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I don't even have a maid, says Chew of abuse claims
Published:  Mar 22, 2014 3:41 AM
Updated: 9:53 PM

DAY 12 KAJANG What’s happening in the by-election campaign in the state constituency of Kajang? Quotable quotes, planned events and unplanned incidents as they take place.

12am: Anwar caps off the final campaign speech by telling the crowd, which has swelled to 500, to guard against "hantu raya" (phantoms) flying into their neighbourhoods tomorrow.

 
The night ends with chants of 'Reformasi' and Pakatan's 'Selamatkan Malaysia' playing in the background.

The 12-day campaign for the Kajang by-election has ended.

Tomorrow is polling day with voting to begin at 8am. Malaysiakini will cover the event live.

 
11.25pm: PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli claims the party has stopped one lorry in the midst of putting up "libellous materials which does not belong to us".
 
"If you see anything untoward tomorrow, alert a party worker immediately and report it to police," he told the crowd which has swelled to at least 300 people.
 
The Pandan MP also said that if opposition leaders Anwar Ibrahim and Karpal Singh's convictions are not overturned and their parliamentary seats declared vacant, BN will lose their deposits in Permatang Pauh and Bukit Gelugor respectively.
 
"Next year is probably my turn. I challenge them to come to Pandan. They will lose their deposit," he said referring to his ongoing Banking and Financial Insitutions Act trial.

10.55pm: Wan Azizah arrives at the Metro Kajang venue as the famous P Ramlee song 'Azizah' blares from the loudspeakers as the crowd claps and sings along.

 
In her final campaign speech, Wan Azizah took Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to task for telling Kajang voters not to fall for pictures of the PKR candidate praying.
 
"He even wants to take issue with that. You can pray and I can pray.

"Look, Rosmah is also shown praying, even in full telekung!" she said referring to press photographs of PM's wife Rosmah Mansor in prayer garb.

 
Proving to be as compelling a speaker as her husband, Wan Azizah says Malaysia, despite the pricey military assets it has bought, it still cannot find the missing MH370.
 
"But they can see what's inside someone's hole," she said to hoots in reference to her husband's sodomy conviction she claims is fixed.
 
10.30pm: Absent throughout the campaign, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is in the nation's satay capital tonight.
 
About 90 minutes to the end of campaign period, Najib is here to meet with Umno machinery in a closed-door meeting.

10pm: PAS treasurer Hatta Ramli address about 200 people gathered at PKR's final ceramah tonight at the Metro Kajang.

 
He speaks on the stage of a carnival organised by the Selangor government.
 
The audience spill out of the prepared tent with some sitting on the sidewalk on mats. Many bring their children along, while others are seen wearing PKR, PAS and DAP shirts.
 
"We are unlike Puteri Umno, cute young women in pink who today stood on the roadsides and hold placards reading 'From Kajang to Kajang prison'.
 
"Is this the cynicism what we are teaching our youths? These young women will one day become mothers," he lamented.

9.50pm: About a stone throw from BN’s ceramah, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim addresses a crowd of 200 people.

He lambasts the government for allegedly allowing bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin to conduct a ritual at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) last week to help 'locate' the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

“When they cannot (find the plane) ... they called on bomoh ‘zam zam ala kazam’, along with two coconuts.

“(Religious scholar) Yusuf Al-Qaradhawi’s son telephoned me and asked, ‘What was this?’

“I said it was the other party which did this. I’m embarassed,” Anwar told the crowd.

9.45pm: In Kampung Sungai Kantan, where support for BN is strong, Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir is the key speaker at the coalition’s final ceramah.    

Other leaders include Gerakan deputy president Dr Cheah Soon Hai, Energy, Green Technology, and Water Deputy Minister Mahdzir Khalid and Wanita Umno exco member Maznah Hamid.

There are about 200 people at the ceramah, some of whom are in red ‘tudung’, the colour of Wanita Umno.

9.45pm: The last night of the Kajang by-election campaign sees some 150 people, mainly Chinese, gather at Jalan Kwang Thung to attend a ceramah session organised by MCA.

Addressing the crowd from a specially-designed truck, MCA publicity bureau chairman Chai Kim Sen urges the audience to give the Chinese-based party a chance by voting for BN candidate Chew Mei Fun tomorrow.

"We (MCA) have learnt from mistakes, we have gone through endless infighting, but now we have a new leadership and we will definitely work harder," he says.

6.10pm: The Election Commission has refuted claims that it has moved a four-time Kajang voter out of the constiuency.

 
"The EC's checks found that the complaint made by voter Lee Kim Sing is untrue and caused by confusion.
 
"According to the 11th, 12th and 13th general election electoral roll, Lee had voted at the Taman Bukit locality in the Bangi state constituency," EC secretary Abdul Ghani Salleh said in a statement.
 
He said that Lee may have mistakenly thought he voted in Kajang as his polling centre for the last three elections were at SK Taman Kajang Utama and SMK Jalan Bukit Kajang.
 
Lee's complaint that he was allegedly shifted out of Kajang has been circulating on social media with the caption "SPR Kantoi!!!" (EC busted!!!)

