What need is there for Ku Li?

By Hussein Hamid

Who are these people that will lead us. Anwar Ibrahim did not know of his destiny until he was faced with the reality of life within the four walls of his cell. Lim Kit Siang and Karpal never did have the taste of power as Anwar did but are familiar with the harshness and isolation that the ISA impose on those that are unfortunate enough to endure its shadow. Tok Guru had his son put away under the same ISA and I believe that the sorrow and pain of a Father with a son put away for his beliefs is almost as great a sorrow as anyone can endure. By circumstance or design their destiny is to lead us and we are grateful for their commitment and presence in our ranks.

If I am asked this question of the next GE “In this hour of its greatest need, will you not, as a Malay, support UMNO after all that it has done for the Malays in this country?” The answer from my heart will be “yes” but my judgement is “NO !!” I will not be for UMNO because it can no longer champion the cause of the Malays – the reason UMNO was established many years ago”

We have Pakatan Rakyat. We have our leaders. We have the anger. We have the moral courage of those who know what they do is right and most important Ku Li – you know we have the numbers.

What need then is there for Ku Li?

It is a selfish need because in the battle that we are now in, even God is sometimes on the side of those with deep pockets and large armies – instruments that UMNO and Barisan are not lacking. Add to that the Judiciary – then you will understand Ku Li the need for you to provide us with the moral leadership to keep UMNO from doing what it will do – now that they know that they will not win the next General Elections. This is one of our fear. Given a level playing field we do not doubt our ability to win – but who will ensure that level playing field. You Ku Li – you can.

There is also another reality we face. Spend ten minutes conversing with the average voter and you will understand the need to keep the anger burning within the people so that come the next GE, their votes will be used to do the right thing for Malaysia. The apparatus and instruments within the control of Barisan is too encompassing and if used with intent can ensure their survival after the next GE. What do we have but the hearts and minds of the people – and sometimes this is not enough. So we will need you to be there so that they know that in as long as Ku Li believes in our cause – so will they !!

So Ku Li we will need you to ensure that Barisan will maintain a level playing field and for the people to be motivated enough to keep their anger. From where you choose to do so is your prerogative to decide – but Sir, in my humble opinion, you will do us a great service if that fight was fought from within our ranks. If our leaders can confide with you their thoughts, seek your advise when needed, share with you their confidence of the future and call you as one of their own – then I am certain that you would have achieve our life’s work – making our country our home again.

  1. #1 by k1980 on Thursday, 6 August 2009 - 9:52 am

    Chin Peng must be glad that communism is alive and well in this country

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Despite a guarantee of no censorship in Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor, Datuk Seri Rais Yatim’s ministry is evaluating the feasibility of putting an Internet filter blocking “undesirable websites” — similar to China’s aborted “Green Dam” software.

  2. #2 by SpeakUp on Thursday, 6 August 2009 - 11:34 am

    DSAI would be a lousy leader for Malaysia, he is a power crazy man without principles, many articles about him from anti-BN media has shown it clearly.

    KuLi is steady and wise. Another I would think will be a good leader, not yet PM but a good leader is LGE. He only needs to learn how to brush up on his pr skills.

    LKS, I think not that great a candidate, neither is Karpal Singh, too much baggage. Hadi would be a real failure. Nik Aziz? Hmmm … he would be interesting, how would he handle the economics?

  3. #3 by wanderer on Thursday, 6 August 2009 - 1:54 pm

    Remember Ku LI, this is the same man, the UMNO PM that double crossed you when you formed Semangat 48. Yet today, you lack the courage to come to the side of rakyat who lack many more true malay leaders to
    assist the Opposition rid this evil UMNO regime, you once believed in….those were the days, where the fore fathers of UMNO were more concerned with nation building than corruptions and deceptions!
    KU Li, time is not on your side, neither with the beautiful people of this land.

  4. #4 by Bobster on Thursday, 6 August 2009 - 6:50 pm

    Yes, there are many caliber leaders like Ku-li, Zaid Ibrahim etc. Many have been suppressed/oppressed to shut they mouth.

    This nation no need BN to lead any more. We are in 21st century not 19th century.

    Rakyat have enough nonsenses and circus shows from the ruling coalition.

  5. #5 by SpeakUp on Thursday, 6 August 2009 - 7:50 pm

    Bobster … PR is a circus too … so how? Just say take one circus over another?

    KuLi will never leave UMNO, he knows from within he can make noise and be a REAL THORN, if he leaves UMNO he is a NOBODY. Get it?

    PR is too cocky, watch the next GE … they will lose seats! As it is they WILL NEVER take any more seats in East Malaysia … they will lose seats in Kedah & some in Selangor … Perak they will retain with the same thin majority. Penang will remain as it is.

    Time PR wakes up … all the promises have not happened. Just quarrel and argue over the smallest matters.

  6. #6 by tenaciousB on Thursday, 6 August 2009 - 11:23 pm

    Exactly, DSAI has really lead his supporters on. all the huha about last year’s september, then november take over..was an absolute self crucifying feat! all those people were given false hopes. unfortunately malaysia does not have any other potential opposition parties to take over the country, all thanks to a BN governed nation which in a way discouraged the birth of good leaders. How sad!

  7. #7 by SpeakUp on Friday, 7 August 2009 - 2:11 am

    tenaciousB … I see Zaid Ibrahim going the same way as DSAI, too loud mouthed with frustration. That is not the way to win this battle. Zaid speaks so well but of late, its about frustrations against BN. Sounds like another DSAI in the making. Its sad.

    Once Zaid Ibrahim makes head way you can rest assure BN will show all the contracts he used to get making his money. Watch and see that happen. Its already been hinted in the past. I am sure there is some truth in it.

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