Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Missing Kuala Terengganu


It's a 3-some for the KT by-election on Jan 17: Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh (BN) vs Abdul Mohd Wahid Endut (Pas/Pakatan Rakyat) and Azharudin Mamat alias Adam (Independent). Read full story here.
I have to give the KT by-election a miss, primarily because it's not that relevant for readers of the newspaper I write weekly for. And I couldn't find accomodation. Tun Salleh Abas has kindly offered to put me up at his place but I won't want to impose on his space just for this by-election.

KT by-election won't change anything for most of us but it is very important to the following people:

1) Pak Lah, because Wan Farid will help ensure his legacy and help him and son-in-law hold on to some influence in Terengganu Umno
2) Wan Farid because his political career is as good as over if he loses. His elder brother Wan Hisham lost his state seat during the March general election because he represented the much-despised Monsoon Cup, which locals said benefited only Pak Lah's closest cronies.
3) Anwar Ibrahim because a victory means he'll be one MP closer to his dream of taking over Putrajaya.

The Barisan Rakyat bloggers, who've vowed to deliver the KT seat to the Pakatan Rakyat, drove up to KT yesterday to help out their candidate from PAS.

31 comments:

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

you missed out on the voters. this is the best time to request ridiculous goods from the publicity-seeking politicians.

clean said...

Macam nie lah brader rocky..

Kita dah dapat banyak benefit sejak PR menang banyak kerusi..

Kalau PR tak buat kecoh, BN dok tidor jugak..

Anonymous said...

Bye bye UMNO

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Rocky
There have been many comments, both good and bad about out political situation in the country. One thing which is a fact, whether you love or hate him, Anwar Ibrahim did bring changes to Malaysia. For that on behalf of many Malaysians, we thanked him. We are more aware of our rights. More people are more willing to come out in the open with their views. MPs cannot just sit and attend parliament taking rubbish. Now he will have to play his role. Many of us are sure that come next round, if the current government dont clean up their act, say goodbye to being the government. similarly Anwar Ibrahim must deliver.

clean said...

"At 9.30am, Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia (Akim) vice-president Harun Abdul Rahman Mohd from Batu Buruk walked into the nomination centre, but caused a stir when he did not file in his papers.

Instead, in a hastily called press conference just outside the centre, Harun surprised everyone by asking voters to throw in their support behind PAS, because "our paths are headed in the same direction"

"Islam is my course, and I am giving way to PAS," he announced

THIS AKIM GUY IS AN UMNO GUY IN PAS CLOTH..

FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS, WE CAN EXPECT THIS 'FOX IN THE SHEEP CLOTHING' GIVING STATEMENT ON HUDUD, ISLAMIC STATE, PUBLIC WHIPPING, STONING, AMPUTATION AND BLA...BLA...BLA... TO SCARE OFF THE CHINESE VOTERS.

GOOD PROPAGANDA WORK DONE BY BN!

AK said...

Sdr Rocky,

Unfortunate that we will not be getting your insights for the by-election as you are probably one of the only bloggers that provides a neutral, nonpartisan reporting.

Barisan Rakyat bloggers in my opinion have failed to remain nonpartisan and seems to be basking in their glory of having played a big role in the outcome of March elections and therefore 'is bent on DELIVERING the seat to PAS'(Talk about power..)

Lastly, keep up the good work and all the best for year 1430/2009.

razali hakim said...

ini baru pilihanraya kecil.pembangkang sengaja mengada-adakan cerita yang prk ini bagaikan penentu bagi 1001 macam perkara.tetapi keadaan agak tertekan buat wan farid kerana dia hanya akan mendapat jawatan timbalan menteri dan senator sekiranya dia menang prk KT nanti.

end said...

yeah.to most of us KT is just another by-election to fill the spot of mp.

but to the hardcore of BN and PR,this is another oppourtunity to show of who is the boss and who is more powerful that can gain the confidence from the voters.

it's still 50/50 of who will gonna win the seat.welcome to another round of by-lection after Permatang Pauh!

mut said...

The KT by-election has powerful implications for both sides. It won't alter the balance in Parliament, but in the eyes of the public a victory would go a long way.

I still do not have any confidence in the EC though. That is an even bigger issue.

Dr.Sid said...

KT will determines where is the exact position of both BN and Pakatan in our political field nowadays, unless they might want to read this to change their mind ha KT voters?

Kuala Terengganu after 16 September's fool

Anonymous said...

Rocky;

Barisang Rakyat bloggang hok mari Tegannung tuh, reti dok cakap Tegannung?

Kalu main cakap Orang Puteh dengang Orang tengannung, macang ambe ni, gi mapuh lah. Kena bahang belang cacang aje!

Reti dok Barisang Rakyat bloggers tu nok cakap? Bahsa baku? Orang tegannung pong dok pahang. Napok benor orang luor. Gi balik kapong lah tanang ubi.


MRSM Kalae Chepo 66/73

kail pelikat said...

