Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Isa vs Zulkefly in Bagan Pinang


TAN SRI Mohd Isa Samad menjadi pilihan BN/Umno untuk pilihanraya kecil Bagan Pinang. Hari penamaan calon ialah 3 Okt dan hari mengundi ialah 11 Okt. Satu majlis menamakan calon yang sekaligus majlis sambutan Aidilfitri diadakan di PD semalam. Ramai yang hadir. Jelas Isa seorang yang popular di kalangan penduduk setempat. Dalam politik populariti sahaja belum menjamin kemenangan, tetapi penyokong-penyokong kuat bekas MB itu yakin bahawa Isa boleh membawa kemenangan kepada parti. Pencalonan Isa bukan tanpa kontroversi tetapi beliau dilihat sebagai calon yang ramai pengikut setia yang boleh memberi kemenangan. Itulah politik. Kalah menang bukan dtentukan oleh cerdik-pandai semata. Dalam politik, yang pernah dihukum juga mempunyai peluang untuk menang dan meneruskan khidmat. Lihat saja di persada politik tanahair kita. Macam-macam ada. Isa akan ditentang oleh calon Pas, Zulkefly Mohamed Omar, 45, pesuruhjaya Pas Negri Sembilan. "Nothing is impossible in politics." (Tiada yang mustahil dalam politik)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

If victory is what UMNO wants then Isa is seen as the solution. The end justifies the means. It will be an immediate gratification to UMNO and BN after suffering 8 losses in the bye elections. Ironically, winning can turn into liability as it may give a lasting impression to the people that UMNO is not serious in cleaning up the party.

Lets wait and see whether the so called grassroots voices are translated into votes for UMNO/BN. I do not know of others but I have my reservations. Maybe Tun Mahathir will have his last laugh.

Jojo51

TPJ said...

Salam Aidilfitri Datuk.

Dalam politik sama sahaja kadang-kadang dengan dunia korporat.

Tidak di nafikan Isa Samad bersalah kerana politik wang, tetapi sesungguhnya Datuk juga tahu bahawa ramai lagi yang sama kesalahannya tetapi tidak diambil tindakan menunjukkan musuh-musuhnya dari Negeri Sembilan yang berpengaruh dengan Presiden telah memain peranan.

Kisah Datuk pula, walau Datuk tidak ada kesalahan tetapi juga diketepikan semasa PM Abdullah dilantik dan kepada pengikut-pengikut setia Datuk seperti saya, menganggapnya sebagai suatu penganyaiaan juga.

Hari ini, dengan izin Allah dan kerana kesabaran Datuk, Datuk duduk di kerusi yang lebih tinggi dari dahulu pada fahaman saya dan kami bersyukur kepada Illahi. Begitu juga dengan pengikut Isa Samad yang tahu bahawa beliau teranyaia dahulu namun beliau taat dengan UMNO.

Kesimpulannya, peluang kedua bukannya datang kepada orang politik tetapi juga kepada orang korporat yang setia tabah.

Kita beri kepada Bagan Pinang siapa yang mereka berkehendakkan untuk mewakili mereka, bukan siapa yang orang luar berkehendakkan untuk mewakili mereka.

Itulah namanya Rakyat didahulukan. Namun demikian, marilah kita berdoa BN mendapat kemenangan yang memuaskan. Yang datuk kata itu betul, tiada apa yang mustahil, kemenangan belum di tentu berpihak kepada kita selagi tidak direstu Illahi.

Anonymous said...

While there, I also saw many leaving the place as soon as they heard Isa's name announced as the candidate. They don't look very happy. Most who remained were either his hardcore supporters or outsiders.

Mohd. Ramesh

Anonymous said...

Dato',

Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin. My fervent hope Dato' and family had a good celebration.

Well Dato', what can we say about the choice of the BN candidate for the forthcoming by-election? The decision has already been made even though there were a lot of objection to Tan Sri Isa Samad's nomination. Even Tun Mahathir gave his views but alas....the decision lies in the hand of one person, i.e. the Prime Minister.

It looks like UMNO is still aloof and arrogant and simply refuse to face the reality. The truth hurts but then it is better not to be "sulking" later!

The PM has been propogating the need to be clean of corruption...however in this case UMNO "does not walk its talk!" So what is UMNO really talking about? Are they really serious in making the elected representatives to be free of corruption? And that UMNO is serious of eradicating money politics? Very sad!

