Timing, they say, is everything. The question is Why now and not long before or even after (if they win again)?
5 May 2016
Zahid: Funds provided not because of election but on need
S’WAK POLLS Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said it is the responsibility of the federal government to provide Sarawak with the assistance and funds it needs for development.
He said the government does not channel funds by season or only during an election but based on request or the needs of the state.
“Any government will help its people. Even if there is no election, the assistance and allocations will continue because the federal government is not a government based on seasonal political leadership.
“We don’t just come here during the election. We are not bats and flying foxes that only pick fruits during the fruit season; on the other hand, the allocations we provide are continuous,” he told Bernama during a visit to the Malaysian National News Agency’s (Bernama) operations setup in Kuching today.
Ahmad Zahid was asked to comment on PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar’s accusation that the allocations he announced for the General Operations Force at its camp at Batu Kawa yesterday was an attempt to ‘buy’ votes.
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 23:18
NAKED BRIBERY, YET EC SILENT: NAJIB, ZAHID GUILTY OF VOTE-BUYING – BERSIH SLAMS INACTION
Election watchdog Bersih has accused Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his second in command Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of breaching election laws.
Only a stupid idiot does not know that Najeeb, Zaheed, Adenan and EC are in cahoots to rob Sarawakians of this coming state election, by hook or by crook!!!
Talkback – In Any Other Country, Zahid Would Not Have Lasted An Hour After That Remark
30 April 2016
DAP cries foul after Zahid ties school allocation to BN’s victory
DAP candidate for Senadin Baru Langub has accused Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of possible bribery after the latter offered a school in his constituency RM500,000, only if BN wins.
“Ahmad Zahid’s obvious use of national resources to offer an exchange with voters raises suspicion of bribery,” he said in a statement today.
He also questioned if Ahmad Zahid had violated the Election Offences Act 1954.
Yesterday, Ahmad Zahid who was in Miri announced an allocation of RM1 million for two schools within the constituency of Pujut.
However, he said another school within the Senadin constituency would get RM500,000 if BN wins the constituency.
Both Pujut and Senadin, together with the constituency of Piasau, makes up the parliamentary seat of Miri.
In his speech last night, Ahmad Zahid also denied his pledge had anything to do with the election.
“Maybe the other side will accuse me of all sorts of things but we want assemblypersons who can get allocations and they must come from BN,” he said.
Baru rubbished Ahmad Zahid’s denial that he was offering election goodies, pointing out if this was the case, the deputy prime minister would not set a pre-requisite for BN to win in order for the school to get the allocation.
He also criticised Ahmad Zahid for using the future of students as a political bargaining chip.
29 April 2016
Zahid pledges RM500k for school if BN wins, says opposition ‘dry taps’