Fear tactics are already being deployed in the upcoming Permatang Pauh by-election. We need a free media, not more police presence at the constituency during campaign time.
We need a free and fair elections. A neutral and unbias election commission. We need independent observers to nab those phantom voters. We need…everything except more police presence!
This is how UMNO abuses power, by mis-using government machineries to have an upper hand : More police personnel to be deployed at Permatang Pauh by-election, says Syed Hamid (the much loathed Home Minister).
We know how the police is often used to create fear among the people. Are they coming with their FRU buddies, too? In which case, there might be convenient agent provocateurs around, then lo and behold, chaos would erupt.
Does BN/UMNO already have something up its sleeves? Or perhaps, it can see the future?
Well, the many by-elections I covered in the past, showed that things will not run so smoothly when BN/UMNO is up against Anwar Ibrahim’s party.
There’ll be violence, sure. Mud-slinging. Sandiwaras. Exposes of the highest order.
You can say it will be quite fun. For the faint hearted, don’t go near the area when the time comes.
What we need is a cool drink (make your pick), pop corn or whatever. Not more police presence, dummy. And we are off to an exciting campaign week.
Watch out for the daily reporting in the government controlled papers.
Geez, Wish I could be home to witness the theaterics.