Okay, let me ask that again: Why in the world would Najib select a non-UMNO member to contest in Shah Alam?
We know Ibrahim Ali has been specifically sponsored by Dr Mahathir, and now the UMNO man who didn't fail his application papers in Pasir Mas on nomination day, Che Johan, has been hailed by UMNO there as a hero for allowing the Perkasa Chief to contest shows that UMNO members have been in the know.
Ibrahim Ali is just an opportunist and not so much the real racist as some have come to see him. Mate, if the circumstances require, he'll be jolly-kaki-ing with you through the night, wakakaka. He is nothing more than a paid mercenary, an opportunistic politician who is, to use a Penang term, chnea kay oowa kay, or in loose translation, mindful of which side of the bread is buttered.
Yes, he is annoying but not quite the real danger to social harmony as the other one.
Zulkifli Noordin is different. When he insulted Hinduism I believe he meant it, every word of it, as in every inch of Lord Ganesh trunk and every drop of water in the Ganges.
Has his candidature been Najib's card to the heartland to show he (Najib & UMNO) is staunchly Islamic, a foil to PAS religiosity?
In their support of BN with one of its candidates an insulter of Hinduism, I wonder whether Waythamoorthy and his so-called advisor N Ganesan are really Hindus (in the religious sense)?
In Malaysiakini, a bloke by the pen name of Tamil Mani wrote in a letter titled Waytha, choosing between Ravana and Rama matters.
This was in response to Waythamoorthy's arrogant dismissal of critics who reminded him of the evil oppression of Indians by UMNO for the last 40 years or so. Waythamoorthy had defended his signing of the MoU with UMNO by arguing that that it was inconsequential whether Ravana or Rama ruled the country.
|Guess who would be Ravana?|
Rama and Ravana to Hindus is as Christ and Satan to Christians and Allah swt and
Tamil Mani said: The last few days have been really very sad times for Malaysian Hindus, and especially those who belong to or associate with Hindraf.
I am not referring to the purported betrayal of Indian Malaysians by P Waythamoorthy, the leader of Hindraf, for signing a MOU with BN, nor his willingness to work with BN, nor his subsequent call to Indian Malaysians to return BN to power with a two-thirds majority.
There are enough letters and comments from the cyber-world and right-thinking Malaysians to condemn his latest decision in his avowed bid to uplift the Indian community.
Specifically, I am referring to Waythamoorthy's defense of the MOU wherein he had said it is inconsequential whether Ravana or Rama rules the country.
This is what has me - and, I believe, many other Hindus - really peeved with Waythamoorthy.
In effect, what Waythamoorthy meant was this: "I don't care who - bad or good - rules the country for as long as I get what I want."
So, perhaps Najib knew all along he has the Indians like Waythamoorthy's mob and MIC in his pocket when he daringly nominated the insulter of Hinduism, Zulkifli Noordin, to stand in Shah Alam.
And right on cue, MIC's N Devendren kissed Zulkifli on his cheek on nomination day. I also recall MIC's Kamalanathan hugging Ibrahim Ali in Hulu Selangor, wakakaka.
It would appear Najib certainly knew what he was doing.
Tamil Mani gave a severe jab to Waythamoorthy's Hindu credential when he further wrote:
Now, for Waythamoorthy, to unfavourably cite the Lord's name in a mundane manner and context is the biggest travesty!
For sure, because of his unexpected and shocking U-turn, Waythamoorthy had to defend his decision against many critics, especially those who are also well aware of the plight and status of Indian Malaysians and have been working towards a practical solution.
For sure, he has a right to embrace any party whom he deems will be able to fulfill his goals of uplifting the Indian community, even if it means working with the devil.
But, to drag the name of the Lord in spurious circumstances is unforgivable!
Waythamoorthy undertook a "severe" fast recently, hoping to move the care-taker PM Najib or the PM-in-waiting Anwar to his cause.
Subsequently, he conveniently abandoned the fast when his unrealistic demands were not met by either party.
Then, when his hopelessly scaled-down blueprint was endorsed by Najib, he demeaned the Lord by dragging His name in a thoughtless manner.
With scant regard for the Lord, why then fast in the confines of a temple? Was this merely a big show of piety?