say that it's nothing wrong and their job function indeed. WTF!!!

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

WHO TO BLAME WHEN SAME GAME BECOMES LAME?

There will always be new biased rules of the game
At the behest of game masters who want opponents to be lame
When in absolute power corruption creeps in all the same
If we don't watch out who else can we now and then blame?


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