That excludes the MONEY part...which could come in different values for different worth of the votes....
Really, it’s all in the calling cards
PETALING JAYA: The Umno election campaign has taken the ordinary calling card to a new creative level.
Not only are they colourful and in various shapes and designs, they also carry the candidates’ photographs, contact numbers and most important of all, their ballot numbers.
For example, vice-president candidate Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s ballot number “1” looks good next to his grinning face.
Pasir Salak MP Datuk Tajuddin Rahman’s card banks on his reputation as a vocal parliamentarian with a picture of him giving a speech. It carries a slogan Berani bersuara demi perjuangan (Dare to speak up for the struggle).
The ladies are not far behind. They have gone to great lengths to look good on their cards, made much easier in this digital age.
Hence, Wanita Umno candidate Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and supreme council candidate Raja Datuk Ropiaah Raja Abdullah look years younger on their cards.
Pendang Wanita chief Suraya Yaakob, who is making her debut bid for a Wanita exco seat, has the longest card.
It would be considered unlucky among the Chinese, but Datuk Dr Norraesah Mohamad is proud to be No “44” because “4” is a fortunate number among Muslims.
But the card that really stands out is that of supreme council candidate Datuk Noh Omar who is pictured speaking into his handphone and reminds many of a famous ustaz who offers massage services.