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BUSTED: Pulau Betong post-election payouts

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Aliran received photographs of another round of post-election payouts, this time in the Pulau Betong area, which also comes under the Balik Pulau parliamentary constituency.

A long line of people were queuing up to collect their ‘winnings’ at a shack next to a seafood eatery in Pulau Betong

At any one time, some 200 people were lining up in four lines of about 50 people each to claim their ‘winnings’ using the vouchers they received when they ‘registered’ before polling day.

The vouchers were mainly for the N38 Bayan Lepas and mainly for the N39 Pulau Betong state seats. The payouts were made over three days on 10-12 May 2013. These photos were taken on the third and final day.

N38 Bayan Lepas was won by Noordin Ahmad of Umno-BN with an increased majority of 458 votes (previously 399).

Farid Saad of Umno-BN won the N39 Pulau Betong seat with a majority of 395 votes, up from 294 in 2008

These increased majorities enable BN’s Hilmi Yahaya to snatch the P53 Balik Pulau parliamentary seat from PKR by a 1539-vote majority, overturning PKR’s winning majority of 708 votes in 2008.

This is one of the ‘lucky bonus’ vouchers, similar to the ones Aliran found off Jalan Sungai Dua, near USM.
The PKR chaps (above) were aghast at what was going on.
The organisers of the payout bolted when they saw new Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin (right) and former Penang State Assembly speaker Abdul Halim Hussain approaching.
Reports have now been lodged with the police and the MACC.

Clean and fair elections? You tell us.

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Bangsa Malaysia
Bangsa Malaysia
19 May 2013 6.12pm

All readers, lets spread the word of awareness towards Clean and Fair election. Otherwise, every elections will be meaninless. We cant let such blatant act of arrogance forever. Save Malaysia!

18 May 2013 12.04pm

Making PDRM and MACC reports is one thing. Do ensure that there are sworn statements, video clippings, pictures to support your reports as otherwise it will come to naught.

daniel tan
daniel tan
16 May 2013 3.05pm

in politic ada WANG semua jalan, ha ha ha
these will be a fall on its own mankind !

tan tanjong bungah
tan tanjong bungah
16 May 2013 12.32am

Hi everyone,

Betting is ‘haram’, Lucky Draws with an element of chance to win is also ‘haram’, and promissory notes that provide for holders to claim the money when UMNO Baru’s candidate has won in the State/Parliamentary constituency is definitely ‘haram’ as well!

Isn’t UMNO Baru and/or their agents dragging their religion into disrepute? Would the ‘ulamas’ and other true adherents of the religion voice out their displeasure at such insulting acts against their religion? Don’t let such people hijack your religion!!

15 May 2013 12.47pm

Daylight bribery, totally no action by the authorities. I can assure you SPR will say that it is totally legal.
We are a free country, free to bribe, … free to cheat, free to fan s…

15 May 2013 11.24am

Notice that most of the recipients are the Malay Muslims. One question, don’t they care if the money they are receiving is considered haram or halal? All I can see is a bunch of hypocrites. …

15 May 2013 9.37am

Did anyone actually videotape the whole process of giving out of and receipt of the “lucky draw”?

rom nain
14 May 2013 10.45pm

Wouldn’t they need – at the very least – sworn statements from those who were going to claim the money that they were, indeed, bribed by certain, named, quarters, before these guys even have a case? Don’t want to be a wet blanket, but couldn’t the `organisers’ of the payout, if apprehended, say that their `Special Lucky Bonus’ tickets are nothing more than `lucky draw’ tickets which have nothimng whatsoever to do with GE13?

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