Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Rohaizat Othman today hinted that one of the factors that could have caused his defeat was the “failure of the Chinese community to fulfill their promises of support”, in an indication that the racial rhetoric played and used against their rivals by the ruling coalition may have backfired.Rohaizat should look in the mirror and realise that his integrity let him and his party down.
“I am saddened by the fact that the Chinese community here have failed to fulfill their vows of support. They have failed to understand the concept of development that BN is trying to bring to the people of Permatang Pasir,” said Rohaizat.
The Umno man, however, refused to elaborate why he thought Chinese support was not forthcoming, saying that he would leave it to the central leadership to conduct a post-mortem to reveal the reasons.
Doesn't he realise that the fact that he was disbarred for not being able to repay his client their money weighed in on what people thought of him?
That he wasnt even honest enough to tell his umno tai-kors, first by not telling them about it at all and when it terbongkar-ed pretending that his name was struck off from the disciplinary role, and then by shoving the blame to his partner.
to quote joceline tan of the star
The Umno side learnt of the allegations a few days before the nomination date. Rohaizat assured them the problem had been settled and they took his word for it. However, he admitted to being struck off the Bar Council roll only when the issue blew up and by then it was too late. He was not up-front even to his own party leaders.oh. it didnt help that he was starting on the evil umno platform anyway.
then why blame the chinese?
this incorrigible liar lost by 4,551 votes.
there are 5,244 chinese voters in permatang pasir.
he would have needed near perfect attendance and almost perfect support of the chinese votes in his favour to tip the scale to his favour.
even lim guan eng is not so silly as to think he can command 100% chinese support.
duh rohaizat, duh. You lost because the voters, regardless of race, did not think much of you and your party. Blame yourself-lah, and blame your party. Stop blaming other people.
Terrible. CBT? blame the partner. Lost the byelection? blame the chinese.
when umno does their postmortem, on the top of the list should be the words "calon teruk".
and his backers from federal umno, like the chap who has been his friend for more than 10 years and can vouch for his character should be reprimanded for not listening to the grassroots and bulldozing their candidate through.