Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Keadilan "Playing Dirty Politics" Says Samy Vellu. Is This True?

I'm sure that many would be forgiven for thinking that all this while, it was Barisan which actually engaged in ethically questionable electoral practice from time to time and especially so during by-elections. Therefore it came as a surprise when according to Bernama, the MIC supremo and everlasting minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu described the action by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in distributing fliers containing various allegations against the government and Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders as "world class dirty politics".

The one question which rational people would like to pose to uncle Sam is what else can the opposition do if all avenues of informing the people about their manifesto, future plans and even grouses are totally blocked by the government? RTM (and including especially the Information Minister) have admitted openly that they would go all out to support BN while denouncing the opposition and their 'lies'. Given this scenario, which political party is really playing dirty politics is a moot question. The full Bernama report follows.

MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, Tuesday described the action by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in distributing fliers containing various allegations against the government and Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders as "world class dirty politics".

He said the action would only be self-destructive as it made it clear to the people of how low their leaders were willing to stoop in their campaigning, he told reporters here.

"If we want, we can distribute thousands of pictures of their leaders and adviser but we're not going to do it because what happened in the past, we will not raise it again."

The BN was not interested in emulating the opposition party's immoral action, said Samy Vellu who was among the victims of slander during the Ijok by-election which is seeing a straight contest between K. Parthiban of the BN and PKR candidate Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

He said the PKR leaders should know that if they wanted to be true leaders of the people, they should not do things that were not beneficial including to themselves.

"The dirtier they play, they will lose in the end," said Samy Vellu who earlier visited two houses in Taman Purnama, Batang Berjuntai, that caught fire, Monday.

****** Well, now that you've read about Samy Vellu's opinion on the 'dirty politics' being played by Keadilan, what do you think? Is is really wrong for PKR to have sent out fliers, given the constraints under which they have been forced to campaign?

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Blogger kittykat46 said...

Haha...BN has its world-class false reporting machine. They are called RTM, National Slander Times, Bintang and Berita Humbug.

1:10 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voters in Ijok should view their voting choice as a "judgement" of BN negligence in the past and not a bet on BN's promises or new infrastructure built overnight. As far as semi valued remarks is concerned, the demi god only needs to look into their component parties' elections when their chiefs are challenged. When have they played clean within their own party elections? The answer is that they never have a clean and healthy political culture. Election menu, character assasinations, rewarding supporters, money politics, backstabbing, bullying tactics, threats, abuse of power, underhanded tactics against contesting rivals), disruption (chair throwing) and etc etc. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and the fear of the scourge of power corrupts their followers who are subject to it. Blackened pots should not call kettles black!! They are not qualified to talk about dirty tactics.

4:49 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous change history to brainwash malays said...

The facts:

(1) Orang Asli Negritos are the first inhabitants in this land

(2) Proto malays came from Yunan in China

(3) Deutro malays came from Indonesia

(4) Malays are Hindus/Buddhists for 2000 years

(5) Harun and Razak plot the 1969 riot

(6) Social contract rewriting after 1969 riot

(7) Bumis term never exist before the 1969 riot

(8) lie - Blame Chinese control economic 70%

(9) lie - Blame Chinese/Tamil schools for national disunity

(10) lie - Blame Singapore government suppress malays

(Many more)

9:31 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If PKR is playing dirty, I wonder what you call BN's game?

How to describe BN? I'm not good in name calling, sorry.

5:26 PM GMT+8  

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