Gutter politics – utterly disgusting

By P Ramakrishnan Aliran President | 20 October 2011

Resorting to utter gutter politics is akin to swimming in the cesspool without a care. That’s how those faceless pro-Umno bloggers who spun a lie regarding an innocent son to get at the father came across – filthy and smelly.

Not to be out-done, the Umno Youth chief gets into the act with his silly comments. He comes across as no better than the half-baked politicians who are incapable of being logical.

What is disturbing and worrying is the fact that these so-called know-all cheap politicians had picked a fight with a 16-year old teenager who is not capable of defending himself or explaining himself. This is their crude and cowardly way of waging a political battle to disgrace and denigrate the Chief Minister of Penang.

Why can’t these vile politicians take on adversaries who are their equal and prove to the world that they are men of substance?

To traumatise a teenager with blatant lies is doing irreparable damage to someone who is just growing up. This is the period that a teenager can be easily crushed and shaken psychologically to the extent that he may lose all his self-confidence and may not even recover from this trauma.

He may be forced to withdraw into a shell and become an introvert. Worse, he may even view society as an unreasonable, uncaring one hell of a big bully and turn into an anti- social individual. The possibilities are tremendous – all because certain unethical politicians chose to be unscrupulous in wanting to grab power.

It has now been established by the school concerned – SMK Heng Ee – that this boy had not molested any girl in his former school. It has also been established that he was a school prefect and a good student who had elected to be transferred to another school of his choice after completing his PMR. According to his father, he did not want to have a crew-cut as was required by his former school but wanted to keep longer hair. This is understandable and that was the reason for the transfer.

The girl who was alleged to be the victim of sexual molestation was never a student of Heng Ee School. She was never a citizen of Malaysia. She is presently a third-year student at a liberal arts college in the United States.

Yet the perpetrators of this heinous crime had resorted to posting her picture and linking Lim Guan Eng’s son to a criminal activity that never took place. It is these unscrupulous politicians who are a danger to our way of life. They are the scum of our society.

Don’t they have bigger matters to worry about concerning the state of our nation? Shouldn’t they train their sights instead on bigger issues like the looming economic problems arising from the economic meltdown in Europe? Shouldn’t they be concerned about the rapid breakdown of our national unity? Shouldn’t they worry about the religious conflict that is threatening to wreck this nation?

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, also the President of Umno Baru, cannot turn a deaf ear to this unforgiveable episode. Does the Prime Minister of Malaysia approve of such dastardly conduct that demeans an individual unjustly. Does he, as Umno Baru President, condone this despicable act that brings shame to his party? Is his sullen silence due to the fact that he no longer shares the values espoused by the original Umno, which had existed for 42 years before it was destroyed, paving the way for Umno Baru to be established in 1988?

Let’s not forget that it was Umno’s lawyer who argued for Umno to be declared an illegal society. He wouldn’t have done that without the proper advice and mandate from the then president of Umno who happened to be Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

In both his capacities – as Prime Minister and President of Umno Baru – Najib owes an explanation to this nation.

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 20 October 2011 - 5:02 pm

    Najib act against the filthy politicians? If you ask him, he will say “in Malaysia, dangerous to fight with filthy politicians from UMNO”…

  2. #2 by bruno on Thursday, 20 October 2011 - 6:05 pm

    Khairy has made the biggest political blunder in his political career.It will take him a long time to recover from his mistake of getting involved in attacking a schoolkid.

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Thursday, 20 October 2011 - 7:11 pm

    Dis is nothing, just child’s play fr UmnoB n kaki
    Expect more vicious attacks, as dis is “push comes to shove” time
    No hold back but all out attack of PR 2 ensure survival/victory of UmnoB/BN in d next GE
    D writing is on d wall, read d pinky lips

  4. #4 by negarawan on Thursday, 20 October 2011 - 7:11 pm

    The good point is this: The more UMNO plays its dirty politics, the more the right-minded rakyat will hate them as is happening now. The rakyat cannot be fooled by the cheap and dirty tactics of UMNO. The rakyat has no respect for an immoral, godless, and lawless party like UMNO. To the rakyat, UMNO leaders are the lowest form of life. So UMNO, keep up with your dirty brand of politics because its adding more support to the opposition to the contrary of your evil plans.

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Thursday, 20 October 2011 - 7:18 pm

    UmnoB/BN still believe dat they can fool rakyat all of d time in order 2 continue 2 rule

  6. #6 by negarawan on Thursday, 20 October 2011 - 7:21 pm

    Khairy did not earn his degree from oxfart. He bought it with the influence of his diplomat father. This explains his kurang ajar mannerism and immaturity. Without his father in law to push his future in UMNO, he is trying all kinds of dirty UMNO-style tactics to gain cheap publicity. It looks like his colleagues in UMNO are also condemning him now, but this is typical of UMNO sandiwara after they find out they made a big public relations blunder. Shame on Khairy and his family! May Allah rebuke you and your family for your merciless cruelty on the innocent child!

  7. #7 by grace on Thursday, 20 October 2011 - 9:29 pm

    No wonder our country is diving into the deepest drain. We have leaders who cannot think of new ideas, except plotting to topple the opposition. THey started of with race issues, then sex, then religion. But glsdly, our society is more mature and will not take their baits. Having failed miserably, they sink to the lowest level befitting that of vultures to take on a small child! And of all the person who stoop this despicable low, it must be a so called Oxford grad. If he is not a shame of his act, I am. And with such shameful episode to his credit, would he have the cheeks to identify himself as an Oxford grad? Ha!Ha! Shame! Utter shame !

  8. #8 by negarawan on Thursday, 20 October 2011 - 10:36 pm

    So now Khairy says what he did is the norm in politics. That’s the truth because this is the norm in UMNO to play dirty politics by spreading lies and deceit about their opposition. I guess we can also extrapolate his remark to mean that it is also the norm in the Badawi and Jamaluddin families to hurt and be merciless to others, even to innocent children. It is also probably the norm in Islam Hadhari propounded by his father in law to twist the true teachings of Islam to suit their own needs. Yes, everything that UMNO do against the law and basic human rights and decency is the norm. UMNO is lower than dirt!

  9. #9 by monsterball on Friday, 21 October 2011 - 9:16 am

    They reach a stage…. beyond being disgusting only.
    They are desperate and desperate people with power will disgust Malaysians to the extreme….hoping against all hopes…majority Malaysians do not know how disgusted they are..and be confused…think how wonderful these Muslims are…simply pure in minds and spirits.
    Everything against Almighty will be exposed.

  10. #10 by monsterball on Friday, 21 October 2011 - 9:18 am

    Khairy is copying Najib.
    Najib is copying Mahathir.
    UMNO b guys are copycats.

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