Saturday, April 17, 2010

LIVE REPORTS from KKB: Latest update @ Malaysiakini as at 9:10 am


9-10am: Submission of nomination forms
10-11am: Objection period
11-12 noon: EC to make official announcement

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9.10am: BN candidate P Kamalanathan, who is wearing a 'songkok', leads the march from the Umno headquarters in KKB to nomination centre. Among those in the entourage are DPM Muhyiddin, Gerakan leader Dr Koh Tsu Koon and Malacca MB Ali Rustam.
9.02am: PKR candidate Zaid Ibrahim officially files his nomination papers. He is with his nominator (a local resident) and his seconder. Zaid is wearing an earthly beige 'baju melayu' and with light orange 'kain pelikat'.
Outside, the BN crowd tired of singing 'Inilah Barisan Kita' for the umpteenth time, begins belting out Umno's theme song.
The thousands of BN and Pakatan supporters are kept very far apart so much so that they can't shout and throw insults at each other.
9am: DAP leader Lim Kit Siang, Selangor excos Elizabeth Wong and Teresa Kok enter the 'restriction zone' Police say: "Bagi pass kita, senang buat kerja."
8.55am: The three Ibrahims - MB Khalid Ibrahim, Pakatan candidate Zaid Ibrahim and PKR supremo leader Anwar Ibrahim are inside the nomination centre along with many other top opposition leaders.
Among those who are with them are PKR president Dr Wan Azizh Wan Ismail, party vice-president Azmin Ali, PAS deputy leader Nasharuddin Mat Isa and Selangor DAP leader Teng Chang Khim.
8.50am: At the '100 people restriction zone', PJ Utara MP Tony Pua hands out passes to Pakatan leaders, state representatives and MPs to enter the nomination centre. All other supporters are kept out by a barricade.

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang enters the nomination centre with Titiwangsa MP Dr Lo'Lo' Mohd Ghazali and a few other supporters.
8.46am: Both sides are stopped by their march got to the 100 people restriction zone under the EC regulation.

Banner from BN Kota Raja depicts Anwar as Hitler and a pig. It says, 'Saya dan keluarga besar di Selangor'. Another placard reads: 'PKR: Parti Kelentong Rakyat'. Other BN supporters display banners accusing Anwar of being an Israeli ally. They also chanted "Hancur Khalid".
All parts of KKB town is caught in a giant gridlock.
8.42am: MIC candidate Kamalanathan tweets: "Just arrived at KKB BN centre. Thousands of BN supporters. Hidup BN! First supporter I met came all the way from Sabah!"
Meanwhile PKR candidate Zaid tweets: "Good morning everyone. Big day today. Let's make it count. Will need your support. Will tweet as often as possible."
8.30am: The Pakatan crowd has increased to about 10,000. The supporters begin marching slowly towards the nomination centre. They shout slogans - 'Hidup Rakyat, Hidup Pakatan' and 'Takbir Allah'. A few could be seen beating the 'kompang', turning the march into a carnival show.

PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim, who has arrived, joined candidate Zaid and other Pakatan leaders in the march.
8.20am: Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim and PKR candidate Zaid Ibrahim arrive at the Pakatan gathering point with a group of supporters. Zaid is accompanied by his wife and daughter.
8.15am: About 2,000 Pakatan supporters gather at the KKB bus station. Among the opposition leaders in the area are PAS Salahudin Ayub, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, and Khalid Samad. They are waiting for PKR candidate Zaid Ibrahim and Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim to arrive.
They display seven banners addressing scandals such as the submarine purchases, the missing jet engines and Apco. A group of PKR Wanita shows five toy frogs representing those party MPs who have defected to BN - the biggest one depicts Ibrahim Ali.
On the other end of the road, BN supporters start to march but many are staying put to yell at Pakatan supporters who are passing through and provoking BN by blaring their horns and waving flags.

The BN supporters chant 'tangkap parti liwat" and "tangkap Anwar".
8.10am: The nomination center is at the Dewan Serbaguna dan Kompleks Sukan Daerah Hulu Selangor. The area around the center has been barricaded by police with barb wire. At least 200 uniform police are stationed at both barricade entrances (one for Pakatan, one for BN).

The Pakatan gathering point is in at the bus station in the town centre, on the left side of nomination centre. The BN gathering is at Umno headquarters, on the right hand side of the centre.

Both sides are kept separated by quite a distance, at both ends of the road in front of the nomination center. Supporters from BN and Pakatan cannot even see each other, so there is little possibility of a clash.

It's still quiet inside the nomination centre. Three 'camps' have been set up - BN, PKR and Independents. Election Commission chief Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof has arrived.
8am: Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin arrives to cries of 'Hidup BN'. This is followed by a rendition of 'Inilah Barisan Kita' song.
The crowd, made up of mostly Umno Youth, Wanita and Puteri raise banners and flags and are ready to march, while patriotic song blare from loud speakers.

Pakatan supporters who drive past the BN camp are jeered at by BN supporters, who cry out "Babi mana?"
7.50am: The colonial town of KKB is full of PAS stalls, selling T-shirts, campaign materials and food. Pakatan supporters are scattered around the area. Meanwhile, more than 1,000 supporters have gathered at the BN's operation centre.

7.45am: Police erect roadblocks at the trunk road just before Sungai Cho, about 30km from nomination centre in Kuala Kubu Kahru from Rawang.

MIC chief S Samy Vellu seen at the nomination center area but as he walked through the Pakatan crowd, he was booed. The MIC chief smiled and there is no untoward incident.

7.30am: Supporters of both sides start gathering at their respective meeting points - Pakatan Rakyat at Kuala Kubu Bahru (KKB) bus station and BN at the Umno headquarters.

Anonymous leaflets attacking Selangor exco Elizabeth Wong's semi-nude photos are scattered in the streets of KKB town. Among other pictures, the leaflet shows also show a doctored photograph of PKR candidate Zaid Ibrahim with a wine bottle.

"Kalau memilih pemimpin negeri, pertama elok, kedua pandai," it says.

1 comment:

Org Hulu Selangor said...

Wah ! So malay like this Kamalanathan... opps Encik Kamal . Wish I'm back home at Sg Choh but had to work today . Tak pa nanti balik , I'll asked my relatives whether Encik Kamal is the latest PERKASA's member. By the way , where is Pak Brahim Ali ? Was he at the nomination centre ?


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