As an independent website, we can choose to support candidates regardless of party affiliation. For example, it is obvious that we support Pakatan Harapan for the Federal Government, but we are at liberty to make our own choices as to the State Government.
So over a weekend when we were no doubt extremely disappointed with the manner in which the MB of Negeri Sembilan secured his victory for the DUN Rantau seat, we are equally elated at the campaigning style of Melaka CM, Datuk Seri Utama Idris Haron.
To be honest, we are very neutral on Melaka state seats because no one can deny the ability of Datuk Idris in managing Melaka. He introduced extremely innovative campaigns such as the “Don’t mess with Melaka” campaign which has resulted in international acclaim.
Of course, some people may still be confused whether it is a warning against Opposition parties from campaigning in Melaka or a campaign on civic consciousness to ensure that visitors to Melaka do not litter.
Nonetheless, the ambiguity is still acceptable and perhaps the Melaka CM would achieve both – lack of opposition representation as well as clean streets. Or lack of Opposition candidates who litter?
Nonetheless, all that is pale in comparison to his amazing singing performance recorded by Malaysiakini. We do not think there is any Menteri Besar / Chief Minister around in Malaysia who could be an effective administrator as well as equally entertaining.
So our call is for all Rembau Times readers in Melaka who are voting in Sungai Udang, Melaka to give wholehearted support to Datuk Idris for the state seat. However, please vote Pakatan Harapan for the Parliament seat.