Thuggery, gutter queens and trumped-up charges signal a new era in Malay politics. What is BN but a vehicle to champion only the Malay causes? The other parties like MCA and MIC are just token parties to make BN look like it is a credible coalition, fighting for the main races in Malaysia.
You know how much a country has gone adrift, when thugs are used to intimidate members of the opposition, and crooks are promoted to become Chief ministers or nominated as heads of important organisations. It is clear that we are entering a dangerous phase in history
A party’s desperation is obvious when they employ methods which enlist the help of gutter queens who use vulgarity to pull the crowds in, during campaigning.
Decent and ordinary Malaysians recoil at the depths of depravity shown. It is an ugly side of Malaysia that the last few days of campaigning have revealed. It is terrible for Malays to be portrayed in such a manner.
This despicable conduct is not what Malays stand for. What happened to our adat melayu and of our refined manners that we were once famed for and were proud of, for centuries? When will we regain our senses and our true values?
If this is how Prime Minister Najib Razak thinks Malaysia should be run, then he does not deserve any of the honorary doctorates from leading universities.
If this is how Deputy Prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin feels Malays should behave, then these two leaders might as well know that normal Malays hold them responsible for our descent into chaos.
Malays might as well give up any pretence of niceness and decency. These turn of events which involve violence, crudity and falsehood, show that we have morphed into all those things that we feared we would never become.
Today Umno supporters shout obscenities and throw stones and nails. What happens tomorrow? Are they going to be equipped with small arms or machetes like in the more violent African countries?
In March 2000, during nomination day for the Sanggang by-election which pitted PAS against Umno, the Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob gestured lewdly at Opposition supporters.
Adnan was unrepentant and refused to apologise for his actions. Perhaps he will be showing more of such behavior in the days to come.
In more civilised countries of the world, men like him would have been publicly condemned, made to apologise unreservedly in public and be sacked. Any lewd acts and thuggish behavior would have signaled the end of any man’s political career.
It is only in Malaysia, that our leaders condone such conduct. With such a bad example being set, is it any wonder that the Melayu youth grows up to be coarse, vulgar and undisciplined?
When Ummi speaks, and calls on everyone to ‘piss on Anwar’, Malay women only want to dissociate themselves from her because she is blackening their names. Ummi may be a turn-on for the likes of Adnan, for it takes one from the gutter to know another.
Perhaps Umno is afraid of using charm, intellect and persuasion to appeal to people. Maybe Umno had none of these endearing qualities to start with.
Where and when did the Malays lose all their values? Was it at the altar of money? And under whose premiership?
The Malays had better look inwards and see if the image of the new thuggish and boorish Melayu, which Umno seems to champion, is the new look of the Melayu of Malaysia, which they will be content with. - Malaysia Chronicle