Selangor Govt Allocates RM36 Mln For Projects In Ijok! Keadilan Has Lost The By-election Even Before Nomination Day.
So the one-sided battle has started and Barisan as usual opted for its most potent weapon, 'development projects,' to buy the votes of a grateful electorate along with their conscience and ability to distinguish between right and wrong. Please read this heartwarming Bernama report about our benevolent government's altruistic intentions for lucky Ijok.
The Selangor government has allocated RM36 million for various development projects to be implemented within these two weeks in Ijok.
Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo said these involved the upgrading of public facilities such as road widening and resurfacing works as well as constructing drains and lighting up major roads. "All of them will start immediately. We have chosen the contractors," he said at a meet-the-people session here.
Tomorrow is the nomination for the Ijok state by-election while polling is on April 28. The seat fell vacant following the death of BN assemblyman Datuk K.Sivalingam in Chennai, India, from heart failure on April 4.
The Barisan Nasional has named Tanjung Karang MIC secretary K.Parthiban, 38, as its candidate while Parti Keadilan Rakyat is betting on former Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and Kumpulan Guthrie chief executive officer Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, 61.
Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir said the projects were not aimed to fish for votes as claimed by the opposition as they had been planned by the state government for quite some time. He urged the contractors involved to complete the projects as soon as possible, warning that the contracts would be awarded to other parties if they failed to do so.
***** How low can you go? Toyo apparently is willing to descend to depths well below that of a Limbo Rock expert. In this, he is aided and abetted by no less than our DPM who without batting an eye said, "we will do whatever is necessary to serve the people. Some of the problems are outstanding ones which we need to address."
But Toyo's explanation takes the cake and clearly shows that he has totally given up trying to mask his true intentions and could not be bothered whether you believe his silly fairy tales or not. Such misplaced courage comes either because he is all-powerful or deluded enough to believe that he really is invincible. It also reflects on his attitude that it is OK to bribe big-time to achieve a political goal and to hell with public opinion. Does anyone honestly agree with his claim when he says that "the projects were not aimed to fish for votes as claimed by the opposition as they had been planned by the state government for quite some time?" Come off it! This is electoral bribery pure and simple.
Pity Keadilan. They've lost out to money power even before the battle has begun.
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Samy Vellu's Arrogant Explanation: Govt Has The Right To Carry Out Projects At Any Time.