As election nears, incumbents usually try hard to keep their constituents happy. Potholes paved, freebies distributed, streetlights repaired. For PAS — I do not know for sure but I suspect as much — it is enforcement of gender segregation:

KOTA BARU: All supermarkets and hypermarkets must have three separate checkout counters or risk being fined following a decision to enforce the policy more strictly in Kelantan.


He admitted that enforcement had been lax and Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, who is also spiritual adviser of PAS which rules the state, had chided local authorities here for not enforcing the rule of separate checkout counters. [Kelantan to enforce policy on sex-segregated queues. January 24 2008]

The phrases “more strictly” and “enforcement had been lax“, if read with the expected upcoming general election in mind, could mean that PAS thinks that the policy is popular. Who dares to introduce or enforce unpopular policies when election is around the corner anyway?

Keep in mind that what is popular in Kelantan is not necessarily popular in other states.

Regardless, this is a typical case of election: keep your electorates happy only when election nears.

2 Responses to “[1525] Of pave the road, give out freebies, enforce gender segregation”

  1. on 29 Jan 2008 at 21:51 Anti PAS

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    PAS is Anti Democratic and we, the rakyat will reject PAS in the next general election. In the last election (2004), I showed these Muslim hypocrites my rejection of the man-made ideology (religion?) called Islam. In this year election, I will vote UMNO due to these reasons:

    1. PAS is to blame for the May 13 1969 communal (religious) riots. These riots were secretarian, not racial at all.

    2. PAS committed “a Nazi Holocaust” against Hindus in Kampung Medan. Islam is to blame, not Malays.

    3. PAS advocates murder of Malay Murtads. All murtads are non Muslims to kill them is racism towards non Muslims.

    4. PAS _must_ be banned like Hamas, an Anti Democratic party. See how the Christian West rejected the Palestinian voters undemocratic choice. No to Islam as Islam is hypocrisy!

  2. on 30 Jan 2008 at 12:31 moo_t

    In japan, there is dedicated train cabin for woman only. And building designer start double the toilet for female vs male, since it female take more time inside the toilet than male. If PAS imitate the Japanese way, nobody can demonise them for sex segregation.