Sunday, June 30, 2013

Post Election Talk - A Tom and Gerry Story

Free Malaysia Today's article, "PR could have won more in Sabah" has the following,
"Jannie Lasimbang, the Jaringan Orang Asli secretariat director, said the 13th general election outcome for the Tawau, Beaufort, Batu Sapi and Kota Marudu parliamentary constituencies would have been different, if the dubious voters were vetted."
Jannie Lasimbang was speaking at a Bar Council’s forum themed “Electoral Offences- Righting The Wrongs”.

We then have the "venerable" Karpal Singh, also at FMT, "Jusuf must apologise to Anwar" reported to have said,
“It can hurt Pakatan Rakyat,”
and
"rebuked Jusuf Kalla for issuing statements with racial innuendoes by publicly claiming that the 505 rallies only benefited enemies of Islam and Malays"
That just about says it all. Its not about dignity or ethics.

Its about the DAP and who would be the enemies of Islam and Malays.

Other than the Malay/Muslim based PAS and PKR, the subject of which Bapak Jusuf Kalla is critical of their de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim in an interview "Wawancara Penuh Jusuf Kalla", the DAP is the only predominanly and chauvinistic Chinese non-Muslim party.

Blogger Hantu Laut nails Karpal on the head for "Rebuking Jusuf Kalla: Birds Of A Feather Flock Together" and also is of askance "BN Will Lose The Next Elections?"

Excerpts from the Bapak Jusuf interview and Hantu Laut from his latter article, which could not have been said better, relevant to my posting -
"Kemudian Anwar bangkitkan pengundi Bangladesh. Saya bilang sama Anwar, tak kan orang Malaysia tidak boleh membezakan percakapan, bahasa, budaya dan gaya orang Bangladesh. Tidak mungkin berpuluh ribu orang Bangladesh boleh dibawa masuk ke Malaysia dan menjadi pengundi. Ini tidak masuk akal" - Jusuf Kalla

"Gerrymandering is not an election offence. The electoral boundaries need to be redrawn every eight years and Malaysia's population in rural areas are sparsely distributed making equitable distribution of voters per constituency the same as urban areas impractical and a logistical nightmare." - Hantu Laut
Coming back to the Bar Council forum speaker Jannie Lasimbang together with Bapak Jusuf's remarks, I will refer this instances as phantoms or Tom.

With regards to Hantu Laut's comments on gerrymandering, I will call it Gerry.

Hence a Tom and Gerry story.

Up next, for Tom -
"The recorded data once again indicate a higher percentage of unidentifiable voters at urban areas and mostly around Kuala Lumpur" - National Voter Registration Audit Malaysia 2011


and Gerry - Gerrymandering in the US and UK.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jusuf Kalla is wrong about one thing though.

Pakatan supporters were actually proven to be unable to tell apart Banglas from Malaysians.

Snuze said...

Face-saving and damage control exercise on-going for the PR, hehehe.