Jul 11, 2009

Polling Date of July14th is Bias - Manek Urai


The polling date for Manek Urai fixed on July 14th which falls on a Tuesday, a working day for the people is unfair and unjust and a reflection that the Election Commission is controlled by UMNO.

Why is the polling date fixed on a working day and not on a weekend and it is obvious that most of the young voters in Manek Urai are working out of the district and will be greatly inconvenient and most who works further away like in Selangor or Johor will not be able to make all the travel home to cast their vote. If one is working from KL and need to return to Manek Urai to vote, the person will need to at least apply for a minimum of three days leave from work.
Is this the tactics applied to inconvenient the voters so that they can't make it back to vote? This seems to be the pattern with the election commission on choosing a polling date as is the same for the past few by elections. This is a blatant disregard and concern for the voters of this nation.

The commission must be independent and seen to be independent and not take to any hint or instructions from umno, and this is also the case with most or all of the institution of this country acting as an extension of umno effectively degrading and eroding the foundation and structures of our democracies.

It is estimated that about 45% of the voters here are young people who works out of the district and are well spread into the more industrialised state of Penang, Selangor and Johor and are mostly sympathetic with the Pakatan Rakyat alliance and most will not be able to make the trip back to cast their vote. This election shall reveal whether Pakatan has managed to win over and convert the traditional voters of umno and can the children of these older voters successfully influence the choice of their parents as they could not take too many days off in these times of economic recession.

The Manek Urai by election on this coming tuesday, 14th July 2009 shall reveal whether Pakatan Rakyat has managed to win over the support of the old voters traditionally more inclined towards umno.




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