Like Pakatan, like blind followers. Erna Mahyuni writing in Insider explains why she has “mostly given up on Pakatan Rakyat”. In her article ‘Press freedom is not selective, Pakatan‘, she writes: “Once I believed DAP could be the closest thing to a non-racially aligned party But I was mistaken.” “Blackballing Utusan Malaysia and Free Malaysia Today from your press conferences is childish and self-defeating. True press freedom means being prepared for the media to hurl brickbats as well as bouquets.” Like us, Erna can also anticipate the Pakatan mentality. She writes: “I can hear in the distance Pakatan supporters calling me ‘a Barisan Nasional’ stooge.” (Sound familiar? …)
Raja Petra Kamarudin wrote in his ‘No Holds Barred’ column of Feb 28: The opposition supporters do not understand what freedom of speech means. To them, freedom of speech means freedom to criticise the government and not freedom to criticise the opposition. And if you criticise the opposition, then you are a traitor to the cause, a Trojan horse, someone who has been bought off, and so on. These people need to grow up and mature and understand that freedom works both ways — you can criticise the government while others can criticise you. See ‘The opposition’s understanding of freedom of speech’ in Malaysia Today. Sharifuddin A Latiff’s article ‘Malays find it hard to trust DAP‘ appears in FMT today, and as expected, the DAP staffers and cybers are quick to shoot their arrows, in typical fashion —
“This writer (Hartal’s Shar101) is a truely [sic] an UMNO stooge”. Their responses are so predictable: “what crap by this BN linked trooper”/”his pay roll masters”. We challenge ‘Gunasegaran’ (who posted the comments in FMT) to prove his wild accusations. We dare you to provide evidence that Hartal has received any money from BN. He who asserts must prove — If you cannot prove, you’re guilty of defamation. It’s become a knee-jerk reaction that DAP supporters go around slandering and libeling anyone who criticizes the party. How can you be sure that one day you yourself won’t fall victim to them?
Then we have the horde of DAP supporters suffering the same Tourette’s Syndrome (= uncontrollable repetition) as great leader Caliph Umar Lim. Click (pdf mossad) to see how LGE rants against Israel. It appears to be the DAP credo that the more you repeat yourself, the more convincing you are. One reader ‘Peter’ put in four comments and another one going by the pseudonym ‘Too Much’ put in four as well. Instead of rebutting Shar’s article, these Pakatan supporters prefer taking potshots by labelling — “stupid statements”, “rubbish”, “disgraceful piece”, “shallow thinking”. Peter even hurled this little spitfire — “dont be writter [sic]. Go join Perkasa”. — Wow! Such level of maturity. Malay in DAP a sight like polar bear in jungle
More hilariously, there’s the claim that the alleged ‘venom’ against Malay race in cyberspace comes — get this — not from DAP but “from UMNO cybertroopers with the purpose of portray [sic] DAP in bad light. Real DAP supporters do not engage in such”. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. That’s like saying all the venom spewed against Jews and Israel that you come across locally do not originate from Malaysians but from Zionist agents (masquerading as Muslims and Ng Wei Aik-types) for the purpose of portraying Malaysians in a bad light as anti-Semitic. Finally, this reader’s comment takes the cake. John disagrees that DAP is as Chinese-centric as portrayed in ”Malays find it hard to trust DAP‘. John says: “… DAP [is just] a bit more “Chinese” than multi-racial than DAP wishes to”.
Only a little bit? Catching a glimpse of a Malay in DAP is like spotting a polar bear that has strayed into the Malaysian jungle. DAP Selangor: Jenice Lee, Hannah Yeoh, Charles Santiago, Teng Chang Khim, Ng Suee Lim, Ean Yong Hian Wah, Gobind Singh Deo, Tony Pua, Lau Weng San, Teo Nie Ching, Teresa Kok, Tiew Way Keng, S Ramakrishnan, Lim Soo Hong and T Kannan. DAP Perak: Ngeh Koo Ham, V Sivakumar, A Sivanesan, M Kulasegaran, Nga Kor Ming, Ong Boon Piow, Lim Pek Har, Teh Hock Ke, Wong Kah Who, Paul Yong Choo Kiong, Teh Kok Lim, Chen Fook Chye, Yew Tian Hoe and Leong Mee Meng. DAP Penang: Chow Kon Yeow, Prof P Ramasamy, Jagdeep Singh Deo, Lim Hock Seng, Ng Wei Aik, Lim Hui Ying (Guan Eng’s sister), Wong Hon Wai, Teh Yee Cheu, Harvindar Singh, Lay Hock Peng, Chong Eng, Gooi Seong Kin, Law Heng Kiang, Koay Teng Hai, RSN Rayer, Phee Boon Poh, Lau Keng Ee, Tan Hun Wooi and Lim Siew Khim. Only a little bit Chinese? Podah!
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Some parties cannot be open house until the APARTHEID Bumi/non-Bumi citizenship system is ended thats why. Don’t say Podah without looking at this fact. But many things else this article states, are quite true, especially of certain media portals. Conversely, Pakatan appears to be only very lightly predisposed to discussing the critical issue as OPENLY and honestly handling APARTHEID, suppression of Gambling rights for non-Muslims, suppression of Adult Services for non-Muslims (am working on legalizing proper RLDs in appropriate places so that raids will not see more injured people or so that the stigma and open abuse of sex workers cannot be defended, amongst other things like scrapping of outdated Section 377B for non-Muslims specifically).
Erna Mahyuni, if you would engage the 3rd Force Political parties (seeing that BN is totally unable to see how important ending the Bumi/Non-Bumi citizen segregative paradigm and PR is too nepotistic and clique oriented, unable to keep campaign promises and not even able to meet 66.6% internal election quorums) specifically to end APARTHEID, I am sure that the entirety of the near 40% non-Malay voter base would support a Malay candidate like yourself.
Do you believe in equality for all Malaysians? Ending nepotism and corruption? Allowing non-Muslims their living spaces and activities? If so, please set an example to ALL Malays, run for candidacy in your own constituency ! Join 3rd Force Coalition – KITA, MCLM, PCM, Borneo Front, Konsensus Bebas, HRP, PSM ! JOIN the 3rd Force Parties but still work with the non-Oligarchs and non-racists on either BN or PR ! End the APARTHEID ! Destroy the Oligarchs in all political parties ! Here’s something that will help voters decide if candidacy is not their thing or too expensive :
Barisan – Apartheid, Corrupt and Nepotistic-Oligarchs
Pakatan – Corrupt and Nepotistic-Oligarchs (excepting PAS)
3rd Force – Corrupt (possibly) Independents (no term limitless dynasties or nepotism issues yet and time to foster a culture of this ethicasl sort) – Anyone who can trump the above examples (try Joe Public).
Pick the coalition with the least flaws. (as MP we can lower the 15000 deposit to 15 also, this itself could be a good platform to be voted in on also – ‘I Mr/Mz X promise to lower candidacy deposits to 15.00 so that every Tom Dick and Harry can run as candidates . . . instant popular vote . . . so who needs a political coalition to even begin with?)
Try 3rd Force though if you dare not run on your own, better than the other 2 coalitions.