Saturday 26 June 2010

Something is rotten in the State of Selangor

Will Pakatan Rakyat self-destruct in Selangor? As they have done in Perak? Will they go to the 13th General Election ready to do battle with Barisan Nasional? Or will they go again to the people as the under dog and do what UMNO is now doing on bended knees with the Malays …begging for support?

The euphoria of victory from the last general election is a distant memory for all of us today but not, it seems for Pakatan Rakyat. Victory in by-elections does you no favours in a general election. Too quickly Pakatan Rakyat has claimed the 2008 victory as their own. Too quickly Pakatan Rakyat has taken the mantle of government in the five states with much promise to do good for the people and far too quickly Pakatan Rakyat politicians have made true this truism: that man in his voluntary actions is motivated purely by self interest rather then a feeling of helping others – putting self interest before national interest!

And if this is true how can we demand they put national interest before self? Well at least we demand that they do their ‘self interest…ing’ behind close door. We have not question PR leaders what money they have? How expensive is the house they live in? How many cars do they have? Are they rich? For now we do not question how they are going to finance their election. After UMNO we expect them to know better.

But this we will do.

When PR loses Perak we want to know why and how it happened. What Najib did was is simply politics. And as politicians you should know better and be able to take care of your own turf.

When you lose your YB’s we want to know how and why? Telling us that BN pays them RM$2 million each is not relevant. Show us the trial of money or the cheque. When the goats are already in the pen for the night and then somehow manage to escape during the night – it is not the broken pen that is to be blamed – the goatherd takes responsibility. You Anwar is the goatherd.
And when you allow the whole world to know that you are not able to manage and contain your internal conflicts – do not come to us and proudly proclaim that “in PR we allow dissent and everybody can have their say”. Do not treat us like idiots as BN does. When there is conflict and dissent within Selangor then we know that PR is weak and will not be able to hold Selangor against UMNO. Get your house in order. Do what you have to do. We are impatient for this to be done. We want to be assured that the votes we have given PR and the votes we are expected to give PR in the 13th General Election are deserved and that you will not abuse the trust we place in you.

The first amongst equal in PR is Anwar and we require that Anwar take this responsibility seriously. No rhetoric’s, no ifs no buts – just get on with the responsibility of a leader. The time has come to get your act together. No more sniping at UMNO to win cheap points. No more going into the trenches to ambush BN and lead strikes against UMNO. No more giving BN the opportunity to go head to head with you …and win! Stay above the fray!

Yes we know that it is almost impossible to do anything in Malaysia politics without money. We understand that no Politician is in politics purely for national interest. Big cars, palatial houses and money in the bank for the ‘perjuangan’ are important but I can tell you this.
 Remember the times before the 2008 elections? Remember how many YB’s were ‘negotiating’ with Anwar about how much money you needed to pay for poster, electoral staff and ‘expenses’ to stand as PR’s candidate? Remember the hopelessness you felt at going against such a rich and well-oiled UMNO electoral machinery but that the ‘advances’ did go a long way to make it worth your while? And when victory came how quickly your thoughts turned towards how much money you can make? Yes some projects for the Rakyats but also some projects for the YB’s too. And for some how quickly this became the basis of whether you stayed in PR or joined UMNO?

I am sure you YB’s understand that politics without power is not a place you want to be in. Politics without power is worse then being a policeman stuck behind a desk without any hope of earning any ‘selesai money”. Politics without power is not what you want to wish even upon your worse enemy.

But this power comes not from BN or PR – it comes from the Rakyat. It comes from the people. Have you all forgotten the bottomless pit in your stomach when all the campaigning is done and the vote counting begins? It is the people that decide.

Now we are telling the MB of Selangor and the group of PR YB’s who are yelling for his head – we want to tell you PR politicians to stop and think and understand that we will not forget that it was PR that gave Perak to BN and if Selangor falls into BN’s hand then “tiada maaf ‘ for PR – in as far as the people are concerned.

We understand that all that is happening in Selangor is ultimately about money. It has nothing to do with anything else. Ask Vincent Tan, ask Daem, as Halim Saad…they have got money and they do not want to be politicians. They just want the money. So the sooner Khalid and Anwar understand these realities (as they surely do!) the sooner PR can move on.

