Twists and turns as voting day looms in Hulu Selangor

April 24th, 2010 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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Just less than one hour left before campaign period ends. Voters in Hulu Selangor will make the important act tomorrow and results are expected by late night.

There was some doubts about Bn candidate Kamalanathan’s academic qualifications after RPK said Edith Cowan didn’t have such records. The issue was clarified later by Olympia College and a search at Edith Cowan website.

I was listening to Minnal FM news in the evening and all I heard was this school got RMxxx, that school got RMxxx, This deputy minister solved this issue, that deputy minister solved that issue and so on. Quite a long list. Hulu Selangor Indians are are lucky lot this month. Err..not forgetting the Chinese and also the Felder settlers.

Felda folks get R 50,000 each as compensation for the land taken over by government. Selangor government immediately appoints Zaid to oversea the Felda issues. Even Works minister don’t want to be left out, announcing the elevated highway interchange project to start in 2011 (and nope, its not a sudden project he says). Felcra folks and Orang Asli community also got something from DPM Muhyiddin. Chinese school, Tamil school, all get something.

Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim announces the set up of a Selangor Felda Task Force – headed by Zaid – to look into and tackle the problems of Felda settlers in the state.

Zaid has been given a three-months’ timetable to complete the task force’s terms of reference.

Khalid also announces that the state government has plans for a housing project for second-generation Felda settlers in Selangor. PKR vice-president Mohd Azmin Ali will head this development project in collaboration with state development agency PKNS.

Most humiliating and incriminating is promises of “more goodies to come” if the voters vote for them. Isn’t this inducement?

Everyone get something courtesy of BN (mainly) and PR.  I really wonder if the residents will decide on their vote based on the longevity of the candidate since death brings some much good news. Kamalanathan is in his 40s while Zaid is in his 60s I think.

Ong Kian Ming predicts PR to win with 1000 to 1500 votes while one survey says PR is leading by about 3%, but I still stand by initial  view that the seat is for BN to lose.


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