Friday, August 15, 2008

Biggest event since Merdeka - Permatang Pauh: News

A school bus driver and secondary school students gesture as they display anti-government and pro-opposition election campaign placards near Permatang Pauh in the northern Malaysian state of Penang. REUTERS/Tim Chong [March '08]


In fact, he said that he was advised that members of Puteri UMNO were on house to house campaign to buy voters. In exchange for payment, a voter must give a copy of the identity card. I was told by some people in Bukit Mertajam yesterday that the going rate is between rm1000 and rm1500. Anwar advised his audience that given his knowledge of the people in Permatang Pauh, he was confident that they would vote with their conscience, not be tempted by such gesture.

...quoted and extracted from Din Merican dispatches

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