Friday, January 16, 2009
KT by-election vote buying at Hotel YT Midtown
Is the Barisan Nasional desparate and resorting to vote buying in the Kuala Terengannu by-election? Here is what Tian Chua of PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) has to say:
This election is tainted lah. With eh very, a lot of irregularitise, including money politics, including intimidations, government using government facilities to campaign. So we express our regrets this. And ah, and very unfortunate eh the government will as if like they will at all cost wants to win this election. Depends on how you look at it, but the is money being distributing, being distributed almost everyday. Ah they go to different places, giving 300, 500 and that sort of cash, handing it out with eh with the intention of persuading people to support eh Barisan Nasional. Eh this is unethical. I am not too sure what happened just now, but it looks like they are copying eh IC Identity card numbers of all the people and promising that eh if Barisan Nasional wins, tomorrow they will get the cash. So this is eh, this is eh in a way is a form of illegal vote buying. You cannot eh use money to influence or tempting for their voting persuasion. So this is happening here.