Just make sure of one thing Anwar. Not tomorrow, not next week and definitely it will be too late by the next general election – we want you to go and ‘turun padang’ in Selangor . You go and do what you have to do to resolve the issue. If you have to take out Khalid do it. If not ensure that those who want Khalid out are taken out themselves. Or else get them to work together. I repeat. Either get Khalid out or get the two opposing factions to work together. Giving Selangor back to BN is not something we will take with too much grace. It is not Khalid that we will fault for giving back Selangor to Toyo. It is you Anwar that we will hold responsible! You are our leader!    


  1. good piece to declare the grassroot anger. What the hell...go for the corrupted BN cos no matter what PR is weak to the bone. Viva Mlaysia govern by corrupted personnel all because small matter like disagreement such as these pissed rakyat off

  2. At last you have said something sensible...

    I've always been critical towards PR, umno,bn, pas and dap...not because of their skin but because of the truth is just not there.

    If you said that BN is evil, I dont mind..

    but when you said PR is the savior the angel.... I do mind..because they are not..and your just a pissed off politician..

  3. haha..somebody has finally wakeup. I already sense this right after that 12th GE. They want Putrajaya 1st btw serve the people is 2nd. It's simple to understand. If they learn and take the lesson from the hijrah event surely everything within our reach. Yang dikejar x dapat yang dikendong berciciran.

  4. You are right we here hope anwar will read your comments and hopefully he wake up before it too late...... He is still syok sendiri kot.....!We love Malaysia.
    He (Anwar) should go to the ground and find out about bread and butter issues that the rakyat is having issues with we dont want too many mega developments ( that will ultimately enriched the cronies of BN or PR) but to concentrate in improvements to better living(of the rakyat) and infrastructure.
    Dont follow FOMCA advise as surely they had been kowteem by you know who ... to fully support the removal of subsidies as we the rakyat feels that the subsidies should stay. If subsidies are withdrawn the kampong folks will eventully suffer as now they are suffering as we can see in "Bersamamu" Sadly we have the wakil rakyat either state or parliament who are blind and heartless even to assist and help their own people who have elected them they should at least open their eyes to these issues and show some care it will definitely go a long way this coming election!!

    Instead the govt should not misuse the peoples money that they should be accountable for every cent.
    We can compare the so called projects for the rakyat had been too overpriced. We can see i.e. if we ask a contractor to make a toilet for our house it will cost only just say around RM 5,000 however if the govt make the same toilet will ultimately cost RM 50,000 why the RM 45,000 difference???.We know why!! We are now not bodoh we are waiting and seeing.

    your supporter "play for change and hope for change"

  5. I remembered Anwar taking the job of economic advisor to the Selangor State Government? I remembered Anwar saying in one of his many ceramahs, that they will fight UMNO till the end to protect Selangor? Apa sudah jadi? Now it is again his blue eyed boy Azmin advising Khalid through the Press? Gang of 15? Podah PKR. It is best you close shop. You think the Rakyat is oblige to vote you? What is so special about PKR? Just another UMNO! Porah! If PAS rules, there will be no such problems. Hope PAS and PKR splits, as the non Malays are very comfortable voting PAS now! We will support PAS then this horrible PKR!

  6. Politics is not a simple game to play. It's not like football. It's football, rugby, tennis, badminton, base-ball and cricket put together. Being a supporter is already confusing and difficult. What more if you're a game player.

    If you still insist on being a political supporter, I would rather you support PAS.

    Not many are ready to struggle in PAS. Most of the members are just simple folk who have no interest in personal gains, financial or otherwise.

    Most if not all of the Chinese businessmen in Kelantan prefer to continue to do business in Kelantan because it is real "safe" to run your business there.

    A Chinese friend in KL told me his cousin is doing car spare parts in Kota Bharu and went on to expand his business in another town in non-PAS rule state.

    Despite all the safety precautions taken, the new shop recorded material "losses" and it went on until the cousin decided to close shop.

    Scared of your hands being chopped off? No need to worry if you don't commit anything wrong,

  7. Let me be clear on one thing..Anwar or Najib they are all is your votes that decide. Keep yourself informed of what is going on. What I write is what i feel i should say..and for now an effective two party system is the best way to go for our country to keep these bastards honest! Salam.


  8. Mate,I understanding your undelying message. However, dont be too influenced by what you read about implosion within PKR Selangor. Its far from the truth. Though there are indeed areas of improvement, Khalid Ibrahim is doing a good job despite major hurdles by the civic servants in Selangor. As for the PKR MP's threat,it is nothing but a spin. If there is merits, the specific issues will be named.Here nothing specific is named. Its all general statements of discontent.