14th General Election a choice between UMNO/BN recapturing two-thirds parliamentary majority or UMNO/BN defeat and new Pakatan Harapan Federal Government in Putrajaya to reset nation-building policies to save Malaysia

In the pre-general election meeting with Barisan Nasional co-ordinators yesterday, the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he wants the Barisan Nasional to achieve a two-thirds majority in Parliament in the forthcoming 14th General Election.

The choice for Malaysians in the 14th General Election is a very clear-cut and obvious one – for UMNO/BN to win big and even recapture two-thirds parliamentary majority or to defeat the UMNO/BN coalition to have a new Pakatan Harapan Federal Government in Putrajaya to re-set nation-building policies to save Malaysia and clear and cleanse the country of the international infamy and ignominy of a “global kleptocracy”.

In his speech, Najib told Barisan Nasional component parties to stop questioning the existence of Chinese and Tamil primary schools as it was agreed upon before Independence, and urged Barisan Nasional component parties to reinforce the qualities of tolerance, inclusiveness and open-mindedness among themselves for Barisan Nasional to regain its two-thirds majority in parliament.

This is in fact Najib’s greatest admission of failure not only of leadership as Prime Minister of Malaysia, but the failure of Barisan Nasional nation building policies and directions in the past six decades, for in the past few years, the country has moved further away from the principles of tolerance, inclusiveness and open-mindedness to the extent that we are witnessing the worst racial and religious polarisation in the nation’s history.

We are not only seeing the disturbing phenomena of UMNO/BN cybertroopers blatantly threatening another May 13 racial riots, but even a racial “civil war” unseen in the nation’s history, if UMNO is defeated in the next general election.

We must ask Najib what is the use of the Prime Minister or some of the Ministers now and then talking about tolerance, inclusiveness and open-mindedness, when they allow their UMNO cybertroopers to breathe “fire and brimstone” threatening not just another May 13 riots, but a full-scale racial civil war, if UMNO is defeated in the next general election?

Is Najib prepared to renounce these irresponsible UMNO cybertroopers and declare that whatever the outcome of the next general elections, he as Prime Minister would accept and accept the verdict of the electorate and would not allow anyone to create trouble in the post-general election scenario?

(Speech at the DAP kopitiam dialogue in Kulai on Sunday, 22nd October 2017 at 9 am)

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Monday, 23 October 2017 - 7:36 am

    Lots of talk about PH giving clear choices. My suggestions:

    1) Hadi’s PAS vision has no future in this world. Its unsustainable. Even the ones that came up with it, Iran and Saudi Arabia wants to move away – and they prove they do Hadi’s PAS do not rid corruption or abuse of power, in fact its worst, 2) Once the core is rotten, there is no hope. UMNO will always be corrupt and abusive. UMNO/BN is not a choice, its an excuse,

  2. #2 by good coolie on Monday, 23 October 2017 - 11:33 am

    In the past, when Barisan was exposed as a corrupt party, they had recourse to special powers to arrest and imprison (in Hotel Kamunting) those who had exposed corrupt deeds. The then gomen (under You Know Who) acted, purportedly, to keep Malaysia from racial riots, and to protect the whistle blowers themselves. I am reminded of the saying, “Pinching the baby, then rocking the cradle [to stop it crying]” – an Indian proverb.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Monday, 23 October 2017 - 2:21 pm

    It just occured to me after the latest round of Hadi’s PAS digging up “Islamic” controversy for political capital i.e.,, that of aerobic dancing and mixing women. Today, they defend the policy as “long time policy”..

    Here is the truth, Hadi’s PAS has been implementing these kinds of “Islamic laws” for a long time – the issue then is do they do ANY GOOD? Seriously, more crime and more social ills in Kelantan than in Kuala Lumpur per capita.. Exactly what is their point when they say its “long time policy” – that it does not work and in fact probably makes things worst?

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