Sunday, April 05, 2009

Dari Bukit Ke Bukit

3 hari saya berada di kedua-dua "zon peperangan" di atas. Dari Kampung Sebelas, Bukit Selambau hinggalah ke Kampung Padang Serai Dalam di Trong Perak. Masuk kampung keluar kampung.

Kedua gagasan politik yang bertempur jelas menggunakan segala peluru yang ada dalam usaha mengekalkan dan merampas semula kerusi yang dipertandingkan.

Kalau di Bukit Selambau, anda disambut dengan banner PR yang berbunyi, "Awas! Perasuah sudah sampai!" manakala di Bukit Gantang pula ianya pula berbunyi "Tolak Politik Durjana!". Manakala kain-kain rentang BN pula lebih tertib dengan kata-kata "Mohon Restu Rakyat" dan sebagainya. Kain-kain rentang tersebut jelas memberikan prelude mengenai isu-isu yang dibangkitkan siang dan malam dalam ceramah-ceramah di kedua-dua kawasan tersebut.

Perang poster & bendera di Bukit Gantang

Walaupun PR dengan taktik asakan dan menyerangnya, mempertikaikan setiap usaha yang dijalankan oleh lawannya, para penceramah BN kali ini tidak begitu terikut-ikut dengan rentak PR dan sebaliknya memfokuskan lebih kepada kesedaran mereka sendiri sejak diaibkan dalam PRU yang lalu dan lebih menumpukan kepada usaha memberikan jaminan dan janji untuk memberikan yang terbaik kepada rakyat.

Walau apa pun yang dibangkitkan, permasalahan dalaman parti-parti komponen Pakatan Rakyat terutamanya PKR dan nafas baru yang dimiliki oleh BN apabila negara bertukar nakhoda pasti akan memainkan peranan di dalam pengundian yang akan dijalankan kurang dari 72 jam dari sekarang di Bukit Selambau.

Kepada yang memandang remeh isu pertikaian terhadap keputusan raja dan masih lagi bangga dengan slogan "kekalkan kemenangan rakyat"nya di Bukit Gantang, strategi baru perlu dilakukan seandainya mahu kekalkan kemenangan lalu. Ingatlah bahwa anda berada di Bukit Gantang dan bukannya di Bukit Bangsar.


Mat Cendana said...

LK, gambar dalam post ni yours ke? Boleh saya ambik dan guna untuk post saya? Belum tulis lagi, akan tulis kalau takde benda yang menganggu (nowadays BANYAK benda yang mungkin ganggu). Will be credited as yours. Err, kalau saya gunakan sebelum dapat kebenaran, kira halal ye Heheh!

Lawyer Kampung said...

halal MC ;-)

Anonymous said...

This is the by-election campaign plan as stated in ?

A deadly ‘distract and go for the kill’ campaign by Najib

It could be late by now, but we should all be made aware of a potentially deadly campaign by Najib brewing behind the scene, much of the campaign has already been executed with success.

It is a campaign planned with such precision and minute details that I compare it to what Mahathir has done during the fall-out crisis with Anwar in 1998. Furthermore, the campaign has one distinctive characteristic: it is robust to cope with the expected, as it has turned out that along the way many unexpected events have happened but the campaign cope with them well.

It all started with the coup d’├ętat in Perak in Feb. Najib gang swung into action to grab the power of the state. After the infamous ’second visit to the palace’, where many quarters have speculated as the return trip for either deal making or arm-twisting by Najib, the fate of the PR state government duely elected by the rakyat was sealed, when the Sultan decided to take side of Najib.

Then came the fateful events that vacated the Parlimen seat of Bukit Gantang and the state seat of Bukit Selambau. The by-elections are clearly tough battles for Najib and could be fatal to the imminent power transition to Najib slated for April. Much earlier on, UMNO general assembly was already scheduled for Mar 24-28. The factional fights for positions were expected to be divisive and chaotic for the party. The two potential deadly blows from the ‘Two Bukits’ cannot come before or around then.

That is where the campaign made the Election Commission did the job: fixing the nomination day for the by-elections to be one day exactly after the UMNO general assembly, and the polling day on Apr 7.

Most of us did not take Apr 7 with much meaning, except it is a weekday. But it is so significant with what the subservient EC has done:

A weekday of course will reduce turn-out, usually affecting outstation voters who are commonly known to be anti BN.

The weekend immediately before Apr 7 is the Cheng Ming weekend for Chinese. Also known as Tomb Sweeping Day or Qingming Festival, most Chinese would travel back to their hometown to pay their respect to their elders who have passed on. Apr 7 being a Tueday, Chinese voters of the Two Bukits, commonly recognised to be anti BN too, are unlikely to extend their stay all the way. Hence reducing opposition votes further.
Most important of all, the campaigning period, from Mar 29 to Apr 6, covers a very important event: the power transition from Abdullah to Najib. The opposition and most of concerned Malaysians would be so occupied by the campaign that any resistence to the transition is kept at very low level. This is the largest distraction to us all for Najib to go for his first kill.
Along the process, the unexpected also happened in Sarawak, that led to the by-election of Batang Ai. The subsevient EC again did what the campaign needed: include Batang Ai with the same by-election schedule. Two potential deadly blows are no difference from three potential deadly blows, but Batang Ai, far from the tsunamic Peninsula Malaysia and with a different voter composition, could offer a potential consolation to the BN to reduce the impact of the Two Bukits. How convenient the EC to oblige.

