In my posting Ijok – the final countdown, one anonymous visitor commented: “Rural uneducated malaysians can be easily bought over by the bn either by cheap gifts or threats of bodily harm. They think of only the present for their own stomachs, while discarding the future of their children. To them, the murderers of altantuya can get away with the crime for all they care“.
Can you see the disconnect between the Altantuya murder and issues confronting the Ijok residents. Obviously the visitor couldn't! He might have wanted Najib strung up on a raintree by a vigilante corp but why should he criticise the Ijok residents for not throwing themselves into an issue raised mainly by PKR on its anti-Najib campaign - a campaign based at this stage on sheer allegations.
If, according to Lim Kit Siang, Machap was a dishonourable victory for the BN because of its disgraceful pork barrelling, then regardless of the results in Ijok on Saturday, PKR has regrettably conducted a dishonourable campaign based on allegations of DPM Najib Razak being involved with the Altantuya murder, without even waiting for the court case or due process.
While there has been an orchestrated operation to fling enough Mongolian poo around so that some would stick on Najib regardless of his involvement, far more disappointing has been the fact that many bloggers, without keeping a balanced and reasoned conduct, have leapt too eagerly on to the anti-Najib band wagon without even knowing the covert insidious campaign to blacken Najib’s reputation, not so much for claimed justice but for cynical and Machiavellian politics.
One lady blogger demanded that Najib answer to a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to PKR allegations that he was involved with the Altantuya case. When Najib did just that, saying he hadn’t even met the late lady before, another blogger immediately jumped in to allege that Najib ‘doth protest too much’.
We can see that the campaign has been to blacken Najib’s reputation regardless, and shamefully, many bloggers who participated had no clue they were being used. Yes, used!
If Najib is alleged to be guilty, let the courts decide. In a western justice model it’s called due process, that very process we have been crying out for the BN government to apply. So aren’t we being little hypocritical slugs?
And it’s certainly not for an ‘interested’ party, PKR to pronounce Najib guilty as charged, nor to sentence him to immediate political death a la the Iraqi model for Saddam Hussein.
Anwar Ibrahim has been touted as a fair dinkum politician, a reformer, but his incessant relentless campaign to attack Najib re the Altantuya case, an issue that’s to be decided by the Malaysian courts, has done him discredit and shown his true colours of nastiness.
It would seem that to Anwar and PKR, the outcome of the Ijok election is not as important as rubbishing Najib.
KTemoc speaks out fairly, in this case, for Najib Razak. Call me what you like but I can’t stand bloody unfairness and underhanded tactics. And I call upon those bloggers who aren't PKR members to be aware of being used by a man who has a reputation of talking the hind quarters off an ass.