416, the long awaiting day for most of us in Sarawak was finally over.
Too much controversy, too much propaganda, which I don’t think with my little knowledge of politics could do much explanations here. Somehow, as a citizen of Miri City, I think I’ve done what I should have done.
Few years ago, my mom asked, “Why didn’t you come back to Miri for vote?” I replied, it’s non my business. With me or without me, the result will still be the same. SUPP will always be Mirian’s leader. That was 4 years ago, when I was still totally a noob. After years of rolling in the society and being brain washed by either party, I know that’s my responsibility to cast my vote.
Well, on 16th of April 2011, I’ve done it. It’s my “Virgin Vote” but I believe there’a lot of you who are still holding the “Virgin Vote”.
My assigned polling station was at SM PEI MIN , Krokop. I saw a lot familiar faces here, this year I think Mirians are really looking forward for a change. Is either a threat for SUPP or it could be a room of improvement for them.
My voting area is under N64 PUJUT , SUPP -YB Andy Chia vs Fong Pau Teck from DAP.
Over the past few days, DAP has been working very hard on the election campaign every night and they’ve attracted massive crowds. These people who attended, might be those who are seriously supporting a change or they are just being an observant?
Messages has been spreading over internet, advise and warning all the voters to take a clearer looks on our voting tickets. Rumour says, some dirty tricks could be played on our tickets. I did not bother much. I know it’s always ended out with some black magic which is out of my control no matter how hard we try to prevent it.
It has been the most aggressive weeks I could see Mirians posting up in their facebook & twitters. I’ve been trying hard to stay neutral, but it’s pretty hard to make a decision.
I’ve crossed on the column whom deserved my vote.
It’s the most crucial day for both parties, but it’s also to all the Sarawak people. Even my friends from Johor would drop me a call and message to concern the situation over here.
Results were slowly being announce through the Internet and also live report from TV 1.
In Miri, both Rocket flies defeated Datuk Patinggi George Chan & YB Andy Chia. Honestly, I have mix feeling, not sure I’m happy or I’m sad. But I want to see a change at the same time. I can’t deny that SUPP did a lot of contributions to Miri but there’s too much of dark side stories too at the same time. It’s really awful to know that.
Meanwhile, in N65 Senadin area faced some difficulty in their vote counts. It has been announced that SUPP YB Lee won by razor thin margin of 58 majority. PKR side request for recounts. Riot happened at the Miri Indoor Stadium until late night and ended up in Police Stations. This is going to be a never ending story I bet.
Now we are looking forward for the Parliament Election. I’m not sure when that’s gonna be, but if you haven’t done your registration as a voter, please do it now. It’s very easy, you can just do it at any post office nearby. Our future is control by our own.
All the best Miri, we hope to see a better change from now on!