Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pakatan Rakyat cannot but BN all can in Perak

The police on the instruction from the home affairs ministry had banned series of ceramahs in Bukit Gantang, Perak led by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin.

But the police on the instruction from the home affairs ministry had allowed ceramahs by BN and Umno to be held all over Bukit Gantang in order for them to gear up for the by-election at the said parliamentary constituency.

Apart from that, BN and Umno were allowed to raise their party flags and election banners now while the Pakatan Rakyat parties are not allowed to do so. Wasn’t that supposed to be in the Elections Act stating that party flags and banners as well as campaigns are only allowed once the nomination takes place?

The Elections Commission (EC) also did not act against BN and Umno for putting up their party flags and banners prior to the nomination day. It has been clearly shown that the EC is truly a pro-BN as the entity is still under the jurisdiction of the prime minister’s department even though EC is a commission status and was supposed to be “responsible to the parliament”.

So, are the police and EC actually apolitical or should we call them the Umno police and the Umno EC?

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