MUDA detractors tick off Syed Saddiq for his short memory after claiming Nga dishes out “sweeteners” to KKB folks

MUDA president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has come under fire from netizens for accusing Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming of “handing out sweeteners” by declaring a RM5.21 mil allocation for Hulu Selangor ahead of the Kuala Kubu Baharu (KKB) state by-election on May 11.

Leading the pack is PKR Youth information chief Nabil Halimi who reminded the Muar MP of dishing out RM4 mil to upgrade sports facilities in his capacity as the then youth and sports minister during the run-up to the Tanjung Piai by-election on Nov 16, 2019.

But Syed Saddiq’s sweetener failed to win the hearts of folks in the parliamentary constituency as Barisan Nasional (BN) who was the then opposition coalition emerged triumphant through MCA’s Wee Jeck Seng in the racially-mixed seat with 57% Malays, 42% Chinese and 1% Indian.

Earlier in his tweet on X (previously Twitter), Syed Saddiq who had officially declared in September last year that MUDA would form a “third force” in the opposition bloc” has invited Nga who is also vice-chairman of DAP which is the three-term incumbent party in KKB to visit Muar which similarly boasts plenty of “ong” and “good feng shui”.

But the post by the founding member of Bersatu who is deemed a blue-eyed boy of twice former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad failed to amaze netizens who basically chastised him for having short memory.

Below are some interesting posts:

In all fairness, however, election watchdog BERSIH (Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections) has slammed Nga’s action as contradicting the principles of fair and ethical competition apart from having violated its guidelines which prohibit conditions, campaigning and candidate involvement in non-caretaker government activities during by-elections.

Prof Ramasamy Palanisamy

Wondering if the Election Commission (EC) will act against Nga for attempting to bribe voters, the United Rights of Malaysian Party (Urimai) interim council chairman Prof Ramasamy Palanisamy claimed that “the Pakatan Harapan (PH)/DAP combo is in the panicky mood because victory is not assured in the KKB by-election”.

“Such an announcement would not have taken place had the country a powerful and an independent EC. But unfortunately, we have is an ‘Election Omission’ that is beholden to the executive in power,” berated the former Penang chief minister II who was also a DAP stalwart.

“If this had happened in countries like India or the US, PH would have forfeited the chance to nominate its candidate. What is more the minister Nga could have been suspended or sacked from the post.” – April 20, 2024

Subscribe and get top news delivered to your Inbox everyday for FREE