The wrath of a losing ‘winner’

Richard Loh
December 15, 2013

Malaysians should be very proud of their country, a nation where they are born into, raised and will die and buried here irrespective of what kind of government they have. But sadly many still could not differentiate between the country that they owned (belong to) and an elected government that are supposed to serve. The long serving one party (precisely 56 years) has gone overboard and arrogant to remind the rakyat that they must be grateful and be patriotic to the powers that be.

Most Malaysians are moving forward fast and are adapting well to the various changes that are ongoing together with the outside world but are pulled back or hindered by a restrictive government that are not willing to open up and face the present day reality. The results of the 12th and 13th General Elections have shown that most Malaysians wanted to move along with the rest of the world but post 308 and 505 gave you a more opaque and an intolerance government.

They are still using the old formula of divide and rule, enhancing their racism and religious intolerance including veiled threats which they thought can still work to their advantage and hold on to power. We wish them all the best except not to create chaos and ‘crushed bodies and lives lost’ to fulfill their wish of holding on to power.

Are Malaysians really that blind, dumb and deaf to fall yet again to all these antics? Yes, there are still 47% of the voters that believe in them. What then can we do to make the ruling government listen to us? Guess there is not much we can do individually but to lend support to a greater force that can challenged the ruling government to ensure that they served the rakyat and not the reverse and if possible a total change in GE 14. Presently we have this greater force by the name of Pakatan Rakyat.

Many would not agree that Pakatan Rakyat is the greater force. Let me just ask one question and let you decide if PR is or is not the greater force. Why is the ruling government going all out to kill-off DAP, activating their ‘speculative moles’ inside PKR and enticing PAS in talks? The motive is very clear for all to see, “TO BREAK UP or DESTROYED PAKATAN RAKYAT” before GE 14.

With the reintroduction of ‘detention without trial’, The Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, fuelling anti-Shia sentiments, no intention of removing the sedition act and the daily doses of veiled threats against anything that are challenging their stay in power comes GE 14, Pakatan Rakyat must be at their toes at all times.

The machinery “TO BREAK UP or DESTROYED PAKATAN RAKYAT” before GE 14 has gain momentum each passing day and I would like to provide PR my 2sen worth of suggestion.

Their modus operandi is very simple, to keep PR coalition parties busy fighting the fires which are thrown at them be it lies or slanders ranging from racial, religious issues to just about anything that they can think of to ensure that PR is broken or destroyed by GE 14.

PR must form a council or committee comprising members from all the three parties and on full time basis. The members should be from the younger generation that are trustworthy, with integrity and are presently not elected MPs or Adun. Elected representatives will be busy with their work functions to serve the rakyat and nation on pressing daily issues. The senior leaders can act as advisers. The council job functions are to study all the attacks from the opponent collectively, work out counter solutions and response to the attacks on PR platform. If time permit and if experienced enough, this council should also be on the look out and identify suspected moles.

No doubt there may be such a council in each party where each party will response to the attacks individually. It may work that way but at times there are conflicting responses from each other that gave more bullets to the opponent for further attacks.

The new PR council should be able to identify if the attack is very specific to a certain party but will still study together to provide solution and response. This response will be conveyed to that particular party leader before any statement is issued publicly. Most attacks are interlinked within the three parties, it would be better to study, resolve and make a final PR stand to ward of the attacks. PR must be able to work together, to help each other and resolve matters on a standard platform no matter how hard the attacks are.

Pakatan Rakyat is a coalition of three parties that are supposed to be equal partners but sometimes we still read about party members going after each others throat. Should there be any disagreement, the problems can be forwarded to the new PR council to try and find a solution before any of these go to the press. One thing PR politicians must learn is, try not to talk too much to the press (especially in this country) on personal and party issues should there be any differences among you all, one minute of fame can destroy you if not the party!

Unless there are any hidden agenda within each individual party or lack of credible members, I see no problem in forming a new PR council or committee to work in tandem and proving to Malaysians that PR is the greater force that can bring down a very much disliked present government in GE 14.

This is not the case of ‘too many cooks spoil the soup’ but ‘united we stand, divided we fall’.