At Bukit Selambau, the record number of independent candidates puzzled all of us. By now, we have the answer. And need I say anything else but it’s part of the campaign?

Then on the judiciary side, where many high-profile cases related to Perak are in progress, the campaign has again planned and executes its steps carefully. First on Mar 23, the Federal Court returned the case of Nizar vs. Zambry to KL High Court, much to people’s surprise. Two new judges were parachuted into the KL High Court. The original High Court judge, Justice Lau Bee Lan, who is well respected in the legal fraternity, is not assigned for the case that she has been so familiar with. Instead, a new judge, Justice Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim, on his first day at KL High Court after being transferred from Kuching High Court, is given the case. He shiftly decided that the first action is to decide if leave should be granted for the case to proceed. So today at 3pm, the decision will be made. It will be no surprise that the decision will be a rejection of leave, therefore summarily deal a blow to the case brought by Nizar.

The significance is the timing. While any decision at the KL High Court can be appealed, so all is not lost for Nizar as far as the case is concerned, but it immediately adds to the perceived ‘legitimacy’ of Zambry as an installed (vs. an elected) menteri besar, which BN has been fighting very hard in facing the rakyat. The timing will be fatal to Nizar, who is the PAS candidate of Bukit Gantang by-election. “The court has decided no case for Nizar” will ring loud all over the sky of Bukit Gantang, seriously hurting Nizar’s image.

Then there is another new judge, Justice Balia Yusof Wahi, being parachuted on the case of Perak Speaker with the three ‘frog’ state assembly representatives. He is a High Court civil division judge who had been brought specifically from Kuala Lumpur to hear the case in Ipoh. According to Edmund Bon, the lawyer of Sivakumar, “(we) were not informed of the change until the very last minute… no reason was given for the change.”.

So by now, Najib is already sworn in peacefully at Istana Negara as the sixth prime minister of Malaysia, despite his tainted character and baggae of unresolved scandals. Tomorrow, the critical by-election weekend, he will surely go to the various places giving his speeched as the newly minted prime minister. Carrying with him are all those advantages described above that his campaign has already engineered and bagged. His final kill will be the collapse of opposition campaign for the by-elections and the surprises beyond imagination on the night of Apr 7.

Already, the campaign has made smaller punches here and there, including seizing all printed copies of opposition publications. As the title of my previous post, Malaysia has entered dark ages from 10am today. Hold on tight, all! The ride will be very bumpy, but we will reach the destination, surely.

Piggy Singh said...

Salam Tuan Lawyer,

Glad to know that MC is also here.

Kalau dah sedar tu baguih la. Though not much I'm banking on Najib, there's always hope he will bring this country towards betterment.

There was a new dawn promised before on the 16 September, but it didn't materialize because the froggies went to Hong Kong and Korea.


kluangman said...

Di dalam pilihanraya kecil biasanya banyak sangat bohong dan autanya dari kebenaran..

Fitnah dan janji manis bertaburan. Apakah pilihanraya kita Islamik dan mengikut sunnah.

UMNO Taman Sejahtera said...

Jasa-jasa Datuk Ganesan (calun BN Bukit Selambau) semasa menjadi ADUN Lunas 2004-2008 (

dinturtle said...

Salam Tuan Lawyer,

What's ur prediction on the results of both bukits ?

Bagi saya, kekalahan Umno/BN yang lepas2 adalah kerana sikap dan cara ahli2 Umno itu sendiri. Bagaimana keadaan ahli2 Umno di sana, apakah ada perubahan atau tetap sama ?

Impak TDM ?

David Pangemanan said...


Putusan PN. Jkt. Pst No.Put.G/2000/PN.Jkt.Pst membatalkan Klausula Baku yang digunakan Pelaku Usaha. Putusan ini telah dijadikan yurisprudensi.
Sebaliknya, putusan PN Surakarta No.13/Pdt.G/2006/PN.Ska justru menggunakan Klausula Baku untuk menolak gugatan. Padahal di samping tidak memiliki Seritifikat Jaminan Fidusia, Pelaku Usaha/Tergugat (PT. Tunas Financindo Sarana) terindikasi melakukan suap di Polda Jateng.
Ajaib. Di zaman terbuka ini masih ada saja hakim yang berlagak 'bodoh', lalu seenaknya membodohi dan menyesatkan masyarakat, sambil berlindung di bawah 'dokumen dan rahasia negara'.
Statemen "Hukum negara Indonesia berdiri diatas pondasi suap" (KAI) dan "Ratusan rekening liar terbanyak dimiliki oknum-oknum MA" (KPK); adalah bukti nyata moral sebagian hakim negara ini sudah terlampau sesat dan bejat.
Keadaan ini tentu tidak boleh dibiarkan berlarut-larut. Masyarakat konsumen akan sangat dirugikan karenanya. "Perlawanan Pihak Ketiga" mungkin salah satu solusinya.
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