Tuesday, March 17, 2009

PAKATAN - INTO THE FLOURISH OF A FAILED CAUSE



INSIDE THE MELODY OF A FRANTIC MOTLEY


Shultz is dead. But inside the Pakatan Rakyat’s capricious political lap-up, his catching comic-strip, Peanut, is kept alive and going strong in Malaysia.

The Pakatan is nearly a juvenile cult that’s severely struck by self-flogging the likes of which has never been seen or heard on this side of sanity.

It’s gone mad. The behavior from the sudden loss of power in Perak, hopelessly infected by the undressing of a Selangor State Executive Councilor has given the political pact to convening the Perak State Assembly under a tree and then celebrating the event of March 3 with a plaque planted beneath the tree it named “Democracy Tree”.

Hilarity of such a height cannot be serious about damage control.

The pact, having sustained serial self-inflictions, ought to have had the sense not to behave as a comic opera if it is at all serious about becoming an alternative to the Barisan Nasional (BN), the corruption and snoot-arrogance of the rich considered and duly detested.

When the plaque under the “Democracy Tree” was vandalized and then removed, the comic opera in Perak reacted as expected, to vow to replace that plaque with a better one – in four languages, making itself a political trite worth no more than a used tissue.

Right on time like a bell that tolls, Gobind Singh Deo in Parliament shouted across the floor to call Deputy Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak, a “murderer”, crowning his lusty version of the Altantuya trial with a spiteful abuse of parliamentary privilege to seal his own fate and that of the Pakatan in one blabbering blob.

Whether or not Gobind Deo will recover from his suspension of one year beginning 16 March is of no historical value. It will be a historical fact that Pakatan is sunk.

Change has come to Malaysia after five-years of stupefying somnolence of a leader Dr Mahathir had seen fit to prescribe as his successor.

Now that Najib Tun Razak will become Premier at long last, it is his concept of One Malaysia that will attract popular support and reduce the Opposition once again as it happened in 2004.

Najib knows he must appeal to the people. He is aware the people have become a Third Force that will morally decide between the Ruling Coalition and the Opposition.

The Opposition, even as it attempts to scare Najib with the ghost of Altantuya and wring his neck with allegations of mega-corruption, has failed to show any evidence to underscore the wild fabrications.

What appeared last week as a “new revelation” purportedly written by a French journalist residing in Bangkok merely made public what was in the cautioned statement of Sirul, one of the pair still in trial over the gruesome killing. That statement was not admitted in court.

Even the last minute attempt by the spurned Prime Minister, Pak Lah, to gain some vital sympathies from Malay and Chinese parents, teachers and scholars by protesting against the teaching of Mathematic and Science in English, has failed to inflame popular temper.

What that means is simply that the extraordinary swing the Opposition enjoyed in the previous general elections will not stay after Pak Lah, le estranger, has gone home to roost.

The Opposition had won by a hulk of BN voters who voted against the Coalition to remove Pak Lah, a willed act of moral conscience.

A quick look at the 2008 elections results will show merely 15 percent of returnees are needed for the BN to regain the two-third majority in parliament and all state governments including Kelantan.

But it is unlikely, at this point of time, for the BN to capture Kelantan. There the Pakatan has gained Tengku Razaleigh as an ally, him failing to gain a second nomination to contest for president in Umno against Najib and therefore, is at war.

Now, as the excitement begins to subside and more people return to sobriety after the drunken recall of primitive power in the Opposition pact, the question most people would want to know is not about who will be brought home in the three by-elections to take place on April 7.

Rather, it is about what kind of gel is best to enlarge poorly endowed bosoms for exciting sexuality in the back seat of Toyota Camrys with LCD monitors bought at higher-than-normal market price in a stressed economy.

What?

Yeah! People are generally more politically relaxed. Most have made up their minds. It’s the cult members and supporters that are still a scream---a. ghani ismail, 17 March 2009

6 comments:

Din Merican said...

Ghani,

I am not really sure that Najib's One Malaysia gambit will see him through the next elections. He has yet to account for his numerous scandals and his corrupt ways.Character matters. My own take is that he will resort to strong arm tactics to suppress fundamental freedoms.

Najib is too much a politician nurtured by the UMNO system. Malaysians have grown wiser after a period of mediocrity and incompetence under Badawi who started with a wham and is ending up a wimp. Najib talks about blue ocean strategy and to him, that means bribing or kidnapping political opponents.

That aside,how are you? Stay in touch. Expect to your comments on my blog. Keeping writing, pal

eddy said...

witty

naningku.blogspot.com said...

Dear Din,

Najib has had to take a lot of negative perceptions and I am sure some of that would have rubbed into our consciousness, what with Umno as corrupt as she is. But I am informed he will reform Umno and he will not employ strongarm to suppress Malaysian popular charm, which means to me he deserves a chance.

a. ghani ismail said...

Dear Din,

Najib has had to take a lot of negative perceptions and I am sure some of that would have rubbed into our consciousness, what with Umno as corrupt as she is. But I am informed he will reform Umno and he will not employ strongarm to suppress Malaysian popular charm, which means to me he deserves a chance.

din merican said...

Ghani,

Over the years I have given a lot
of chances for UMNO to change and rid itself of its culture of money politics (another name for corruption). Nothing really changed; in fact, things got from worse to worst.

The status quo stays since despite Najib's rhetoric, UMNO cannot reinvent itself. A culture change is difficult because entrenched interests will resist change.

Badawi made a half hearted attempt. Najib is not an innovator. He got to where he is today because of the Tun Razak name and by playing the UMNO game of not upsetting the apple card.

Let us see what happens, Ghani. Stay in touch.

a. ghani ismail said...

Dear Din,

Najib knows he either walks his talk or he and Umno will be done.

As for reinventing Umno, if there's the will there's the way.
You'd remember it has been done before.

Umno has had turbulent days when she changed hands from Tunku to Tun Razak and again after the demise of Tun, saying nothing about what happened in 1988 and after. In short, reinvention or massive reforms is normal to a mass political organization like Umno.

Stay connected. We need as many foras as we can possibly conjure to get safely through this challenging times.