Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In Sibu, DAP draws crowds as BN knocks on doors

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By Sheridan Mahavera

SIBU, April 13 — The fight for Chinese enclaves’ votes midway through the election campaign has turned vicious as the Barisan Nasional attempts to repel a DAP onslaught to take four seats in this riverine city.

Today the BN accused unknown parties of splashing red paint on an operations centre for its Bukit Assek candidate Chieng Buong Toon.

The BN also claimed some its billboards have been defaced and that notes were found telling the Sarawak United People’s Party candidates to pack their bags as the DAP would win.

The DAP matched these accusations with allegations of their own.

The Pakatan Rakyat component party claimed that unknown individuals were on a vote-buying spree and that it had video proof that some postal votes had been tampered with.

The DAP also claimed to have received reports that voters were being intimidated in the fiercely fought seats of Bukit Assek, Dudong, Bawang Assan and Pelawan.

The DAP is fighting hard to keep the campaign momentum on their side with nightly ceramah rallies which draw thousands.

Besides its top guns from the penisula such as Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and advisor Lim Kit Siang, it has even roped in PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang as speakers.

Though the BN has stumbled in its few attempts to match the fervour of the DAP’s ceramah, it is continuing a vigorous door-to-door campaign in the hopes of meeting every voter in the constituency.

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