I believe UMNO had fallen into the "trap" of the opposition, because by Tan Sri Isa being the candidate UMNO/BN can be literally "slaughtered" by the opposition in their ceramah! We had seen this before and here again UMNO makes the same "stupid" mistake repeatedly! I just wonder when UMNO will ever wake up and realise the fact that they need to provide a platform for the younger generation to play a bigger role and to be trained/guided to become future leaders.

If the veterans of UMNO still are greedy to be in power and refuse to allow others to be groomed for the future....I rest my case. However, UMNO should also not make the same mistake as in the last General Election by fielding those from UMNO Youth who had "black" background and were not even present at their respective centres in order to get to be known by those in the constituency. The candidate in the constituency I am staying is guilty of such crime. We do not know who he is and he never bothered to come and meet the people. Such arrogance prevail in UMNO and this had cascade down to UMNO Youth!

Well Dato' I believe UMNO is really charting its own path or course to be doomed soon. As I believe there is a saying in Malay "Si Luncai terjun dengan labu-labunya...biarkan...biarkan." To use this saying in perspective.."UMNO is putting a nail in their own coffin...let them be buried forever." It is really a pity when this happens as there were members of my family who were actively involved in the struggles of UMNO before as well as family members who served in the Armed Forces and Police not only in fighting the communist insurgents but also in helping to maintain the peace after independence. What a waste!!

Pahit Maung

iDAN said...

Percaturan yang menarik!,

Majoriti 2,333 di PRU12 lalu pastinya menjadi tambah sengit buat BN bertahan. Apatah lagi PR selalunya akan memainkan isu serangan peribadi calon yang bertanding.

Sementelah kini; kita sendiri sekarang semakin keliru; apa sebenarnya kemahuan majoriti rakyat Malaysia mahukan dalam perjuangan politik tanah air.

Jika kita impikan kemajuan, media massa sering membayangkan PR gagal memajukan rakyat, terutama Kelantan yang lama diperintah oleh PR atau PAS.

Bagaimana pula Selangor yang boleh dikatakan memang sebuah negeri maju boleh terlepas ke PR. Apakah rakyat telah belot & berpaling tadah. Apakah boleh kita tuduh warga Selangor sudah diberikan Madu tetapi Racun yang dibalasnya.

Bagan Pinang sememang satu pembayang akan kemahuan rakyat. Keputusannya nanti pasti memberikan impak yang mendalam buat kedua-dua parti ini BN & PR.

Kita tunggulah keputusannya nanti.

TPJ said...

Sir,

Allow me to throw a voter's intelligence test for the UMNO skeptics.

If you vote in Perak, will you be looking at who UMNO put in Bagan Pinang to determine who you vote for in Perak or do you judge your candidate there by his rate of work for you?

If you vote in Perak based on who we put in Bagan Pinang, Negeri Sembilan, then my friend you deserve the opposition to lead you and I wish you good luck.

I'm sad that many young and intelligent Malaysians can't think for themselves that they leave it to an 85 year old man to poison their minds.

The opposition leader himself is an Ex-Convict who served time for abuse of power while he was the Deputy Prime Minister. The Penang Chief Minister also served time in in the Corrections Centre.

Since UMNO and BN are not clean, and the opposition is even worse, who are you going to vote for? John MCcain and Sarah Palin?

Thank you Sir for allowing me to fit in my " Voter's intelligence Quiz " in here.

Wasallam.

TeMagi said...

Win or loose is inconsequential for the current moment. A win would only be a 'macho boost' for umno after its loss in Kuala Terengganu. But the actual repercussion of putting up Isa Samad would only be felt come the next general election. Where the opinion of the whole country matters and not just those in Bagan Pinang. If he lose than you can see the beginning of desertion from the governing party. The tainted and opportunist would either cross over or migrate with their bags full of loot! Either way it would be to the benefit of the party by way of automatic cleansing. Since the call for change is ignored i therefore, for the sake of my foolish sentiment for Umno, hope Isa loose, however unlikely. One must not only be clean but seen to be clean. What matters most with the current generation is perception, and that we must beware.

azmah said...

kata tan sri muhyiddin kehendak rakyat...saya beri apa yg rakyat mahukan...so far rakyat bagan pinang belum lagi tipu pemimpinnya..tersentuh juga hati bila melihat seorang nenek menangis memeluk isa dalam buletin tadi..harapannya kemenangan isa...