Each time there is a by-election, BN/UMNO will bring in lots of money there in the name of development and donations to help spur local economy.
Each time there is a by-election, Malaysia DPM will be visiting the constituency and telling jokes.
Each time the DPM open his mouth and tells jokes, he sure spills funny beans... often the beans are seeds of hatred.
This time, the topic is about equality in BN alliance.
Errr... anyone still remember about the choosing of BN candidate for P094 Hulu Selangor by-election?
Remember the DPM override the choice of the entire MIC party?
Ok, perhaps that is UMNO's definition on EQUALITY.
By inference, you should be able to guess its definition on democracy.
DPM: All are equal in Barisan
SIBU: All Barisan Nasional parties, including those from Sarawak, are equal partners who practise power-sharing, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
“We are brothers, equals in Barisan. They (the Opposition) like to say that Umno is the big bully in the BN but this is not true. It's a big lie to say that Umno bullies other component parties.” he told reporters after a dialogue with teachers and parents at SK Agama Sibu here Monday.
He said just because Umno had more seats in parliament compared to other component parties, it did not mean that the party would sideline their coalition partners.
On calls to raise the oil royalty for Sarawak, Muhyiddin said the Opposition was playing up the issue for political mileage in this Sunday's by-election.
“I have asked the state leaders if the oil royalty was an issue, they said no because the oil royalty is as stated in the constitution,” he said.
One of DAP's seven-point manifesto for the Sibu by-election was to increase Sarawak's oil royalties 5% to 20% if the party and Pakatan Rakyat became the government at the federal level.
Muhyiddin, who is Education Minister, said Pakatan could never be a sustainable government like Barisan because parties within the Opposition alliance had different political ideologies.
In Barisan, he said all parties helped each other and shared a common aspiration to better the nation.
“Pakatan is not sustainable. It's very shaky and the leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, is having a lot of personal problems and court cases,” he pointed out.
Originally posted in TheStarOnline: