Sunday, July 4, 2010

20,000 new voters? No problem

Lembah Pantai Umno chief Raja Datuk Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said today Barisan Nasional (BN) needs 20,000 new members who are registered to vote in the constituency to regain the federal seat it lost in Election 2008.

But the Federal Territories minister admitted that Umno has only 8,000 registered members in Lembah Pantai.

“I have only 8,000 soldiers. How many soldiers can MIC and MCA give me? This is the current situation, we do not have enough soldiers, if the captain goes alone then everybody will die.

“If we have no power, then what medals can I give? Even if we are ready, there is still more that needs to be done. We need to register more voters and double our efforts until we can get 17,000 more members. Also, if we can get 8,000 members from the component parties then I am confident that we can win Lembah Pantai,” he told reporters.

PKR’s Nurul Izzah Anwar defeated Umno’s Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil with a majority of 2,895 votes to capture Lembah Pantai in 2008.

Raja Nong Chik said it would be hard for BN to recapture the seats it lost in the general election.

“We have a heavy task of taking back the seats that we lost. It is a heavy task considering the political scenario. Umno must realise that the current political scenario is different from back then. We must work hard to regain the trust of the voters,” he told delegates at the Lembah Pantai Umno division meeting at the PWTC here.

He stressed that Umno must learn the lessons from the Hulu Selangor by-election and apply them to Lembah Pantai.

“We must take our win in Hulu Selangor and apply it to the Federal Territory seats, especially Lembah Pantai. The electoral breakdown is not different from Lembah Pantai. It is exactly the same.

"Can we win in Federal Territory seats? The picture is not comfortable for us but that is the reality that we have to accept. Lembah Pantai Umno is ready but it is going to be a tough battle. It is going to be neck and neck,” he said.

[Source: The MI]

Raja Datuk Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin lamented that he needed 20,000 new voters to retake Lembah Pantai. Aiyah, no problem. May be he can learn a thing or two from wonder boy An Ha Lim on how to create those additional 20,000 ballot papers, wakakaka.

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