Menarik sokongan orang Melayu supaya mengundi DAP bukanlah benda baru. Malah usaha itu lebih jelas dilihat sejak tsunami politik 2008.
Pelancaran portal Roketkini.com, penerbitan akhbar The Roket berbahasa Malaysia, penubuhan Sekolah Demokrasi, penganjuran forum, dialog, majlis berbuka puasa dan sebagainya oleh DAP– semua ini adalah usaha bagi menyampaikan maklumat tepat tentang DAP dan perjuangannya.
Semua usaha DAP ini jelas, memang untuk menarik sokongan masyarakat Melayu yang selama ini dimomokkan dengan pelbagai karut-marut dongeng UMNO memburuk-burukkan parti roket ini.
Justeru, apabila terkeluar suara sumbang yang cuba memomokkan kononnya undi PKR sama dengan mengundi DAP; kononnya DAP pergunakan PKR untuk tarik sokongan Melayu – nampaknya dakyah sedemikian sudah makan tuan; ini benar-benar dakwaan kelakar.
Dakyah dangkal itu tidak lain cuba memanipulasi fakta kononnya DAP mahu menyelinap masuk ke dalam PKR semata-mata meraih sokongan pengundi Melayu lalu merebut kuasa dan menghakis segala keistimewaan. Ini juga satu tuduhan basi maha-kelakar. Jika ikutkan logik semacam ini, mana nak letak PKR, Amanah dan BERSATU?
PRU14 ini, DAP bukan sahaja memerlukan sokongan Melayu tetapi DAP juga memerlukan sokongan seluruh rakyat Malaysia pelbagai kaum di negara ini. Begitu halnya dengan komponen HARAPAN yang lain. Kenapa pencacai UMNO – PAS terlalu benak untuk menerima kenyataan jelas ini?
Hakikatnya, undi PKR bukan sahaja untuk memenangkan DAP tetapi juga seluruh komponen Pakatan Harapan (HARAPAN) seperti Amanah, BERSATU, PKR malah termasuk rakan sekutu HARAPAN iaitu Parti Warisan Sabah (WARISAN).
Nampaknya, keputusan penggunaan logo PKR yang diumumkan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad baru-baru ini bagi memberi tamparan hebat kepada lawan politik UMNO-BN termasuk PAS yang semacam tidak boleh menerima keterbukaan parti-parti komponen HARAPAN.
Niat mereka jelas, apabila Jabatan Pendaftaran Pertubuhan (ROS) masih gagal meluluskan gabungan HARAPAN secara rasmi, maka pembangkang akan lebih mudah berpecah belah. Namun, niat itu terbantut – HARAPAN malah semakin kuat.
Antara tuduhan liar lain yang sering dimomokkan ialah, kononnya Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad telah mempergunakan PKR demi meneruskan hayat politiknya – termasuk dakwaan kononnya keputusan itu adalah satu penghinaan kepada pejuang-pejuang era reformasi 98.
Pada masa yang sama, Mahathir juga dituduh dipergunakan oleh Lim Kit Siang supaya DAP berkuasa di Malaysia. Anehnya, di pihak MCA, pencacai mereka mendakwa DAP pula telah ditindas oleh Mahathir dan BERSATU.
Segalanya sudah jelas, UMNO-BN makin tertekan, takut dan mungkin mereka juga merasakan, PRU14 kali ini adalah penamat buat mereka, sebagaimana teori RAHMAN yang meletakkan huruf ‘N’ mewakili Najib sebagai penghujung pemerintahan parti cap dacing itu.
Ya, DAP memang perlukan sokongan Melayu untuk membawa perubahan kepada Malaysia bersama-sama Pakatan Harapan. Simbol PKR adalah faktor penyatu kemarahan rakyat Malaysia. Apa masalah ‘macai’ UMNO?
Dia pun bertanding pilihanraya guna lambang dacing untuk raih sokongan Cina. – Roketkini.com
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State Barisan chiefs met Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak separately in a marathon series of meetings earlier this week, and sources said he is expected to unveil the names of candidates next week. Meanwhile, Pakatan Harapan’s seat distribution in Selangor will take at least another week to settle while the list is about 95% complete for the rest of the country. Pakatan is expected to name its line-up on April 25, three days before nomination.
