Apr 27, 2007

Final Round of Updates for Ijok - April 27th 2007

Polling day is tomorrow.

~Marilah mari, pergi mengundi~ ~Jangan lupa kewajipan pada negara~

Here're some updates of the comments from PM and DPM. But nothing from the candidate himself, K. Parthiban. And not a single report from our mass media of comments from Datuk Khalid.

Updates :

DPM Najib Reminds Ijok Voters To Be Wary Of Opposition's Last Minute Tricks

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak reminded voters in Ijok, who will go to the polls tomorrow, to be wary of the opposition's last minute tricks.
He said that based on the feedback he had obtained, the opposition is attempting to confuse voters or prevent them from going to the polling stations, especially Barisan Nasional (BN) supporters.

MB Khir Reminds Opposition Not To Repeat Chaos Of Lunas
Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo today reminded opposition political parties not to repeat during polling in Ijok tomorrow the chaos they had allegedly caused during the by-election in Lunas, Kedah, six years ago. He said Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) should assume more responsibility and avert any confrontation so as to enable polling to proceed smoothly.


DPM Najib says Datuk Khalid Has Soft Spot For BN
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today he sympathised with the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate in the Ijok state by-election, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, whom he described as having a soft spot for the Barisan Nasional (BN) though he represents an opposition political party. He said Khalid's slip of the tongue in calling on Ijok constituents to vote for his opponent and BN candidate K. Parthiban, 38, during a by-election campaign speech showed that the former Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) chief executive officer had a liking for the BN though he was a member of the PKR.

DPM Najib says Anwar Failed To Fulfil Aspirations Of The Chinese
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak believes Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) will not get the support of the Chinese community as its advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim failed to fulfil its aspirations when the latter was an education minister. The Deputy Prime Minister said that as such, Chinese voters would not be taken in by empty promises made by Anwar and the PKR that the party would fight for the Chinese interests, describing them as political gimmicks to fish for Chinese votes in the Ijok by-election, polling of which is on Saturday.

DPM Najib says he risked more for Chinese than Anwar
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today claimed he risked losing Malay support when he repealed a number of provisions in the Education Act involving Chinese vernacular schools. Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, who is heading the Barisan Nasional campaign in Ijok, asked Anwar this: “If you now say that you fight for Chinese rights, tell us what exactly did you do when you were education minister?”

PM says Ijok Voters Won't Fall For Opposition's Ploy
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today said he is confident that the voters in Ijok will not be influenced by racial issues raised by the opposition parties in their desperate bid to garner support. The Prime Minister said that since independence, the rakyat understood that playing the race card was no longer acceptable in the country, especially when it was played up by the opposition to win an election.

PM says he has confidence in DPM Najib
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he has confidence in Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's capability as his deputy, especially in carrying out the tasks entrusted to him. "I've confidence in Najib as the deputy prime minister for I'm satisfied with many of the tasks he has implemented," he told reporters after launching the National Intellectual Property Day 2007 here.

PM says Parthiban's Nomination Reflects BN's Power-Sharing Tradition
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the selection of former teacher K Parthiban, 38, as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Ijok by-election proves that the coalition maintains the existing power-sharing tradition between the races in the country. The Prime Minister said no one, including those from the BN component parties, had disputed Parthiban's nomination to stand on the BN ticket in the by-election which was being held following the death of Ijok Assemblyman Datuk K. Sivalingam, from the BN, on April 4.

No delay anticipated in counting of votes for Ijok by-election
Some observers and party officials are predicting a close finish in the Ijok Selangor state assembly by-election on Saturday. Despite the small size of the constituency with 12,272 voters, the Barisan Nasional and Parti Keadilan Rakyat have sent a large team of campaigners and supporters to the semi-rural area.

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