'With the win in Bagan Pi ang, Umno has officially legitimised corruption as an acceptable credo amongst themselves. The smirks on their faces say it all. Woe betide our dear Malaysia.'
Isa scores landslide win, majority 5,435
Malaysian: Yesterday was the day Umno officially legitimised corruption as an acceptable credo amongst themselves. And by the smirks on their faces, save for the menteri besar; it says it all. Woe betide our dear Malaysia....
Abu Luqman: Bravo. I now look forward for by-elections in Malacca and Selangor where Rahim Thamby Chik and Muhammad Muhammad Taib will make their respective comebacks.
Let's bring all the old crooks, I mean troops back.
Brij Jayaram Kathiravelu: Firstly, I will admit that I was quietly confident that the voters in Bagan Pinang would 'teach' Umno/BN a lesson for picking a corrupt leader as their candidate.
I even predicted that the PAS candidate would snatch victory with a majority of less than 100 votes. My confident prediction has come to a nought.
Secondly, perhaps Mohd Isa Samad had indeed done a good job while being the menteri besar and the rakyat knew this and acknowledged his good deeds thus rewarding Isa with the victory.
Thirdly, it's a sad day for us the rakyat because Umno/BN has once again convinced the rakyat to vote in a corrupt leader as an assemblyperson to be sent to the august house.
Finally, Pakatan has to seriously look into their party machinery in the southern states if they harbour any hope of forming the next federal government.
By the way, congratulations to Umno/BN and Isa for the victory.
Murali: BN should also thank Lim Guan Eng. If it was not for the Kampung Buah Pala issue, Pakatan Rakyat would have definitely won. Pakatan should work hand-in-hand to resolve the issue as soon as possible or else this is the end for Pakatan.
KSS: Is it possible that the Indian community has swung back to BN this time because it finds that it is being treated no differently by Pakatan when compared to BN.
This is illustrated by the way Lim Guan Eng had behaved in the Kampung Buah Pala issue. He has refused to reveal all the facts on this issue and keeps crowing about the RM600,000 crumbs he has negotiated for them.
By not answering all the question posed to him and also by not going all out to help the villagers by using the state's considerable powers, he has sent the signal that he and Pakatan do not regard this community as electorally important.
And hence, they will not go all out to help it even though it has been grievously wronged.
SMC77: The rakyat should respect the decision made by the people in Bagan Pinang. We should not question them at all since this is a democratic society.
Anyway, the people in Bagan Pinang should not question the rakyat if Pakatan Rakyat wins the next general elections.
Wong Sai Yoke: Malaysians never wake up (sorry, no offence). They never move forward. Worse, they moving backward. I am sorry for them.
No wonder I have a lot of friends who have already migrated. They are disappointed. Not because they don't like this country. It's because they care for the next generation.
Ooi Wee Leong: This is the lesson for Pakatan in that a political ‘tsunami' only happens once in a lifetime and the one in 2008 was created by Hindraf.
Hindraf openly said that they won't blindly support Pakatan because Pakatan is no different from BN in that it never fulfilled promises on many issues at the state level.
Pakatan, don't daydream of taking over the federal government. You will lose Penang and the other states too.