Trailing on a totota alphard .sponsored by you know who ...Barisan Raakyat bloggers my ass.

Anonymous said...

What do you think of below extract of latest article written by Raja Petra "Does MCA support hudud?

My non Muslim friends are very disturbed and thought Raja Petra has gone lunatic and sounding like a fanatic mullah :(

Is winning Kuala Terengganu by-election so important that one can simply bulldoze on other's rights?


Please read the most disturbing extract from RPK article:

MCA, do you or don’t you support Hudud?
Speak up now or forever hold your tongue.
Are you pro-Islam or anti-Islam?
Please tell us now and make it very clear. Tomorrow we are going to Terengganu to campaign for PAS and we want to know what to tell the Kuala Terengganu voters.
And it will either be “MCA is anti-Islam” or “MCA is pro-Hudud”.


The link to Raja Petra's article is here:
http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/16606/84/



~Very Sad

Anonymous said...

Saya org Trg, dan mengikut kata org ramai, BN akan kalah dlm pilihan raya ni. Bukan saya nak pikir negatif, tetapi BN tidak membuat research untuk memilih calon yg sesuai. Dah lah pilih org Pak Lah yg terang2 ramai org x suka sebab Wang ehsan dulu. Bagus lah, lepas ni bila calon kalah, boleh lah start sesi salah menyalah, org Ismail Said kata Pak Lah salah, Org Pak Lah kata tak kesah, sebab lepas ni najib yg tanggung semua. BODOH!!!!

Rizal76

Anonymous said...

blah laa kalang chepa,,ckp tranung mcm baguh..aku kalang chepa gok dok laa bising per mung

Anonymous said...

rocky, wan farid representative KJ and much of umno people know that he gains alot during idris jusoh. Also from his face, he can be considered money political geng!!!!

zamri

nightcaller said...

MRSM Kalae Chepo 66/73,

kalu nak main cantu, baik suruh najib, muhd muhd taib balik belake....bukang reti pung nak cakap ganu kite......

Biar BN tutup rumah2 negeri lah....ni dok kampung KT buat bende...buat nyabut bandar je.....susah orang nak jalang.....

RPK tu kalu dok salah, lama gok dok KT berlari pagi2....makang soto kat kompleks perdana....

Mung pulok cam mana??? balik kampong ke dok???? ke dok ingat kampong doh......

jonathan said...

I dont know what is the best but my wish is all muslim especially malay should be united all the time. Not because of election we fight each other. At the end all muslims are brother, plz remind that.

I will support any winner in this election as long as it deliver what he promises to the ppl who elects them. not like stupid talk kok who always remain in he/her shell.

Anonymous said...

Yawn !

The same old issues will take centre stage. It will always be the blame game of the past actions. The fault finders will be working overtime. The hate campaign will roll on.

But none of the politicians from both sides will talk about development for the future.

They are too obsessed with petty issues and point scoring character defamation.

The rebels without a cause will likely take to the streets.

It may sound strange, but wouldn't it be better point scoring should the politicians address issues like preventing floods, turning Terengganu into a tourist destination or look into economically viable projects?

Yawn, zzzzzzz.

A GOOD MAN DOES NOTHING.

amoker said...

Of course need the bloggers. Rocky, you are the chief and you go missing?

In fact, it is evident today on the role of bloggers. The mainstream media reported that BN has 30,000 supporters and PR 15,000. But photos from blogs tells a different story. Like that also want to tipu.

al'amina said...

very entertaining-lah these Barisan Rakyat bloggers.

and if the Pas guy wins, RPK and is boys will claim credit?

Bia' pi-lah depa ni semua....asal jangan cakap pasai ugama sudah.

ChengHo said...

Watching tv news tonight somehow Wan Farid look like somebody who is arrogant and the guy at the wrong place and the wrong time.

Wan Farid Down Under said...

10 DALIL MENGAPA WAN AHMAD FARID TIDAK BOLEH MENJADI YB KUALA TERENGGANU

http://margeemar.blogspot.com/

10 DALIL MENGAPA WAN AHMAD FARID TIDAK BOLEH MENJADI YB KUALA TERENGGANU





1. Wan Farid adalah 'anjing suruhan' (running dog) Khairy Jamaluddin. Sebab itulah dia terlebih dahulu dilantik sebagai Setiausaha Politik Pak Lah supaya dia sebagai proksi Pak Lah, seperti yang disahkan oleh Mantan Perdana Menteri Mahathir Mohamad, dapat merobek dana negeri Terengganu.


2. Abang Wan Farid, Wan Hisham pula telah dilantik sebagai Exco Negeri Terengganu bagi Perlancongan untuk memastikan rakan perniagaan Khairy, Patrick Lim dapat memonopoli semua projek perlancongan di negeri Terengganu.


3. Wang Ehsan negeri Terengganu dari hasil Petroleum yang berjumlah berbilion ringgit tidak diagihkan kepada rakyat Terengganu tetapi disimpan oleh Si Pengkhianat Wan Farid untuk bosnya Pak Lah.


