P212 Two Lawyers,Two Parties,Two Coalitions-‘One Destination”

Both the candidates for the Sibu P212 are lawyers representing Two different parties SUPP and DAP respectively and Two different coalitions BN and Pakatan Rakyat. It’s a heavyweight tussle in this 11th by election since 308.

Robert Lau Hui Yew (45 years) is the Assistant Treasurer for the Sibu SUPP Branch while Wong Ho Leng (50 years) is the Sarawak State DAP Chairman. In actual fact its a political novice against a veteran of 3 Parliamentary elections.

 Wong Ho Leng losts 3 times in his pursuit to be the Parliamentary representative for this constituency. He took on the late Robert Lau three times and losts by a margin of above 3000 votes each time.

In 1999 he losts by 4845,  2004 (3345 votes) and in 2008 (3549 votes). Isn’t there a saying “THIRD TIME LUCKY..??” This will be his fourth challenge to try to knock off the SUPP candidate eventhough this time its not the late Senior Lau but a Junior one. Seems that DAP has got more to lose if they do not perform to expectations. There are too many  possibilities and amongst them would be the ‘ COMPASSIONATE VOTING ”

azlanBN Sarawak will have their full machinery and so will PR. Their aim is of course to ensure that their candidate fulfill the coalitions wish of the “ONE DESTINATION to be the NEW MP for Sibu Constituency come nightfall on May 16th 2010.

In the run up to the polls there will be a lot of issues used by all parties involved being used to capture the imagination and ultimatedly capture the votes for the ballot box. Yesterday the propaganda war has started when leaders form both opposite camps started selling their PRODUCT and the candidacy for P212 Sibu.

Taib CM Sarawak,” Lau 45,is quite a long serving lawyer who mixes around a lot with all types of people in Sibu.He’s an all-rounder and this is the kind of person we want to attract to work with us.”

Lim CM Penang.” Our decision tonight is based on a leader who is serious and capable of bringing people to change.”  

Its not only the two candidates at stake but also the two parties SUPP which losts miserably in the last state elections while DAP has more to lose than to gain.

A lot of hard work,persuasion,promises and sincerity will be needed to turn the total number of 54695 voters to put the mark X to the candidate. Will DAP plus the PR coalition be able to stop the SUPP BN candidate from galloping home with more than 3000 votes again? The bookies are already monitoring the situation and in no time the odds will be open. Would one be surprise if the ODDS favour the SUPP candidate giving a headstart of 1500?

Anyway he is a novice and to asks for 3000 above will be total disrespect for the DAP candidate. He does pull a punch or two and BN will use all its might to ensure that Wong Ho Leng will not make the breakthrough in the “One Destination”. The Parliament House awaits one of them……………….

Advertisements

“P212 Next…..”

Next in the Billing in the Battle of the Heavyweights will be in Sibu where nomination is on the 8th and polling on the 16th of May 2010.  The real fight will be between SUPP against DAP. We will be following the by elections very closely and keep everyone posted…….

P94- Live from KKB by Blogger

P Kamalanathan (MIC) bags 24,997 votes against Zaid Ibrahim’s (PKR) 23,272 in the Hulu Selangor by-election

BN Wins and Congratulations to the New MP P.Kamalanathan  for Hulu Selangor

The results so far 

6.45pm: Unofficial results

PKR – 6,389
BN – 5,385
Majority – 1,004

So far about 25% of votes counted.

6.43pm: Unofficial results

PKR – 5,596
BN – 5,041
Majority – 555

6.41pm: Unofficial results

PKR – 4,204
BN – 3,592
Majority -612

6.37pm: On-the-spot analysis

According to early results, PKR is leading by a wide margin in Chinese areas and by a slight margin in mixed areas and is trailing behind BN in Malay areas.

For PKR to win, it needs to win big in Chinese and mixed areas to cover its expected lost in Malay areas.

