Thursday, 24 July 2008
They Sing The Same Old Songs
I was thinking about the small-mindedness of our current UMNO government.
They haven't learned a damn thing even after their annihilation (by Malaysian political standards) during the March '08 elections.
It's curiously fascinating when someone like Khir Toyo tries to resurrect the 'Malay Unity' bandwagon. He comes from UMNO, and they should be the last ones to preach on that topic.
Terengganu has purchased some fancy new Mercedes' for their Excos. And you're rolling your eyes because you already know that.
Heck, practically everyone has been discussing what is regarded as an utter waste of money. I won't go into that now.
What you may have forgotten, however, is the tussle for the position of Menteri Besar of Terengganu, right after the elections.
Instead of the incumbent Idris Jusoh, the Sultan of Terengganu appointed another assemblyman called Ahmad Said.
Turns out that Ahmad Said is no better. But that's a story for another day.
Right now, there is evidently a Team A (on Idris Jusoh's side) and a Team B (on Ahmad Said's side). The fact that we know about this Mercedes fiasco, is I believe, thanks to Team A's accidentally-on-purpose leak of information to the media.
Obviously, some dude is not happy about the other dude getting some fancy new rides. Team A has efficiently plunged a keris up the behind of Team B.
How's that for Malay unity? Like I said, UMNO should not be one to preach. These are the very throes of hate, slander and revenge.
Perhaps someone should point this out to Khir Toyo. Get him to remove the beam in his own eye before he throws a hissy fit over the speck in someone else's eye.
Haris Ibrahim says it best: In the name of Malay unity and ketuanan Melayu, UMNO has right royally sodomised the Alis’, the Ahmads’ and the Abus’, hijacking the wealth of this nation for their own chosen few.
UMNO hasn't stopped. And they won't until we stand up and tell them to stick it right where the sun don't shine.
Azly Rahman echoes him: These days, the idea of Ketuanan Melayu is going bankrupt, sinking with the bahtera merdeka. It works only for Malay robber barons who wish to plunder the nation by silencing the masses and using the ideological state apparatuses at their disposal.
Reclaim our country, folks. Don't let it go to the dogs.