Thursday, April 12, 2007

Machap By-elections: Barisan Nasional Wins.

The Barisan Nasional retained the Machap state seat in Melaka with a majority of 4,081 votes in a by-election today. The BN candidate polled 5,533 votes while the DAP challenger garnered 1,452 votes. There were a total of 166 spoilt votes.

Machap is a BN stronghold where in the last general election, its candidate, Datuk Poh Ah Tiam, won with a 4,562 vote-majority, defeating Liou Chen Kuang from the DAP. Poh died on March 15.

This time, the BN fielded Lai Meng Chong, 56, a local lad, who faced the same DAP candidate.

A local political observer said the excellent service rendered by the late Poh, who was Melaka Housing, Local Government, Environment and Transport Committee chairman, in Machap over the past 12 years, would not be easily forgotten by the residents.

The Machap constituency has 9,623 voters comprising Chinese (46.07 per cent), Malays (38.65 per cent), Indians (14.13 per cent) and other races (1.15 per cent).

The results were announced at 8.22pm by Returning Officer Hasim Ismail at the Machap Japerun complex, the vote-tallying centre for the by-election.

Over the next few days be prepared to listen and and read over the mainstream media, a lot of 'Boleh' statements and speeches. While that in itself is harmless, let us not forget that the electorate has voted in a BN candidate with the hope that things will change for the better for everyone. We hope that the BN will not let them down.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh....I just dun know what to say,with the afforts of all top guns from the opposition parties, they could only garner 400+ more votes than the previous result ....Sigh, what can I say? Is BN really indestructible? Or are we living in the wrath of god?

9:49 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Singh said...

It is the same old story especially with the chinese, a lot of disgrudrement, a lot of complains, but when it comes to make the decisive change they have no guts.
They deserve the policies of the present govt.

8:00 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like a longtime suffering patient with terminal sickness, either in coma or awake, suddenly become better! Everybody will be in surprise and hoping for the best.

But the permanent fate always deceives and belies the sudden change for the better. Most Chinese believe (and it happens too frequently to dispprove), "the patient dies!"

The calm before the storm.

12:35 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it a clean and fair level playing field? Was it a honorable win?

Maybe a good carnival with all wild animals free out of the zoo. And 5533 spectators backing the binating nasional. Hope they can sleep with a free conscience at night!!

1:56 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RM200, free food and RM20 for a song!

BN Promise 2004 Manifesto:

Towards a Malaysia of Excellence, Glory and Distinction

Ha! Haaa! Haaa!

(Quoted) manifesto: "BN has never been satisfied with its "excellent record". We constantly look for ways to renew and improve."

My comment: Now we know-lah!!

2:29 PM GMT+8  
Blogger team BSG said...

bad guys are always more than the good guys its like that !

2:41 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See Malaysiakini:

Blar Lah said: Reduce majority? That's normal

People say: "Sometimes I sleep. Sometimes I don't. That's normal. What's the problem?

Lieutenant said: "Machap ketchup shows the people supported the zoo is still very strong.

"Hennnnn....the road, streetlights, song, food really works....hen! hen!

5:15 PM GMT+8  

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