Saturday, March 1, 2008

P121: ELECTION 2008: Opposition speakers pour venom on MIC and BN

KUALA LUMPUR: The constituency was the Lembah Pantai parliamentary seat.
The ceramah venue was a carpark in Brickfields, fronting the Crescent Court apartment.

The speakers were from the opposition, campaigning for the Parti Keadlian Rakyat (PKR) candidate, Nurul Izzah Anwar, who is challenging veteran Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil of the Barisan Nasional.

But the message was intended for not only the crowd gathered in the car park, but to all apartment denizens within hearing range of the powerful speaker systems used.

The crowd was largely Indian, a mix of the well-heeled and lower-income group; there was a sprinkling of Malays and Chinese.
At its peak, there must have been some 2,000 present.

And the pet subject among the crowd, especially the Indians, was the plight of their community, and the target of their venom, the MIC.

And as speaker after speaker came, noting the large Indian presence, their speeches and tales were targeted at further smearing the MIC, and lest anyone forgot, the BN.

The seeming unhappiness of the Indians was exploited to the fullest by the speakers and the personality targeted was MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

And as it normally is with opposition ceramah, there were hilarious moments as the speakers made outrageous remarks, laced with jokes.

When people like DAP Puchong candidate Gobind Singh Deo and PKR Wangsa Maju candidate Wee Choo Keong gave their take on the police and the judiciary, the crowd responded by saying: "Correct! Correct! Correct!" MORE nstonline's HERE

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