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 15 December 2013 - 7:22 pm

    At this juncture, its absoultely already evident that PR will instantly be a much better govt for MOST of Malaysia irregardless of race and religion – that means for most Malays and bumiputeras in Sabah & Sarawak. There is ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE OTHERWISE.

    What the holdouts are those who FEAR the unsubstantiated. Worst NONE of the fears are morally justified. All the talk of marginalized Malays – no basis whatsoever. The only group that will fall behind are the instant crony billionaires/millionaires – and its a matter of all our survival they dissappear ASAP.

    Not saying that everything PR does will be fine and that no one will suffer – the cronies will suffer and even some cronies, the smart and talented ones, may even thrive rightly.

    But the fact of the matter is that UMNO/BN is offering NO HOPE – none at all – which is why everything they come up with now are fear mongering and raising money to buy votes. It a HOPELESS program – a cynical defensive one that creates nothing, but take something from someone else or even just destroy. They don’t even offer a zero sum game, ultimately its a negative sum game.

  2. #2 by loo on Sunday, 15 December 2013 - 9:03 pm

    I am ok with the setup of the council. In fact, there is a council. However, most importantly, the best way is to have equal power sharing among the political parties within PR itself. Unfortunately, PR is far from perfect as we have too many indian chiefs mainly coming from PKR & PAS. Why I say so? Lets look at the facts, how many seats contested by PKR in Sabah?

    A whooping 19 parliamentary seats & 43 state seats.

    Seriously, I dare to say that PKR under the leadership of Anwar Ibrahim & Azmin Ali have never consulted its partners whenever they wanna bring folks from the other side. If PKR really stands for PR solidarity, why can’t Bumburing gang to wear a DAP flag? PKR has become a sapu all party. When you stuff too much into your stomach, you will get stomach ache

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Monday, 16 December 2013 - 12:43 am

    Do rakyat really really believe dat DAP/PAS/PKR r sincerely working together without hidden agendas n egos?

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Monday, 16 December 2013 - 7:03 am

    Remember Kedah n Perak under PR after 308?
    What a blardi waste

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Monday, 16 December 2013 - 7:07 am

    Look at Kelantan – Is dis d kind of state PAS wanted all these years?
    Does PAS work with DAP/PKR 2 improve Kelantan economically?

  6. #6 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Monday, 16 December 2013 - 9:33 am

    A sinking ship will sink no matter what. Look at the titanic. The biggest, then. “Unsinkable”, it was claimed. And sank it did (and oooops Leonardo went with it, ok ok ok only a joke!)

    Look at all the past empires of the world. No matter how powerful and how large and wealthy they all eventually collapsed.

    And when that happens the people would have to pick up the pieces and move on.

    That is what we would have to do when umno broke. Fortunately the pieces we have here are no mere tiny pieces. DAP and PAS and PKR are substantial parties.

  7. #7 by bangkoklane on Monday, 16 December 2013 - 10:57 am

    We have to fight fire with fire. When you use the other side’s fire, to throw back at them, it becomes even more economical and effortless. Woo the small BN component parties, especially in East Malaysia. Dig up more b-umno dirt and let the rural voters know. Let the citizens’ courts highlight even more bumno-bn politicians who should be charged with sedition.

  8. #8 by loo on Monday, 16 December 2013 - 12:31 pm

    Teresa Kok has mentioned that DAP Selangor must work hard to win at leats 50% malay supports. Rather DAP should try to win 50% malay support nationwide. However, like I say, it has been extremely slow. Not to mention sabotages by political parties such as PKR & PAS. Not entirely of course

  9. #9 by boh-liao on Monday, 16 December 2013 - 1:40 pm

    UmnoB/BN r dumb in some ways but damn smart in other ways – like divide n rule, spreading lies n more lies & blatant manipulations through d various agencies n depts controlled by them, esp msm, EC, judiciary, etc
    They also use race, religion, royalty 2 prop them up
    Furthermore, there r still a lot of non-Malays who willingly n die-die must kow tow 2 UmnoB masters 2 grab some crumbs, gravy train
    Even some DAP/PAS/PKR kaki ever prepared 2 cross over 2 d dark side

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