Batu Talam: SPR unfair and BN unclean

Yes, the series of photographs and videos shown by the Independent candidate have clearly proven that the SPR is being unfair and the BN is far from clean in its campaign.It’s a shame to the BN parties for resorting to such dirty tactics to fight the 22 -year-old Ng Chee Pang. Shame on you, Barisan Nasional.I once again urge the voters of Batu Talam to vote against the BN.

We expect a high number of protest votes this round thanks to the unpopular policies and arrogance of the “mighty’ BN.

Malaysiakini has the story…

BN set for victory, Independent still hopeful
Beh Lih Yi
Jan 27, 07 6:51pm
Just a day ahead of the Batu Talam by-election, the BN continued to surge ahead in their final efforts to woo support from the voters – they want their candidate to win handsomely.The ruling coalition has aimed for a higher majority at 3,000 votes as compared to the 2,761 majority obtained by its late representative Tengku Paris Tengku Razlan in the last general election.Batu Talam has 10,525 registered voters, the majority are Malays.Asked on his chances of winning, BN candidate Abdul Aziz Mat Kiram said the voters, irregardless of race, have given positive responses to his election campaign.

“This is a favourable indicator for the BN,” he told malaysiakini when contacted this afternoon.

Asked on his confidence to obtain a higher majority, Abdul Aziz replied: “The voters are not voting for me, they are voting for BN.”

Campaign strategies

In their attempt to win big, BN has not only roped in party heavyweights to campaign for Abdul Aziz, but has also deployed varying campaign strategies, some of which could be considered unethical.

For instance, during a visit to the Ruai Hilir Orang Asli village by a malaysiakini team yesterday, the Umno Perlis campaigning group was there organising a make-up competition for the women and girls in the village.

Those who took part in the competition were given a cosmetic box set. Boxes of biscuits and snacks were also found in a four-wheel drive belonging to the campaigning team but it is not known whether they were meant for the villagers.
One election worker also changed a RM50 note to smaller denomination with a malaysiakini reporter, which according to the former is “to be given out as prizes” for the villagers.

Another Orang Asli from Kampung Pos Buntu, known only as Aili, found a new ‘job’ during the by-election – to help BN put up posters.

“My group was given RM300 but after dividing the money among us, I only received RM10,” claimed the 31-year-old rubber-tapper who lamented that the money was not enough for him.

Apart from that, BN flags, banners and posters were also seen hanging outside several government and state buildings – which is deemed unethical under the Election Commission’s (EC) code of ethics.

‘Waiting announcement’

Abdul Aziz’s rival, independent candidate Ng Chee Pang had protested over the alleged abuse of government machinery by BN such as displaying posters at a government school to the EC and police but to no avail.

Chee Pang asked the EC to disqualify the BN candidate.

In response, the EC said it could not take action against the BN candidate since its code of ethics is a mere guideline and not enforceable.

Met yesterday, Chee Pang also showed malaysiakini several photos that he has submitted to the EC and police earlier in his complaint.

Among others, the photos showed BN election workers using a car belonging to the Pahang Youth and Sports Department while another photo showed a Raub district council’s lorry being used to transport chairs allegedly meant for the BN campaign.

Despite all the odds against him, Chee Pang however is still hopeful to be declared the winner tomorow.

He said: “We can’t talk about losing, we must talk about victory.”

His father and campaign manager, Kwi Ling, added: “This is just like a football match, we let the audience judge whether the referee is fair or not. We will still continue to play in the field, we won’t pull out, we are just waiting for the announcement of victory for us.”

出示照片显示国阵滥用资源
黄志彭投票日不委派监票员

郭史光庆与马丽怡
07年1月27日 傍晚6:23
选举监督组织担心,峇都达南补选的独立候选人黄志彭不会在明日派出监票员的决定,将会导致选举舞弊更容易发生。大马公平自由选举运动(Mafrel)主席马烈胡先(Abd Malek Hussin,右图)告诉《当今大马》,“没有代表双方的监票员,计票过程将容易出现舞弊的指责”。他表示,监票员的角色就是监督计票过程,同时他们也须要在选举成绩上签名见证。他进一步指出,尽管选举过程是合法的,但是若缺少各方的签名见证,选举成绩可能会受到某方的质疑和挑战。选举委员会早前已公布,明天的投票日将设有12个投票中心,23个管道(saluran)供选民投票。

在这次的补选当中,反对党选择杯葛不参选,但是却在最后一分钟杀出一名独立候选人-22岁的黄志彭,对垒国阵候选人-47岁的阿都阿兹(Abdul Aziz Mat Kiram)。

