Kit Siang wins Gelang Patah.
DAP – 37,718
BN – 21,960
8.50pm: Lim Kit Siang leading Ghani Othman in Gelang Patah, Johor.
DAP – 11,672
BN – 8,976
8.41pm: Lim Kit Siang leading Ghani Othman in Gelang Patah, Johor.
DAP – 10,892
Umno – 8,549
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Look what The Star group editor-cum-member of the board wrote today:
The paragraph highlighted in yellow reads:
“It is ironic that while The Star has been accused of being pro-Barisan by DAP, there is a pro-Barisan blogger who has dedicated herself to bashing The Star on a daily basis as she counts the number of DAP news items and pictures that appear in this newspaper!”
Hmm, “counting DAP news items and pictures that appear in (The Star)!”
I wonder how many last minute voters among the non-Christian Chinese were swung to the DAP by the paper’s sympathetic news item and picture (above) of the tears streaming down Betty Chew’s face?
If I were The Star editor, I’d have frontpaged Chua Soi Lek’s comment that had appeared in Malaysiakini but conspicuously missing in the MCA-controlled tabloid.
What the Star editor did was instead to use this unsympathetic picture (below) of Chua Soi Lek today for its Betty bald story — compare with the tender Guan Eng-wifey picture that the paper featured.
And The Star did this on the eve of polling day.
The Malaysiakini article yesterday was appropriately headlined ‘Head-shaving “gimmick” abuse of temple, says Soi Lek‘ (4 May 2013), and quoting the MCA prez giving a press conference in Gelang Patah and stressing, “You are abusing a religious institution for your own political gain”.
Another 55 DAP leaders, candidates, members and supporters in Johor had followed in Betty Chew’s footsteps “to protest against money politics” by shaving their heads too at a Gelang Patah temple.
Malaysiakini reported Lim Kit Siang as saying in Gelang Patah:
“This (money politics) is a shame to all Malaysians. Not only Chinese, all Malaysians regardless of race are humiliated… Throughout the campaign, BN has only two tactics – money, money, money, and lies, lies, lies.”
Raja Petra had once replied a Malaysia Today commentator by saying: “That is why you [Chinese people] always talk about price. Everything to the Chinese is about price. Do you pray to money every night before you sleep?”
Kit Siang, needless to say, pretends that the three fingers are not pointing back at his own party, particularly with regard to who is actually spreading the lies (and inclusive of those spread by the Star reporters who are sympathetic to DAP and their Jerusubang network in Twitterjaya).
Wong Chun Wai in his column today admitted that the middle-class Chinese “at least 80% are likely to vote Pakatan, in particular DAP”.
With 80 percent Chinese votes going to the DAP, how many seats does the MCA stand to lose?
Let’s keep count.