For Barisan, differences remain over the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat which MIC and MyPPP are fighting over. MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas has made no secret that he wants the seat although the constituency has always been contested by MIC. MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam was quoted as saying his party’s list of candidates kept changing practically every day.
Another contentious seat among Barisan parties is the Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat. While MCA has fielded candidates there in past elections, Umno is said to be keen to place one of its leaders there this time, with Wanita chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s name being the latest to surface.
Eyebrows were also raised when it was reported that several Umno veterans are still in the running to be candidates. Among them are former Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad and former Melaka Chief Minister Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam.
Isa, who is the current Jempol MP, served as Felda chairman from January 2011 to January 2017 and he stepped down amid numerous controversies in Felda. Mohd Ali served as Chief Minister from 1999 to 2013 when he was fielded in the parliamentary seat of Bukit Katil where he lost.
Umno secertary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has ordered party members who were not selected to contest to respect the party’s decision. “Anyone who tries to sabotage the elections will be sacked,” he said.
Pakatan, on the other hand, has already started naming some of its candidates and has promised to unveil its full list on April 25. One major highlight will happen tomorrow – the coalition’s chairman and former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is set to announce his candidacy and the seat he will be contesting.
Dr Mahathir’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia – which has been temporarily de-registered – will also be announcing its list of candidates at the same time. Selangor, however, remains a key sticking point for the Opposition.
Pakatan has yet to resolve seat distribution in the state and it is understood that both PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and her deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali are trying to get their supporters into the list, causing overlapping claims. Selangor PKR information chief Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei has, however, tried to douse the fire by denying claims of a tussle.
PSM, which is not part of the opposition pact, is still waiting for Pakatan’s decision on its bid to contest in Sungai Siput and Cameron Highlands. Incumbent Sungai Siput MP Dr D. Michael Jeyakumar, who won the seat on a PKR ticket in 2008 and 2013, did not rule out the possibility of clashing with Pakatan for the seats.
In Sabah, Parti Warisan Sabah has wrapped up a deal with state DAP but said it was discussing with the state PKR to resolve overlapping claims for several seats. Political analyst Prof Datuk Abdul Halim Sidek said Barisan and the Opposition were taking their time to scrutinise the candidate list.
“Both sides are putting each potential choice under the microscope as they are looking for the ideal candidate who will appeal most to voters,” he said.
Prof Abdul Halim expects a few similarities in Barisan and Opposition’s list – both sides will offer a fair mix of candidates from both genders, young and fresh-faced as well as seasoned politicians.
Feuding division heads hold up Perak BN
Issues involving division heads are among the main reasons why the Perak Barisan Nasional’s list of candidates has yet to be finalised. Party leaders are still trying to iron out issues and to get the division leaders to close ranks, a source close to Barisan said. Among the Umno divisions that have issues include Parit, Parit Buntar, Bagan Serai, Tambun, Kuala Kangsar, Bukit Gantang and Larut.
“Some division chairmen are unhappy with new candidates and some with incumbents. “In Tambun, since MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah quit his party post, he has been given the cold shoulder by many division members,” he said.
“Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi met with the Bagan Serai division recently, hoping to settle a feud between chairman Datuk Sham Mat Sahat and MP Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali,” he added.
During his recent visit to Parit Buntar, Dr Ahmad Zahid also urged component party leaders to have their own point of view and not be easily influenced by their supporters. He said leaders not only needed to listen to their supporters but also had to be brave to lead and have their own stance.
Barisan’s confirmed candidates in Perak are MCA’s Datuk Lee Chee Leong, Chang Gwo Chyang and Daniel Wa, who will contest the Kampar parliamentary seat and Malim Nawar and Keranji state seats, respectively.
Gerakan has confirmed that its Wanita chief Datuk Tan Lian Hoe and Beruas division organising secretary Pang Chok King will contest the Jalong state and Beruas parliamentary seats, respectively. Barisan holds 13 parliamentary seats while Pakatan has nine. PSM and PAS have one each.
PSM’s Dr D. Michael Jeyakumar, the incumbent Sungai Siput MP, said there has been no feedback from Pakatan Harapan leaders on his seat since they last met on the last day of the Parliament meeting. “Some local PKR guys are saying they will be contesting here.
Our stand is still that Pakatan should let us contest in Sungai Siput and also Cameron Highlands. “We have a chance in both seats, especially with the support from Pakatan,” he said, adding that a three-cornered fight would only benefit Barisan.- MC
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