6.34pm: Unofficial results

Kg Baru Cina KKB (Chinese area), saluran 2 – PKR 203, BN 77
Kg Baru Cina KKB (Chinese area), saluran 4 – PKR 256, BN 73
Kg Baru Cina KKB (Chinese area), saluran 1 – PKR 207, BN 56

Unofficial – PKR 666, BN 206

6.29pm: Unofficial results (PKR 2,972, BN 2,259)

Bandar Kuala Kubu Bahru (mixed area), saluran 1 – PKR 135, BN 82
Bandar Kuala Kubu Bahru (mixed area), saluran 2 – PKR 272, BN 212
Bandar Kuala Kubu Bahru (mixed area), saluran 3 – PKR 490, BN 205

Unofficial – PKR 897, BN 499

6.23pm: Unofficial results

Kg Baru Batang Kali (Chinese area), saluran 1- PKR 220, BN 58
Hulu Yam Barat (mixed area), saluran 1 – PKR 205, BN 184
Ampang Pecah (Malay area), saluran 5 – PKR 148, BN 216
Hulu Yam Barat (mixed area), saluran 1 – PKR 224, BN 168
Kg Gumut (Malay area), saluran 1 – PKR 104, BN 172

Unofficial – PKR 901, BN 798

6.18pm: Unofficial results

Kg Sungai Tengi Selatan (Malay Felda), saluran 1 – PKR 62, BN 176
Kuala Kalumpang (mixed area), saluran 1 – PKR 98, BN 128
Kg Baru Rasa (Chinese area), saluran 1 – PKR 301, BN 75
Kg Bahru Kerling (Chinese area), saluran 1 – PKR 268, BN 122

Unofficial – PKR 729, BN 501

6.13pm: Unofficial results

Kuala Kalumpang, saluran 1 – PKR 98, BN 128
Ulu Yam Barat, saluran 1 – PKR 171, BN 94
Kg Bharu Kerling, saluran 1 – PKR 172, BN 83
Pertak Bukit Fraser – PKR 22, BN 15
Pertak, saluran 2 – PKR 18, BN 98
Ampang Pecah, saluran 1 – PKR 105, BN 155

Unofficial – PKR 491, BN 445

6.10pm: Counting has begun for the Hulu Selangor by-election. According to unofficial results, BN has won the postal votes.

BN: 767
PKR: 120

audie61 going off air as problems with streamyx. Thanks please kindly Follow up on latest from the following blog sites:-

3.15 pm Latest Exit Polls BN Ahead 51% to 49%  

3.00 pm Latest PKR Sarawak member. Muhyddin daring to say win by 6,000. Hantu Voters must be…Lets see.. 

 2.45pm Latest Hulu Selangor poll: Voter turnout now 63.74% of the 63,701 eligible voters

Malaysiakini 2.15pm: Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin holds a press conference at the district police headquarters in Kuala Kubu Bahru.

He said BN’s KPI (key performance indicator) for this by-election is a majority of 6,000. This is based on the total majority that BN received for all three state seats under the Hulu Selangor constituency two years ago.

In the 2008 general elections, BN won all the three state seats but lost the parliamentary seat.

However, Muhyiddin stressed that the most important thing was for BN to win this by-election.

“For me, I don’t want to be optimistic… We just want victory.”

Asked on BN’s chance, he said, “The overall sentiment, up to today, has been pro-Barisan. I hope this will translate into votes.”

On the recent polls that showed PKR was leading, Muhyiddin said, “We’ll see, no need to speculate. The voting process is still on-going.”

Meanwhile, candidate Zaid Ibrahim said at a restaurant in KKB that it would an uphill battle for PKR to retain Hulu Selangor.

2.12pm: Young voters appear to think beyond Hulu Selangor as they go to the ballot box.

“I know I’m not just choosing someone to represent us but the poll outcome will have a national impact,” first-time voter Nor Ain Fadilah Shawal Alludin, 26, told AFP after casting her vote in the Kuala Kubu Bahru district.

1.47 pm. Latest. a political analyst said that with 56.82 percent and 36,650 having voted it clearly favours the PKR candidate. Many young voters have come back to vote and the bookies are running a business just to give it knee jerk factor so that people will put their money$$$$$ on BN. If all Pakatan who take BN that is the question?   

