Yesterday Malaysiakini published my article Plagiarism cries, and the tragedy of Hindraf which is an improved and expanded version of my earlier post SARSI?
I had written it as a letter to Malaysiakini but was delighted when Malaysiakini editor Steven Gan offered to publish it as a MKINI Comment article.
Incidentally my submission to Malaysiakini was prior to Uthayakumar announcing his intention to have HRP (his political party) participate in GE-13 in a number of Pakatan stronghold seats.
How much adverse effect will HRP participation have on Pakatan chances to retain those seats remains to be seen as some Indians have returned to BN's fold while some continue to support Pakatan, and some no doubt will support HRP.
But regardless of the percentage distribution of Indian voters among BN, Pakatan and Hindraf, there will undoubtedly be some adverse effect on Pakatan's chances.
In a critical situation like GE-13 when we have already suspected the EC of being less than impartial, no matter how small HRP's effect will be on Pakatan, it will be most unhelpful to Pakatan's ability to hold on to the state of Selangor.
It's very possible that those Pakatan strongholds will be rendered by HRP into non-stronghold seats, so is it a coincidence that HRP wants to contest there?
When you examine the impossible odds of HRP winning any of those seat, not unlike a snowflake's chance in hell, you have to conclude that Uthayakumar like Darth Vader has gone over to the dark side of the Force, or if we want to be kind, not that it'll be complimentary at all, he has done a silly vindictive dummy spit*.
* Urban dictionary defines 'dummy spit' as an Australian term meaning to lose one's temper and/or indulge in a display of anger or frustration. The phrase is usually used of an adult, and the implication is that the outburst is childish, like a baby spitting out its dummy (pacifier) in a tantrum and refusing to be pacified.
But political dummy spits are costly indulgences (unless of course there is a generous benefactor or backer) so we are forced to think of the worst.
Thus, in my article published by Malaysiakini, Plagiarism cries, and the tragedy of Hindraf, my naughty suggestion ...
This leads us uncomfortably to the suspicion that the DAP has been an unwanted suitor, when Hindraf probably desires someone else. I hope I am wrong but when I read in Malaysiakini’s ‘Tough issues in store for second PM-Hindraf meet’ I see a totally different Hindraf reaction to its meeting with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. Dare I say it has been coquettishly coy complete with fluttering eyelashes?
|ayoyo Aneh, do you like my fluttering eyelashes?|
|Ayoyo Aneh, do you like my fluttering eyelashes?|
... appears rather prescient, not that my analysis requires the intellect of a rocket scientist.
I reckon my title 'The tragedy of Hindraf' has been appropriate because the man who accuses DAP Indian MPs and ADUNs of being mandores is now suspected of being the biggest mandore of all, a mandore of Najib.
|Aiyoyo Aneh, do you like our help holding the lei up for Akkai?|
And maybe that's why Indian Malaysians have been marginalized for so long.
Uthayakumar and Waythamoorthy, please stand aside and let the DAP look after the Indians as the party has promised in its Gelang Patah Declaration.
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(2) Malaysia's Economic Pariahs?
(3) Hated by Indra
(4) Marginalization of Indians - the true story