Blog visitor Tan, Tanjung Bunga elaborates on the news in my earlier post about another big handout spree in Penang.
What you reported is true. This morning, I purposely approached one of the BN 1M booths set-up, and was given a pamphlet “Malaysia supports you!”, which outlined four ways that you can win a RM500 prize, with the campaign running from 9 April to 20 April 2013.
The four categories:
(1) Fill & Win: for individuals, daily lucky draw, but one needs to fill in particulars each day to qualify for that day’s draw;
(2) Wear & Win: Wins when spotted wearing 1M blue T-shirt, shirt or apron;
(3) Hang & Win: for kopitiams, hawker stalls, shoplots, houses, etc that are spotted hanging a blue flag with 1M logo; (4) Display & Win: for kopitiams, hawker stalls, shoplots, houses, etc that are spotted with the “Support 1Malaysia Poster”.
The pamphlet claims that the campaign is supported by an NGO that Supports 1Malaysia for Peace and Prosperity, also claiming no involvement by the Penang state government or federal government or political parties!
You believe the claim, that it isn’t the work of BN and/or their cronies, pouring in such huge sums of money?! I believe such campaign promotion must be ongoing in other states as well. This strategy is part of BuyElection!
Pro-BN cronies are going to serve free-course dinner tonight and tomorrow night at the Mount Erskine market. Again, part of BuyElection! (Just heard that vehicles are parked all over near the market blocking access to some residents’ homes. – Anil)
Only a corrupt regime would come out with schemes (instead of fighting on policies and programmes for the people) that only resort to insulting the intelligence of Penangites and other Malaysians through its vote-buying strategy. Not just free ICs for votes, but now also “Free Food for Votes”!
Hello, Election Commission? Nothing to say?