4. Dengan Wang Ehsan, Wan Farid, Wan Hisham, Khairy dan Patrick Lim telah membina 30 buah rumah dengan nilai RM 1 juta sebuah di sebuah pulau di Sungai Terengganu. Keuntungan Wan Farid dan gengnya bertambah berlipat kali ganda dengan penganjuran Monsoon Cup yang memakan belanja RM 300 Juta setahun.


5. Wan Farid bertanggung jawab dalam mengarahkan Polis bertindak ke atas rakyat Terengganu dalam‘Insiden 8 September Peristiwa Berdarah Batu Burok'. Wan Farid telah dilihat berada bersama Polis sebelum Polis bertindak ganas terhadap Rakyat.


6. Perlantikan Wan Farid adalah hadiah Pak Lah kepadanya kerana dia memainkan peranan dibawah Kementerian Keselamatan Dalam Negeri mengarahkan polis menembak rakyat.


7. Menteri Besar Terengganu Ahmad Said telah memaksa Kumpulan Giant, sebuah syarikat milik kaum Cina, untuk ‘menderma’ beberapa juta ringgit kepada 'Tabung Peperangan' Umno Terengganu sebagai syarat membuka perniagaan walaupun syarat yang sama tidak dikenakan kepada syarikat milik Melayu. Tindakan Ahamad Said ini yang bersifat perkauman sudah pasti akan menyebabkan pengundi Cina di Kuala Terengganu marah dan memberi undi mereka kepada PAS. Wan Farid telah kehilanggan lebih daripada 8,000 undi Cina kepada PAS sebelum bertanding.


8. Wan Farid yang merupakan proksi Pak Lah tidak disenangi oleh Menteri Besar Ahmad Said, mantan Menteri Besar Idris Jusoh and Najib Razak. Wan Farid pasti kalah disabotaj dari tiga penjuru.


9. Wan Farid terlibat langsung dalam penahanan YM Raja Petra, Sheik Kickdefella, YB Teresa Kok dan pemberita Sin Chew dibawah ISA.


10. Wan Farid telah bersifat biadap dengan memperlekeh dan mempersendakan Fatwa yang dikeluarkan oleh seorang tokoh Ulama yang disanjung dan dihormati bukan sahaja dikalangan orang Islam tetapi juga dikalangan orang bukan Islam. Ulama yang saya maksudkan disini adalah YAB Tok Guru Datuk Haji Nik Aziz Nik Mat.


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clean said...

The Star 7 January 2009, pg N6

The KT by Election should not be used to gauge the popularity of leaders of the country or the state, Datuk Seri najib Tun Razak said.

NAJIB IS FEELING THE HEAT AND SMELLS SOMETHING 'BAD' GONNA HAPPEN...HAHAHA..

warren basket said...

KT by-election is NOT about Pakatan Rakyat vs BN.

KT by-elecion is the FINAL confirmatory test for the departure of Abdullah Badawi and that he is no longer needed to head BN.

The first test was the Permatang Pauh by-election.


As Wan Farid is the proxy for Badawi, this FINAL confirmatory test is even more credible.

a) If Rakyat want Badawi to stay on, vote BN.

b) If Rakyat confirm to reject Badawi, vote for PAS.

Propagator said...

It is sad that the Barisan Nasional still can’t get their act together. The MCA and Gerakan, the two main component parties seem to have no influence on the Chinese. The Barisan Nasional is facing an uphill task. This is the time for all good man to come to the aid of the Barisan Nasional. Voters in Kuala Terengganu surely will not cast their votes wastefully.

Propagator said...

It is sad that the Barisan Nasional still can’t get their act together. The MCA and Gerakan, the two main component parties seem to have no influence on the Chinese. The Barisan Nasional is facing an uphill task. This is the time for all good man to come to the aid of the Barisan Nasional. Voters in Kuala Terengganu surely will not cast their votes wastefully.

Iqbal

Anonymous said...

Nightcaller;

Aku dok gali minyok nih. Kalu dang aku balik gok nok ngepeng.

Najib, mat Taib tu turong bagi pitih kat anok buoh. Bial laku kain pelikat, kepok lekor, satar, songket, tembaga....

Aku dengor le ning tak dok tepat nok tidor.

RPK? Kalu jupe dia, aku tungengg jubor


MRSM Kalae Chepo 66/73

iqbal said...

MRSM Kalae Chepo 66/73

heheheheheh...
mujur mung takdok dekat kale chepo...kalu ado aku tunggeng jubo ke mung getek...

Anonymous said...

(heha) : i'm betting ipohwhitekopi
on that nice-looking PASman( like my perak MB )with 8000vote majority, any taker !?
btw , that bn fler looks l-c-l-y lah !!

WY Kam 甘永元 said...

dearr rocky,

you sounded like tun mahathir! sharing the same script aye>?