The Election Commission head says the commission is well prepared for the possibility of floods swamping the Sarawak state election. But Abang Adek says the commission’s performance during the recent flood-hit Tenang by-election is hardly reassuring.
The Election Commission and MACC should take action against Najib Razak for his blatant attempt at vote-buying on the Sibu by-election eve. The position is compounded by the seriousness of the offence committed by no country bumpkin, but a prime minister, observes Karpal Singh.
Now that the election is over, the dust from the many visits of VIPs never seen before will settle and business will return to as previously. But not quite, says Rani Rasiah, as the BN will now be pressured to fulfil its promises and show itself to be more pro-rakyat than the PR.
Corruption is corruption, Mr Prime Minister. There are no two ways about it. You cannot minimise the crime by camouflaging the offence under some other label. Neither can you make it disappear by simply declaring “that the offence committed by Isa was not an offence under the law”.