Sabah Updates P185:-“No Show Debate”

The turnout of the 3,000 over crowd at the Dewan Hakka for the debate between Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Sri Musa Haji Aman is an indication, it seems that SAPP have the edge in the P.185 Batu Sapi parliamentary by election. Musa who is also the Sabah BN Chairman has earlier refused the debate challenge issued by Yong denouncing Yong a being power crazy.

In recent ceramahs and election rallys, even Deputy Prime MInister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Yassin (who had people walking out during his speech) and Pakatan Rakyat Supreme Leader Dato’ Sri Anwar Ibrahim has not attracted big crowd unlike in Peninsular Malaysia. This has the Party Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) scrambling to ensure a full capacity in the same Dewan Hakka for the supreme leader rally tonight.

Earlier PKR candidate Ansari Abdullah tried to attend the debate between Yong and Musa but upon hearing the no show of Musa, he waited outside and subsequently went on his campaign.

BN campaign is picking up the momentum after earlier hiccups of poor co-ordination between the various BN component parties. Their candidate Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin is more confident of herself albeit her poor command of Bahasa Malaysia. PKR Ansari campaign has been largely in the bumiputra dominated area leaving the Chinese area to DAP and the large presence of their non local campaigners.

While PKR and SAPP are slugging it out against one another, BN is going about its own business of propaganda’s of bringing development under the 1 Malaysia agenda. With the two opposition parties in mud-slinging contest, the pundits are putting their money on BN to defend the seat which was held by the late Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah who died in a fatal motorbike accident.

But then again as in football, nothing is for sure until the final whistle. So will the crowd turn out tonight for PKR in Dewan Hakka?

(Snap shots of Yong Teck lee Campaigning)

14 thoughts on “Sabah Updates P185:-“No Show Debate”

  1. looes74 says:

    Mata Kuching,
    Like I say, it’s close call. Second, it’s 1000 folks, not 3000 folks. To make Bugi happy, neither does Muhyddin really that responsive welcome from Sabah folk. Plus, currently, who is in town….Lim Kit Siang….
    I am not saying Yong can’t win. However, our Bugi here implies that Yong is extremely popular. And if Yong really believe on this. It would be the end of SAPP. It’s always arrogance comes before the fall.
    If SAPP so confident, why Salleh Mohd Said, former chief minister of Sabah, influencing a splinter from UMNO in supporting Yong say that if DAP pulls massive chinese votes to PKR, Linda will win…..Another psychological gambit
    Of course, that declassfying gambit pays off. Hehehe

    • Mata Kuching says:

      Looes74, I hope Lim Kit Siang will be able to convince enough Chinese that “Pakatan Must Win Putrajaya” to effect any real political and economic reforms. SAPP is a stumbling block in Sabah at the moment in holding back Pakatan from marching its first step of a thousand miles to Putrajaya, beginning with Batu Sapi.

      I think PKR needs to win 70% of Chinese votes to sail through convincingly. Tonight ceramah by Pakatan supreme leaders at Hakka Association will reveal what the Chinese buy…” Sabahans For Sabah” or ” Pakatan Must Win Putrajaya” ? Of course SAPP can never win Putrajaya !

  2. Tuai Rumah 2010 says:

    Choose PKR or SAPP and not for BN….Sabahan/Batu Sapi dear voters.

    Though have to have pitty and sympathy for Datin Linda, this cannot be utilized to choose a good goverment. Dear voters, vote out BN is your wise and correct choice….kick the bulls and shits of BN the corrupted government and UMNO the corrupted party

  3. Mata Kuching says:

    All is not lose if SAPP wins by less than 1000 majority. There is hope for a stronger and committed partnership in Pakatan with SAPP. A win by Yong Teck Lee over Ansari will be because the voters perceived he is a better Batu Sapi representative to Parliament and not beacuse the majority bought his “Sabahans For Sabah” agenda. If Ansari came in a close second it would a great achievement for Pakatan too as he is perceived to have parachuted into Sandakan from Tuaran. The bottom line will ultimately show the voters are definitely getting more informed, mature and bold enough to abandon BN.

  4. Bartholomew says:

    Christian Bumi are leaning towards Yong Teck Lee in the absence of PKR bigwig Jeffrey Kitinggan in the campaign, giving him a slight edge over Ansari. Linda Tsen is unexpectedly trailing behind YTL and Ansari.

  5. Tuai Rumah 2010 says:

    According to audie source of information: pundits are giving 2000 in favour of BN, DO YOU BELIEVE??????????

    Underground rings are not stupid and blind. Though they may sometime make slight under-estimate, normally they are very and extra xareful. So 2000 in favour of BN, how reliable is that?

    PKR has made a big mistake to take on SAPP and BN at the same time. If PKR has been in a good one front with SAPP, BN is sure to be swept into South China Sea from Batu Sapi

  6. suzan says:

    actually 1 was directly involve with the batu sapi parlimentary election..the latest survey from reliable fact showing that the BN will remain with 8000 plus votes..yong teck lee 6000 votes..pkr not more than 3000 votes..and this figure was publish by an indipendent organisation..well..still got few days to go..anything can happen..

  7. SK Subramaniam says:

    Suzan, can you please say out loud what are the total eligible voters in Batu Sapi ? What are you trying to unscrumble what have been scrumbled for you by BN cyber trooper? My 12 year old daughter does not understand your command of English. If you had said that BN would have a lion share of the expected 1,500 poster votes to start with, it would make a lot of sense.

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