Apr 24, 2007

Round of Updates for Ijok - 24th April 2007

Four days to go for polling day. Here're some interesting updates for Ijok.

Wanita Umno's Campaign In Ijok Educative As Well
The Wanita Umno election campaign in the Ijok state constituency is educative as well. Members of the movement, when going from house to house, take the time to educate housewives and other women on the right way to mark the ballot paper and deposit the ballot in the box. Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz said many voters, especially women in the villages, still did not know the correct way of marking and depositing their ballots on polling day.

DPM Najib Asks Malay, Chinese Voters To Reciprocate Indians' Contributions
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has asked the Malay and Chinese voters to reciprocate the contributions of the Indian community who have strongly supported Barisan Nasional (BN). They should do so by supporting K. Parthiban in the Ijok by-election this Saturday, said the deputy prime minister at a function in Taman Pancaran, Batang Berjuntai, attended by over 1,000 people of various races tonight.

Police halt three opposition ceramah
The police stopped three ‘ceramah’ (talks) by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in Ijok last night claiming that they were illegal gatherings. In the first incident, a large number of policemen, including members of the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU), barricaded a road leading to a PKR ceramah in Taman Pancaran, Bestari Selatan. Following this, Kuala Selangor district police chief Ibrahim Chin told the organisers to disperse the crowd immediately or face action under the Police Act for holding an illegal gathering.

Battle for Malay votes: Umno turns to fear
Malay votes in the upcoming Ijok by-election in Selangor is crucial and Umno has launched an all-out campaign to bag support in the Malay-dominated areas.
One of the targeted areas is Bukit Badong, a district of 1,900 voters which Keadilan won in the 2004 general election. However, some villagers warned that the strategy employed by the ruling coalition could backfire.

Ijok - BN transforms into “Bribery Nasional” with cornucopia of corrupt electoral practices
The full transformation of BN into “Bribery Nasional” in Machap and Ijok by-elections has made a total mockery of the third anniversary commemoration of the National Integrity Plan and the Integrity Institute of Malaysia – and I can understand why I did not receive any invitation to it.

Barisan Nasional will win by roughly 1,200 votes as they have voters aged up to 93 years
Officially, Barisan Nasional will win by roughly 1,200 votes. As there are 1700 or so of ‘phantom voters’.

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