snubbed in Lunas
MON: Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad
Badawi was snubbed today by the owner of a Chinese shop while he was on a
door-to-door campaign in Pekan Lunas.
Abdullah entered the shop, the owner shut the door in his face, leaving
the VIP visitor flabbergasted.
another occasion, when he entered a Chinese restaurant to shake hands with
the people, some left and walked to the back of the shop in an attempt to
avoid contact with the man whom many have endearingly addressed as
little girl, who was among the people who greeted Abdullah, was heard to
remark, "This is only the DPM. The Prime Minister should visit us,
but where is he?"
was scheduled to visit Taman Selasih in Kulim this morning but failed to
do turn up. Only the Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) truck was waiting for
him at the BN operations centre.
was accompanied by Health Minister Chua Jui Meng, the Barisan Nasional
candidate for the Lunas by-election S Anthonysamy and a group of 30 Indian
was also met by Keadilan supporters who handed him their flyers, as there
were two BA centres in Pekan Lunas and he could not avoid bumping into
them. Upon seeing Abdullah, they shouted ‘reformasi' slogans.
Abdullah is still confident that BN will win the election come Nov 29
which will see the end of the three-cornered fight for Lunas between
Anthonysamy, Saifuddin Nasution Ismail for BA and S Letchumanan as the
internal squabble between DAP and Keadilan over the selection of the BA
candidate which was highlighted in the media the past week seemed to have
fueled BN's chances to retain the Lunas seat which fell vacant following
the death of state assemblyman Dr Joe Fernandez on Nov 4.
does not seem to have a firm stand," Abdullah told reporters after
visiting Pekan Lunas.
one time they say that this fight (Lunas) is for the people to reprimand
their party but the next moment they issue another statement," he
was asked whether the disagreement displayed by DAP and Keadilan was a sandiwara.
or not, I do not believe in sandiwara because it is shameful for
them to fight between themselves," said Abdullah. Malaysiakini