It’s just appalling. When I put up a point by point rebuttal disputing what Najib said in his monologue report, the only rejoinder that I got was to question my Malay-ness. Those diatribes and snide remarks came from the usual suspects of the dyed in the wool UMNO apparatchiks. They are entitled to their opinions. There is also this vermin who accused me of not being a gentleman for denying his comments. He can claim whatever he wants but the comments that he alluded to are not worth putting up in my blog. They are not up to standard. Do not insist this is an open forum- it’s not. It’s my blog and I do whatever pleases me. Opposing views if argued well are given due recognition. Moreover, a gentleman must identify himself or herself instead of hiding behind the notoriety of an anonymous commentator.
No one puts a stout defense to the gaping holes in Najib’s one way rendition of his own success. We were shown only the scene of the ground breaking ceremony in the rushed up job to start off the MRT project. On the other ETP projects, we were only shown artist’s impression.
When a person reports on himself, can we expect him to be critical? More so, if he is the UMNO president, whose mental horizon does not extend beyond calculations to ensure he remains president and put down all potential claimants to his presidency. In addition there are the usual invectives about my joining the DAP being the cause for Malay disunity.
Well, here is the problem. The accusation rests on the validity of the claim that only UMNO’s hegemony represents Malay unity. That is not the case. Malay unity is not the monopoly of UMNO nor does UMNO own the rights to Malay unity. Malays unite for causes and for ideals beyond what UMNO can muster.
The main cause of Malay disunity is UMNO’s culture of enslaving the minds of Malays. It’s a feudal party infusing the feudal mentality on the Malays. Malays are taught (1) UMNO is the deity to which Malays owe obeisance and unquestioning loyalty. (2) UMNO is the dispenser of glad tidings. Combining (1) and (2) what do you have? - UMNO confers upon itself the right to define who is and is not Malay.
A Malay is a Malay only when he is an UMNO Malay. Very sorry, most of us don’t subscribe to this moronic redundancy. UMNO candidates got 2 million out of the 5.7 million Malay votes in 2008. If it got 2 million votes, it means also that 1 million UMNO members did not vote for UMNO candidates. It can’t even claim it represents Malays anymore.
UMNO and BN got only 49% of the popular votes. Putrajaya has a voting population of 10,000 while Puchong has a population of 80,000. You could have 8 parliamentary seats in Puchong won by the opposition than one by UMNO in Putrajaya. But for the artful gerrymandering by UMNO and BN, Najib should be the opposition leader now. BN has 14 member components. We failed to see that it has another component party in the form of the SPR.
So what is to be done? UMNO unleashes the 3R School of political mayhem. That explains the scare mongering tactics of fast irrelevant UMNO. In order to herd the Malays back into their fold UMNO is using the imagined assaults on Malays by the non-Malays especially the Chinese. UMNO is accusing certain groups in Malaysia of evangelizing Christianity. UMNO accuses non Malays especially the DAP as being anti-monarchy.
UMNO thinks Malays are a herd of cows which they can herd into submission. How do my criticisms on what UMNO has done to Malays constitute a reason for Malay disunity? Why should we accept that Malay unity exists only when it’s under UMNO hegemony? The fact of the matter, UMNO has lost its moral right to the claim it represents Malay unity. Is it because of this realization of being rejected that you have lost all sense of balance? However you look at it, it will not change my view that UMNO has betrayed the Malay cause. So you better wipe away that nervous smirk on your face insisting that being Malay means being an UMNO Malay.
Its plain simple for all to see. He was referring to his great ETPs and all he has got to show is the ground breaking ceremony for the rushed up job of the MRT project. The other projects that he spoke of were supported with artist’s impressions. None have taken off right?
When he spoke about FDI, he failed to mention that of the top 5 spots, three are governed by Pakatan states. He has also ignored the report by the AG that the Pakatan states are the best managed states. His boast about abolishing the draconian ISA ignored the fact that it’s being replaced with other equally repressive laws. The bill for the abolition of the ISA has not even been tabled. Its only a glint in Najib’s eye at the moment. Everything Najib said can be rebutted.
And I will repeat the same thing despite the fact that some people got wet in the pants so enamored and besotted they were with Najib’s monologue, that Najib is just a hustler trying to sell his snake oil recipe to a gullible public. We are directed by our efforts to expose his hollowness and empty promises. The quality of his promises pale in comparison to what Pakatan offers.
I am telling my Malay brethren, the demise of UMNO does not mean the end of Malays. Malays rise up and push themselves forward by stepping out of the mental enslavement imposed on us by UMNO. UMNO wants us to treat it as a deity to whom we pledged obeisance and unquestioning loyalty. UMNO wants us to treat and regard it as the dispenser of glad tidings. It’s time for Malays to realize, a government is just an instrument by and through which we achieve common objectives and not something above us imposing its will upon us. Let’s get rid of this enslaving apparatus which is now led by Najib.
Don’t tell me that he is as stupid as he looks- the object of the opposition is to secure political power so that they can form the next government to carry out their promises. Najib can speak as he is now doing because he holds the power of federal government. Take that away from the equation, all you have are his promises designed and written by consultants which we can compare with the development blueprint of Pakatan.
This is a stupid way of arguing to convince others to your cause. Please don’t try to impose your condescension on me. I am not less Malay than you. And most of the comments that were directed to me were written in poor Bahasa Melayu. To that I can always say, your Malayness is questionable.
The basic defect in the arguments of these people is the insistence that you are Malay only when you are an UMNO member. Malays who do not share what UMNO fights for (and it doesn’t have a vision that’s it fighting for) are judged responsible for splitting up Malay unity. The principle of unity trust and cooperation is a common struggle for the advancement of the common good and fortification of one’s faith. You don’t cooperate nor can you trust a party that has betrayed the cause of Malays and a party that is largely responsible for ruinous policies for this country.
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