1.45 pm Natasha said BN is really serious and Pakatan seems to have their stomachs too full after lunch and taking too easy as they feel their Candidate will romp home easily.  BN is going on an all out assault now, There seems to be a new surge of confidence judging from the BN supporters on site. No wonder the odds are fast coming down. Its back now 50/50 call.

1.30 Pm Latest. they say first half Pakatan lead now BN second half horse overtaking Zaids horses coming very fast to close the gap. Hehehe

1.15 pm Sarawak Punters all taking BN. Overwhelming swing now as Bookie Odds going back to 500 Pakatan. Some one must make a heavy win today. Seems a sudden surge of bets going for BN. The rich towkays are going all out to ensure BN remains in pursuit. 

1.00pm Latest from EC 31,632 voters have cast their votes, making it a 49.04% turnout.

12.40 pm Latest; BN Sarawak members from site says its so hot and at their area SK Ulu Yam Baru turnout very good. 

12.35 pm Latest: BN so subdued as those voting for BN are not bold to even show signs. Clear indications of Pakatan leaving BN far behind after last nights mammoth rally. 

12.30 pm Latest : Phone call from Natasha on site. Voters seems to be showing Z signs. Wow! So openly..

12.15 pm Latest:-1500 and above PKR will win. Ground sources . Bookies already openly giving ODDS at 1800 Win 80  ….

The constituents of P94 Hulu Selangor are going out to vote from this morning 8am-5pm. By nightfall the results will be known and we will have a NEW Memeber of Parliament. Odds still 50/50 with events unfolding this morning and the handicap remains intact as bookies are following events closely.

Blogger Zorro blogs live HERE http://zorro-zorro-unmasked.blogspot.com/ . Don’t forget to do your part to vote and take part in the democratic process…………

 

 

From Malaysiakini so far

10am: In the Sekolah Menengah Kamaruddin, Kuala Kubu Bahru – a Malay-majority area – BN election workers appear to dominate all the strategic spots along the main roads leading to the school. Twenty black-clad BN workers arrive.

9.55am: In Rasa, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor exco Ronnie Liu advises Pakatan supporters not give in to provocations from the BN side.

His advice came soon after a heated verbal match between the two sides when a BN man shouted “lanciau” at Pakatan supporters.

Police try to persuade some 20 BN supporters to move to the other side road to separate the two groups. But BN supporters would not budge. The more vocal BN supporters instead move to stand closer to the Pakatan people. They cry “punggung kasi” when Pakatan chant “reformasi”.

9.45am: MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek arrives at the Chinese-majority area of Kg Baru Kelompang. Pakatan supporters opposite of MCA ‘pondok panas’ mocks him with “Dato, marilah sini ambil gambar.”

Chus smiles and waves. He says he is confident BN will emerge victorious. “Saya yakin BN akan menang, tapi dari segi peratus tak tau.”

He however concedes that the MCA campaign strategy, which only focus on the new village issue and local development, has been unable to attract the younger Chinese residents and out-of-town voters.

When asked whether he is not confident of a BN win, he said: “Don’t put words into my mouth. I did not say this. That’s why sometimes I don’t like to meet reporters.”

9.42am: The BN supporters in Rasa, Kuala Kubu Bahru (a Chinese-majority area) outnumber Pakatan’s by about 20 people. They jeer at cars that donned PKR flags, some attempt to cover windows of the slow-moving cars with BN flags.

The two sides, numbering about 70 people, almost clash when one protestor who is against the building a TNB power line in Rawang got agitated and wanted to go over to confront the BN side. Police step in to restore peace.

The BN side comprises mostly Malay youths, while those on the Pakatan side are mainly middle-aged Chinese. The BN supporters jeer at the few Malays standing on the Pakatan side with remarks such as “Melayu bodoh! Tak malu ke anak nampak?”

Pakatan supporters yell “Reformasi” and BN side answers “Sudah Basi”.

9.30am: Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin visits the BN ‘pondok panas’ at the Malay-majority area of Sungai Buaya. There are around 100 supporters from both BN and Pakatan standing on both sides of the road canvassing votes for their respective candidates.

9.24am: BN has cleverly set up its ‘pondok panas’ (polling information booth) at a resident’s house opposite the polling station at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan KKB, a Malay-Majority area. However, no PKR ‘pondok panas’ could be seen.

