Contrary to expectation that the long suffering people of Sg Asap may use the state elections to throw out the perpetrator of their sufferings the voting results show BN’s candidate being return with much higher majority. Before people draw some mistaken conclusions from it there are some observations which were made during observers’ visit to Sg ASap during and after the poll-observations which may be shocking to outsiders!
*A women told the observer that she was threatened by a Kindergarten’s teacher that her son’s applications to the teacher training college may be jeopardised if she was found to vote Opposition; How the Kindergarten teacher know she may vote Opposition, asked the women. The unfriendly Kindergarten teacher said she knew by looking at her face(a sad face?); She was given similar warning about the 2 kids of her who is receiving welfare payment E-kasih from the state government;
* A man from Rh Badang who testified that he received Rm20.00 to induce him to vote for BN want his testimony to be withheld for 2-3 weeks because he need the new YB’s signature on his son’s application for a scholarship to the university;
*Campaigning is done by speeches? Actually it was done by beer-both BN & Opposition did it. Of course the Bn side had more beer to offer-while the independent offer only packet drinks. So the voters were all drunk on the night before polling.And they did things under the pretext of being a bit druk eg a BN campaigner offered the son of a Tuai Rumah from Rh Nyawing (related to PKR’s candidate) Rm300.00 in front of the many other residents there; the Tuai Rumah’s son openly returned the money; Quite a number of people are willing to testify as witness to the incident;
*How much did the candidates offered? News is that almost everyone gave- to the voters who asked for it.
Sp: did the election go according to the believe that they choose the best candidate to represnt them in the next 5 years? Or they chosed from the one who gave them the most on polling day eve?