With regard to the Sungai Limau cliffhanger by-election tomorrow, Lim Kit Siang alluded that money politics has reared its head there.
(Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had announced an allocation of RM2 million for Chinese primary schools in Sg Limau.)
Fishing the 6.72 % Chinese voters
DAP vice chairman Teresa Kok is more explicit. In a statement today, she said: “It is obvious to all that BN’s u turn [from Kedah MB Mukhriz Mahathir’s earlier stance] on the issue of allocation to Chinese schools is due to its political need as BN is eager to solicit support from the 1,800 Chinese voters who will be voting in the Sungai Limau by-election”.
The huge allocation relative to the small size of the schools indicates the kingmaker role played by the Chinese minority electorate in constituencies going down to the wire, such as Sg Limau where Umno and PAS are neck and neck up to the 11th hour.
Kit Siang claims 45% Sg Limau Chinese voted BN last election
What’s most peculiar though is the claim by Kit Siang that 45 percent of Sg Limau Chinese voters had supported BN in the last general election.
This is contrary to earlier this year when Kit Siang had expounded on the domino theory as to how the BN could be toppled in Johor.
Kit Siang had revealed in January a DAP analysis based on an opinion poll that showed support from the Chinese for Pakatan to be around 70 percent.
In fact, DAP went as far as to make mathematical simulations predicting that with Chinese support pegged at 75 percent, Pakatan would be able to win 16 Johor state seats, while with Chinese support reaching 80 percent, Pakatan would snag 20 Johor seats. (Both assumptions take it that Pakatan netted 35 percent Malay support and 50 percent Indian support.)
DAP still denying the Chinese tsunami
In the event, Pakatan managed to win 18 state seats in Johor and thus according to the DAP’s own formula, Chinese support for the opposition gained in the BN fortress might have been something like 77.5 percent (a conservative estimate).
The DAP had been confident enough that it commanded a high level of Chinese support but Kit Siang can now turn around and swear that a whopping 45 percent of the Chinese electorate in Sg Limau had voted BN in GE13.
Even more mind boggling is this! As embarrassing as it may be, the MCA themselves are nonetheless willing to admit that BN secured only 10 percent of the Sg Limau Chinese votes,
Like father Ah Pek, like son Ah Beng
Yet The Malaysian Insider (2 Nov 2013) reported Kit Siang as saying that MCA “lied when they said only 10% of the Chinese voted for Barisan Nasional (BN). According to the DAP analysis, BN received 45% of Chinese votes”.
So let’s make this clear: MCA says BN got 10 percent of the Chinese votes. DAP claims BN got 45 percent of the Chinese votes.
The TMI headline again: ‘Don’t lie on number of Sungai Limau’s Chinese votes, Kit Siang tells MCA’
Apek, oh, Apek.
You’re clearly demonstrating to us bagaimana mustahilnya ketam mengajar anak berjalan lurus. So now we know from where Lim Guan Eng’s lidah bercabang is inherited.