19-Day Countdown to 13GE – Najib will commit supreme abuse of power if he toys with the UMNO/BN “Dirty Tricks” department with the ploy of illegally banning DAP to exclude Rocket symbol in 13GE as it will be the “last straw that break’s the camel’s back”


In response to a question from a reporter after visiting Taman University market in Gelang Patah yesterday morning, I stressed that there is absolutely no legal, constitutional or any legitimate ground for any punitive action by the Registrar of Societies against the DAP, whether suspension or deregistration.

The DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) elections last December had been above-board and a transparent and democratic process although there was an honest mistake from a computer glitch when announcing the results.

The DAP CEC has no doubt that there can be no justification whatsoever for the Registrar of Societies to take any action against the DAP for the party elections, especially as the DAP leadership had not received any complaint from party delegates on the CEC elections while the DAP had fully co-operated with the Registrar of Societies with regard to queries and requests for clarification.

This is why I am baffled how the Utusan Malaysia today could carry a front-page headline report that the ROS were facing “difficulties in its probe” on the DAP CEC elections last December.

The Utusan Malaysia front-page headline story has proven right my suspicion of “high-level conspiracy afoot in BN ‘dirty tricks’ department to suspend or ban DAP so that the Rocket symbol could not be used in the 13GE”.

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the BN leaders have no confidence about their prospects in the 13GE and they are toying with various unprecedented “dirty tricks” for UMNO/BN to try to steal the 13GE.

The latest issue of the Economist on the 13GE carried a report “Malaysia’s looming election – Video nasties” which said: “In fact, the outcome is in doubt, for the first time in Malaysia’s history”. (The Star spun the Economist report with the headline: “Barisan tipped for elections victory”.

The Economist report said:

“Mr Najib has the advantages of incumbency—such as deciding when to call elections.”

In fact, the very opposite is the case, as Najib has exhausted all the advantages of incumbency, such as “deciding when to call elections”, because of an unprecedented series of inconsistencies and indecisiveness causing him to miss his most ideal timing for the 13GE, i.e. in 2011 including his one-time favourite date of 11.11.11.

The question now is whether Najib will continue to lead an “expired government” without Parliamentary dissolution despite the automatic dissolution of the BN-controlled Negri Sembilan State Assembly on Tuesday, 26th March.

When the final date for Parliament’s dissolution comes, whether end-March, early-April or even April 11, public interests on the subject will be minimal in Najib’s four-year premiership.

Regardless of when Parliament will be dissolved for the holding of 13GE, Najib should be cautioned against getting so desperate as to succumb to the temptation to commit the grossest abuse of power recommended by the UMNO/BN “Dirty Tricks” department to exclude the use of the Rocket symbol in the 13GE through illegal and unconstitutional suspension or ban of the DAP!

The UMNO/BN “Dirty Tricks” department may think that this ploy will inflict supreme damage on Pakatan Rakyat by excluding the use of the Rocket symbol in the 13GE ( as elections will be over even if DAP finally vindicates itself and wins a legal suit against the Barisan Nasional government in protracted litigation in the courts of law) – but this may prove to be most fatal mistake of all by Najib in his four years as Prime Minister.

This is because it may usher a new political configuration that will prove to be the undoing of UMNO/BN, not only the last straw that breaks the camel’s back with regard to public outrage to demand the end the regime of abuses of power in the citadels of power in Putrajaya, but also contributing to an hitherto unthinkable consolidation of Pakatan Rakyat, as for instance, my contesting on PAS or PKR symbol in the 13GE!

  1. #1 by boh-liao on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 5:10 pm

    Now U finally figured out NR’s FINAL SOLUTION banning DAP 2 exclude Rocket symbol in GE13
    Dis is NOT d “last straw dat breaks d camel’s back”, dis is d FINAL SOLUTION, termination, zapped n poof, no more DAP

  2. #2 by monsterball on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 5:57 pm

    Najib is behaving like a wounded tiger.
    Nothing surprises Malaysians…what he will do next.
    With 19 days left for him to announce the 13th GE.
    By hook or by crook..he must win….or else…all hell breaks loose for him.
    Malaysians and Opposition parties are observing what tricks can he conjure out.
    Only Najib…only him….does not want 13th GE to materialized.

  3. #3 by Dap man on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 6:03 pm

    That will be political suicide for BN.

  4. #4 by yhsiew on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 6:11 pm

    The Malays will be happy to vote for PAS and PKR without the Rocket symbol. This will expedite BN’s downfall. Najib must think twice before attempting to ban the Rocket symbol.

  5. #5 by monsterball on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 6:37 pm

    It was DAP that Umno b fear most.
    Then comes Anwar.
    To apply the medicine..to cure his party…Mahathir came out with the famous Sodomy.
    30 years went by…Anwar is freed…DAP defeated MCA in Penang…PAS stayed strong at Kelantan.
    Anwar’s keDAILan….grew stronger and stronger.
    Trace back…it has always been DAP…to free Malaysians….and so…destroy DAP…is their priority…..simple to understand.

  6. #6 by cseng on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 6:47 pm

    I agree with yhsiew, if umno ban rocket, it would be a great promotion for DAP indeed.

  7. #7 by aiD_kamikuP on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 6:54 pm

    “….my contesting on PAS or PKR symbol in the 13GE!” YB Lim KS.

    This upping the ante by YB Lim KS, has in one master stroke, achieved 2 things (a) melted out UMNO’s dirty dare yet instantly froze MCA’s ‘Johnny-comely-lately [email protected]’ and (b) forced someone (who aahh??) to make a phone call urging ROS and EC not to rock the boat too much.

