Look at these promises to the Bengoh villagers affected by the Bengoh dam:
* FREE housing to replace the old houses-BUT the Federal government which is expected to foot the bill has not approved it; what if the approval never come?
* MORE land than 3 acres will be given to displaced villagers; Currently the re-settlement area in Kg Semadang is rather congested-with existing residents using most of the lands; where can the government find new land for the Bengoh villagers?
* Consultation with the people eg choosing their re-settlement area; However the government re-settlement area is chosen by the government alone; Most importantly the people are not consulted on whether they want to move-only the compensation is being discussed;
Can such vague promises win over the voters of Bengoh? The only circumstance where they can `impress' the voters would be when there is no challenge to these vague promises from other candidates.