I came across several election posters, banners and boards from both the Barisan Nasional and the Opposition Barisan Rakyat this morning.
Each one of them promises this and that and there is a story that one can decipher from the underlying messages behind each and every one of them.
Let's take a look at them one by one.
First we start off with this one that I saw placed prominently at the traffic lights junction to the entrance of Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras, KL.
It's featuring the DAP candidate Jenice Lee with a striking Hollywood style pose with her outflung arms as if a theatre performer just taking the applause after a performance!
Quite eyecatching really! But I sort of did a double take when I saw her billboards message content!
"Safeguard our right to mother tongue education!"
That's it! No other objective it seems except promising to pursue just that one aspect of what obviously betrays a biased election promise!
There's no message in Bahasa Melayu. I see English, Mandarin and Tamil. Not a word in Malay!
So much for the DAP's 'Bangsa Malaysia'!
Malays can forget about having the DAP fight for your rights for their election billboard excludes any recognition of you.
Maybe they think that since the BN and UMNO have already been paying attention to you, they don't need to look out for your rights or give a hoot about your votes? From the looks of this obviously 'Malay ignoring' billboard, that's what seems to be the underlying message.
DAP supporters will come and accuse me of reading it all wrong but as they say in the media world, a picture speaks a thousand words and this billboard speaks volumes! Face up to it!
Good luck Jenice! You sure need loads of it!
Next we have a banner by the BN candidate for Cheras, a Dr.Jeffrey Goh Sim Ik from the MCA.
The doctor promises change for a better Cheras and leaves it to the voters to decide!
Quite vague I must say and nothing to support his election promise.
What kind of changes one might ask?
For someone who promises a better Cheras, the poor man obviously is either clueless about it himself or will wait for his bosses to decide later when they see the results on March the 8th?
So much for such a vague empty promise to change things in Cheras!
Next, I came across this comparison chart by the BN put up at one of the road junctions in Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras.
As usual, the BN keeps showing us that things are so much better here in Bolehland compared to our ASEAN neighbours.
Oh we are so blessed!!! We have tremendous buying power states the BN!
Really? Easy for Abdullah Badawi and company to say when they don't have to worry about having to pay for groceries, utilities, house loans, this and that that the average Malaysian family are burdened with each and every day and end of the month so to speak!!!
For the freeloaders who get to live in palatial mansions in Putrajaya and travel here and there in luxurious automobiles at the expense of the Malaysian taxpayers, things must really seem so cushy and heavenly, watching their bank accounts all over the world swell every second and minute as they enjoy the wonderful unlimited perks of holding office.
Yes, they are truly blessed.
They have the gall to compare us with the likes of Singapore?
Hello!!! Does anyone there in the BN know how much the average Singaporean makes per hour compared to the average Malaysian?
I just don't want to dwell on this for my blood pressure might just shoot up trying to suppress my anger.
Bloody bullshitters! @#$%^&! Got to try remain calm...
Subhanallah..Alhamdulillah...Lailahaillallaah...Allahu Akbar...Subhanallah...Alhamdulillah...Lailahaillallaah..Allahu Akbar...
Alhamdulillah...am calm now......
Okay, ...next we have another billboard. Shows Abdullah Badawi carrying a boy who won the sailing championship some time back with the Cheras UMNO leader Syed AlHabshee if I am not mistaken.
The slogan reads, 'Membangunkan Modal Insan'. All hunky dory and promising this and that to those who might not have been reading the papers and watching the news on tv, etc.
For all the bullshit that this billboard displays, the reality is that social meltdown is at an all time high during the rule of the current BN leadership.
I don't have to spell it out to you here as to the sorry state of affairs that crime has taken a toll on the lives of the innocent people especially the children of this nation!
See this poster and read about the 'quality of insan's' that have materialized under Abdullah Badawi's rule?
Click on it to view better. Courtesy of BetterMalaysia.com
I am not laying the blame totally on the man's head but I sure wish that he had more of the tenacity that Mahathir displayed in seeing to it that criminals are not allowed to get off this easy?
Not implying that Mahathir is sin free or what but the man had balls to squash down upon the lawbreakers. Sex related crimes are on the mercurial rise since the 'modal insan rhetoric spewer' took over. So much for Mr.Nice Guy!
The nation needs a disciplinarian not a fumbling mumbling old fool. From the looks of it, we are going to be in worse off situations if he remains in power after March the 8th? Allah help us all!
Next, we have this big banner showing the 4B Youth Movement of Malaysia attesting their support for the Barisan Nasional candidate @ Tan Chai Ho of the MCA for Bandar Tun Razak for the second term around in this 12th Malaysian Parliamentary election.
Tell you the truth, I have been living in Bandar Tun Razak for more than six years, never once have I seen this Tan Chai Ho fella come visiting us the constituents ever since he got elected into office in 2004!
So much for a Member of Parliament whose only sign of being present is a made to order banner strung across by his servants at the traffic junctions of my constituency!
The sad thing is that he is being challenged by the one who asked the people of Ijok to vote for the Barisan Nasional?
Yeah, I am talking about the BN DNA filled failed candidate of the PKR, Khalid bin Ibrahim.
Yeah I know the fella has a Tan Sri'ship before his name but I am one who doesn't care much for titles and honorifics.
What a bloody sorry choice of candidates we folks in Bandar Tun Razak are stuck with!
I'd be more happy if it was someone vibrant or highly charged or something like even the Cili Padi of the DAP who successfully tested her 'power' by holding the DAP to ransom recently or if it was somebody like Ong Tee Keat or whatever?
Anyway, that's it for this part of the day. More updates can be found at my must read site of Malaysiakini for they are the ones who have the latest news and views flying in from all over the country as we speak every second of the day and night as the Election Fever starts taking place in everybody.
Till we catch up again, here's Mahaguru58 signing off and wishing you to cast your votes carefully.
May Allah bless and guide us all. Ameen.
Have a productive day Malaysia!