At crossroads

Posted on January 21, 2012

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FreeMalaysiaToday reported Hatta Ramli as saying that, based on insider info from UMNO people, polling for the 13th GE will be held on 11th March, 2012.

I got this same information before Christmas.

Polling on 11th March.

Parliament to be dissolved on 17th February.

It would appear that the indelible ink will be a given the next elections.

1 out of 7 of the Bersih 2.0 demands.

Clean up of the electoral roll by MIMOS?

If you people believe this, you deserve to have UMNO / BN for another 50 years!

The postal vote is not going to be reformed.

Malaysian overseas voters are again going to be disenfranchised.

As will the several hundred thousand Sabahans and Sarawakians working here in Malaya, who cannot afford to fly home to vote.

The mainstream media will go into overdrive to spin the lies and poison the minds of the kampung folk.

You think the 13th GE, if held as is rumoured now, will be free and fair?

Would you, if you were UMNO, level the playing field?

I recall reading somewhere in cyberspace that the 13th GE will be the dirtiest by far.

I think so too.

Bersih 2.0 has, at a recent press conference, launched an initiative to get 100% voter attendance at the next elections.

Can that ever happen?

Is it possible to get enough voters out on polling day to neutralise the wholesale cheating by UMNO / BN?

Or is that wishful thinking, deluding ourselves that we could still beat them even as they rig the entire electoral process?

Bersih 2.0 has also recently intimated that if there are no adequate reforms to the electoral process, another rally before the polls may be on the cards.

On 5th November, last year, I joined several others to issue a warning to Najib : call for elections without the fullest reforms to ensure a free and fair election, and we would be on the streets again, this time now in a 3 hour rally, but to bring down his regime. FMT has the story here.

I’ve said this subsequently and I will say it again now.

This was no idle threat.

I am not prepared to be cheated at another general election.

I would rather take my chances on the streets than delude myself at a tainted poll.

What about you?