‘Wipe out 55 years of BN-Umno’s corrupt rule’
This is the scene in Gelang Patah PKR’s office at 1am on March 11, 2013.
GELANG PATAH (March 11, 2013): It was 1am today but the Gelang Patah PKR division office in Taman Skudai Indah was abuzz with preparations for the coming 13th General Election (GE13).
The Gelang Patah PKR election steering committee members, party members and supporters were burning the midnight oil to sort out thousands of leaflets for distribution in walkabouts until after GE13.
They were also preparing more maps and data to help smoothen campaign activities and strategy planning for the coming electoral battle when Johor PKR chairman Chua Jui Meng paid a surprise visit.
Chua said: “I had just finished dinner with supporters recruiting volunteers for our election campaign machinery in the state. I also inspected certain areas in Gelang Patah for the putting up of party flags when I decided to stop by to have a look here.
“It’s already 12.30am and I am delighted that we are at work to ensure PKR and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) win big in Johor this time.”
Two youths also stepped into the office and signed up as members on the spot, pledging to join Gelang Patah PKR’s election campaign machinery.
“Parliament has yet to be dissolved but we are already beginning to burn the midnight oil in our electoral preparations. It will become hot and demanding when GE13 begins.
“Prime Minister Najib (Abdul Razak)’s lack of courage to face the rakyat five years after the March 8, 2008, national polls is Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN)’s electoral history of shame.
“The fact that he (Najib) is dragging his feet over seeking a new mandate for BN to govern shows his fear of defeat and humiliation in GE13.
“This is the first time that BN has lost its advantage of element of surprise in calling for national polls. Parliament is set for automatic dissolution on April 28.
“That is only 48 days away,” he said, urging Malaysians, especially Johoreans, to clean up Malaysia by voting out BN-Umno’s 55 years of corrupt rule.