It is an accepted fact that Ipoh is a crisis-free town - no floods, no major crimes like murder, bank robberies, big-time kidnappings, no stealing of land from the poor, no major corruption capers except some minor palm-greasing of government agents who by nature are laggards as if it is a job-spec requirement. Like anywhere else in peaceful Semanjung Malaysia a thick envelope under the brown folder or a big loss at the golf links to a head of department can sort of kick-start the acceleration of the approval process. But definitely you can never requisition a C4, although C4 is a well -appointed VIP room for the R&R of visiting BN cohorts, so Hantu sheepishly informs me. Being so close to my hometown Taiping, all in all, Ipoh is where you may want to retire to. However, we hear that Ipoh folks are easily foxed, duped, bluffed, cajoled and hoodwinked. People of Ipoh, especially Ipoh Timor just be aware that not all openings are good openings.....the lion's mouth is definitely one such openings you need to avoid, despite that the Election Commission
People of Ipoh Timor, did you know that between April 1st and 30th June this year, voters in your constituency increased by 8,463?
According to the report, the 8,463 voters are made up by the following :
1. 2,231 voters in the Pengkalan Pegoh polling station in the Sungai Rapat state constituency (Gopeng parliamentary constituency) were transferred to the neigbouring Pasir Pinji state constituency (Ipoh Timur parliamentary constituency)
2. 3,024 new registered voters or those transferred to Ipoh Timur from other areas
3. 3,208 new postal voters for the Ipoh Timur area.
lies, lies,lies, correct, correct, correct.
Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, the Election Commission chairman, explained that the transfer of 2,231 voters was to rectify an earlier oversight and that the EC is legally empowered to do so.
People of Ipoh Timur, do you buy this? Or is this a big-time lie?
The seat presently held by Yang Berkhidmat Lim Kit Siang is in jeopardy. He won it last with a majority of 9,774.
If the 8,463 ‘new voters’ are in fact phantom voters,* YB Lim’s majority will have been severely reduced. It will not take very much more to see him out of Parliament next time round.
*Alpha Blogger Ahiruddin Atan, who never voted before found out that he has been a registered voter since 1996. Phantom voter?
Is this DAP’s problem only?
What about you, people of Ipoh Timur?
Sit back and do nothing as your electoral process gets rigged?
Lim Guan Eng has asked how there could be such an increase in postal voters given that there are no new army camps or new police stations in the Ipoh Timur area.
This is a most reasonable question and merits the fullest explanation by the EC.
Not to DAP only, but first to the people of Ipoh Timur.
DAP is of course concerned.
So people of Ipoh Timur, what will you do?
Sit back and do nothing and get cheated blind?
Or do you want to take responsibility for what happens in your constituency?
Are you prepared to question the EC on this increase? Challenge it?
If you’re not, you deserve the government you presently suffer under.
Good people of Ipoh Timur, rise and defend your electoral process.
Be the first in the country to show the corrupt leadership that we will not allow any further manipulation of our constitutionally guaranteed right and power to determine who represents us in Parliament.
If you’re a registered voter in Ipoh Timur and are not prepared to take all this lying down, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Together, let’s take our country back.
MEANTIME, ZORRO SITS BACK AND WAITS WITH BATED BREATH FOR SOME ACTION FROM THE PEOPLE OF IPOH TIMUR.....just don't make him wait too long. OK PHANG YEOW?