February 5, 2009 marks the saddest day in the history of Malaysia. Greed prevails.
It is final. No dissolution of DUN and BN is most likely to be the new boss in Perak. Politics is dirty and Umno just showed how despicable and dirty it is. People are worrying about the ailing economy and these maggots are celebrating their victory.
It is good that it happened as it is a blessing in disguise. Let’s put few things into perspective.
1) Victory?? Umno/BN must be really dumb to think it is the victor in this latest political drama. PR won big in PRU12, won Permatang Pauh and Kuala Terengganu – all this with huge public support but BN ‘wins’ back Perak and risk losing any remote remaining support from the rakyat for the dirty and ugly tactics – threats and bribes. A Malay saying ‘ayam menang (or menang sorak), kampung tergadai‘ is apt to describe this ‘winning’.
Tengku Razaleigh in his blog put it into perspective how BN will suffer the backlash and contempt if no fresh election is called.
“Angry voters nationwide will reject the BN even more vehemently in the next general election if snap polls are not held in Perak.”
Even Mahathir Mohamad said Umno would only tarnish its image by accepting the defectors.
“We are alienating further the very people we should be trying to win back in the next election,”
Umno lose any remaining speck of credibility (if it has any in the first place) from now on. February 5th will forever be remembered as the dirtiest political gangbang in Malaysia. Yes, Umno wrestled Perak from Pakatan Rakyat, but they will lose everything from now on to talk about intergrity, corruption and reform, because nobody will give a flying fuck about their promises. By not seeking a new vote the BN is irreparably damaging any little chance it had to recoup the March 8 losses.
BN had ultimately sealed its demise. Thanks to half past six, brain damaged BN strategists who panned this out, BN has no redeeming value anymore.
2) Despite overwhelming public sentiments urging for another fresh election, Sultan of Perak – Sultan Azlan Shah instead of respecting the rakyat’s decision calling for the dissolution of the state assembly, he gave his blessing to BN to take over as the new government of Perak. Thousands of comment at the visitor’s book at His Majesty’s website urging for the Ruler dissolve the state assembly and call for a fresh election but greeted with betrayal.
On PRU12 DUN Perak, PR garnered 442,660 votes and BN 399,565 votes (based on popular votes). Thats 43,095 more votes than BN. Denied a new election is so not fair!
3) Yes, it is true that it was Anwar Ibrahim that made ‘defection’ a national famous word. It was the PR oppostion led by him that started all this talks about ‘frogging’ affair. But PR had packaged it in the language of change and that had rung a bell in the hearts of many Malaysians.
On the other hand the BN as the incumbent ruling party is mired in the “old, bad, nasty” ways and for it to engineer defections to overturn a freely elected government is seen by the people as repugnant and despicable.
Right or wrong, logical or not, this is the public perception and perception is the be all and end all — the final arbitrator of a public dispute.
4) Betrayal. To illustrate just how much the public sentiment had changed on March 9 and how angrty and pissed off the public would be at the betrayal of their mandate, we should just look at the winning majority of one of the frogs – Jelapang representative Hee Yit Foong.
In 2004 she won by about a 300 vote majority but in 2008 the majority shot up to over 12,000 – a huge shift in public sentiment.
BN must prepare for the consequences for stealing the state government. The BN is clearly going against the public tide because the voters who gave her such a huge majority are still out there and ready and willing to punish her and the BN for betraying their trust.
It is not surprising to read about people pelting stones at Hee Yit Foong’s house for her betrayal. 12, 000 majority. If each person take a piss at her house compound, her house would sink into the ground! I wonder how she is going to drive around in Jelapang in her new Toyota Camry. Gong Xi Gong Xi Hee Yit Foong!
The individuals who have crossed over and those ready to cross over in the weeks ahead are marked people — marked for derision, contempt and public scorn.
They will not be able to even walk freely in their constituency let alone work and perform their duties by their constituents. In life, we usually treat the unprincipled and dishonest people shabbily and with utter disgust. That is how we should treat these rats.
5) Pakatan Rakyat should be grateful to get rid of these low lifes. This latest affair provided the opportunity for PR to purge these rotten souls back to where they should belong, together with other despicable, scheming characters. Only honest and principled politicians should be in Pakatan Rakyat. (How ironic, since I wrote about political integrity = oxymoron)
All said and done, let’s put this behind us and look forward for better days ahead. *nervous laugh*
ps: Fret not my comrades. We shall win the battle for this is just a Pyrrhic victory by BN – A victory that is offset by staggering losses. The latest revision of this term is ‘Bush victory‘ and in future in Malaysia, we will remember it as ‘Najib victory’. These are the Kings of the Detrimental Victory!
I already foresee an entry in Kamus Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka:
Kemenangan Najib – perumpamaan yang membawa erti kemenangan sia-sia yang akhirnya membawa kemusnahan.
pss: A royal screw that’s what we all got. Very royal and very screwed.
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