BR1M oath: ‘By Allah, I will vote for BN’ 

(Harakah Daily) – “I hereby solemnly swear and promise, in the name of Allah, that I will vote BN in the coming election, and that I will work to help UMNO to unite Muslims under the United Malays National Organisation, not to disunite Muslims, unlike Hj. Abdul Hadi Awang who wants Muslims and Malays in Malaysia to be destroyed and fall apart.”

The above is the oath which is stapled together with the 1Malaysia cash aid (BR1M) voucher.

The oath typed wholly in capital letters in Bahasa Malaysia was distributed during a ceremony to distribute the cash aid at a secondary school in Beris Panchor, Bachok, Kelantan.

Prior to this, several blogs and Facebook postings have reported of such an oath being required from recipients of BR1M.

Bachok PAS vice chairman Hassan Mohamood said such a requirement from recipients made a mockery of UMNO leaders’ claim that the cash aid had nothing to do with the looming general election. 

“Such is UMNO’s dirty tactic which is desperately using the government machinery to salvage whatever left of their power,” Hassan said.

He however was confident that recipients would not support UMNO because they were aware that the party “is on a life-support”.

Meanwhile, during a separate BR1M distribution programme held at a school in the same constituency of Tawang, one recipient passed out while waiting for speeches by local UMNO leaders to end.

Yaakub Ibrahim from Kampung Budi said his brother-in-law Nik Mahmud Nik Ismail who suffers from diabetes had arrived early to receive the cash aid.

However, he grew tired waiting through a lengthy speech by the UMNO leader at the ceremony. He was later admitted at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital in Kota Bharu.