Pilihanraya Kecil Manek urai (5)

PAS plans big surprise for BN
Hafiz Yatim  Malaysiakini.com
Jul 10, 09
2:07pm

PAS has more surprises in store as the party enters the last rounds of the Manek Urai by-elections.

The pledge was delivered by PAS election machinery advisor Abdul Fatah Haron.

Today marks the halfway mark of the election campaign with four days to polling day, and Abdul Fatah said the party is determined to retain its hold on the seat.

Giving away very little about the surprises, he allowed a peep into the PAS election strategy.

“People speculated that deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa would not come. Similarly, there were rumours a that PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s posters were not put up.”

Fence-sitters to be swayed

“However, as you may see Nasharuddin will be coming in the next one or two days. The same with Abdul Hadi, his posters have also been put-up,” he told a press conference at the PAS operations room.

PAS is facing a straight fight with Umno/BN in this Manek Urai by-election. Umno’s candidate former South Kelantan Development manager Tuan Aziz Tuan Mat is facing off fish wholsaler Mohd Fauzi Abdullah of PAS.

The seat fell vacant with the sudden death of five-term assemblyperson Ismail Yaacob on May 22. Polling day has been set for Tuesday, July 14.

NONE Abdul Fatah on commenting the support for Mohd Fauzi said the party has already touched base with 70 per cent of the electorate.

He was confident that the constituents, including fence sitters, will return PAS.-Sugu

He also dismissed Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s remark that there is the possibility of the Manek Urai youth vote going to the BN as they were upset with the failure of the PAS-UMNO unity talk.

“He is just making empty claims without much facts. The youths here are with us,” he said.

Yesterday, Kelantan Umno chief and Minister of International Trade and Industry, Mustapa Mohamed told reporters that Umno is not within the “comfort zone” in wresting the seat from this PAS stronghold.

Abdul Fatah, also told the media that the party wants a forum with Petronas to reveal all on the oil royalty issue hopefully before polling day.

It does not matter who organises it, PAS or Petronas, he added. The party will make public the documents when there is a need, he said.

—————————————————————————————–

Isu jururawat diperalat untuk kempen BN
// <![CDATA[// Muda Mohd Noor
Jul 10, 09
2:31pm

Program kesihatan yang melibatkan jururawat bagi rawatan orang tua di Manek Urai bukan agenda kempen BN seperti didakwa oleh Naib Presiden PAS Salahuddin Ayub.

Bagaimanapun program yang diadakan sebelum penamaan calon Isnin lalu anjuran bersama Puteri Umno dengan kakitangan Kementerian Kesihatan, jelas pergerakan itu kepada Malaysiakini.

Ketua Puteri Kuala Krai, Suzaini Shukri berkata, program tersebut inisiatif Ketua Puteri Umno, Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, yang juga timbalan menteri kesihatan.

Katanya, program yang diadakan minggu lalu turut memberi kerusi roda kepada orang yang memerlukannya.

“Tiada salahnya program tersebut kerana ia dlakukan oleh kementerian kesihatan untuk membantu penduduk yang memerlukan rawatan.

“Doktor berkenaan bukan berkempen politik, sebaliknya membantu memberi rawatan kepada orang tua,” katanya.

Beliau diminta mengulas dakwaan PAS bahawa Umno memperalatkan pelajar kolej kejururawatan di Pengkalan Chepa, dekat Kota Bharu, bagi membantu kempen calon BN pada pilihanraya kecil tersebut.

Dalam dakwaannya, Salahuddin yang juga ahli parlimen Kubang Kerian mendakwa, Umno menggunakan institusi pengajian tinggi awam untuk berkempen.

Ketua Pemuda Umno Kelantan, Annuar Saffian pula berkata, memang ada doktor dan jururawat yang datang memberi khidmat kepada penduduk di Manek Urai, beberapa hari lalu tetapi “bukan berkempen untuk BN”.

“Sebagai doktor dan jururawat pelatih tentulah mereka mahu mendapat pendedahan di luar. Namun Pemuda Umno tidak boleh paksa mereka kerana mereka terikat dengan peraturannya,” katanya.

Pengarah Kolej Poly-Tech MARA di Pengkalan Chepa, Hasbullah Seman pula pelajarnya tidak terbabit dengan kempen politik Umno Manek Urai tetapi “terlibat dalam program anak angkat” Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) di situ.

“Dakwaan jika pelajar saya berkempen untuk Umno adalah karut.

“Bagaimanapun pelajar ada terbabit dengan program anak angkat MARA di Manek Urai sebelum hari penamaan calon 6 Julai lalu,” katanya kepada Malaysiakini.

“Program itu adalah untuk memberi pengetahuan kepada lepasan pelajar di Manek Urai mengenai peluang mereka di Poly-Tech Mara.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: