Tan Sri Isa Hj Abdul Samad wins the Bagan Pinang state assembly election as expected by many. And he didn’t need to throw punches because Isa Samad is a familiar face and figure in Bagan Pinang whom people loved to have as their representative.
It is said that Isa went to one of this opposition’s supposedly stronghold, stood up and asked the people there why can’t or won’t they chose him as their rep. “I would try my very best to do everything I could (in my power) if I am elected. That i can promise you. But if you want me to be 10 inches taller, that I simply can’t help it. God has made me what I am now. There is simply no way around it”. To this, the crowd replied with laughters and smiles. Isa then added, “as you all know, my wife passes away 3 years ago. I am alone now. So I have ample and lots of time to contribute and do goods for you, the people”. And with smiles and few tears seen among the crowds, no one can deny that what Isa said is absolutely right and spot on.
A legend is to some. A friend is to many. Tan Sri Isa Samad is the right choice for the people in Bagan Pinang as he is "the people" who has been with the people and do loads of things for the people. He may had flaws in the past, now and then, but tell me who doesn’t?
The ‘LITTLE HEAVYWEIGHT’ as he is known among friends, did it for his beloved party UMNO and BN (Barisan Nasional) not just in style but more importantly so, in numbers. He garnered 8013 votes against Zulkefly Mohamad from PAS who managed to get 2578 votes. As the numbers of voters (and the percentages) who turned up to cast their votes were the same as the previous election, what happened then was somewhat unbelievable to the eyes and thoughts of many Pakatan Rakyat forecasters. Not just that Isa managed to gain the biggest of majorities surpassing even the 2004 election (2004/4411 majority and 2009/2333 majority) but also managed to win all the 4 Indian dominated areas which Pakatan Rakyat thought they would had them for free.
Pakatan Rakyat experts such as member of Parliament, Khalid Samad, who believes that the 20% Indians in Bagan Pinang would vote for the opposition (as payback to what happened on 30th August 2009 where 50 protestors marched from the state mosque in Shah Alam to the State Secretariat with a severed cow head, to protest the relocation of the 150-year-old Hindu temple from Section 19 in Selangor) now have to reconsider his thinking and analysis, and what to put next into his mouth now that he has to eat his own words. If there is anyone for the Indians to blame for that 30th August fiasco, it can only be the Selangor State Government and Pakatan Rakyat. Why put blame on someone else? And what the heck has Bagan Pinang got to do with Selangor?
There is no magic. Not even a miracle happened there in Bagan Pinang. It is just that people are no longer stupid to know what value and matter most to them. The people in Bagan Pinang and Malaysia (If I may add) are tired of the same old stories, ideologies and dirty tactics, prelude and stuffed into their heads by the Pakatan Rakyat. Stories, talks and shits won’t feed the people’s bellies, not anymore. Won’t be paying their bills. And certainly won’t be promising any ‘syurga’ (heaven). And what in the name of god have the ‘30th August Shah Alam’ incident and the ‘S.Kugan’s case’ fairytale got anything to do with the welfare and wellbeing of people in Bagan Pinang? Yet, no joke. These were the main issues brought up by Pakatan Rakyat in Bagan Pinang thinking that Malaysians were still naïve and hungry for sensational rather than rational. How would and could the Bagan Pinang’s people (and us for this matter) trust such leaders and party if the concerns are more for their political ambition rather than for the needs of the people?