A large crowd thronged the Bagan Ajam market in Butterworth this morning for free breakfast by the folks in blue.
Regular market goers were surprised to find about 80 per cent of the market stalls taken over by the free breakfast folks.
One market trader was overhead telling someone, “Ta pa, pergi makan, lepas itu undi Pas.” (Never mind, go eat first and then vote for Pas.)
Nearby, a popular Indian restaurant was providing free breakfast. You get to choose from about half a dozen breakfast dishes (but only available for sit-down customers). Ta pau customers don’t qualify! It is believed the organisers will reimburse the restaurant owner its usual Saturday revenue.
Elsewhere one blog reader reports free cinema tickets being given out.
Seriously, what is our Election Commission and the MACC thinking? All these vote-buying exercises are okay?