Did you know there is a town in Alaska called North Pole where all the requests to Santa Claus in the USA get sent to?
It is about 80km south of Fairbanks and my wife and I went to the Santa Claus Shop where all kinds of Christmas decorations can be viewed.
No, I did not send any gifts to the voters of Permatang Pauh but it seems the BN government has endorsed the Christmas spirit of granting presents.
malaysiakini has this report:
"Goodies roll in, RM1 mil for Chinese schools"
It's a bit early for Christmas but considering it is the eve of the nomination day for the by-elections, it must have something to do with preventing Anwar from getting his seat in Parliament.
They didn't make any conditions for the RM200k grant to the Chinese schools, so it should be OK to welcome the gifts and then vote as your conscience dictates.
But it does appear to be a feeble attempt at vote influencing and I hope voters in PP can see through the intention.