Some 80000 people have packed Stadium Darulaman and its vicinity in a show of strength for Pas.
Although the stadium can seat only 32000, thousands more are seated on the field and the athletics tracks around it, shoulder to shoulder. Another 10000 are outside the stadium viewing the proceedings projected on large screens.
As of 8.50pm people are still entering the stadium and the attendance is expected to swell when Nik Aziz speaks.
Earlier in the day, Pas listed out its achievements in Kedah.
I take issue with the rise in revenue from logging being regarded as an ‘achievement’. Revenue from logging rose from RM35m in 2008 to RM80m in 2011. How do you measure the environmental loss? How sustainable is the state’s forestry management?
This also raises the question as to whether federal funding for the state is adequate, especially when you consider the strategic importance of Kedah as the ‘rice bowl of Malaysia’. I mean, the state feeds the rest of the country and so federal funding has to reflect that importance.