Artis mahu dibayar untuk kempen politik

  • Karpal and I never quarrelled even though we belonged to different parties, says Ling
    Karpal and I never quarrelled even though we belonged to different parties, says Ling

    Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh and former transport minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik never quarrelled or fought, despite being in different parties with competing ideas about politics. This was because the former MCA chairman and the late DAP stalwart had forged a friendship at university, which Dr Ling said stood the tests that politics threw at... …

  • Law students hold candlelight vigil for Karpal
    Law students hold candlelight vigil for Karpal

    A group of first-year law students held a candlelight vigil at the Esplanade in George Town, Penang, tonight for their idol, the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh. The students had planned an impromptu vigil for Karpal, who they credited with inspiring them to take up law as a career choice. “We planned the event on Facebook and word got... …

  • Michael Cornelius — Karpal’s loyal ‘other half’
    Michael Cornelius — Karpal’s loyal ‘other half’

    GEORGE TOWN, April 18 — Karpal Singh’s loyal aide Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu, who also died in the accident that killed Karpal yesterday, was almost like Karpal’s “other half”. The trained... …

  • Umno lawyer calls Karpal ‘one of the most ethical criminal lawyers’
    Umno lawyer calls Karpal ‘one of the most ethical criminal lawyers’

    Umno lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah had plenty of encounters in the courts with the late Karpal Singh but today, he paid tribute to the veteran lawyer who died in an accident yesterday. Shafee said Karpal was “one of the most ethical criminal lawyers” he used to appear with while acting as deputy public prosecutor or counsel for the... …

  • Gerakan calls Karpal elder statesman, Samy Vellu cries over news of death
    Gerakan calls Karpal elder statesman, Samy Vellu cries over news of death

    In an ultimate accolade, Gerakan, DAP’s political rival in Penang, today praised Karpal Singh as an elder statesman and a true Malaysian. State Gerakan deputy president Datuk Dr Cheah Soon Hai said Karpal was one of the few people in the country who had left a legacy. He said the former DAP chairman was a legend in both the political and... …

  • Abdullah pays tribute to Karpal’s life of service – Bernama
    Abdullah pays tribute to Karpal’s life of service – Bernama

    Former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Karpal Singh, who died in a road accident yesterday, led a life of tireless commitment and service to the people.  “We are poorer for the loss of a great legal mind and a crusader for justice and human rights," he said as he extended condolences to the family of the former DAP chairman and... …

Seseorang artis mempunyai kredibiliti untuk memancing undi serta berkempen pada pilihan raya umum kata bekas pelakon dan pelawak, Muhammad Hakim Lokman atau Bob Lokman.

Beliau yang juga ahli PAS berkata, tanpa perlu terlalu menonjol di dalam sesebuah parti, artis itu sendiri sudah boleh menarik undi kepada parti tersebut.

"Memang artis ini kredibiliti dia untuk pancing undi. Sememangnya, dia dah masuk (politik) sebagai artis tak perlu nak tonjol sikap pandai berpolitik, tak perlu cakap banyak, dia sendiri dah boleh pancing (undi).

"Kerja politik memang perlu orang untuk sampaikan maklumat, apa hasrat parti masing-masing... Kredibiliti saya terbukti saya memancing undi," katanya berseloroh dalam satu wacana di Shah Alam semalam.

Selain itu, bagi pengarah filem, Datuk Shuhaimi Baba ( bawah ), beliau berpendapat artis yang menceburkan diri dalam bidang politik mampu memberitahu orang ramai tentang tanggungjawab untuk mengundi serta mengembalikan keharmonian.

Selain itu, beliau juga berkata, tidak menjadi kesalahan jika seseorang artis dibayar untuk berkempen bagi sesebuah parti politik.

"Artis boleh mainkan peranan dan kembalikan balik keseimbangan dan kurangkan kebencian. Kita mesti beritahu semua orang tanggungjawab kita untuk menunaikan hak mengundi tak kira apa pilihannya. Kalau orang itu tak sependapat dengan kita, kita perlu hormat. Itu integriti kita.

"Kalau (artis) dipanggil, dibayar untuk pancing undi, kalau itu rezeki kamu ambil sajalah. Tak perlu sorok-sorok. Itu kerja dia. Sebab itu sebahagian daripada kerja.

"Artis sekarang kalau dibayar lagi bagus. Buat apa buat kerja percuma. Kita sakit siapa nak bayar ubat kita. Bagi saya ramai artis terlibat dan lebih berminat itu juga bagus. Tapi jangan jadi patung, mulut untuk suarakan benda-benda yang tak betul, pembohongan dan penipuan. Bagi saya itu salah," katanya.

Bagi pelakon dan Presiden Persatuan Seniman, Zed Zaidi pula berkata, sekiranya artis seseorang artis terlibat dan mengadakan program dengan sesebuah parti politik, ia mesti dibayar dan kerja yang dilakukan mereka bukanlah sebuah kerja amal.

"Bagi saya kalau artis tak dibayar dalam mana-mana sahaja (parti) politik, kita buat amal. Jadi kalau kita buat amal, buat apa kita ada bakat. Kalau tak dibayar, macam mana nak cari makan?

"Bila artis pergi membantu (sesebuah parti politik) mesti ada habuan. Kalau tak ada, jangan kata buat kerana 'fisabilillah'. Saya tak percaya," katanya.

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    Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — A feud is breaking out between former Perkasa vice president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin on Twitter. Told unequivocally by the minister... …

  • Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains The Malaysian Insider
    Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains

    As the nation mourns the passing of a great politician, BN MP Datuk Nawawi Ahmad insulted the late Karpal Singh by posting a picture of the veteran politician's blood-smeared face as he lay in his Toyota Alphard following a tragic accident this morning. Along with the Facebook picture was a newspaper cutting on Karpal being opposed to the... …

  • Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police The Malaysian Insider
    Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police

    Initial investigations have revealed that Karpal Singh’s Toyota Alphard crashed into a five-ton lorry in the accident yesterday that claimed his life and that of his assistant, Perak police said today. State police chief Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani also dismissed rumours and speculation that the accident was caused by the lorry crashing... …