There is so much written about the Bagan Pinang by-election in the blogsphere, and also some predictions made with regards to who wins or loses. Clearly, the BN is not leaving anything to chance and losing is not the option anymore in this by-election. PM Najib has already said the the end game is to win by all means, and it is for this very reason that the entire government machinery is out in Bagan Pinang to do their bit, and this includes the army as well.
I am not going to make a prediction because I am so confused at the campaigning methods used in this by-elections. And I am even more confused as to why the Election Commission has been dumb and mute to the intransigent of the BN to offer 'bribes' in various forms, and to use the army camps in the pretext of wanting to show care and to shower gratitude to the soldiers, who are all voters in the by-elections. Even my call to the Army to make their stand with regards to a candidate being received in the camp for his political campaigning has remained unanswered. My question is why allow the army to be dragged into this unjustified political web, and later to be embroiled in violent criticism from the public? If the public were to say that the army is now a stooge to politicians,the army will now find it hard to disprove it.
This election has set new standards, and a dangerous precedence. One that will see greater violence, and more 'bribes' offered. Is this going to be Malaysia's way of conducting future elections where even the official body that is suppose to conduct, monitor and to arbitrate breaches in election rules don't seem to be effective and does not display their neutral stance?
Honestly, I am just fed up, and I am now thinking not to cast my vote in the next General Elections. Please do not say to me that the government is going to fight corruption in earnest, because it is going to be a bag of lies. I will now welcome all corrupt politicians to continue being involved in politics for it is through politics that they can enrich themselves. Haven't Khir Toyo shown them the way?
God bless this nation of ours.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION (a fading crusade)