Joe fernendez wrote in Malaysiakini:
Only the blind would not have seen the number of election offences and election fraud perpetuated by Umno in Hulu Selangor on behalf of their poodle MIC. MIC itself was nowhere in evidence besides their candidate P Kamalanathan.
………Anyone on a casual walkabout in Hulu Selangor in the run-up to polling day, especially the last three days, would have witnessed this Umno circus and the charade perpetuated by the Election Commission (EC).
………Suffice it to say that there's no need here to go into the gory details on the election offences and election fraud.
……………….Zaid, the opposition's standard bearer, thinks the observed manifestations of election offences and electoral fraud in Hulu Selangor are sufficient grounds to have the results over-turned.
……Does he really expect the Election Court to order fresh elections that will somehow magically crown him Hulu Selangor MP as Umno rolls over and plays dead for once? (Worth a try, no? There always is a first time.)
……..Zaid's barking up the wrong tree. Surely he should know this as a former senior practicing lawyer. And yet he's determined to blunder on like the proverbial bull in the china shop.
Of course Zaid, as Joe himself agrees, as a former successful senior lawyer, knows what he is in for. He knows that he has to have proofs beyond doubt and like in the proverbial china shop, he surely is aware that “you break, you pay”. As for the barking part, at least he attempts a bark and not sit under some shady tree to pontificate. And, the Zaid I know (like all of us) enjoys a good chomp but don’t butt- grope. That Joe was an unnecessary jibe….a weak attempt to bark.