| With hole in billboard, EC not doing any favours to BN
| Wednesday, May 02, 2018
|Malaysiakini : ‘This is more effective advertising than the original poster would’ve been.’
Dr M gone in 60 seconds – officers cut out his image from billboard
|Najib is an illegal BN chairperson, by virtue of Umno's illegality! By
that same token, Najib's face should also be removed from billboards
bearing his face across the country! That is fairness!|
Appum: Good for you, Election Commission (EC). You have managed to help Pakatan Harapan even more at the 14th general election. The simple understanding that Umno-BN is behind all these actions –
but who else can it be? – reinforces the perception that they are truly
frightened and desperate enough to use underhand tactics to unfairly
overcome the opposition. No one likes to see injustice done on others. So the perception that
BN will lose this time gathers more mileage through the acts of the EC,
though EC may think it is trying to do the caretaker government a
EC chairperson Mohd Hashim Abdullah has certainly decided which horse
he is backing a long time ago - though he perhaps didn’t have much of a
choice – but creating the perception of bias to deny the opposition an
even contest through strange decisions is not going to help. With each passing day, more anger is being generated, and even
fence-sitters will note how the opposition is being mistreated. Most
decent people are naturally sympathetic towards underdogs. Even if BN wants to play dirty, play it in a more sophisticated
manner. Your aggressive attitude goes against the Malaysian culture of
respect, kindness, generosity and fair play, and is self-defeating in
the final count.
Monkey See Monkey Do: Indeed, this is more effective advertising for Harapan than the original poster would have been. Each time people pass the banner, they will notice the hole, and
their brains will not be able to resist trying to picture what was there
before. This poster now works at a subconscious level. I would even go so far as to suggest Harapan start making billboard
posters with holes in them. This is seriously revolutionary advertising.
Anonymous_4056: This cutting out of the face of
Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not only rude but
ungentlemanly. It makes voters everywhere angry, as it is a potent
symbol of a rotten regime.
Anonymous_5e147de6: Good, good, let the hatred
spread. Even fence-sitters or those wishing to spoil their votes will
see the blatant crookedness of BN.
Ah-hah: I wonder, what would happen if Harapan
supporters came up with scores upon scores of T-shirts bearing the image
of Mahathir – essentially a copy of one of the various campaign posters
now being literally defaced – and wore them everywhere? Can the EC demand that people remove their clothes?
Oxymoronic Tendencies: They can ban faces, but can
they ban words too? If not, they can just paste a sheet bearing the
words “Mahathir was here” and “Removed by EC” over the hole.
Bogus Warrior: The funny thing is, even if BN wins
the election fair and square – which they won’t obviously – the people
will still have the perception that they cheated because of stupid
actions like this stunt from the EC.
Anonymous 2460851488616887: BN chairperson Najib
Abdul Razak has backed out of so many debates with Mahathir, but he is
willing to play dirty in the background using his lackeys. They have already lost the respect of most Malaysians and are losing adherents with each passing day.
6th Generation Immigrant: Let them
continue implementing this ludicrous last-minute ruling. For as long as
anyone can remember, Malaysians truly despise unfairness. To Malaysians who make sacrifices for the sake of harmony, these silly acts will no doubt anger them to the core.
Mosquitobrain: A very childish and stupid action by EC. Why is EC so scared of Mahathir’s image on the billboard. To be fair, EC can start tearing down billboards of MCA's Liow Tiong Lai with China president Xi Jinping too.
Anonymous_ef8396d2: Since the EC is working at such
lightning speed removing pictures of political figures who shouldn’t be
on posters, can they please remove the many billboards of BN
secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor polluting my ‘taman’? If you are too busy, just give us permission to do it on your behalf.
Ravinder: How is it that Najib's pictures on huge
billboards adorn every few kilometres of the highways up and down the
country? He is contesting only in one constituency, not all over the
country. If Najib's photos are allowed all over the country, then Harapan’s
prime minister-designate Mahathir's photos must be allowed as well. Both
are not prime ministers at this moment, but both are vying for the
post. The EC is an agency in the PM's Department that answers to the PM.
The caretaker PM is president of Umno. Therefore, Umno is conducting the
election, not the so-called "independent" EC. The "independent" EC is just a smokescreen, a camouflage.
FlabberPro: Doesn't the EC understand? That the more they try to suppress Harapan, the more the rakyat will rise against them? The EC is sly and I cannot imagine what will happen on election day
itself. They must have many, many more tricks up their sleeves. Well, we
have just over a week to find out.
Duniaputra: "Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat " or “those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad” comes to mind.
Anonymous 428911434555133: Enforcement officers who cut out Mahathir’s image from the poster. Know that your next generation is probably going to end up as
enforcement officers climbing up and down billboards rather than
doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, etc, if public money is leaked
rather than spent on building world-class schools, universities, etc.
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 9:01 AM