Saturday, May 1, 2010
Dirtiest by-election in history ... Hulu Selangor...moving to Sibu
He added that the Election Commission was also party to this offence because it turned a blind eye to BN's 'corrupt' practices.
“Buying votes in daylight and in the dark have become accepted as halal,” he said while BN supporters celebrated by lighting fireworks outside the stadium.
Zaid also described the by-election as the “dirtiest and most corrupt” in Malaysian history.................
BN had spent over RM100 million to secure its victory in the Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election, claims PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.
In a statement today, Anwar (right) said that despite having to fork out an average of RM65,000 per voter coupled with the Election Comission's failure to ensure free and fair elections, police intimidation and attempts to prevent voters from voting, BN only managed to win by a thin majority.
"This means that BN has learned nothing since the March 2008 election. Character assassination, racism, bribery and brute force may help to win one or two by-elections, but the people of Malaysia will not be deceived," he said.