Lucia Lai’s email greeted me this morning. Thanks, my friend! Only the first day into Malaysia’s 12 General Elections campaign and I hear something like this:
It seems that PSM’s ceramah in Sungai Siput was abruptly halted last night due to ‘disturbances’ and ‘obstacles’ from the police.
During Sungai Siput Opposition candidate Dr Jeyakumar’s political speech, a group of ‘Light Strike Force’ approach the front stage and prevented him from continuing his intriguing talk.
PSM’s ceramah had to end by 10pm, pretty early for a ceramah during elections!! More people were just trickling in.
Is MIC head honcho Samy Velu’s dirty tactics at work again?
MIC was also conducting a consert nearby but response to it was lukewarm. The Kuala Kangsar city council had allowed MIC to erect a stage there, but had rejected PSM’s application to do so. DOUBLE STANDARDS! I would really like to see what our Election Commission would say about this!
According to PSM, this seems to be Samy’s familiar tactics during the last elections. But it seems it doesn’t work anymore. Although the music blasting from the MIC stage was loud and noisy, people still came to listen to PSM’s talk.
MIC’s cheap tactic have been defeated by people’s awareness!
Ps: I hear HINDRAF leaders will be speaking tonight.