YOURSAY ‘But I also wish to choose Malaysian leaders for their integrity, competence and capability to contribute to nation-building.'
Mysterious 'polls campaign' blitz kicks off
Ksn: I, too, choose Malaysia. In fact, I have no choice as I am Malaysian and I wish to remain one for the rest of my life.
But I also wish to choose Malaysian leaders for their integrity, competence and capability to contribute to nation-building.
I also choose institutions such as the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), the judiciary and the Attorney-General's Chambers which can be independent, a civil service manned by men and women who are the most capable, and one which is not racially dominant and with fair representation from all communities.
Bender: Whether 'Saya Pilih Malaysia' or not is not an issue. I'm a Malaysian and proud to be one. I have no other choice or even if given the choice, I would choose Malaysia anytime.
But given the choice to decide whether to let Malaysia get flushed down the toilet by BN crooks or to give Pakatan Rakyat a chance to prove themselves and bring Malaysia to glory, I would choose the latter without hesitation.
This campaign is full of subliminal messages that promote BN. I, for one, will not take this bait and will counsel all my friends to do the same.
Abasir: Right-thinking, fair-minded, progressive Malaysians will always choose Malaysia... without BN.
LittleGiant: I am a Malaysian and I surely will choose Malaysia. I have no doubt about that. And of course, I choose to vote. That is my right.
But I don't need ad campaigns 'teaching' me about 'peace, progress and stability' and 'advising' me on who I should choose to elect.
The future 'peace, progress and stability' of this country depends entirely on lawmakers who respect clean and fair elections, respect good governance, respect the freedom and dignity of the country's judiciary, respect a corruption-free civil service and a government that respects and truly believes in transparency and accountability at all levels of its administration.
The nation's electorate has matured. Ad campaigns with some catchy slogans may gain some attention of voters, but I don't think these will have influence on their choice of future lawmakers of the country.
The opposition has no place in the country's mainstream media. It seems obvious, therefore, these ad campaigns are done by BN. Is there any mystery to it?
Hang Babeuf: See letter to the editor, 'I Choose Malaysia - selling a feel-good image'.
It looks like Umno-BN have given up on marketing themselves on the basis of who they are.
Instead, they are trying to sell themselves not as a political product or programme, a policy or a party, but simply as a "feel-good" brand.
If that is what they are doing, then they are admitting that things are getting pretty desperate, that the present party leadership is on the nose with the public, and that Najib Razak's prime ministership is already on the skids.
If they don't have confidence in him, why should anybody else?
Odin: What the ad really says - I will continue to choose Malaysia for the peace that I'm enjoying whenever I go to the vaults of the banks where I stash my massive ill-gotten wealth; for the progress that my cronies and I make in reaching the super-rich status; for the stability that my party has by coercing some in the judiciary and all government departments and agencies to serve it; and for the unity that endures among my fellow crooks and I.
Yes, I will continue to chose Malaysia where most of you, the hoi-polloi, are so easily fooled into believing all my lies and blind to my deceits and chicaneries, while some of you who can see are willing to sell their souls to me for some loose change.
My party colour is blue. At the GE13, vote blue, so that I and my fellow crooks can continue to maintain our economic stability.
You should be grateful for what my fellow crooks and I have achieved, which has enabled you to enjoy worrying daily about how to make ends meet and put a roof over your head.
Moontime: I choose a party that is not riddled with scandals, murder, political thuggery and intimidation.
I choose a party that's not filled with hatred, vengeance and lack of transparency. I choose a party that the members are willing to work hard, donate their hard-earned money for the benefit of the party without asking "what's in it for me?"
I choose a party whose members are humble, honest, intelligent, enterprising and friendly. So, go ahead, spend millions in this campaign. Use artists, retired politicians and other prominent figures. I know who to vote for come the next GE - and it ain't you, BN.
Buddyoo: They use all the prominent faces but there is one that stood out like a sore thumb. When he says, "Saya pilih Malaysia", it sounds like, "Saya pilih Saya!"
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