Friday, July 26, 2013

Democracy Is Dead When Money Is Used To Buy Votes.

(FMT) - In the run-up to Kuala Besut by-election, BN has pledged a total RM467.12 million worth of development projects to the voters.
Election Commission deputy chief Wan Ahmad Wan Omar today said that mega project announcements by Umno-Barisan Nasional during the campaign period is not an offence under the Election Offences Act 1954.

In the run-up to today’s Kuala Besut by-election, BN has pledged a total RM467.12 million worth of development projects to the voters.

Election watchdog Bersih said that BN’s pledges meant that about RM19,000 are spent for each registered voter in the state seat.

Wan Ahmad denied the pledges were a form of vote buying, citing the example of the Sibu by-election in 2010 where Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak told a ceramah: “I help you, you help me”.

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The promise of projects for votes is unhealthy for Democracy. This is because only the rich party will be able to promise such future projects though it is not certain whether the promise is kept in the future. Hence you can ask for votes when you have spent your money on projects but you cannot buy votes with future projects.
 Therefore SPR is seen to be biased towards BN when  its Deputy Chief says  "Mega project announcements by Umno-Barisan Nasional during the campaign period is not an offense under the Election Offenses Act 1954.

 The most blatant vote buying is by  example of the Sibu by-election in 2010 where Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak told a ceramah: “I help you, you help me”. 

This only confirms SPR as a tool of the UMNO/BN government.
This is another reason why we should boycot elections run by SPR.

 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

SPR says giving money to voters is not corruption. Giving money to police is for safety. Giving money to politician is to help them run their service centers. Giving money to civil servants is to help them live properly. Giving air tickets and hotel rooms to judges and their families is not corruption. In Malaysia there is NO CORRUPTION. We are the cleanest country in the world. Watch the corruption Index next year. We will be NO. 1. The only corruption free country in the world.

Matrojak said...

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Shakirin Al-Ikram said...

Maasalam, jangan kecewa sekurang-kurangnya Kuala Besut mulai dari 24hb Julai,2013 akan bertambah pesat dan maju.
Ade hikmahnya PAS kurang menyerlah! Ini baru PRK pertama. Mustahak sekali PAS kena buang sindrom Mat Jenin kepimpinan mereka.
Asik tembak perluru kosong sebelum dapat `quarry' - yang nak diperangkap' Malunya bila tangkap angin!

pak yeh said...

nonymous Fri Jul 26, 06:32:00 PM GMT+8

Kheh,kheh,kheh. If U talking upside down I agree 100%. Very good comment lah.

pak yeh said...

Salam
Shakirin Al-Ikram kata:
Mustahak sekali PAS kena buang sindrom Mat Jenin kepimpinan mereka.
Asik tembak perluru kosong sebelum dapat `quarry' - yang nak diperangkap' Malunya bila tangkap angin!


Kheh,kheh,kheh
PAS awal2 sudah klaim MB untok Tok Nenek Hadi Awang.

BAGERO punya PAS.

Cakap Melayu dia tak faham. Ni cakap Jepun baru dia tahu.

Pimpinan Ulamak = Pimpinan Pundek.

akupun said...

py, i think communist/socialist is not gonna bring mankind any further,i had been reading bout cuba,where castro make everything free,from education to transportation,but cuba is now on their knee,begging, and castro brother is now reopening door to capitalist..he he..

pak yeh said...

akupun,
That is the nature of life. Life style will revolve from Capitalism to Communism and back to Capitalism and back to communism in an endless cycle.

Deng Zeo Peng said "To be rich(super rich) is glorious".And he quoteed a Goebbels Principle "A black cat or a white cat, the still catch mice" knowing well that a bck cat will only catch mice for himself alone(Capitalism).

Then is is no more fighting for everybody. Then it will be fighting for self interest.

Revolution and counter revolution is like the ying and yang of Tao philosophy.

Anonymous said...

Please do simplyfy everything to buying and selling with money. Democracy is dead when the incumbent uses the form of democracy to undermine its substance.

Please refine your reading otherwise we will become like the people we are trying to replace.

Regards.
Thank you