5 MAY 2016
The BN style of campaigning in the rural areas has not changed. Their agents have started their dirty tactics, even in my village Siang Siang in Lawas.
People are going into the villages at night, asking the voters for their ICs and threatening them by saying things like “Kali ini mesti pilih BN, kalau tidak, macam-macam akan terjadi, seperti biasiswa anak akan di tarik balik”. Bullying the voters is a despicable and wretched act of desperation by people who have nothing better to offer. It is an insult to treat people in such a demeaning manner and I am outraged and disappointed that BN campaigners are still using this shameful tactic.
The FELDA chairman Mohd Isa Abdul Samad is also engaging in the politics of threats in his speeches, as reported in online media. This is unacceptable, especially from the head of a government agency. I hope the people realize by now that BN has nothing better to offer than bribes and threats. Oppression and suppression of the people must stop if we claim to be a democratic country.
People like Mohd Isa and other BN politicians who threaten our people and engage in vote-buying with repeated and endless empty promises should be rejected by Sarawakians. Our people deserve to be treated with a lot more respect than this.
I urge the people of Sarawak to be brave and courageous on 7 May 2016. Do not succumb to the intimidation tactics of the BN campaigners. We must exercise our democratic rights to choose the people we believe in, for our future and the future of our children. Vote for PKR for justice and fairness for all Sarawakians.
N81 Ba’ Kelalan