Saturday, November 18, 2006

MCA And Gerakan Attempt Damage Control After Umno Savaging.

Two reports from Bernama claimed my attention today. Somehow in the headlines itself I detected that they were damage control measures instituted after the oral slaying of the non-Umno BN component parties, especially those of MCA, MIC and Gerakan, by the neopahlawans of an increasingly jaded, arthritic and out-of-touch-with-reality Umno. Ironically the said steps were taken not by those who caused the damage but rather by the recipients of the verbal savaging!

First it was the turn of the MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, who said that Pak Lah has once again sent a strong message that racial unity is crucial to the nation's progress and his speech reflected his strong commitment towards all Malaysians. For good measure he included DPM Najib's name as well, terming his speech as 'reassuring.' That may well be true. But that's just about all the good news he could squeeze from the Umno General Assembly. Except for some senior leaders, the rest of the Umnoputra crowd turned the meeting into a non-Malay bashing exercise, which was done in poor taste and in total disregard of civilized norms expected from the delegates to a meeting of a premier political party. Some speeches in terms of quality descended to the level of illiterate warung makan patrons.

However, pathetic is the only word I can find that aptly describes Gerakan's attempts at rationalizing. Its President Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik said that Gerakan would emulate Umno and has decided to ask delegates to its national conference to refrain from hitting out at other communities when speaking up for one. I just hope he intended to be sarcastic, however oblique, in that observation and statement, for the last delegates on this planet to be emulated are those from Umno, especially the pejuang2 palsu who brought the party into severe disrepute.

In my opinion the statements of the two leaders were made more to preempt any howl of disapproval or worse from their respective members. But I think that it is a futile effort, because over the next few days these very leaders are going to be on the receiving end of their constituents' and partymen's displeasure and anger at the kurang ajar treatment of the component parties of the BN by an increasingly recalcitrant and unstable amok-prone Umno.

The pahlawan2 songsang have spoken senselessly and carelessly and left the gladiator's arena, but the repercussions both discernible and imperceptible, will be around for a long time to come.

Detailed Bernama reports below:
1) Ong: Abdullah's Speech Sends Strong Message On Racial Unity
2) Gerakan To Emulate Umno, Set Guideline For Delegates Meet

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Robin Goodfellow said...

Too little. Too late. You all should have left PWTC the first plausible moment available, and yet you failed to do so. If you can make excuses for UMNOPUTERAs to the public, I am quite sure you can make the same sad sorry excuses for your enforced absence from PWTC. If you all have had done that, you were merely being polite. They were being Kurang Ajar.

8:21 PM GMT+8  
Blogger fishtail said...

Actually, those screaming, howling, yelling delegates, led by Kerismuddin, have shot themselves in the foot. People are now so fed up of their annual verbal diarrhoea that they are going to show them who is boss at the next General Election (2008, isn't it?).

9:45 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous bayi said...

fishtail is right. I got diarrhoea listening to all the keris references and when kerismuddin would use it. I believe there will be a backlash for UNMO this round. All those chest-thumping chimps will lose support in general from those they were pointing the keris at.

11:50 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much shouted at,so much threaten at,so much frustrated...
But to reality,if even in the 2008 election(as rumours says),how much dent will BN take...
Seriously,can all the voice of all bloggers and the some not self-centered M'sian's can overturn the BN boat...Maybe we'll make a hole in them...but to topple them, serious turn outs and the right amount of mind is needed...
Most M'sian would certainly agree that, we don't at all want these BN hoodlums..So the opportunity falls for the oppositions...
But in the mind of most M'sian lingers a trace of doubt..who we want to vote for in the opposition...
The P*S...You must be kidding..they are more fanafic then their predescor of UMN*...
D*P..There's a slight hope from there...But most time they make a fool of themselves ,like asking "Cut that guy's salary RM 1 "..and much more..
Kea***lan...they are even not a political party in a sense for service to 'rakyat'..They were put up to fight for a single man's release..and they died soon afterwards..
Bebas...There's no such guys in a election..He's just there to lose his money...Wish they were more brave.A guy with ethics and code,a guy for rakyat in this 'Bebas' class is needed...
So the rakyat still have to vote for...BN again..Even though they know they(the rakyat) will be deceived again and again and ....
So what we need is a credible opposition,who really speaks for all M'sian,irrespective race,religion,language,colour,caste,
economic statues and others deemed so.An opposition for all race...
An opposition we can reach for and stand side by side...An opposition which is there not to pursue it's own goal,but the nation as whole...
Till that day,M'sia will still be haunted with nightmares from these B* racial hooligans...
May they'll rest in peace....

12:34 AM GMT+8  
Blogger The Malaysian. said...

anonymous 12.34AM, in a nutshell you have very nicely described the Malaysian voter's dilemma. It is due to the absence of a broadly appealing alternative that the BN is still ruling.

8:06 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's now or never. I've had enuff of the BN's tricks. Just see wat had transpired in their meeting, they didn't give a damn to the feelings of non-Malay, their strong supportive partners, so wat more can u expect from them? They r not fit to run as Malaysian's government, they don't even approve to hv bangsa Malaysia, they think they alone are the best, all others owe them and so they shld be lowly treated. So, do u still want them to be our government? No way, not me. Though the alternative may seem weak now, but it is becos they r weak? I'd say it's becos they lack of resources. they do not hv the means to publizise, to promote their policies,....

Like it or not, my vote will not be wasted on BN again come next GE.

5:29 PM GMT+8  
Blogger devonic said...

The significant matter was whether whom in the opposition we want to render ourselves...The opposition are not being elected, NOT because they lack of resources to publish their policies.....But rather their policies themselves have a negative impact on all layers of M'sian...
Those who prevail with all resources available will be as equivalent as what kind of domain parties we have now...
A opposition only has to show they have all the integrities and ethics as well an active brain to steer us all irrespective of which layer of society you belong...
A group which can really show me,you or any chaps on the street...this is the man we want to lead us, with no doubt at all at the first thought....
We certainly don't need another blind man to lead another blind man ...do we..?

11:40 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear devonic

I quite agree with u, PAS is no doubt not a favourite for the non-Muslim, I guess the alternative must iron out their negative policies,... other than that, I don't see why we still want to let BN rule. Hvn't we hv enuff in the past 50 years? I m all set for the new coaliation, at least, to deny 3/4 majority for BN.

11:27 AM GMT+8  

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