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I just got back from a very hectic day at work. Took a shower, did the necessary and now about to sleep.
Earlier, as I was entering the lift of this apartment I'm staying for my stay in JB, a guy joined me as he was also going up to his place.
I noticed that he pushed the P button. That is going to the penthouse unit. The guy must be one of the richer tenants, I thought.
He pleasantly asked me if I just came back from work. I smiled and replied in the affirmative.
"Do you know that the PM is in town today?" he asked again.
"Yes, must be for the election, I guess," I said.
With a small laugh, he added "What is the point of him coming here, BN will lose anyway."
I just smiled and exited the lift which had reached my floor.
Suddenly, at that moment, I had this evil wish for BN to really lose.
Only then probably that guy who stays in a penthouse apartment will realize how messed up this country would be if Pakatan takes over.
Only then probably will he realized that he was able to live in luxury because he had the opportunity to make lots of money, thanks to the BN government's policies which made it conducive for people like him to prosper.
But that wish was just for a moment.
I quickly realized that if that wish does comes true, it is not just the penthouse guy who will suffers, but also other less fortunate Malaysians.
Sorry, I was being selfish due to being angry with that guy. I shouldn't wish such a disaster for this country just because of such an ingrate.
Anyway, I'm too tired to write updates of what is happening on the election front in Johor today.
I think for such updates, you may for now get them at A Green Bee In The Rain 雨中的绿蜂
This is an article that everyone, especially the people of Gelang Patah must read - A Malaysian Opportunity in Gelang Patah.
Speaking to thousands of supporters gathered at the nearby Kulai constituency, the DAP secretary-general also attacked MCA for giving up the Gelang Patah seat to Umno’s Ghani, suggesting that party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek did not dare take on Kit Siang.
“Ghani is someone that Umno no longer wants as MB... so MCA has willingly given up a seat it has held for 50 years.
“If the MCA had any self-respect it would have told Umno it would even defend Gelang Patah in a three-cornered fight. At least then people will have some respect for MCA,” he told the rally.
Ghani was named yesterday as Barisan Nasional’s (BN) candidate for the Gelang Patah federal seat, which is seen as paving the way for Datuk Seri Khaled Noordin to take over as Johor mentri besar.
Gelang Patah is shaping up as the contest that will define PR’s push into the Umno bastion state.
The MCA seat was “loaned” to Umno after party president Dr Chua decided to sit out the May 5 general election.
Kit Siang is expected to leverage the Chinese majority in the federal seat but BN believes Ghani, who helmed Johor for four terms, may be able to keep the seat from falling into PR’s hands.
Gelang Patah has 106,864 voters, with Chinese voters making up 52 per cent in the constituency, while Malays and Indians account for 34 per cent and 12 per cent respectively.
Last night, Guan Eng whipped up the emotions of the mostly-Chinese crowd at the Kulai rally by condemning Dr Chua and MCA.
“We have sent a heavyweight to contest Gelang Patah. In DAP, there is no bigger heavyweight than Lim Kit Siang. But Chua Soi Lek the MCA president does not dare to come.
“Instead he is sending Ghani Othman. I am not sure if MCA has joined Umno or Umno has joined MCA,” he said.
The battle for Gelang Patah has become heated in the past weeks with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad leading BN’s attacks against the DAP and Kit Siang.
Last week, Dr Mahathir said that a Kit Siang win in Gelang Patah will result in racial confrontation and argued that Chinese-Malay economic partnership will be ruined.
The former PM issued a warning that Lim’s victory in the southern state would trigger racial clashes that would replace the existing co-operation between the Malay majority and Chinese community.