Quite a number of voters are queuing to vote, mostly women and the elderly. Both BN and Pakatan Rakyat have around 20 supporters standing on both sides of the road, persuading voters who passed by to vote for their respective coalition.

When no voter is seen passing the gauntlet, both sides argue over whether on a number of national issues – the Pakatan supporters raise the issue of government corruption while the BN side says some Malaysians don’t work hard enough and they put the blame on government.

Some vehicles passing the polling station honk in support of the flag-waving supporters, which immediately draws shouts of acknowledgment from the crowd.

9.10am: BN candidate P Kamalanathan leaves Sungai Choh for other polling stations. He describes the reception from the voters as “fantastic, wonderful, marvelous and outstanding”.

“I’m very, very happy and excited. I’m getting ready to go to a few more places. It’s the voters’ decision now. The voters of Hulu Selangor are smart… They know what’s wrong and what’s right.”

He is off to a polling station in Serendah.

9am: In Sungai Choh, most of the early voters are elderly residents. The Election Commission officers and the police are not letting reporters to talk to them.

BN candidate P Kamalanathan visits the polling station at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Choh. Villagers are checking their polling details with the EC information counters.

Both candidates – Kamalanathan and PKR’s Zaid Ibrahim – are not registered voters in the Hulu Selangor constitutency. Kamalanathan is a voter in Sungai Siput, Perak, while Zaid is voter in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

8.55am: The traffic starts to become congested in Rasa, Kuala Kubu Bahru, with the police helping to ease the flow. Rasa is a majority Chinese area – it has the largest number of Chinese voters in the Kuala Kubu Bahru state constituency.

A steady stream of voters, both young and old, are going into the polling station. Shopkeepers around the town area have all gone to vote early.

8.50am: The traffic from Kuala Kubu Bahru to Kalumpang is smooth. There are only a few cars on the road. The mostly Chinese voters in Kg Baru Kalumpan are going to the polling station in Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Kalumpang to cast their votes.

8.42am: In Kuala Kubu Bahru, despite warnings from the Election Commission yesterday, PKR has set up information booths for voters to check their polling stations.

But counter operator who identify himself as Mr Siaw said that the EC, which has also set up several booths for the purpose, have not told them to close the counters.

One voter found that she has been moved to Bukit Sentosa and will be ferried to her new polling station by PKR election workers.

A shouting match ensues between BN and PKR election workers who are lined up by the polling centre. MIC supporters in motorcycles are revving their bikes in between the two groups.

8.30am: The situation is calm at the polling centres. In Kuala Kubu Bahru town, police are station at all major intersection to ensure smooth traffic flow. Shops are beginning to open their shutters while residents are slowing coming out to vote.

8.23am: PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar claims around 10 buses believed to be carrying ‘phantom voters’ were spotted in the area early this morning. He says PKR supporters have stopped seven of them at Ampang Pecah between 3am and 7am.

They have lodged a police report on the matter. But the police decided to let the buses go as they were said to be carrying Umno Youth election workers.

According to Shamsul, there was a slight a commotion between the 50 PKR Youth members who stopped the buses with the 400 Umno Youth on board.

8am: All polling stations open. It’s a sunny Sunday morning in Kuala Kubu Bahru. However, rain is expected in the afternoon. The traffic is smooth as the main town in the Hulu Selangor constituency slowly wakes up on polling day.

P94 “PUSING BALIK”Pakatan/BN 50/50

Yesterday it was clear that BN has taken a substantial lead in the run up to polling day. The bookies odds of -300 to Pakatan by BN has taken in a lot of beating as Najib and Muhyddin and the Top Guns from BN has concentrated on the Felda settlement schemes.

But by the stroke of midnignt and early dawn the odds has somewhat “PUSING BALIK” .The presence of ToK Guru Kelantan MB and PAS Spiritual leader and other factors like the land belongs to the State but take the dividends given has somewhat reached the ground and the swing was expected. Its now level pegging for those punters who wish to make some $$$$$ for P94 Hulu Selangor. 

