Friday, March 07, 2008
ALOR STAR: PKR's Zulkifli Nordin is free to contest the Kulim-Bandar Baharu parliamentary seat.
The Election Commission (EC) has ruled that the candidacy of Zulkifli, against whom a police report has been lodged, is not in question at this point of time.
Kulim-Bandar Baharu returning officer Mat Noh Ahmad had lodged a police report last Thursday, claiming that Zulkifli had failed to submit his statement of account for contesting the Kuala Langat parliamentary seat in Selangor in the 2004 general election.
Dear Raja Petra
Your malaysia-today is phenomenal in any way. For us living overseas, malaysia-today is our morning, afternoon and evening consumptions. It is no longer an alternative but already a mainstream media.
Most of us who cari makan overseas do not have privileges like 221,085 postal voters. Most of us could not go home to vote this election. Like I did for previous two elections. This time, rather than flying home, I transferred some funds for certain candidates, the best I could do to support for a better Malaysia, even though opposition may lose one vote.
From malaysia-today, like other overseas Malaysians, I have been browsing blogs and other alternative online papers to get the latest up-to-date, by the minute information on the ground.
Feeling hopeless, frustrated and dejected for not being able to be in the thick of actions. I could have been going rounds to campaign. I could have been knocking on doors or speaking on the stage to the crowd.
I could have been with thousands other Malaysians in rallies to listen to the opposition leaders. To show that we are no fools during government machinery is working over time and all out to potray BN's cemerlang, gemilang, terbilang, TEMBERANG.
We are all out for change. New hopes for our children.
Enough of years under one party rules. BN ruins our nation last 4 years. Enough of UMNO and BN's lies. Deny the crooks 2/3 majority in parliament. Let them fall and be penalised for years of lies.
It is already about decade after reformasi. An era that took me into the streets and political conscience. I lost my job immediately after 1999 election for standing up againts the injustice. I had no regret as I had duly served my country for democracy.
In the process I have gained more as a self-imposed exile, as an expatriate who competes with international talents. Do I need UMNO for that? NO.
Mahathir, the one I hated most had gone into semi-oblivion and his hand-picked successor is nothing but a fake Mr. Clean. Pak Lah is a fraud. His Hadhari is a sham. I blame Mahathir for the blunder which is costing our nation and future generation dearly.
But as we speak, I am very much thrilled and excited to read on the kebangkitan rakyat all over the country. They have spoken and hopefully will prove their commitments for a change in the 'transparent' ballot boxes on March 6.
Tomorrow would be another history. I pray for that.
Yes, there will be phantom voters roaming around critical constituencies. Yes, the swings will be like tsunami and BN has to take some desperate measures under SPR, Police and immigration scams. Yes, BN will definitely return to power with cheats, lies, scams and threats. Yes, most BN scumbags and crooks will return to parliament and state assemblies for another term.
Yes, I believe in God and I believe God has the best plan.
Then again, it will be sleepless in Dubai!