黄魁令:选择相信选举委员会

《当今大马》昨日前往峇都达南采访时,黄志彭的父亲黄魁令(右图)表示,他们不会派出任何的监票员监督计票过程。

也是竞选经理人的黄魁令向《当今大马》表示,“我们相信选举委员会,这些工作都应该交给选举委员会,委员会早就应该宣布黄志彭胜选,因为国阵候选人已违反选举条例”。

三组照片指滥用政府资源助选

黄志彭也出示照片,力证国阵的竞选活动动用政府机构的交通工具与地点:

(一)一组照片显示国阵助选人员乘坐一辆印有“彭亨青年与体育局”(Jabatan Belia dan Sukan Negeri Pahang)标签的四轮驱动车,前往草场搭建竞选帐篷。
 

(二)一组照片则显示,劳务市议会的罗里运载塑胶椅子,黄志彭指该罗里所运载的椅子是提供予国阵的竞选活动。

(三)一组照片则显示积罗华小的大门围墙挂满国阵的竞选布条和旗帜,校内礼堂也挂上印有马华妇女组主席黄燕燕肖像的布条。不过黄志彭表示,经过他的投报后,该华小的所有竞选品都已遭拆除。
 

《当今大马》昨日在选区内进行采访时,也留意到数个涉嫌违反选举操守的竞选方式。

位于积罗路的峇都达南民众会堂前面的空地上,就搭建了国阵的竞选帐篷,并摆放着许多椅子,国阵的海报布条更是多不胜数。

民众会堂隔邻的一所印上乡区发展局(KEMAS)标志的房子,则被改为国阵的其中一个行动室,挂满国阵海报与布条。乡区发展局是乡村与区域发展部属下的单位。

不满选委会无权,转向警方报案

黄志彭已针对国阵涉嫌滥用政府资源的行为在本周四向淡马鲁警局报案。他是因为不满选举委员会没有撤消国阵候选人的资格,转而向警方报警。

在这之前,黄志彭已向选举委员会作出有关投报,要求委员会撤消国阵候选人的资格,但是委员会指它并没有法定权力根据选举文件-《选举操守》撤消候选人资格。

补选的选举官阿都卡迪(Abdul Kadir Awang Bakar)日前向《当今大马》表示,“《选举操守》只是候选人的竞选指南,我们不能根据它取消候选人的资格”。

《选举操守》禁止候选人或政党使用政府建筑物作为竞选用途,除非获得有关政府机构的书面批准。

他们也禁止使用属于州或联邦政府的交通工具和通讯设施。然而,《选举操守》也表明该文件只是属于指南,其条例的执行取决与现有法令和条例。

对手没守规矩,只剩一人在踢球

对此,黄魁令向《当今大马》大发牢骚,并以足球赛来形容目前的选情。

“这就等于一场足球赛,志彭参与了球赛,并根据赛规比赛,但是对方却完全不守规则,现在球场内只剩下志彭一个人在踢球,裁判应该宣布他胜利。”

不过,他也强调,父子俩并不是在抗议选举委员会,“我们在等待裁判宣布我们胜利,我们让在球场旁边观赛的公众决定,他们可以表达不满”。

另外,针对国阵领袖不断指黄志彭是反对党代理人的抨击,黄志彭回应,国阵是在利用他攻击反对党。

“嘴巴长在他们的身上,他们要怎么说我管不了。”

经过10天的竞选活动后,黄志彭在应对媒体时显得更加自然和熟练,已经没有了提名日当时的生涩和腼腆,但是在面对《当今大马》摄影队的镜头时,依然有少许的不自然。

阿都阿兹:选民热情,选情偏向国阵

另一方面,国阵候选人阿都阿兹(右图)在今日接受《当今大马》电询时,对选情表示乐观。

“在竞选期间,无论是那个族群都给予很热情的反应,因此我认为选情依然偏向国阵。”

针对他是否担心胜出的多数票不如上届大选时,他回应说,“这不是投给个人的选票,这是投给国阵的选票”。

当记者欲进一步询问有关滥用政府资源的指责时,电话线路却在这时宣告中断。至截稿为止,记者无法再联络上对方。

2 Responses to “Batu Talam: SPR unfair and BN unclean”

  1. sampalee Says:

    The independent Chee Pang is more matured than all the opposition combined.He did not dismiss a victory as he still respect the voters to have god given wisdom to judge between good and bad irrespective of the odd.DAP with the current stand of non-participation should seriously consider changing the party to a NGO instead of a political one as it avoid political challenges.To demonstrate against toll and other abuses,one can be a private citizen or NGO at most.Why the need to be political if one CONCIOUSELY AVOID politic,even when the name of one of the party leader is being used by BN to mislead the public,the leader opt to maintain dignified silence[learning from our pak dah]A true political EUNACH.

  2. omo Says:

    It is a misuse of public taxes – tax payers money – council’s assessment into a political party’ own consumption – Please lodge the evidence with ACA and ask them for the outcome.

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