How far is BN willing to go?

By Othman Wahab
June 26, 2011 | The Malaysian Insider

JUNE 26 — The strong-arm tactics have started and the trumped-up charges have started to flow.

I can imagine the headlines in tomorrow’s papers: “30 detained for waging war against King” and “Group trying to revive communism.”

And of course, the name of Chin Peng will be all over. I must say the Najib administration and the police are quite “imaginative.” They have gone one step further than the dictators and autocrats in Algeria or Syria, reviving the bogey of communism.

This gambit is aimed directly at the Malay electorate, hoping that this story about waging war against a Malay Ruler and the spectre of communism will tarnish Bersih and perhaps create confusion among PAS supporters as well as convince Malays that they should steer clear of Bersih.

I mean so far the government has portrayed Ambiga Sreenivasan as anti-Islam and anti-Malay. Over the next few days, serious looking ministers will be quoted on the national security “threat” facing the country.

Of course, this is all wayang. The threat, if any, comes from the morally-bankrupt Umno. History is replete with dictators and autocrats using all sorts of bogeymen to stay in power. Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe is a master at this craft.

The biggest threat to our country comes from this collection of Umno politicians who want to cling to power. If innocent people need to be locked up, so be it. If people need to be fixed up, so be it. If fathers and mothers need to be detained, so be it.

This plot to revive communism is as plausible as the plan by Christians to take over Malaysia. (Also hatched by Umno). We are entering a dark period in Malaysian history but we should not despair.

Good always triumphs over evil. Always.

  1. #1 by Jeffrey on Sunday, 26 June 2011 - 7:37 pm

    They’ll go all the way. They’ve got a golden opportunity provided in Bersih 2.0.

  2. #2 by Jeffrey on Sunday, 26 June 2011 - 7:42 pm

    They’re willing to go as far as Bersih 2.0 provides them opportunity to.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 26 June 2011 - 7:49 pm

    Given that Najib is willing to hitch on the ‘conspiracy’ lies, I say he is willing to go any length. Being willing to hitch his ride on this lie means that if he has to chose between his being charged with murder when PR takes over and this country going down the basket, he is going to trash this country first.

  4. #4 by bruno on Sunday, 26 June 2011 - 8:07 pm

    The opposition is getting suckered into the game Umno knows how to play best.They have swam into the nets that Umno’s fishermen laid out for them.Umno GOM is considering building 60 more Kamuntings like, six stars accomodation if the opposition is willing to continue playing their game.Rally participants and opposition members should stay out of PDRM’s sights.

  5. #5 by voice2009 on Sunday, 26 June 2011 - 8:07 pm

    Later Life & Death
    In 1977, Tunku Abdul Rahman became the chairman of The Star, a newspaper which was banned in 1987 by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad because of its provoking columns that were harshly critical of the Malaysia’s government. Following a rift with in UMNO, he unsuccessfully tried to establish a new party UMNO Malaysia. In the general election of 1990, Tunku Abdul Rahman actively participated and widely campaigned against Mahathir Mohamad despite his worsening health. He died on 6 December 1990, aged eighty seven and his body was buried at the Langgar Royal Mausoleum in Alor Star.

    Our independent father despite his worsening health he stood up for JUSTICE against the injustice enemy

    What about you MALAYSIANS?

    Shall we fulfill our independent father Tunku Abdul Rahman dream to bring downfall to his enemy the corruption politician crony admin our country?

  6. #6 by bruno on Sunday, 26 June 2011 - 8:14 pm

    If Umno GOM keeps having their fun and continue hauling in the fishes, on July 9 one can hear pins dropping on the streets of KL.

  7. #7 by tak tahan on Sunday, 26 June 2011 - 8:17 pm

    Which insane people will want to stage war against Agong?..adoi..sakit kepala gua nak baca perkara bukan bukan ni..wah lau eh,war sama Agong?O.k. no worry,Najis will send his hulubalang,Toady Bra Him to rescue our Royal Highness.Semua akan dikautimkan atau dibereskan and we will be back to normal life.Recently i’ve been constantly feeling that i’m reading fiction stories the more i follow up closely to the development of our gutter politics.Aiyah,hampalang pun boleh one.

  8. #8 by tak tahan on Sunday, 26 June 2011 - 8:23 pm

    All BNs are BODOH

  9. #9 by cskok8 on Monday, 27 June 2011 - 2:22 pm

    In a way they are correct. Bersih is waging a “war” against the election process and therefore indirectly the govt. And Najib thinks he is the king (or at least his wife thinks she is the queen).

  10. #10 by good coolie on Monday, 27 June 2011 - 3:21 pm

    Let Chin Peng come home. The war is over. Let him come home and see the error of his ways. Communism has been stripped naked and shamed and lives only in the minds of well meaning idealists here and there. Even babies refuse to be scared of this bogey-man that the government is brandishing.

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