Monday, May 18, 2009

PENANTI - Come and dance with me

It’s not fair …. it’s not fair Najib don’t want to dance with me!
He is not fair to the rakyat and democracy.
He is evil, I am the savior of the rakyat and Malaysia!

How many times I told you that Fairus resigned because he needs to further his studies.
Don’t you understand he needs another Master Degree because he only got two now.
It’s ok what, we give you another wakil rakyat, another by election heheeeee

Why do you smile like that?
I never offered anything to Anifah, he is lying!
I just asked them to hop over to PR to save the rakyat and Malaysia
Maybe I can become the PM heheeeee

BN won’t fight for Penanti
By Shannon Teoh
KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — The Barisan Nasional (BN) supreme council announced today that the party will not contest the Penanti state assembly seat in Penang, with Datuk Seri Najib Razak insisting it was a political ploy by Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

The decision today came despite some pressure from former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his backers not to give PR and Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim a free ride.

The Penanti by-election was called following the resignation of incumbent assemblyman Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin, who had also quit as Penang deputy chief minister amid graft allegations he was later cleared of.

The nomination day is on May 23 while polling is on May 31.
Justifying BN’s decision to stay out, Najib said the by-election was not caused by “provisions within the constitution.”

“It is only a way for PKR to solve its internal problems,” he said.
“BN prioritises service to the people and efforts to boost the economy. We will not dance to other people’s tune,” the prime minister insisted.

Many see the Penanti polls as a sure win for PR and BN’s reluctance to contest will fuel the perception that it wanted to avoid yet another electoral defeat in Peninsular Malaysia where it has lost all four by-elections since the 12th general elections in March 2008.

But Najib insisted that there was no reason for BN supporters to be disheartened as this was not the first time BN had not contested an election and that “there has been no such games being played like this until now.”

In an immediate reaction, PKR vice-president Azmin Ali accused BN of looking for excuses not to contest any elections at this point as it was afraid to face the people.

“They are trying to find a way out with any flimsy excuse. In actual fact, the people have lost confidence in BN and that is why BN does not have the courage to contest in Penanti nor in Perak,” he told The Malaysian Insider, referring to Umno’s reluctance to agree that a fresh election is the best way to solve the political impasse in Perak.

DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang simply said that he was “not surprised” when contacted by The Malaysian Insider.

He added that he would also be expecting BN to field a “phantom candidate” to run as an independent in Penanti.

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