Cheating or not, there is always 'Plan B' for BN

Opinion  |  Francis Paul Siah
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COMMENT I So Najib Abdul Razak has rebutted allegations that BN would cheat in the 14th general election (GE14).

The prime minister told a youth gathering in Sungai Pelek, Selangor on Sunday that "we don't cheat, we form the government based on the people's votes".

I’m not so sure I want to believe the prime minister. And I doubt it’s only me who is a non-believer.

Many BN legislators, past or present, who were elected via allegedly dubious means would also agree with me. That is, if they have any conscience left in them.

I also believe that those in Pakatan Harapan today who were previously on the BN side would also know that Najib is lying.

They are probably aware that they had benefitted in some ways in the elections in years gone by because of certain “advantages” being on the BN ticket.

At times, I wonder why former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad or former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim had never ever denied any electoral cheating by BN when they were in power.

I would like to think that they were just being honest because they were aware that certain discrepancies, with or without their knowledge, actually existed during elections.

This could be the reason why Mahathir and Anwar during their time as PM and DPM did not, for once, deny any cheating by BN despite similar accusations by the Opposition.

But strangely, Najib did...

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