No point in condemning Hishamuddin Hussein for his blatant double standards in handling demagogue Ibrahim Ali.
As Haris Ibrahim reminded us, the double standard is already so obvious in Hishamuddin explicitly stating Ibrahim Ali is NOT an extremist but that some Chinese are.
Ibrahim Ali is merely a front man for UMNO, which has been why Hishamuddin won’t act; likewise in his kid gloves treatment of Utusan.
Ahmad Mustapha Hassan, who wrote ’The Unmaking of Malaysia’, and also a former general manager of state news agency Bernama as well as the press secretary to both former PM Tun Razak and then-DPM Dr Mahathir, lamented in The Malaysian Insider’s A very dirty and very dangerous game that:
In sports games can be made dirty and sometimes fatal. But they only involve the players and nobody else. But in the case of politics when the game becomes dirty and dangerous, the country and the people will suffer. There are no gainers and even the perpetrators themselves will suffer.
Their aim is to destroy their opponents with no compunction as to what happens to the country. We have to beware of such political shenanigans.
The current coalition of parties in power especially the main player Umno is in a state of panic.
The length of time that they had been in power had made them flabby in their thinking and actions. They simply cannot comprehend that their actions and the actions of their cahoots are wrong and detrimental to the welfare of the people. Their blind support for the grave mistakes by their agents proves their inability to grasp the seriousness of these actions. They pass the blame on others for the blunders made by these agent provocateurs.
In his article, Ahmad Mustapha Hassan also explained why UMNO is petrified of the alliance of DAP and PAS, where more Malays have now lent their support to the Rocket. He explained how UMNO has unleashed its provocateurs like Utusan, Perkasa and Pembela to agitate against DAP and the Christians, to demonize the DAP in the eyes of the Malays.
This has led many to blame rightwing elements in UMNO for the recent unfounded accusations (sheer blatant lies) against Chinese, Christians and the imaginary Communist bogeymen.
But kaytee believes it depends on what they meant by ‘rightwing’ elements?
If they mean those UMNO members who are worried that Najib’s liberalization of economic policies won’t guarantee their ability to continue dipping their snouts into the trough, then I agree. But then, why not just call them rent seekers instead of adding a racial-political hue to those leeches, because in life behind their sandiwara politics, these bastards would be real pally-buddies with their rich Chinese towkays friends.
It’s not about religion, race or ideology. It’s about the economic gravy train. It’s all about the avarice of some UMNO bigwigs. They have been playing with fire to ensure their personal economic-financial interests are protected. They're prepared to set the country aflame to satisfy their greed.