Sunday, 24 August 2008

Permatang Pauh: Offensive banners & fake leaflets…

…aimed at discrediting PKR candidate Anwar Ibrahim have surfaced in and around Permatang Pauh, as campaigning for the by-election enters its final lap and balloting fixed for Tuesday Aug 26, reports Malaysiakini .

The leaflets, which didn’t not have the name of the printer or publisher on them as required under election laws, were placed openly on tables in the Umno election campaign offices.

Stacks of similar ‘fake’ leaflets can be seen in the offices as well.Numerous banners too have been put up overnight that sought to snipe at Anwar ‘s bid to be prime minister and over his recent promise to reduce fuel prices.

Banner: US to be allowed to set up airbase.

These banners, spotted in Seberang Jaya, include one which said ‘Today Anwar becomes premier, Tomorrow Israel opens embassy in Kuala Lumpur, The day after the Americans open airbase in Butterworth.” (photo left)

These allegations coincide with Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s claim at a ceramah last night that he was privy to Anwar’s alleged discussion with the United States to open an airbase in Malaysia once the PKR leader succeeds in seizing power.

Anwar’s colleagues in Pakatan Rakyat were also not spared.

A banner spotted in the Malay-majority Permatang Pasir showed DAP secretary-general and Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng’s face accompanied with the words ‘Penang gua punya’ (Penang is mine).

Another banner carries PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s face said ‘Hadi is more qualified to be Pakatan’s prime minister’, an obvious reference to his non-committal answer when recently asked if he would support Anwar’s bid to be prime minister.

Two female election workers - who were wearing BN tags - were seen distributing a set of controversial leaflets during a function attended by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in Seberang Jaya this afternoon.

The leaflets carried a ‘frontpage’ of DAP Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh clad in a traditional baju Melayu alongside Anwar, Hadi, Guan Eng, Anwar’s wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Karpal’s son Gobind Singh Deo. (photo)

The picture showed Anwar apparently holding the Quran, an obvious reference to his refusal to bow to his detractors’ demand that he swear on the holy book to prove he did not sodomised his ex-aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

BN candidate Arif Shah Omar Shah who was present at this afternoon’s function said he would look into the matter. However, Penang Umno deputy chief Abdul Rashid Abdullah denied his party was behind the leaflets and banners, adding that someone else could have done it in the name of Umno. - Malaysiakini

Read Harris Ibrahim’s take: Tell Umno we do not fear them! We will fight them till the end.: here


Anonymous said...

Tok mom,

Another good read on the PP by election campaign by blogger on the ground, susan loone:

surfer said...

This is from sakmongkol AK 47

Sunday, 24 August 2008
Political Equations

Let’s see some equations. Political that is.

Anwar Ibrahim’s quest to Putrajaya = greed, lust for power, revenge

Najib Tun’s Razak ascension = tradition, UMNO way and that’s the way it should be.

Despite the sodomy allegations, despite tons of sumpah and cheap skate oath takings, Anwar will win. On forming the next government , I don’t know.

Actually UMNO needs some political purgatory. It needs to kick out those hangers on and parasitic leadership. It needs some political cleansing to rid itself from the jokers, from political bigots who profit from milking the fears of the Malays.

Insist that those who cling on to power justifying their presence by the vaguest idea about tradition be given the boot.

Demand those whose last resort of justifying their existence is by unsheathing the keris go spread-eagle in their Hummers.

Anwar Ibrahim’s terminator like ‘ I’ll be back’ return has spooked all the UMNO leaders who run on empty.

That’s why UMNO needs a new invigorating leadership. And it should not be confined to those who boasts pompously on their track records. Actually they do have track record. A track record of betrayals, infamy and corrupted ways.

Posted by sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi at 08:37

Anonymous said...

How could any sane malay/muslim like Badawi & Najib could stood to the level of maggots by allowing their supporters to depicts another malay/muslim as BABI.

Tok Mommy, whats happening to the malays/muslims in this country...

Are they evolving into an evil tribe/bangsa or are these the teachings/principles propounded by the great imam of islam hadhari.


puteri said...

kak ton,

Read at rocky's that your dad, Pak Samad. is being warded at Pantai's ICU.

My prayers for your dad's speedy recovery.

Take care.

Kim said...

Dear Kak Maria,

I wish your dad, Tan Sri Samad Ismail, a speedy covery.

God bless.

lochoe said...

why u write a bad thing about umno, do u know the contribution by umno to our nation

read here before u post such thing

Anonymous said...


Saya berdoa agar TS Samad cepat sembuh.

adik said...

kak ton,

I pray Pak Samad will get well soon.

elviza said...

Kak Ton! please pick up your phone. I called house number also no answer. I am worried about Bapak.

Are you going to be at Pantai Medical later?

alang said...

kak maria,

I hope you dad will get well soon.