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Photos from polling

It is a beautiful morning here. Both hubby and I went to Sek. Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Shang Wu to cast his votes. Over here, the DAP Parliament candidate is Liew Ching Tong and DUN is Lim Guan Eng from DAP. The Shang Wu school is very big and very well equipped. But let’s remember that they are built with the efforts and money of the parents, well-wishers and former students. 😛

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We were very early and the place is quite deserted. Hubby read that vote canvassing cannot be near the polling station. They must have a distance of 50 metres. Yet, Barisan Nasional booth is just right outside the school gate, not even 5 metres. There are Chinese Barisan and Malay Barisan booths. *roll eyes* Two Barisan Nasional booths, one Keadilan booth but lack of volunteers and one DAP booth which is far flung away from the normal walk-in traffic. Yet some people will head to DAP booth and make a U-turn to go to vote. I salute those folks!

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Photo of the SPR booth where you can find the stream number to go to.

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This MCA/Barisan Nasional guy was obviously right outside the school gate. Not fair right? Some people who parked their bike inside the school gate still went out to Barisan Nasional booth to get their stream number.

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As concerned citizen (kehkekkeh) hubby went to DAP’s booth to protest. The guy turned out to be his good friend, Joachim. Joachim went to the police with a form. (must be something official lah). The police chased the guy away. Hubby is not the only one who complained. Two other people came to the booth and also grumbled why Barisan people are pulling them to their booth when they can easily get the stream number from SPR clerks.

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Meanwhile, I sipeh kwailan. I went to stand in front of the school gate with my DSLR and 200mm zoom lense to wait and see if the guys from MCA go into the school compound. If that is not enough, I also capture video!

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The guy standing between the two flag pole is the MCA DUN candidate. Sorry, I really cannot remember his name or even surname. But I know he is only one year older than my hubby. I told hubby, “Eh, dear, you are only one year younger than him but he looks like your father hor?” Hahaha. Mr. MCA DUN went to DAP booth and shook hands with hubby. Hubby later told me, “Ish, I beh shiok to shake hands but boh pien, he already put out his hand.” So bad, hubby!

I have already casted my vote in Pantai Jerjak area. Only PKR there so there is Dato’ Zahrain for Parliament and some young engineer name Sim.

Now hubby has gone to the DAP booth to help out because they only have 3 persons there. We had been around the island and notice that only Han Chiang primary school and Shang Wu has DAP booths. The other polling stations only have Barisan Nasional booth. Come to think of it, actually, all these booths are unnecessary because nowadays, everything is computerised. Election Commission should do away with these sort of last minute canvassing. Still, I cannot get over the Malay Barisan and Chinese Barisan booths. UMNO and MCA are supposed to work together, aren’t they? Then why do they have these sort of cucuk mata kind of cooperation?

I am going to kepoh again and see if Barisan Nasional booth have to be moved because I heard an official complaint has been lodged. We demand a fair election!




21 Responses to “Photos from polling”

  1. I am still lepaking at home. Waiting for auspicious time. Also waiting for my red underwear to dry. Blek!

    Oh, LOHs all memang handsome and young looking one. Ppl say i look like 25. Well.

  2. Hard to understand, why is there 2 BN booth? Racial difference? Haiya, if want to go under one flag, go under one flag la. Dont hangat-hangat taik ayam only.

  3. I voted liao in phor tay school. My family of four all wore red today 🙂 but we did stood out like a sore thumb but who cares…..

  4. Going in 1 or 2 hours time!!!!!

  5. u’ve got beautiful n crisp pictures here. better than mine. hehe

  6. Hi Lilian

    I’ve been following your blog for a few years now. I have to congratulate you on what great job you’re doing covering the GE2008. I’m not in the country and as such, I’m not able to cast my vote. But I’m following the developments closely, thanks to your blog.

    Like you and everyone else, I really hope and pray that Penang will have a new face/CM. I can’t stand the current CM and I hope he gets his butt kicked real hard tonight. Also I’m rooting for Jeff Ooi, seeing the huge turnout few days ago at the Ceramah, it’s very obvious that the Penang people want a change and a change will happen tonight!

    Just like you, My dad has only started voting perhaps 2-3 times in his 69 year life but this year he’s even gone to the extent of volunteering at the PKR/DAP booth near our home in PJ.

    Hope to hear some good news soon, not just in Penang but for the whole of Malaysia. I’m pretty sure we wont give BN the 2/3 majority this time. We aint gonna let it go so easily wihtout a fight!

    FIGHTING!

  7. Fulamak, you are faster than CNN lah!!
    Must always tune in CLL News Channel for the latest news/gossip/lies everyday! LoL…

  8. heh, the barisan guys was standing right infront of my school with the cops and they didn’t even do anything about it.

  9. yeah….there was even a lady in the school compound passing BN phamplets…….anyway….we are know who to vote for….vote for change

  10. Cuz racist policies demand that Chinese booth serve the Chinese, and Malay booth serve the Malays.

    See how it’s happening within the ruling party, and see how it’s translating into Malaysian’s way of life.

  11. Go get them Lilian!

  12. My wife and I went to vote for change for first this mroning. We feel good

  13. I’ve been an avid reader of your blog, especially during the election fever. *thumbs-up for the all latest news and expressing how ordinary citizens like us feel*

    I’ve cast my vote and I feel great to be able to mark an “X” for a CHANGE we hope to see!!

    Keep us updated after you finish your kepoh-ing yaa 🙂

  14. Raining now……

  15. Lilian, understand from kawan kawan that our voting chit got serial no. wan kah?

  16. POTBLACK – The chit has number but they no longer write down the number for who. If the chit has no numbers, scared later EC dump 10,000 into some voting boxes. LOL. However, this time, the Opposition party has stationed observers. Pray there are no hanky panky.

    Everyone – Thanks for the comments. See what else I can dig more. Suddenly, election become interesting because it is about the people, their feelings and their anger/hope/disappointments to deal with.

  17. this is my first vote ever. Didn’t waste it on the coalition headed by that narcoleptic idiot.

  18. Hmmmmm…

    Same situation at the polling centre here. Got the BN booth at the corner of the school near the road junction. People see the BN booth first and so, I think some of them go there.

    But when I went to vote just now, alot of people just ignore and masuk straight into the sekolah. Hahaha.. I’d guess alot of folks are smart..

    Better go straight to SPR, they can give you the stream number…

  19. today is malaysia election…….

  20. i can smell a new goverment in penang!!…
    the heavy rain todays is the cleansing process of penang!!
    cant wait for the results

  21. Just casted my vote at Min Sin primary sch.
    Why is it my candidate for parliament is Dr Zahrain but state is an indian guy(PKR)?
    Anyway who cares as long as its opposition…lol