Unfortunately, several potential candidates, all from the opposition, have been disqualified from running as candidates by the SPR (the Bolehland election commission)
That was so unnecessary. SPR should not be quick to disqualify a candidate on technical grounds or on disputable interpretations of the law or prevent a candidate not having a pass to enter the nomination hall or for whatever other reasons than in law disqualifies a candidate.
Their job should be to help facilitate any qualified Bolehlander who wants to offer himself or herself as a candidate to do so.
To do otherwise is to deny Bolehlanders' constitutional right to offer themselves as candidates and deny others the right to choose the candidate of their choice.
To add salt to the wound, SPR now seem even afraid of a picture!
They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Maybe that may explain why SPR is disallowing Mahathir's picture from appearing in election billboards and posters.
But what is it about Mahathir's picture that is so objectionable that the election commission is afraid of?
If Najib's picture can be allowed, why not Mahathir's?
After all, both are GE14 candidates.
One, the caretaker Pm.
The other, the opposition's choice of Pm.