Of course the bookies will not stand to loose. Its now 95 cents either way. if you take BN you win 95 cents if BN wins and if BN loses you lose $1.00. The same equation likewise is for those taking Pakatan bets. Whichever and Whatever the bookies stands to make a dollar or two from this by elections.

So the political boys will be putting in their last efforts to swing the votes but tomorrow it will be up to the 63593 voters of Hulu Selangor Constituency to have their say in the Ballot Boxes. They will just mark an X and we will know by nightfall who the new Member of Parliament will be for P94.

50/50 is the Call now…………..

“-300 Votes Pakatan P94 Hulu Selangor”

Who will you VOTE FOR IN P94 Hulu Selangor..?

The choice belongs to the voters of the constituency 63593 of them. After all the campaigning work has been done the byelection is like another LIVE FOOTBALL or LIVE HORSE RACING to bet for punters. The bookies have the most classified information and they are dealing with not just small $$$$ but huge amounts of Bets.  

The Hulu Selangor by election has got the bookies working overtime. A week ago the odds on were BN was given a handicap of 500 votes by Pakatan. It seems now that the ODDS are heavily stacked towards a BN win.

Within a week  the tables are already turning and now we hear from our informed sources that the market is “BN giving Pakatan an ODDS of 300 votes win full lose 80cents.

This statement at a PC also moved the market and it seems many punters are odds on making a good day for their pockets,” DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang today declared that an internal survey showed PKR’s Zaid Ibrahim is trailing in the Hulu Selangor by-election campaign.” Moreover there are calls for the 6000 odd voters to come back home to vote.

Whoever the winner is the punters will ensure that their man come through to beat the odds and thus this will also affect where the votes will go.

The political parties have had their say in the campaign and the final analysis will be “Where is the SMART $$$$$$$ going to..?”

Whichever and However the results the Bookies will certainly make the elections a DAY TO REMEMBER.

“Project Ketua Menteri..??”

  • Plot 1 Action 1 1987 Maju group failed in its attempt KM1.
  • Plot 2 Action 2 PBDS KM2 also unsuccessful.
  • Today SNAP President Edwin Dundang hits back at James Masing PRS President in not so many words.

Is there a forthcoming KM3? Words and Whisperings on the ground is that the revival is underway and at times it does take an Opposition party to spell the dangers lurking and needs to be checked.

The political minefield in Sarawak is so fluid at the moment and many has pointed it out to the POST TAIB ERA where skirmishes and guerilla warfares are being fought to ensure that AIMS are achieved.  Who will take over is a good question and who is the rightful successor? A party loyalists to James Masing has often boasted,” Without a doubt James is eyeing the Seat “

Edwin Dundang in todays Borneo Posts “Masing is just being Malicious” and in it states,” We admit we are just a small party but in 1987 SNAP was strong enough together with BN Sarawak to stop the Maju group from toppling the state government led by the present chief minister.At that time,Masing was an active member of the Maju group and boasted of a “PROJEK Ketua Menteri” 

Is Edwin insinuating something that the CM is keeping the an enemy within reach. After 23 years in which the inital plot surfaced could the next elections provide another perfect platform for a last assault of KM3 before James calls it a day in the political scene in Sarawak? He does have enough YBs especially with the inclusion of some from SPDP on his side and this time he must be BOLD enough to do it says a an Emeritus Professor.

Its a perfect timing as native land issues will certainly be a major factor and the issue of  WHO WILL LEAD SARAWAK will add spice to the election. The surface is calm but the underlying currents of a KM3 project plus the ever growing opposition front is indeed a GOLDEN CARROT for those connected with James Masing.

The threat is Real and the CMs inner circles are watching it very closely and reports have not been very encouraging. The movements and the collaboration of a number of his aides with the opposition members has significantly increase and they have not forgotten the Hilton Hugging episode. They will be an element of SURPRISE and ITS PACKAGED NICELY was the message.

Will we just brush this under the carpet or will the politcal strategists within the BN framework look at this more seriously. Don’t  JUST turn round and say we were not notified,shrug shoulders,bite your lips and feel remorse to get out from a possible EXPLOSIVE situation. The KM3 revival has already surpassed ACTION  3.

Who in your mind is the PUPPET MASTER in KM3…..??