There are more than half the rural Sarawakians who are not registered as voters -and of those who do only 60% come out to vote! Yet the importance of the Sarawak poll a few days ahead is not disputed by anyone! To help voters avoid any pitfall that may invalidate your effort to go to vote we created a new video for you here!Enjoy! The video is brought to you by MEO-Net.
Archive for April 13th, 2011
Without sufficient public re-bounce on the previous 2 explusion of West Malaysian activists by Sarawak’s Government another activist from MCLM Harris Ibrahim became the next victim to the abuse of immigration power by Taib’s government last night. Such expulsion may well give away the desperation of an overstaying politician-and perhaps those victimised can look forward to earlier relief from their predicament after changes at the poll!
Sarawak 10th Election 2011 April 16
Voters Are Being Moved Around
Check Early Where You Will be Voting
While doing some number crunching comparing Sarawak Election 2011 roll (2010 Dec 31) and General Election 2008 roll (2008 Mar 31) based on publicly available data, it is discovered that many voters might have been shuffled around.
Take the case of P208 Sarikei that comprises N39 Repok and N40 Meradong, the overall increase in number of voters is 2143, but there is a decrease of 5095 Chinese voters from 21286 to 16191, an increase of 6012 Iban voters from 7950 to 13962, and an increase of 1179 Melayu/Melanau voters from 2439 to 3618.
Comparatively the neighbouring P211 Lanang (comprising N45 Bukit Assek and N46 Dudong) and P212 Sibu (comprising N47 Bawang Assan, N48 Pelawan and N49 Nangka) constituencies have increase of Chinese voters by 2950 and 7042 respectively.
Other areas of significant movements include (but not limit to) P192 Mas Gading (comprising N1 Opar and N2 Tasik Biru) where 3489 Chinese voters are moved out; P202 Sri Aman (comprising N25 Balai Ringin, N26 Bukit Begunan and N27 Simanggang) where 2449 Melayu/Melanau voters are move out; P217 Bintulu (comprising N58 Jepak, N59 Kidurong and N60 Kemena) where 6074 Iban voters moved in and 1772 Chinese voters moved out; P222 Lawas (comprising N70 Ba’kelalan and N71 Bukit Sari) where 2218 Melayu/Melanau voters moved out and 5134 Orang Ulu voters moved in; etc. etc. etc. Open attached PDF file and see more.
Giving the fact that so many voters are moved around, many will find their past voting centres no more the right place to go for voting come this Saturday. Thus all voters are urged to check well in advance where they will be voting before going out to vote on April 16.
Ways to check are:
• Online: go to http://daftarj2.spr.gov.my/
• By handphone SMS: key in “SPR SEMAK ” then send to 15888
• Check with SPR 082-254867 or various local District Officers.
• Local candidates and their political parties may be able to help too, check their operation rooms.
Talking about gentlement campaign – statement coming from BN makes me wanna puke. BN memang cakap tak serupa bikin.
PKR Baleh and Pelagus submitted their application for permit – for Dato Seri Annuar to address the crowd at Kapit only Town Square. It was met with outright refusal from the OCPD. The organisers even had to apply for permit for Dato Seri Annuar to visit Rh. Bundong longhouse in Pelagus and Rh. Edison Bugak at Baleh. The reason - security.
Kapit town a small outward outpost with a population of no more than 2,000 – surely the police are more than capable of containing any untoward incidents. The irony is, they are more than capable of maintaining security for Najib this coming 15 April. But why can’t they do it with Dato Seri Annuar. But I’m not blaming the police, cos they were merely doing their job – “Arahan dari pihak atasan.”
If BN continues with this trend, the people will openly protest. As I understand, the chinese population in Kapit were really looking forward for Dato Seri Annuar with his firebrand speech. The Chinese dailies were full of news and praise regarding Dato Seri Annuar speech. His presence was a real crowd pulling – by their thousand. TV & newspaper don’t lie (in this case). BN is getting desperate.
If my memory serves me right, Taib Mahmud used to say BN will sweep all 71 seats and return BN to its past glory. But Taib himself openly said BN would retain its 2/3 majority. A far cry from a confident CM of the past. Even Najib said “simple majority is target, and gaining 2/3 majority is a bonus.” MKINI.
Something is not right, despite an all out onslought by the BN.
To all the pro BN bloggers – please read the news - not just RTM1, 2 TV3. And don’t just tweet amongs yourself. Be open minded, get yourself exposed and used to the fact that not all is green for BN.