Saturday, October 20, 2007

The total humiliation of PPP - a lesson for BN parties

One year ago I posted PPP - end of the road? I then wrote:

“… Kayveas had offended many BN leaders when he called for the 9 BN leaders including Ong Ka Ting, Lim Keng Yaik and Samy Vellu to be sacked from the cabinet after they withdrew their memo to the PM on a religious issue.”

“In my posting
King Sabo I did warn (Kayveas) that “he’s a bit unwise asking for them to be sacked because his Taiping seat is very much dependent on Gerakan’s goodwill and support."

“Additionally I see the PPP not adding any value to the BN, with Kayveas unwanted on both sides of the political fence. So I suppose AAB no longer has much use for him or the PPP. I wouldn’t be surprised if AAB cuts him loose or ignores him in the next pre-selection and WTF can the PPP do? The once-powerful PPP is not even a pale shadow of its old self; nowadays it’s just a sore pimple on the BN’s backside.”

Alas, for Kayveas and most of all for his PPP members, it was hardly surprising that they were resoundingly, abjectly and severely humiliated to no ends at their Malacca annual general assembly on Monday by an UMNO vice president.

Malaysiakini reported that their guest of honour, yes, the PPP’s guest of honour, Ali Rustam, the Malacca Chief Minister who was invited to officially open the assembly, sneeringly told the
PPP to get out of Barisan Nasional now if the party wishes.

He spat out while gesturing at the PPP totally gobsmacked delegates:
“PPP can leave BN. All of you can leave. Either today or tomorrow. Why wait until the general election? What’s there to wait for?”

Needless to say, Ali Rustam’s ‘shock & awe’ sneaky attack on a BN component party has left Kayveas and his members totally humiliated (I need to say this word 'humiliated' again), enraged and probably in tears – in tears because as I had blogged last year, Ali Rustam had said what kaytee had predicted, though to be frank, I didn’t expect such a cruel publicly executed UMNO low kick to a helpless PPP’s groin.

I don’t intend to go into every minor detail that Malaysiakini has lovingly reported ;-) but I want to ask a question: That was on Monday; today’s Saturday, AAB in elegant silence since then means that he had condoned, supported or even gave the greenlight for Ali Rustam to be the hatchet man to chase an overstaying unwanted PPP out of the BN.

Raja Petra of Malaysia-Today blog, who knows more about the internal manoeuvrings and whatnot of UMNO, even has Ali Rustam making snide rude remarks at AAB during that 50-megaton nuclear opening speech, such as
“if the Prime Minister gives PPP a seat then he has no balls (pengecut). Tak boleh ikut cara dia …“

I am sorry to say that while I love to read Raja’s articles, I am wary of his conspiracy theory, which would usually have Najib Tun Razak at his centre. We so happen to know that Najib has been a long de facto target, so when it's the same again with Raja's recent article where he (Raja) has Ali Rustam teaming up as a possible No 2 to Najib, I tend to laugh it away as "C'mon lah, Peter, not again!"

Raja blogged that
“… Was it that he [Ali Rustam] was delivering Najib’s message or that Najib has endorsed what he is saying? Or is it to demonstrate that he is Najib’s number two?”

“There is much speculation on who will be Najib’s Deputy when he takes over as Prime Minister. This question has been satisfactorily answered on 15 October 2007. Ali Rustam made it clear that he and not the Prime Minister makes the decisions. As far as Ali Rustam is concerned the Prime Minister pengecut, ….. Yes, that leaves only him remaining as the most suitable candidate to become the next Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.”

I personally don’t believe that Ali Rustam has the nerve to buck AAB (and why should he?) because he had recently been brown-nosing the PM by organising a Malacca award for Jeanne Abdullah just on the 30 June this year – I blogged on that in
Elegant Smile - Elegant Title - Elegant Hopes?

I have nothing against Jeanne but I have to ask what has she done to achieve a Datukship ahead of many others?

OK, Najib has been similarly honoured recently – see
Malacca - truly Hang Tuah-ish Boleh!

