Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Anwar Ibrahim - 'heartland' fixated!

In my earlier post Perak DUN - a house of cards undone by frogs, I commented on Anwar Ibrahim welcoming the revolving-door frog, Nasarudin Hashim, ADUN for Bota in Perak to PKR.

The Great One claimed the Nasaruddin’s defection “... reflected the sentiments of his voters, namely the Malays in his constituency ... as the beginning of a new wave.”

Nothing about the non-Malays in Bota?

While on the 'beginning of the new wave' from Bota, would Anwar Ibrahim allow that the defection of erstwhile PKR Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi and Osman Jailu also “... reflected the sentiments of their voters, namely the Malays in their constituencies ... as the beginning of a new wave”?

Would the PKR anwaristas agree?

Not only did the Great One coo gleefully (then) about his new asset (so he thought), he just had to ennunciate the Malay nature of the defection, the ‘new wave’ so to speak!

We see that ethno-centric emphasis again in Penanti where Malaysiakini reported in Anwar: Penanti marks beginning of BN's end that the Great Reformer stated:

“Penanti is a 70 percent Malay constituency. For the BN to decline to contest in an area where hitherto they would not bat an eyelid to contest is proof that, right now, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.”

I was hoping we would move away from the ethno-emphasis of constituencies, especially when Pakatan Rakyat followers have been throwing full hearted support behind PR candidates, regardless of their political background, PAS, PKR or DAP, or their religion, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Sikhism, etc or indeed their ethnic origin, Malay, Chinese, Indian, Eurasian, Thai, etc.

But trust Anwar Ibrahim to raise it again. A leopard never changes its spots (and if you don't like it, then balik Tiongsun lah, and don't try to ring those Hindu temple bells too).

And of course he seems to forget that slightly more than 27% of voters in Penanti or around 4150 warm bodies are non-Malay Malaysians … which might help explain why Fairus had won with a majority of 2219 votes.

The BN knows that the non-Malay preference for Pakatan is frighteningly overwhelming, as was witnessed in Bukit Gantang where they backed a PAS candidate to the hilt.

That’s probably what has persuaded Najib not to commit political seppuku in Penanti.

Anwar Ibrahim is so obsessed with his ‘heartland’ fantasy, his 'new wave of Malay voters', that he has dismissed so casually the support of the ‘nons’.


  1. Tell me, Mr Ktemoc, since when is Anwar interested in the non-Malay voters?

  2. Ktemoc,
    You never answer on your objective. Don't forget there is LGE being Penang CM. If you fancy on Karpal Singh, know when to stop ya


  3. Cant argue on this one.
    I agree with you on this one here KT.
    Anwar do still have "stale blood" from umno and tends to forget that he now PR.
    It is still very difficult to shake the disease. Racial disease .
    50 years of racial divide and some of the younger ones are born in the mid of it.
    As a PR supporter , at times we are blinded by wishful thinking for a perfect Malaysia.
    We do need to learn how to crawl before standing and run.
    Anwar better be more credible about bringing up certain BIG issues too as they tends to be lemons most of the time.
    BUT PR is not about one man.
    As it is not a one man show.

  4. Ktmoc.you are the one turning this into a racial issue. What AI did or say is to ridicule UMNO, who claims to represent the Malays. Thus he was stating a fact why UMNO/BN chicken out in a constituency where Malays are the majority.
    Ktmoc, you are just as good as rocky

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  6. Chapto-Irrelevant ®™3:54 pm, May 20, 2009

    As you know, KTemoc is one of Zhang Ziyi's lovers (or is he merely an admirer?). That being the case, I have to warn KTemoc not to go all the way with Zhang Ziyi, as it has recently been reported that she is an arrogant vixen. She doesn't eat instant noodles, and it would be difficult, for example, for KTemoc to feed her if he brings her to remote parts of Australia (good for admiring nature and lovemaking). KTemoc's impossible love affair here reminds me of what W. B. Yeats calls "that most fecund ditch of all":
        The folly that man does
        Or must suffer, if he woos
        A proud woman not kindred of his soul.
    My advice to KTemoc: Go find easier females — there are tons of 'em in Oz.

  7. Chapto-Irrelevant ®™4:10 pm, May 20, 2009

    Sorry for the faulty Zhang Ziyi news link. This is the correct one: click here. :D

  8. Fcukatan Arseholes5:05 pm, May 20, 2009

    KTemoc , you and your blog is under attack by those Anwaristas . They have resorted to personal attacks on you and some of your very vocal supporters and commentors by calling them names . I have a feeling I know who they are ...

  9. Chapto-Irrelevant, I like bitchy wome as I had blogged in http://ktemockongsamkok.blogspot.com/2007/08/rightwing-bitch-1.html and http://ktemockongsamkok.blogspot.com/2007/08/rightwing-bitch-2.html