Sanusi said voters who asked for RM50 to RM100 to pay for transportation are stupid.
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PAS leader Datuk Seri Mohd Sanusi Md Nor recently berated voters during a speech in the 15th General Election (GE15) campaign for the Padang Serai Parliament seat.
Sanusi, also the Menteri Besar of Kedah and PAS election director, said voters who begged for fares of RM50 to RM100 are stupid.
He also implied that because the voters are so calculative, PAS had also lost the chance to rule at the federal level.
His stinging remarks were recorded and shared on social media.
Sanusi tu memang kaki kencing dgn penyokong pas tapi penyokong pas lgi bodoh sbb senang2 pecaya dgn sanusi— Weast (@Weast59292905) December 4, 2022
In contrast, Pakatan Harapan (PH) supporters abroad are willing to spend a fortune to return from China, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, and America to vote.
He stressed that voting is important, so voters must not be calculative on RM50, RM100 or RM200 petrol money.
Our opponents (PH supporters) came back from Taiwan, from China, from Singapore, from America, from Australia, they didn’t even ask for ‘sekupang’ (a penny).PAS leader Datuk Seri Mohd Sanusi Md Nor on PH supporters using their own money to come back and vote.
In his speech, Sanusi repeatedly berated the voters as ‘bodoh’ (stupid).
Sanusi said PH supporters do not ask to be paid a single cent as they know how important it is to ‘take control of the land’.
Citing an example, he claimed that a family in Australia spent over RM40,000 to come back to vote.
However, he did not mention that many overseas Malaysians pay a heavy price as they struggle to afford the travelling cost.
About 2.7 million overseas Msians, around 1.8 per cent of total 15 million-strong electorate,complained being disenfranchised as they either had difficulties finding reasonably priced air fare to fly home to vote /received their ballots too late to return them in time to Malaysia— Jess (@jezlai) August 18, 2018
Oath For Vote Cash Is A Slander, Says PAS
Recently, a video went viral showing PAS giving transportation money to voters on the condition that they swear to vote for PAS in the recent GE15.
PAS had dismissed the allegation as unfounded.
Interestingly, in 2015, the Election Commission (SPR) said giving cash to voters to go back to their hometowns to vote is not a form of bribery.
@terengganucoverage Rasuah pilihanraya PAS. Selepas bersumpah mahu undi PAS, dapat duit. #fyp #fypシ #pru15 #pas #terengganu #pakatanharapan ♬ original sound – terengganucoverage
Meanwhile, netizens said PAS is likely angry with the voters because they exposed it to the public by sharing the ‘petrol money’ issue on social media.
Ni yg sanusi marah.. “hg dh dpt duit pergi buat video tunjuk kat org, hg bodoh”— RealityShowFans (@VirgoDesire) December 4, 2022
At the same time, the outspoken Sanusi had been criticised for arousing hate sentiments in his political speeches.
Sanusi kempen isu nya tanah ni milik orang. Memang lah milik orang dah dia orang ada duit. Tanah ni bukan dapat free, kena beli. Ingan PN bagi kat Melayu ka tanah. Sudah2 lah guna sentimen kebencian tu. @PASPusat @umnoonline @pakatanharapan_— wiseguy (@wiseguy1946) December 3, 2022