Is the first step
Down the path of deceit
- Ram Tzu
Below are three interesting comments in Malaysiakini Vox Populi regarding the online news portal article about the frog hunter and froggies, namely Anwar: Defections to proceed as planned, and of course my comments in yellow highlights ;-)
Pharmwell: The defection of BN parliamentarians to Pakatan Rakyat? The earlier the better. Why wait until September if they can cross over earlier? I am sure millions of Malaysian have no confidence in the present BN government. Jump/crossover now. Let's have a new beginning.
What about the 'other' millions of Malaysians? Ever heard of the democratic process of elections, and words like ‘universal sufferage’, ‘ballot box’, ‘votes’ and ‘people’s choice’?
No? Never mind then.
Cheong Pah: All the protests, all the blogging, whatever campaign, all the talk and shouting in Parliament are not going to change much. The list of BN wrongdoings during the past 50 years can go on and on and on and on. Everyone with common sense knows that. So why wait for another five years? No way.
What this nation clearly needs is a change of government. Those BN MPs who still have hearts and souls and believe that there is still a God, I beg you (if you want me to go down on my knees I will) join Pakatan now. Your names will go down in history as saviours of Malaysia. Your descendants will be proud of you.
How does one change a government? See my comments above.
And no, their names will go down in history instead as treacherous unconscionable slimy frogs, and their descendants will curse their names for bringing shame (and curses) to their families. Mind you, they could well become very rich.
If we go on and allow the Umnoputeras to keep on plundering the nation, Malaysia will become the next Zimbabwe. The Umnoputeras will never change, no one would (I wouldn't) if they own the goose(s) that lays the golden eggs.
I agree that we must not allow the UMNOputras to continue raping the country, but frog hunting has been precisely the modus operandi of UMNO. There was an UMNO expert who showed this frog-enticing skill in Sabah many years ago – go ask Pairin.
How to stop UMNO's dodgy-ness? Monitor and challenge any dodgy dealings, but first of all, remember 'people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones'.
I hate to say this, but if you don't join Pakatan, you will be the culprits of destroying this country, and for allowing Malaysia to be messed up compared to other countries in this region. May God bless Malaysia and bless the BN MPs with great courage and wisdom to join Pakatan.
Sounds like a threat, with a whiff of UMNO odour too a la ‘… only we can protect/save you … If you don’t support us … the others will dominate you, seize the country … don’t be a traitor … f**k democracy lah, etc etc’
So, is this the reformasi you were fighting for; the democratic process you desire; the public accountability you sought? Man, you sure got lost somewhere along the way.
Doraisamy Karuppiah: In my view, Anwar is giving in too much of a warning to the ruling BN government. As a capable leader, it’s advisable not to reveal too much to BN. Anwar shouldn’t openly give information. Maybe, he might have another dimension in diverting the ruling government’s attention.
If true, then it’s a good start. However, Anwar has to remember that by giving too much advance ‘warning’ of his intentions, BN gains by having more time to plan a sabotage.
No, Doraisamy, it’s precisely the opposite – he wants to provide plenty of warnings and threats so that UMNO will panick and invite him back into UMNO.
Conclusion: I am ashamed that these so-called supporters of political reforms are actually advocating a sinister shameful subversion of the democratic process. A bad BN-UMNO is no excuse to become a bad Pakatan Rakyat-PKR. If BN-UMNO wallows in the cesspool, should Pakatan-PKR wallow in that sh*t as well?