Monday, February 25, 2008
Well, the gloves are off, knuckle dusters on and it looks set for a three-cornered fight for the parliamentary seat of Kelana Jaya, where I now live. BN is fielding veteran politician Lee Hwa Beng against newcomers PKR's Loh Gwo Burne and independent Billi Lim in the coming general elections.
Fresh from filing his nomination papers yesterday, MCA's Lee Hwa Beng and wife were VIP guests at a belated poolside Chinese New Year tea party (photo) at the neighbouring Mahkota Kelana Condominiums, where my wife and I were also guests. Also in attendance were incumbent Selangor state assemblywoman Seripah Noli and her husband. In their speeches, both politicians certainly didnt waste any time embarking on their campaign trails by heaping scorn on their respective opponents.
I must say that I am a bit disappointed with the opposition PKR's choice of candidate Loh Gwo Burne, who has been described as a "Chinese amateur film maker who has no business in a Malay majority area" by my friend and fellow blogger Zorro, here. Loh was made famous recently as the author of the video that implicated lawyer VK Lingam in the judicial appointments scandal. But then again, both Lee and 'spoiler' Billi Lim are also Chinese and there will be many who will argue that Loh certainly deserves more than a medal for what he did.
All my children will also be voting, the younger two for the first time in their lives come 8th of March. I have always believed that my wife and I have successfully raised four mature and well educated offsprings who are morally upright and law abiding citizens of this country. It is our fervent hope that they will all exercise their democratic rights judiciously.
Me? I have always been for the underdog.
Logged by The Ancient Mariner at 05:50