Now let's take a look at the PAS candidate for the N.31 Bagan Pinang state seat. A virtually unknown man ( as far as I'm concerned !) Zulkefly Mohamad Omar is taking on the might and power of the BN and also the PM's choice , the tainted and former MB of Negeri Sembilan Tan Sri Mohd. Isa Samad.
Looking at this Zul guy's impressive credentials and past records, what chance does he have against Isa ? Although this state commissioner for PAS holds a Masters degree in Science and an unblemished "corruption" record, this fellow had contested and lost in the Lenggeng seat to UMNO's Mustapha Salim in the last election. And this time he has to be absolutely convincing to the voters there against the BN's cash filled war-chest ( add the head-spinning "lucky draws" every week to it too !) coupled with the already 5,000 odd "in-hand" postal or better known as "army" votes as a "given" advantage to Isa, yes ? Then there is even a proposed promise of a name-change to one of the last colonial town-name from Port Dickson to "Bandar Askar", perhaps, if BN won ?
Yes, for now this Zul bloke comes-up squeaky clean.....but what IF he won and then start to do a shit-stirring ala "Hassan Ali" or a "Zulkifly Nordin" ? Many may jump to his defence but PAS and PKR has a lot of house-cleaning to do as yet ! I'm still dissappointed of the inaction of both and am watching their every move !
His blogspot has not been up-dated since 8-8-2009 save to say he's running for the state seat on the side-bar recently....hmmm !!
But people of civil society demand representatives who are accountable, intelligent, fair ( not the color of the skin !) trust-worthy and with morals, yes ?
Here we're dealing with a good fraction of enlisted men who I'm afraid have no access or power to think/decide for themselves as has been pointed out in comment boxes in other blogs by some very high ranking ex-servicemen who have themselves watched from the side-lines unable to do a thing themselves before ! And yet another percentage of the non-Malay voters ( Makkal Sakthi ) whose leaders have suddenly pledged allegiance/bartered/traded/sold themselves to the powers-that-be ! Now taking the above into consideration, what percentage is left of the 14,000 odd eligible voters to eat out of this Zulkefly's hands ?
A "tough" decision indeed awaits the simple and ordinary but crucial voting citizens of Bagan Pinang between an intelligent and clean "green-horn" against a rich, powerful and seasoned rogue !
So how now, brown cow ! (opps... no, not that "no-no" word again !)