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PR needs to win Bukit Gelugor and Teluk Intan

In the weeks to come, Bukit Gelugor and Teluk Intan would be facilitating its crucial by-elections.

A year since GE 13, how would the rakyat of Teluk Intan and Bukit Gelugor choose to rate the Barisan Nasional leadership? Have they fulfilled any of their “promises” ?

Is the Goods and Services Tax (GST) what the rakyat need? Do you feel comfortable with the remarks made by ISMA and Perkasa? Did our  government handle the MH370 crisis well? Was the court justified in finding the late Karpal Singh guilty of sedition for saying that a king could be sued? Is the tyranny of Barisan Nasional towards Anwar Ibrahim in court just and fair? Is Barisan Nasional really committed to equality amongst all Malaysians, irregardless of race and religion?

If you say “yes” to any one of these questions then go ahead and vote for the mighty Barisan Nasional, so that they may reign over our beautiful nation once again, as they have since independence. Because, a vote for the ruling government in Teluk Intan or Bukit Gelugor would be an endorsement of their track record since GE 13.  It will also mean that we, as a nation, want, amongst other things, to pay taxes and sponsor our Deputy Prime Minister’s golfing activities in the gulf.

Through this, Pakatan hopes to make its wishes clear, and show its stand against the famously corrupt Barisan Nasional.

From what we have seen, the BN administration be it at the state or federal levels, has no clue of how to cope with issues and the plight of the rakyat.  All this, while steering the ship called “Malaysia” to certain death; arrogantly at that.

But our BN admirals/pirates insist on steering us off course, while allowing entities like Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (ISMA)  a free hand at inciting racial chaos. No serious stand was taken by our beloved government to discredit ISMA’s labelling of Malaysian Chinese as “intruders”, exposing Najib’s farcical 1 Malaysia rhetoric

The voices of ISMA, though just a minority’s view, have been clear and unopposed by the government. Hence, BN makes it seem as if they speak for the Malays.

How about the federal government draining the money out of the pockets of the rakyat using GST? BN keeps a blind eye to the increasing cost of goods while “advising” you, the people, to “live within your means”.

In Bukit Gelugor, Ramkarpal Singh fights for democracy and the constitution that grants us our liberties, things the BN government couldn’t care less about. If there are still true Malaysians amongst us, we must empower ourselves through our opposition to Najib’s Malaysia, and show the powers that be, that the spirit of the late Karpal Singh lives on through us.

The nation has not forgotten how in 2009, Barisan Nasional took down the Perak Pakatan Rakyat government by force. The state speaker then, V. Sivakumar was dragged out of the hall by guards much to the amusement of the great and powerful Barisan Nasional leadership.

In a sense, BN had betrayed the people of Perak who voted for change, and even the people of Teluk Intan, who had rightfully chosen Pakatan’s leadership in the state.

Do we grit our teeth and wait for Malaysia to be free of these shackles or do we rise up and take our country from the plunderers laughing at us from Putrajaya? In Teluk Intan and in Bukit Gelugor, just as in the 13th General Elections, we must, as Malaysians show our disapproval of BN once again.

Rise and rise again.  -The Rocket

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