VOXPOP ‘At least the BN hasn't reached the arrogant level of telling the rakyat to eat cake if there isn't any bread to consume.'
Teresa Kok defends Gardenia visit
Ferdtan: What Selangor senior exco member Teresa Kok and Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad did by their visit to Gardenia whereby their products were boycotted by consumers for allegedly being a crony of Umno was commendable.
Whatever the message by the people's boycotting of their products, they got a positive response from the company. Obviously it must have hurt Gardenia financially that they had to invite Pakatan leaders to dispel the allegations against the company.
For Gardenia, it is guilt by association. The mere fact of Gardenia's invitation to the opposition leaders shows the power of boycotting against errant companies.
This is the message to the cronies of Umno: do your business but don't take Malaysians for a ride.
Compare this scenario with troublemaker Jamal Md Yunus of Sekinchan Ikan Bakar for causing a nuisance at Bersih co-chairperson S Ambiga's house.
He was not afraid and raring for a fight even when many called for a boycott of his restaurants. Jamal must be punished for his arrogance and insolence.
Black Mamba: A loaf of bread is just a loaf of bread and it's a staple diet of many who are hungry, irrespective of race. Why make a big fuss over it?
As a people's representative, Kok has to officially open all business entities whether owned by BN cronies or otherwise, it is only part of an MP or state assemblyperson's job as long as it falls within the jurisdiction of Selangor where Pakatan Rakyat is the ruling government.
At least the corrupt BN hasn't reached the arrogant level of telling the rakyat to eat cake if there isn't any bread to consume.
Holden: Kok needs to be careful that she doesn't sell out to the highest bidder - some areas of Selangor have been victims of her tendency to favour moneyed businesses and developers over people's welfare.
At the end of the day, you lose the moral high ground that you claim to have over the party in power. How does that make you better than them? The same old formula is in use, just in new packaging.
BTN: It's bad enough that this country citizens is viewing each other on racial lines, no thanks to some political parties. We can do without our daily staple food falling into this as well.
Kanasai: I agreed with many that politics and business do not mix. Focus on the people's welfare instead and not on companies' well-being.
Let there be competition between companies and no politician should endorse their products. Competition benefit the people and should be encourage.
RAW: Whether Gardenia is owned by a BN supporter or a Pakatan supporter is not important. What is important is whether the breads it produces is of good quality and sold at a reasonable price.
There is no need to launch a political campaign against Gardenia in favour of other companies like Massimo.
If Gardenia makes lousy breads or if it sells breads at cut-throat prices, it will court a natural demise out of its own doing. There is nothing political about this.
Timothy: As an elected leader of the people, Kok is 'building bridges'. Let those who wants to boycott, by all means go ahead, but let the leaders in their wisdom do their job.
She need not explain every teeny-weeny move to her critics or supporters. Kok is unlike many leaders who 'burn bridges' when elected and become corrupted.
Anti-Bersih group: More prizes on the way
Onyourtoes: This luxury car contest gimmick is nothing but part of the sponsored election campaign to attract unsuspecting Malaysians to the businessman's Facebook page.
Look, if you, Kuala Lumpur Traders and Residents' Action Council chief Jamal Md Yunus have really suffered losses, surely you don't have so much money to offer as prizes.
Prove it, in what way did you suffer losses? How much money did you make at other times than the Bersih rally and do you have the sales tax or income tax to prove it?
Talk is easy, we know for sure most of you are sponsored "mistresses".
Vgeorgemy: These guys want to sell their non-sellable products in the name of certain cause.
As far as rakyat is concerned, we have no choice but to boycott Jamal's outlets as he represents the misuse of the rakyat's wealth, such as approved permits (APs).
He is using the rakyat's wealth to intimidate its leaders and terrorising the residents of Kuala Lumpur.
Retard: There were only 556 likes at close to midnight of May 25 on Facebook, after two days of his announcement.
At this rate, it will take 1.5 years before someone wins the beemer (BMW car). I wonder what kind of conclusions we can draw from this lacklustre response.
Anonymous_3e86: At the rate the people are boycotting his businesses, he may soon have to take care of his hawker stall himself to make ends meet. Serves him right.
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