Inspector Mohan has taken my statement at the Cheroh police station on Sunday morning over my police report made on Saturday in Petaling Jaya following the distribution of this leaflet in my name.
BN’s Aziz Kiram obtained 6,276 votes against 419 votes garnered by the Independent political novice Ng Chee Pang, with a majority 5,857 votes. Please note that the entire polling and counting of votes was carried out by the SPR without a single polling or counting agent from the Independent candidate.
But there’s really nothing for MCA to shout about. Only some 500 plus (about half of the 1,100 plus) registered Chinese voters from Cheroh turned out to cast their votes on Sunday. And about half of them (249) votes went to Chee Pang and the other half went to BN.
That probably explained why Chan Kong Choy shouted at Chee Pang and his supporters right after the last voter entered the polling centre at the SJKC Cheroh. Chan lost his cool, calling Chee Pang and his supporters ” the running dogs for PAS”. Chee Pang’s supporters retaliated by calling Chan ” Menteri Bodoh! Pakai Sarong Umno!).
MCA must find out why the entire MCA (with the help of Najib and other big guns like Samy Vellu and Lim Keng Yaik and retired big shot like Lim Ah Lek) could only garnered half the local Chinese votes against Chee Pang who did not even put up a single candidate poster throughout the campaign.
Also not to forget that the BN side has broken practically every single rule and regulation set out by the SPR, such as using the government vehicles and police trucks, school facilities and penghulu’s office. (Read Malaysiakini reports on 27 Jan)
On the other hand, Chee Pang may have lost his RM5,000 deposit but his entry has forced BN to allocate RM270, 000 to the local Chinese primary school, to pay RM1,000 to all 80 year-old senior citizens(a pledge made in 2004 general elections), better water supply to several families in Cheroh, to alienate 100 hectares of agricultural land to Malay farmers, provide homes for several hard-core poor Malays and RM80,000 for the local Guan Ying temple… not to mention non-stop supply of meals for villagers during the entire campaign. But the Indian and Orang Asli communities who were solidly behind the BN, as usual, got nothing substantial. The Indian village got a few new street lights while the Orang Asli got some food and drinks and their girls received some cosmetics.
Among many other pledges, MCA also have to promise (once again) to relocate the rubbish dump site after the by-election.