Alas! They are sinking!

Translated by Soong Phui Jee
Sin Chew Daily

Ploys are inevitable in politics but it is a different matter whether the ploys are brilliant.

The recent political ploy of accusing Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s teenage son of molesting a girl, who was later identified as 21-year-old chess grandmaster from Britain, has been greatly criticised. It has been expected that the ridiculous allegation would trigger an uproar and that is also why other politicians have drawn a line with it to avoid being dragged into the sewage.

However, if you think that public opinion can deter a repeat of similar incident, then you are wrong. Since they have done such dirty things, what else wouldn’t they do?

As expected, someone took another action. This time, a group of 300 protesters on motorcycles claimed to be made up of members of several non-governmental organisations had staged a demonstration outside the Penang State Assembly building in Light Street. All in yellow shirts printed with political words, the group demanded a racing circuit.

How strange it is! How could Mat Rempit, who used to stage illegal racing at night, actually walk on the streets in broad daylight and make an unprecedented demand? Isn’t it ridiculous and unbelievable?

Just like many others in bafflement, I am curious about the background of the group proclaiming itself the Pertubuhan Islam Gabungan Amal (Pertiga), because I cannot see how their words and deeds are linked to mercy and goodness.

They are definitely not a mob, but rather a planned organisation with a motive and target.

However, their wishful thinking has once again gone wrong. They thought it was a brilliant move, but it was in fact not the case in the eyes of the public.

It would be worse if there was really a political agenda behind the move as it would only trigger the public’s resentment and make the people more sympathetic to Lim.

If it was really a political ploy, I can only sigh and say: “Alas! What a poor and clumsy political ploy!”

The groundless allegation involving Lim’s son is a kind of slander while the demand for a racing circuit for Mat Rempit is absurd. They will become international jokes if spread abroad.

However, those who have repeatedly come out with such dirty games will never admit their mistakes or consider it a disgrace. When a person becomes brazen, he has lost his sense of shame. Would he still listen to well-meant words?

Although they are disgusting, we should not just turn a blind eye to such shameless acts. If the community remain silent, it would encourage their arrogance. As a result, the bad political culture will deteriorate and further confuse our social values. Eventually, we have to suffer the loss of justice, as well as the basic judgement of right and wrong!

  1. #1 by tak tahan on Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 3:08 pm

    What a disgrace to have such rowdy group of society in Bolehland.Wonder what they’re thinking of themselves?National heroes or very jantan type of lelaki?Really none other than sampah sarap masyarakat!Kerja orang bodoh!

  2. #2 by monsterball on Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 3:18 pm

    It is to upset Penang.
    Those Mat Rampit demand is just a reason to cause trouble.
    UMNO b is digging their own graves by keeping silent.
    Najib is a dead duck for sure in 13th GE.
    He has no guts….no power….no brain.. to do anything right.
    He is traveling with tax payers money to enjoy himself…while he still holds the appointed title.

  3. #3 by jus legitimum on Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 3:31 pm

    All those idiotic samseng are sampah masyarakat and parasites.They are good for nothing but paid and hired to cause trouble by’ you already know who’.Anyway Penangites are very wise and discerning.They know who are behind the culprits.However the useless Gerakan and MCA should not remain quiet over this matter.

  4. #4 by cintanegara on Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 3:45 pm

    A Police Report Will Be Lodged Against UMNO Online Within 48 Hours If No Withdrawal And Apology Is Made By UMNO Online – posted Oct 27th

    What happened to this?

  5. #5 by tak tahan on Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 4:09 pm

    Or maybe cintanegara could help out in a way to penalize those barbarians.Then things will be easy for everyone.For once cintanegara,can you do the justice for your fellow Malaysian?If granted,God will bless you for the good deed.

  6. #6 by shahrulazmiahmad on Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 4:26 pm

    “Pertubuhan Islam Gabungan Amal (Pertiga” – sangat memalukan Islam….

  7. #7 by SENGLANG on Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 4:50 pm

    Mereka telah menghinakan Islam dengan kelakuan yang terlampau itu.

  8. #8 by tak tahan on Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 5:20 pm

    Mereka bukan saja menghina Islam tetapi juga memperbodohkan bangsa sendiri.Harap harap yang lebih civil minded dan educated Malays tak terikut ikut perbuatan yang sungguh memalukan tu.Inilah akibatnya kerana galakan dan dorongan dari Umno.

  9. #9 by k3737373737 on Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 5:42 pm


  10. #10 by dagen on Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 6:10 pm

    We complained about human rights abuses, about wonton corruption, about protection of the environment, about efficiency, about needless mega wastage of public money, about lack transparency, about mysterious death in detention, about deteriorating standard of education, about police abuse of authority, about losing competitiveness, about unnecessary rise in government debts, about mismanagement and crimes, about sudden rise in foreigners, about illegal issuance of mykad, about economic downturn and possible global recession etc etc.

    And umno is passionate about sex, sodomy, buah dada fondling, porn video clips, rempit racetrack, shopping, jetsetting, ferraris and golfs, horses and polos, jimmy choos, screaming and yelling generally, getting government contracts, yeah sex, and more sex etc etc.

    Umno, you are finished.

  11. #11 by monsterball on Thursday, 3 November 2011 - 9:40 pm

    “What happen to this?”…said cintanegara.
    Thrown into the waste paper basket la…sontoloyo.
    It is the REPORT that counts….and not “what happen to it”.. which all Malaysians know what happen.
    It is daily showing UMNO b thinks they can do as they like and control the laws……even throw reports away.
    That is nothing when they can kill and erase immigration reports with no fear of breaking laws.
    Cintanegera….don’t ask silly question.
    You are very proud to serve robbers and thieves..and that’s a fact.

  12. #12 by k1980 on Friday, 4 November 2011 - 7:14 am

    They demanded a racing circuit, so they took to the streets to protest.

    Next they may demand free kondoms. And they police will distribute these to them.

  13. #13 by k1980 on Friday, 4 November 2011 - 7:47 am

    Imagine what would have happened if, in the midst of the rowdy demonstration by the road thugs, an accident had occurred? Who is to blame? The road thugs or the police?

  14. #14 by monsterball on Friday, 4 November 2011 - 6:10 pm

    ‘Sink the Bismark!”….the British yell at WW2.
    Here UMNO b Mat Rempit telling…”Down with Lim Guan Eng” in Penang.
    For what? For no reasons…….but they must do something like little naughty children…demanding attention.

  15. #15 by rockdaboat on Saturday, 5 November 2011 - 3:04 pm

    Yet another kampung tactic.

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