VOXPOP ‘Has EC been so one-sided and so beholden to BN for so long that it can no longer do its constitutional role of conducting clean and fair elections?'
Drop Sabah NGO as observer, Bersih urges EC
LittleGiant: It is outrageous on the part of the Federation of Chinese Associations of Sabah (FCAS), appointed as election observer for GE13, to campaign for the BN government and asking the Chinese in Sabah to support Chief Minister Musa Aman.
Election observers must have the integrity to be 100 percent neutral and be absolutely truthful in their opinion and reports.
If FCAS is biased in its analysis and observation and wants to support the BN government, then it should not have accepted its appointment as an election observer in Sabah. It should not stoop so low and 'play politics' through some uncouth means.
If FCAS has so much admiration for Musa Aman and wants the Chinese in Sabah to support him, then it should seriously consider becoming a political party and fielding its own candidates in the election.
It is imperative that the Election Commission (EC) immediately terminates the appointment of FCAS as its election observer.
Jbsuara: To urge the people to support a chief minister coming from a political party is obviously campaigning for him. It would be a joke for EC to turn a blind eye to that.
How can FCAS be a neutral observer when its chief is actively campaigning for Musa? It is shocking for EC to remain silent on the matter.
Lover Boy: Sabah politics is already in shambles, I do not think the EC even understands the role of election observers. A quick lesson - the observer's job is to oversee a clean and fair election and present a report stating that it has been so.
FCAS acting president TC Goh, by campaigning for Musa Aman and BN, clearly shows that he is biased and is not qualified to hold the post as observer.
Sabahans, stand up, fight for your rights. Regain your dignity by kicking out the corrupt BN government and do away with corruption, once and for all.
Lamborghini: Goh is deluded to think that he and the FCAS represent the whole Chinese community. They are a small elite group of Chinese businessmen who have to kowtow to the politicians to get their fat contracts and keep their business licences.
It is unethical and unprofessional of the EC to appoint a group that is obviously biased towards the government.
Does the EC chief even understand the meaning of neutrality, fairness and cleanness of an election? Or is it that EC has been so one-sided and so beholden to the ruling party for so long that it can no longer do its constitutional role of conducting clean and fair elections?
The honourable thing for Goh and FCAS to do is to reject the appointment. Or else the rakyat will always see you and FCAS as the "running dogs" that helped to run a dirty and unfair election in cahoots with an immoral, unethical EC to win an election by foul means.
Mushiro: The integrity, ethics and everything about the EC is suspect. For the EC to pick the biased FCAS as an election observer is akin to picking Umno, MCA or MIC as an election observer. And do not be surprised if the EC actually does this.
Vgeorgemy: As far as the EC is concerned, the election regulations are only applicable to Bersih and Pakatan Rakyat. Others have free hand on what they want to do.
Amalilio jailed to prevent deportation, says PKR
Starr: The whole saga sounds very fishy, for only a fishy man can make the saga fishy. Guess who? It's first in history, a court proceeding can be conducted in a hospital.
Maybe, the Chief Judge of Borneo can drop some light on the proceedings? It sounds more like collusion between the AG's Chambers, the police and the judiciary to provide protection to, obviously, a VVIP.
Anonymous_40f4: This is justice, Umno style. The crony criminal is quickly jailed to prevent his deportation to the Philippines. The lawmakers and law enforcers in Bolehland have criminal minds and criminal ways to escape prosecution.
Many times, like the crooks in the Sabah identity card scam, they were held under ISA instead of being charged in court because otherwise they will spill the beans in court. As always, the prime minister will keep quiet and continue to attend vote-buying functions.
YoungTurk: Wow, this is one case that I don't hear terms such as ‘mention'; ‘case management'; ‘postponement'; ‘missing witness'; ‘lawyers needed in a higher court'; etc; being used.
Just plead guilty and sentenced. All held in one day and in hospital. Super efficient!
Vote BN out: Will Manuel Amalilio actually be doing time in prison or enjoying life in some well-heeled relative's house in Kota Kinabalu?
Anonymous#67264383: Yes, Amalilio will be in a five-star prison. Umno exports terrorists in the form of government scholars, imports dead terrorists for hero burial and protects criminals. Because birds of a feather...
Anonymous #08227950: What a crazy scandal at such a crucial period. Only in Malaysia. Malaysia really Boleh! I hope the Philippine government will expose this in the world media and cut all ties with Malaysia for the sake of the 15,000 Filipinos who lost their hard earned money. This is shocking.
Mushiro: The sad state of our police, Attorney-General's Chambers and the courts. These are being abused to bully Pakatan Rakyat people.
These are also being abused to save Umno leaders. Now they have gone to the next level, where these are being abused to save the relatives of Umno leaders. God save Malaysia!
Taxpayer: Only a change of government will bring real changes and the real murderers, robbers and rapists will be put away for good and most important, the stolen hundreds of billions of ringgit will be returned back to the rakyat's coffer.
Bash: This will put the Asean spirit of cooperation to test. We wait and see. Looks like we like to protect and harbour criminals.
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