Sunday, April 05, 2009

Kedah N25 : Phew...It's getting hot under the collar for MIC

Maybe it's the weather! Heat is getting on!

PKR's ceramah in Sungai Petani is getting through the skins of MIC threatening to escalate into an all out fracas. It all began with the close proximity between PKR's operation centre and MIC's operation room. The distance separating them? A mere 2 shoplots away which is approximately 16 metres.

Yes, PKR had the necessary police permit to hold their ceramah there. However, the continual verbal joisting between the two sides were raised few notches higher, resulting in FRU units deployed to separate the 2 groups.

Despite being repeatedly warned by the police and reminded that they did not have the necessary permit for gatering, the MIC supporters continued booing and calling names to PKR leaders.

Leaders from both sides must urge calm for the supporters. Any unnecassary provocation may lead to all out fracas which may rapidly spread to other by-elections areas. Are the stakes too high for BN? Must it be "win at all cost for BN"? Is the news of PPP's mass defections to join PKR too much for "big brother" MIC?

Maybe MIC have never felt being the underdog...thus overheated easily. MIC should learn to be one of the opposition. Who knows, one day MIC may find themselves the minority to the federal government...

Whatever it is, the police should be commended in successfully defusing the tension. With temperatures rising in Sungai Petani and Bukit Gantang.

The EC should seriously think of avoiding running more than 2 by elections at one time. The events in Sungai Petani and Bukit Gantang is stretching our police force to a limit whereby the political party workers are fully concentrated in these few by-elections. It is taxing our police force.

Again, I am urging all those involved in campaigning to respect otehrs too. Remember, we are Malaysians first...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

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