I was in Batu Pahat the other day. Gave a ceramah at Taman Penggaram. Bandar Penggaram is the main town of Batu Pahat District. After that, on the same night I participated as a speaker at Rengit a small town on the way to Pontian from Bandar Penggaram. I spoke after Nurul Izzah did.
Before the UMNO people spin otherwise, let me say the crowd was about 5,000 strong. No one pays anyone to come. No buses to transport them. No t- shirts given out and certainly no food were distributed. 90% of the crowd were local. UMNO calms their people by insisting that people who come to listen to ceramahs where Anwar speaks are outsiders. Perhaps they were making similarities to the crowd rented and paid by Najib to come to his functions.
That of course is vintage Najib- pay yourself out of every mess you make and pay your way through to get where you want to. Now he is bribing the entire country. He and all the BN leaders are handing out cash to people.
Let’s get our self-respect back by throwing out this government that is making bribery a way of life. Is this the kind of government we want to keep? A corrupting and incompetent government?
The country is absorbed into the vortex of political excitement. That will turn eventually into a political tsunami that will this time sweep this country clean from the corrupt and incompetent government.
Yes, I say incompetent. Since taking office, Najib has doubled public debt from RM200 billion to now RM504 billion. 55 years of UMNO rule especially beginning from 1981, the Malays continue to be marginalized while UMNO made a spectacle about fighting for a cause to improve the Malays all round. 8.7 million Malays lived with a monthly income of RM1500 and below. They now constitute 90% of the BR1M recipients- something that cannot be a source of pride for any self-respecting politician.
But Najib is of course a Malay politician without self-respect- a carpet seller accuses him and the wife of corruption he chooses to ignore and divert attention from people. He still walks around with no shame. A private investigator has succeeded to sufficiently suggest that he is at the centre of a murder and execution of a Mongolian national; his Aryan race supporters and political yahoos and sontoloyos, are asking the police to arrest the private investigator.
The judiciary and enforcement agencies and other institutions that matter in the preservation of democracy are rendered powerless by this buffoon. The Malays continue to be enamoured by this great pretender who, as we now realized actually, hasn’t got what it takes to manage the country. The hearts of many Malay ladies beat wildly as the sight of Mr Red Lips, perhaps unknowingly getting some cheap orgasms.
Don’t decide the future of the country based on that.
Daim Zainudin used the same words to describe Najib as PM of Malaysia. There are now whispers that Daim counselled Najib that in order to secure only a marginal win, Najib must do 2 things, that Najib will never do untuil Hell freezes over; (1) side-line Rosmah Mansor and (2) replace 90% of the incumbents holding positions of ADUNs and MPs.
We know Najib hasn’t got the balls to do it.
You see, we have misdirected ourselves. The whole election process isn’t about seeing whether najib can still be PM or that he can continue the legacy of Tun Razak as leader of this country. Who cares whether he does that or not and who cares if Najib isn’t PM anymore? The Malays and the country are not going to die if Najib isn’t prime minister.
The whole political process isn’t also about whether Anwar makes it as PM. He has been accused of so many immoral misdeeds to the extent that it’s not possible to look at Anwar in the eye and pretend that we do not, deep down in our hearts, feel that there is something remiss about Anwar.
On the other hand, ask ourselves- is that the kind of person capable of building up a family that is exemplary?
It’s impossible for anyone to rationalise and reconcile that a person so damaged in the way Anwar is, could build up an exemplary family unit with very decent family members. I mean just compare Anwar’s family members to family members of some UMNO leaders who cavort with call girls and even shoot other people. That tells much about the moral integrity of the head of the families.
No, the issue is, what kind of government we want and we desire to lead us? The answer must be a clean and competent government that upholds and empowers the institutions that strengthen democracy and make them live. We want a clean and fair government. We must reject the corrupt and incompetent government that UMNO now leads.