Three main reasons for holding the # Black 505 rally in PJ today are:
- to call for the resignation of the Election Commission (EC) leaders
- to demand re-election in constituencies where fraud has taken place
- to support Bersih’s tribunal to probe allegations of vote rigging
Source: Malaysiakini (25 May 2013)
My 2 sen on the 505 demands
(a) EC’s resignation
Don’t those people have anything new to say? How many times already they’ve called for the EC to resign? e.g. Tindak Malaysia wants the EC to resign over the business of the indelible ink.
Below is another call last year for the EC to step down, and it was by Haris Ibrahim on 27 April 2012.
Haris is the fella who unleashed his vigilantes Skuad Tahan on 5 May 2013. Imagine that he has asked the EC fellas to relinquish their jobs.
If Haris the ABU initiator were to be the EC chief, he’d just haramkan Umno. Habis cerita. Tak perlu bersusah payah buat pilihanraya, kan?
How about the DAP clean up its December 2012 CEC election irregularities first? Or what about the curious case of PKR postponing its party election this year and not to mention its dodgy last party election that saw Zaid Ibrahim leave the fold.
If the oppo people are allowed to be in charge of the EC, we’d get unfavourable results adjusted through “technical error” remedy after two weeks (Mohd Ali Rustam will be given back his Bukit Katil seat!).
And the next general election could well be postponed until after 2020 (if PKR guy hold the job) or postponed two terms (if DAP guy).
(b) “re-election in constituencies where fraud has taken place”
Where the Pakatan has won, there is no fraud (Guan Eng was quick to accept the Penang results and get himself sworn in pronto as returning CM). Where the BN won, there is fraud in the eyes of the 505 folks.
It’s the reverse situation with the sex tapes though. When the videos feature BN leaders, the recordings are genuine. When the videos feature Pakatan leaders, the recordings are fake. BN allegedly have phantom voters but Pakatan have phantom leaders accused to be in hotels rooms when they’re not.
(c) “Bersih’s tribunal to probe allegations of vote rigging”
If the oppo people don’t trust the EC, what makes them think establishment people trust Bersih to conduct a tribunal?
In fact Bersih is guilty of planting the idea in the public mind that GE13 would be “the dirtiest election ever”. Bersih had prejudged the conduct of the election even before the election was conducted (just like how Anwar had declared victory even before the ballots were counted).
Bersih is about as non-partisan as Aliran is an NGO. (Nope, Aliran is not an NGO, it’s a Pakatan junior partner wannabe.)