    Typical of evil UMNO-hatched plans…style and substance seldom meet.

  8. #8 by Dap man on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 7:19 pm

    The ROS must a man with four b*lls and a heart of a lion to ban DAP at this crucial stage just to please UMNO.

  9. #9 by monsterball on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 7:36 pm

    The fear factor has gone so far..so illogical…so idiotic.
    It’s like banning a football team that will score 12-0.
    Head of Registrar of Societies ban DAP..he is asking for big big trouble. There is a limit to everything.

  10. #10 by Loh on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 7:37 pm

    The greatest enemy was your friend; Tunky Aziz wants DAP de-registered.

  11. #11 by john on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 7:38 pm

    WOH ! That was MasterStroke of LKS, to stand under PAS banner and not even PKR. Am sure that would stop C4 /MaMak and to drop whole matter completely. To think of it, this is it how the Bonding between PAS, DAP, PKR in Pakatan is cemented – in Trust, Sincerity and The Cause.
    Yes ! We are ready To A B U ! Now !
    C4 has got himself boxed-in. Even his own camp Bumno/bn members are showing him the middle finger “F” – Real BO HOOD, No Balls.

  12. #12 by monsterball on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 7:40 pm

    Tunku Aziz is powerless.

  13. #13 by Winston on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 7:50 pm

    This is nothing short of strong-arm tactics.
    They are really grasping at straws now!
    They have done everything to stay in power and are now at their wits’ end!
    PR must now plan the next move.

  14. #14 by the reds on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 7:54 pm

    Najib is so desperate……… 11 is gone, now the election date is definitely not his favourite number….. Pathetic……

  15. #15 by Bunch of Suckers on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 8:37 pm

    That’s BN/UMNO suckers last breath to cheat and fight!!!! The suckers could be sayonana and buried 6 feet underground… Those suckers are readied to run and migrate…

    George W Bush/Mr Bushy’s motto, “You can run…; but you cannot hide…” Ha ha ha

  16. #16 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 8:51 pm

    The real question is why, so late in the game, they rush headlong into EVERY DIRTY TRICK no matter how self-tainting and at the same time at best marginally effective – to the extent, the likes of Tunku Aziz is willing to wash down the toilet what shred of reputation they have left?

    The reason is simply OVER-ENTITLEMENT. They just feel entitled to do ANY WRONG NO MATTER what because they feel self-righteous. At the very core its why the likes of Altantuya, Teoh Beng Hock, Ahmad Sarbani, Aminulrasyid, Kugan etc are dead and all the other tragedies of the Mahathirist fiction of Malays “special right”.

  17. #17 by Albert Choong on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 8:52 pm

    The 13 or 14 party coalition BN will face its Waterloo in the 13th. GE in Malaysia and will be defeated by Pakatan Rakyat because its fate has been written with its association with bad chi and bad luck. The many roaming spirits of May 13th. are coming back to haunt them! The ROS has been refusing to register Pakatan Rakyat and its foreseeable action will not influence the majority of Malaysians who want CHANGE/UBAH!

  18. #18 by tak tahan on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 9:27 pm

    Still much more dirtier tricks would come from Dumbno/BN.All this Dumbno/BN’s ‘laughing stock” only tells what a dumb would always do when running out of intellectual capacity.In fact,do they have any?.In short, these Dumno/BN is incompetent,corrupt to the core,patented liar,round-the-clock thieves and robbers and the worst of all is being unpatriotic by giving Mycard to undeserved illegal muslim migrants for political gains.What a good f%^& this nation has been getting from this Dumbno/Bn ruling for long decades.Sigh…

  19. #19 by boh-liao on Sunday, 24 March 2013 - 12:14 am

    In d next few days, perhaps LKS will b tahan 4 investigation – remember d p!ssing incidence shown in Tandas Putera
    By hook or by crook, LKS n DAP must b STOPPED fr participating in GE13 first, then NR boldly declare GE13

  20. #20 by yhsiew on Sunday, 24 March 2013 - 1:34 am

    ///the ROS were facing “difficulties in its probe”///

    That explains why Najib could not make up his mind when to dissolve parliament.

  21. #21 by Noble House on Sunday, 24 March 2013 - 3:50 am

    If UMNO/BN resorts to any of these unethical and most despicable methods then it would have simply chosen a path of No Return. It will be a day of reckoning. Give them ropes that they may hang themselves.

  22. #22 by Sallang on Sunday, 24 March 2013 - 8:45 am

    In the UK and USA, there being a two party system, the countries continue to progress, no matter which Party wins, and both parties accepts the fact that, when they lose, they will leave gracefully, and HOPE to make a comeback in the next term.
    Why? Its because they care for their country and people.
    In Japan, prime ministers changes within short period in service. Yet their economy remains stable.
    In Malaysia, our two coalition should work the same way, like the UK and USA, or Japan.
    In the event that Pakatan wins in the coming elections, BN should leave the office with grace.
    Unfortunately, too many untoward incidences had taken place, which had put BN in a bad light. To ask the ROS to deregister DAP after 40 years in existence is ridiculous.
    You mean to say that, only last week, it was found to be ILLEGAL?

  23. #23 by haimengwong on Sunday, 24 March 2013 - 10:07 am

    What if the crooks(BN) make sure that DAP successfully registered on the day of candidate nomination,and afterwhich the ROS declare DAP would be deregistered hence all the DAP candidates would be disqualified for the 13GE?! Then PR would never have a chance to march into Putrajaya! Please take preventive measure before this disastrous situation come true!

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