Friday, October 29, 2010

Batu Sapi Election News

2 men versus 1 women. Who do you think will win? Hehehehehehe.... don't underestimate women power. I am not talking about a word wrestling fight, just Batu Sapi election news that happen around Sabah right now.  The by-election will take place on 4 November 2010 with 25,582 voters. It will be contested by Parti Bersatu Sabah Wanita vice-head Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin, representing the Barisan, SAPP chief Datuk Yong Teck Lee and PKR supreme council member Ansari Abdullah.
The by-election, the first in Sabah and the 13th in the country since the 2008 general election – is being held following the death of incumbent MP Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah in a road accident on Oct 9. He had won the seat with a 3,700 vote-majority against Independent Dr Chung Kong Wing. Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin is the wife of the late Datuk Edmund Chong Ket.

The talk among local political pundits is how the votes of the Muslim bumiputra (comprising 59.02% of the electorate), Chinese (38.06%) and non-Muslim bumiputra (2.69%) will be split among the contesting parties. Umno leaders expect 70% to 80% of the 15,099 Muslim bumiputra and 1,535 postal votes to swing to the Barisan to keep Batu Sapi safe for the coalition. But the 9,737 Chinese votes remain contentious, especially with Yong, a former chief minister, in the fray. The Barisan will need at least 40% of the Chinese votes for a win. The seat, however, will be in the balance if either the SAPP or PKR pull away 80% of the Chinese voters and 30% of the Muslim bumiputra. The remaining 2.91% or 746 non-Muslim bumiputra and others might be a decisive factor if neither of the three contenders gets a clear lead from the Muslims and Chinese.

I never been to the actual Batu Sapi place (The stones that look like a buffalo),  located some 20km from downtown Sandakan. But a legend surrounding a unique seaside rock formation that gave the Batu Sapi parliamentary constituency its name may serve as a reminder to the three contenders in the seat’s by-election.
There was once a buffalo and a salt water crocodile who were friends. The buffalo would come to graze near the seaside and chat with his friend, the crocodile. One day, while grazing the buffalo decided to take a walk in the sea. Upon seeing this, the crocodile became offended and accused the buffalo of stepping into his territory. This caused the friends to argue and they failed to realise that the sky had turned dark and clouds had begun to gather. Suddenly, a flash of lightning struck the buffalo and the crocodile and they turned into rock.
Source: Star newspaper 

Wish everyone in Batu Sapi (and all Malaysian Politician) will always remember, politic is a place for you to help people. Not a place to gain popularity, fame, wealth and fortune. When the election ended, wish everyone will all become friends again, everyone will be doing their jobs and stop talking about politic all day. Its boring thing when we need to watch our local news only full of politic story.

Chayo-chayo....

35 comments:

Ciklinn said...

memilih dengan tepat supaya kebajikan terjaga

Sumandak Kinabalu said...

All the best to the contestant :)

secangkir madu merah said...

undi adalah rahsia...yg pasti undilah dgn tepat...

Syafrizal said...

mesti murah rezeki kat Batu Sapi.. ramai orang datang

Hadi Rofiee said...

Siapa yang akan menang?

makdara TERdiva said...

eh! memang real lah batu tu mcm buffalo then yg kat bawah tu mcm buaya separuh timbul..:)

glamer la batu sapi skrg ni..

gadisBunga said...

i am not into politic. but i know where Batu Sapi got its name years ago! :D

StellaClaire said...

I am not into politic too.. hmmm...
Harap2 yg benar akan menang la..

lina said...

May the best candidate for the Rakyat wins!

Zezebel said...

Ciklinn : Ya, betul tu. Tak la karang menyesal di belakang hari...

Zezebel said...

Mandak : Chayo chayo to them, hehe

Zezebel said...

secangkir madu merah : Betul tu. Undi la yang terbaik..kan?

Zezebel said...

Syafrizal : Agaknya lah kot. Jadi tumpuan la kawasan tu sekarang...

Zezebel said...

Hadi Rofiee : Kita tunggu dan lihat je nanti k...

Zezebel said...

makdara TERdiva : Terus famous tempat ni kan? hehe

Zezebel said...

gadisBunga: Haha... Me too!!!

Zezebel said...

Stella: Ya, tu lah. Harap-harap macam tu la.

Zezebel said...

Lina: Hopefully so...

azieazah said...

Wahhh mesti meriah kawasan tu kan? Bagi yang berniaga, inilah masanya nak dapat rezeki lebih.

aktechpage.com said...

Who'll win??
Batu yg dikatakan sumpahan kerbau & buaya itu mmg menarik la...

akubiomed said...

Mencari pemimpin yang berkerja untuk rakyat adalah menjadi pilihan

akubiomed said...

Saya suka cerita lagenda buaya air masin dan kerbau. Susah nak cari sahabat yang boleh bersama semasa senang dan susah ;-)

Faarihin said...

apa2 pun semoga yg berjaya tu nanti jangan abaikan rakyat.. huhuhu..

Zezebel said...

Ya betul tu azieazah, hehe :)

Zezebel said...

aktechpage.com: May the best one will win...

Zezebel said...

akubiomed : Ya, betul tu. Tapi untuk mencari pemimpin yang sebegitu,tanya hati, buka minda...hehe

Zezebel said...

Ya, Betul tu Faarihin...

*MrsMartinez* said...

The Philippines just finished a local election just last Monday. Thank God it's a peaceful one. I hope your election will e peaceful too!
xoxo
MrsM

aRoL said...

pilih yang terbaik namun jangan terlampau mengharap...

Fir'aun NgebLoG said...

kunjungan malam mbak...
giliran ronda nich :D hehehe....

nice info!

mancai said...

apa2 pun gud luck pada calon2

Zezebel said...

*MrsMartinez* : I do hope so... :)

Zezebel said...

aRoL : Ya, betul tu, hehe

Zezebel said...

Fir'aun NgebLoG: Terima kasih sudi berkunjung hehe

Zezebel said...

mancai : ya, good luck buat semua calon, heee...

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