The results of the “ongoing” parliamentary elections is the hottest topic of town. One of my friends told me that PA “bought” all the seats in Laamu Atoll and two seats in Meemu Atoll with the money that Yaameen and His Gang has stashed away.
How come when other parties win seats that it is the true aspiration of the people, and when PA wins a seat it must be coersion and bribery at its best. I also find it amusing to believe that certain peoples in particular constituencies are “corrupt” when others in certain constituenices are clean and wise.
DRP supporters that I met seem to believe that the election was heavily unduly influenced by the ruling party. They seem to believe that the results have been manipulated to the advantage of MDP.
Funny isn’t it?
But we all say that we are now in a democracy where each has the right to form and hold his own opinion and judgement.
May 12, 2009 at 6:58 pm
Tts like fottball. If your team looses, the other side played foul.If you win by (even by a fluke, or by a bad decision of referee or on penalty shootouts) you are just good.So crying foul afterwards is nothing but a sign of cowardice. Also to think that you can play politics cleanly is like you visited a brothel in a moral way.
May 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm
No use arguing in this topic when we are so polarised in this country. I hope there is proper investigation into bribing because corruption is a rotting disease.
May 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm
This is election talk at a superficial level. Yes, but there are bigger issues. I find the biggest perperators in the election commission itself, where they dont find any need to provide transparent information to the public and then blame the public for rioting outside and due to this as they claimed for slowing their process.I find that either the elections commission was not planned purposefully or not so that they can play with the votes. If done not purposefully they should have not gone forward with the elections. This is what peoples assumptions would turn to when they do not provide instant results from the separate boxes and take sooooo long to sort out the results.They keep blaming all the hard and big work, well didnt they know it was a big work and all that. Why didnt they get the proper human resources to do this efficiently and transparently as possible.At the press briefing, it was a sad sight to see that none of the journalists questions were answered about people going in and out with other badges.The guy who was talking, some siraj had been paid peoples money to work in the elections commission and he was spatting at their faces literally.Well thanks to elections commission(ec) the media has been totally discredited and left utterly confused, now, there is every reason to believe that ec has foul play.