Himpunan Barisan 1Malaysia in Permatang Pauh tomorrow

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A gathering dubbed ‘Himpunan Barisan 1Malaysia Pulau Pinang’ is scheduled for tomorrow at the UiTM hall in Permatang Pauh beginning at 8.00am. But who is organising it?

A source in Penang associated with an NGO received a letter inviting groups to send representatives to the event.

The letter was from the ‘Secretariat’ for the event. The address given was c/o Aras 3, Anjung B, Wisma Perseketuan, Jalan Bertam. A phone number was provided.

A call to the number revealed that it was the Biro Tatanegara, Penang branch. The person answering the phone confirmed there was such an event and it would begin at 8.00am. The programme includes talks by several speakers and lunch.

When asked who was organising the event, he said it was the Jabatan Perdana Menteri. (BTN comes under the Prime Minister’s Department.)

Last month, the UiTM hall was used as the venue for a Perkasa gathering, which Mahathir attended.

Meanwhile, the Chief Secretary to the government was scheduled to hold an interactive session with USM folks on 19 February. Earlier, in December, Prime Minister Najib had a large 1Malaysia gathering at USM.

Of course, the Penang BN held its Chinese New Year Open House gathering featuring Najib, Rosmah, Yen Yen and Psy at the Han Chiang College.

So is it open season for our institutions of higher learning to be used for pro-BN/pro-government events?

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Bhaskar
Bhaskar

Will Najib be teh Selangor MB should BN lose the general election but win the Selangor state election?

Ong Eu Soon
Chronic Political Fatigue Syndrome has started to appear in this CNY celebration. Suffering the most is no other than Pakatan, with almost majority of the ceramahs suffied from poor turn. According to wikipedia, in politics, voter fatigue is the apathy that the electorate can experience under certain circumstances, one of which could be (in exceptional circumstances) that they are required to vote too often. Voter fatigue and voter apathy should be distinguished from what arises when voters are not allowed or unable to vote, or when Disenfranchisement occurs. Voter fatigue can be used as a criticism of the direct democracy… Read more »
nkkhoo

I too suffered from political fatigue.
See my blog for more details.
Need stimulation badly.

Sunil
Sunil

Another publicity for people to visit his blog?

Ong Eu Soon
Penang MCA is upbeat with the 5000 strong crowds in it’s CNY open house celebration at han chiang. This style of competition for crowds has deprived the people the occasion for celebration and turn it into another occasion for stupid and dumb politicking. The Barisan Himpunan 1 Malaysia will not be spare as well, it is the time to showcase the political muscle. This year CNY celebration is really suck with all the politicking going on non-stop. Wonder is there anyone who is sensitive to the CNY celebration? Should we send delegates to handover protest memorandum to all the political… Read more »
Ong Eu Soon

Wishing everyone happy cha goh meh.
纳吉迎春,安详繁华,欢庆吉祥。

Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit

How about this idea

Ask recipients of kleptocratic UMNO-BN vote-buying to keep half the money and donate the other half to political parties that are working for true reform?
This would really choke up the shameless vote-buyers, as they would be,in effect, transferring money to opposition parties!

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