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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Will the Government Award ANWAR RM1million?

malaysiakini has this story:
"Anwar gets BIGGER majority"

If you consider how Anwar was able to convince the simple but smart folks of Permatang Pauh to deliver a larger majority compared to his wife, it seems Anwar's feat can be considered as equivalent to winning a gold medal in the Olympics.

Consider the odds:
  1. The Elections Commission contrived to reduce the turnout by holding the polls on a working day.
  2. All the BN government resources were focussed in Permatang Pauh with election goodies being doled out in generous amounts.
  3. Dirty tricks were employed, notably using religious tactics to smear him.

The government would have gained more respect from the fence-sitters (not that many left) if no ministers had campaigned using official functions and resources.

If the EC had been directed to hold the by-elections on a Saturday or Sunday. Now it looks like the government was using a bull-dozer to kill a mosquito and the mosquito won!

The PKR can also thank the DAP state government for granting the public holiday for that put the icing on the cake as I am sure most PKR would have taken the day off if they really had to.

That is the price that has to be paid if we value our freedom.

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