I suspect Ali Rustam is doing nothing more than to position himself for a stronger position in UMNO. It may well be that he senses he’s about to be ousted in party politics to a lower rung than the VP he currently holds, which may also explain why he attacked his Perak and Pahang counterparts.

As I had blogged in
Elegant Smile - Elegant Title - Elegant Hopes?
“... Jeanne was awarded the title in a ceremony at Seri Negeri yesterday. There were more than 500 (presumably adoring oo-ing and ah-ing) dignitaries, including CM Mohd Ali Rustam and his wife Asmah Abdul Rahman at the ceremony. Hmmm, someone still (elegantly) hopes to be the come-back kid ... eh?"

‘… the come-back kid …’? Yes, Ali Rustam has been in UMNO sh*t house for a while, which I reckon has been why he had launched crusades after crusades against the hated pigs of Malacca, to show him off as a heroic pig-killing paragon, then a Hang Bodek with the two top UMNO leaders, and now the Saladin of UMNO who has single-handedly humiliated PPP for having the damn nerve to merajuk (sulk) threateningly against UMNO. He wants to show he’s a Hang Tuah in the eyes of UMNO conservatives - and most of UMNO members are conservatives.

So I am strongly inclined to discount Raja Petra's conspiracy theory, and instead, put more store in an anxious Ali Rustam who's damn worried about his position in UMNO.

But I must ask again, since Ali Rustam's disgraceful discourteous disrespectful behavior as a guest of honour, a conduct so unbecoming and totally out of character with the old world courtesy of a Malay guest, why has AAB and Najib not say a single word of mollification to PPP (yes, let alone rebuked Ali Rustam!)?

To paraphrase Winston Churchill’s immortal quote of gratitude to the Royal Air Force after the Battle of Britain: “Never in the field of coalition politics has so much humiliation been dealt to so many by so few”, the 'few' being one wannabe 'comeback kid'.

Well, Kayveas? Well, PPP members, are you people prepared to sit quietly and eat Malacca sh*t?

But let this be a lesson too to the MCA, Gerakan and MIC!


  1. Well said KTemoc,your piece puts Kayveas and PPP in their proper place and also expose Ali Rustam for the big bully he is! Much as I may disagree with the way Ali Rustam humiliates Kayveas and PPP, I think both deserve it for their merajuk conduct! Kayveas should know that he and PPP are no more welcome in BN anymore than they were in the opposition in the 70s. It is wrong of Kayveas to perpetually invoke the reputation of the Seenivasagam brothers to demand more seats to contest for the PPP even though he knows the PPP of the Seenivasagam days and the PPP he leads now are poles apart. Both the BN components and the opposition are glad to see Kayveas and PPP humiliated, and the more sadistic among them would even agree with Ali Rustam for the PPP to quit the BN on the spot.

  2. kayveas, where are your cojones ?? how come he and his members let that CM crushing at your turf, at the agm ... stupid stupid stupid . .. .the ppp has no dignities at all. they all should close shop and commit sepukku, so ashamed. . that kayveas no leader at all, being humiliated like dat still dont do anything. he should kick the cm out of the meeting instead of let him continue spitting shits out. does kayveas enjoy being humiliated ? he should resign, such disgraced leader.....

    btw, can i get the full transcript, i want to frame it at my wall, to see how such leader of a party being shot with not retaliation ....

  3. Ali Rustam is a racial-supremacist brute. Let's not forget his actions some months ago, when he proclaimed that all non-Malays who are willing to toe-the-line can easily become Malays and enjoy the benefits. His racist actions then outraged native Sabahans. His undignified actions now outrage members of his own coalition. This is UMNO's MB material.

  4. even a mosquito party has dignity;which is to quit BN. gerakan next when it becomes another mosquito party? no, coz it is being used to as a counter blancing factor in Penang?
    PPP and Gerakan has one commonality which is suppossedly to be non-racial. time out for these sort of parties?

  5. Goodness gracious, if one is made to swallow humble pie do the honourable thing. Leave. Run. Whacked left right, top and bottom and sit there defenceless not able to hit back, how long can one stomach the fact being a punching bag on your own ground? Do the honourable thing to save one's dignity.