6pm: The Meteorological Department has forecast generally fine weather on polling day tomorrow in Kajang, with temperatures around 32 degrees Celsius.     

According to Bernama , its director-general Che Gayah Ismail however says intermittent rain is expected in the afternoon.     

"If it rains in the afternoon, the temperature is forecast at 25 degrees Celsius," she said.

5.45pm: Sports and Youth Minister Khairy Jamaluddin attends a sports programme at Taman Seri Sekamat, Sungai Sekamat.

He reminds participants that tomorrow's by-election is to determine the fate of Kajang folk and has nothing to do with PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.

He also attempts to compare the 10,000 strong Reformasi 2.0 rally at Kajang Stadium last night with Prime Minister Najib Razak's Selawat Perdana in Putrajaya.

"It's clear the hundreds of thousands that gathered last night are not with Anwar Ibrahim, but with our prime minister in Putrajaya," says Khairy.

2.35pm: Dr Wan Azizah Ismail has dismissed Dr Mahathir Mohamad's statement that the former is contesting in Kajang because she wants to be prime minister.

"Why is he confused, I don't want to become PM," she tells a media conference.

The PKR candidate also says that she is only focused on winning tomorrow's by-election and not the majority.

"I am not very concerned about a majority. A win is a win," she says in response to a survey which claimed that PKR’s majority will be slashed.

2.30pm: PKR denies circulating flyers accusing BN candidate Chew of abusing her maid.

"We haven't produced any materials that constitute 'smear' propaganda.

"We only have ' Cerita Kak Wan ' (Kak Wan's Story) poscards, her biodata and such," says Bukit Lanjan assemblyperson Elizabeth Wong at the daily press conference at the main operations centre in Jln Cheras.

Meanwhile Seri Andalas rep Xavier Jayakumar ( right ) in Kajang has lodged a police report over what they claim is a Molotov cocktail thrown at the Taman Kajang Baru operations centre sometime between 3am and 6am.

1.52pm: MCA candidate Chew Mei Fun is livid at allegations she resignation from all posts in 2010 to avoid prosecution for maid abuse.

On her Facebook she claims that a leaflet claims she resigned from all posts in 2010 because she had abused a domestic helper, and not to protest Chua Soi Lek's election as MCA president after his sex scandal.

"This is simply outrageous and deeply hurtful," says Chew in an angry statement later, putting the blame on Pakatan Rakyat.

"In truth I have never had to employ a domestic servant. These fictional lies have overstepped the boundary, and they are completely ridiculous."

According to a MCA campaigner who requested anonymity, the leaflets have been spotted in several Malay areas since 3pm yesterday, and says Chew lodged a police report this morning.

Such apparent last minute smear campaigns continue to plague the Kajang by-election on the eve of polling day.

1.50pm: MCA central committee Ng Chok Sin accuses PKR of vandalising BN banners and billboards.

"Is this the best that PKR supporters can come up with? Resorting to physical intimidation?

"It shows that the offenders are incapable of articulating issues based on facts and figures.

"They also assume that scare tactics will discourage and defeat BN. But on the contrary, such cowardice serves as determination and a motivation factor to work harder and to convince voters that BN is the better choice," he says in a statement this afternoon.

Yesterday, MCA  complained at least 10 of its billboards and banners were splashed with red paint or slashed.

However, they are not alone, as Pakatan has also complained of similar acts against their own banners.

Yesterday DAP stickers plastered on mosques' walls and flyers calling Wan Azizah her husband Anwar Ibrahim's "lust puppet" were distributed after Friday prayers, prompting PKR to tag "desperate" label on its rival.

11am: BN candidate Chew Mei Fun goes on a walkabout at Malay-majority Sg Kantan. She is also participating in a programme to encourage motorcyclists to change their engine oil.

In the last 24 hours of campaign, Chew's campaign schedules more time in Malay-majority areas starting with a visit to a farmer's market at 8.45am today and ending with a ceramah at Sg Kantan.

Malay-majority areas were split between PKR and the BN in the 13th general election.

The six voting districts lost or narrowly won by PKR are Malay majority areas, postal votes and early votes. The latter two usually comprise military or police personnel.

PKR candidate Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail follows Chew's strategy, starting with a qiamullail (special prayers conducted in the wee hours of the day) followed by hi-teas and voter get-togethers.

Interestingly, she, too, is scheduled to participate in a programme to encourage motorcyclists to change their engine oil later today.

7am: Chew Mei Fun welcomes Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's proposal to set up a special body to assist the people of Kajang if BN wins the Kajang by-election tomorrow.    

"Not only the federal government, all ministers have assured me that they will assist me to serve the people of Kajang (if I win)," she told Bernama in a late night report yesterday.

Communication and Multimedia Minister and Umno Supreme Council member Ahmad Shabery Cheek says it would be a promise that would be fulfilled if the BN was given the mandate.

On Thursday Bernama reported Muhyiddin announcing the special body while campaigning in Kajang.

It is to be led by MCA president Liow Tiong Lai to plan and implement the pledges made during the campaign.

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