Tuesday, July 15, 2008

'Xcuse, we're DAP, we don't plot coup d'état!

Yesterday when I posted The Achilles heel of Anwar Ibrahim I quoted a Malaysiakini report 'Opposition had planned demo today' which had Home Affairs Minister Syed Hamid claiming his ministry has received information that the opposition would be staging numerous demonstrations with the sole purpose of toppling the government.

I was alarmed by the term 'opposition' because that would include the DAP, which I doubt would be involved in the sort of street agitation that a particular group (not DAP) is particularly fond of and already notorious for.

Thus I added a comment that Syed Hamid had probably meant the PKR ;-)

“…numerous demonstrations were to be staged by the opposition with the sole purpose of toppling the government.”

The above statement by Syed Hamid of alleged 'opposition' intent reminded me of my post Anwar Ibrahim sings Canto-pop songs? one year ago where I commented on an article by one of Malaysiakini columnists, Manjit Bhatia, who lambasted the Malaysian non-Malays (mainly Chinese and Indians) for paying only lip service to their support for the opposition.

As an example of their alleged 'apathetic' political commitment, he singled out the general lack of non-Malay participation in the Anwar Ibrahim inspired street protest, the so-called reformasi revolution, that was launched after the former DPM was sacked from UMNO.

In that post I attached my letter to Malaysiakini rebutting Manjit Bhatia’s criticisms of the Chinese and Indians. I wrote (extract):

“…the Chinese wouldn't want to take sides in what was basically a tussle between two Umno factions - Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s and Anwar Ibrahim's ...”

“That one side lost was inevitable and certainly not the concern of either the Chinese or Indians. That the loser suffered all the subsequent nastiness is regrettable but hardly made that bloke a political reformist. Yes, Bhatia may not even be aware that Chinese Malaysians looked upon, and still do, Anwar Ibrahim and his so-called reformasi with cynicism, distrust and indeed disdain.”

“… most non-Malays didn't view the so-called reformasi street protests as a clarion call for Malaysians to join in to protest against a repressive state. They didn't associate their own repression with Anwar falling on his Umno keris.”

“To them, Anwar was not the solution but rather part of the problem. Anwar had played for high stakes in a game that determined his personal ascendancy to the top of Umno, and which didn't include non-Malay Malaysians.”

“So when he faltered in his ambitious endeavour, don't blame the non-Malays for not buying his spin that it was about political reforms. That's about as plausible as the Bush administration's fabrication on the Saddam Hussein-Osama Laden link.”

Well, my faith in the DAP as not the rebel rousing rabble was justified in a news report by Malaysia titled DAP trio: Meeting ... what meeting? where Lim Snr and Jnr, and Tan Seng Giaw demanded a retraction from Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar, who was quoted in the Star as saying that the DAP leaders had attended the meeting in PKR headquarters.

Lim Jnr said: “On July 9, none of the DAP leaders were in the PKR headquarters (in Petaling Jaya, for the alleged meeting). (Syed Hamid) said that if his intelligence is not true, he is willing to withdraw his statement. We are demanding that he withdraws his statement because it is false, it is untrue, complete fabrication, complete lie.”

“In fact we have not stepped into the new PKR headquarters. It shows that the intelligence department is not reliable. They can give false information, so perhaps they can be charged under the Printing Presses and Publications Act for spreading false news.”

All had alibis to discredit Syed Hamid's accusation. The Minister then attempted to tap dance away by blaming the (unintelligent) intelligence report he received. He tried to salvage some ‘face’ by merajuk-ingly saying:

“If they seek an apology properly, then I will apologise properly. If they shout and call names, then it is a bit difficult.”

Lim GE, take it from me, Syed Hamid has virtually said “sollee leow” – You know how it is with UMNO people, or those who were formerly from UMNO - to paraphrase Erich Segal, "UMNO means never having to say you're sollee" - wakakaka!


  1. Ahtantoyol's final words she ever heard in this world might had been: "Love means never having to say you're c4ed"

  2. "UMNO means never having to say you're sollee"

    sound like u. u r just a teflon as anwar that u hate..

  3. We are DAP,
    We are neither
    a Party that Knocks your Rear,
    a Party that is Keen to Rebel rebel rebel on maa!!!

  4. ktemoc's writing talent is exceptional plus his well thought-out and researched articles are far better than a lot of those bloggers in Malaysiakini's "Our Choice" bloggers. How come ktemoc is not included in the list under "our choice" Top blogs?

    He may criticize anwar but i thot malaysiakini supports free press and doesnt take sides???

    btw i m so sick and tired of anwar and the govt and all the stupid drama playing before our eyes.

  5. contd..

    and to think malaysiakini includes Patrick teoh's very profanely titled blog Ni*****. I dont even want to spell it in full.

    and he ends his blog articles with his title curse almost everytime, yucks

  6. If a Home Minister has such an unreliable intelligence dept. he must be placing us in a very insecure situation or, has he gathered most of his information from the star? Not surprising though, journalists have better brains and reliable because MSM are all BN lapdogs.

  7. i enjoy reading ktemoc's blogs. He's able to convey disgust, anger, opinion and what not, with his literary talent and his political knowledge.

    I suspect those who curse all the time have limited vocabulary or lack literary competence.

  8. i used to enjoy ktemoc's blog very much but now... not that much... because my dear ktemoc, you talk too much about anwar. anwar this anwar that! everyday come in, mostly about anwar here anwar there. getting pretty boring lah.

    anony 7.17pm
    it's simple lah. you mentioned m'kini's 'our choice' - have you click on it? and read it? bottom part? it says "anonymous blogger need not apply" - so there you have it. ktemoc is an anonymous blogger so it won't be listed under 'top blogs'.

    go and read that bottom part! and take note all the top blogs are non anonymous, with real names. well... i'm qualified... er... i mean qualified as being non anonymouu (i have my real name and even photo) BUT unfortunately i don't blog as good (or even close) as ktemoc, so will never ever be among m'kini's "top blog". :(

  9. aah.. that's why. thanks for enlightening me.

    still i cant understand why malaysiakini actually endorsed patrickteoh's blog ...with a title like that ..sheesh. (can go join bung mokhtar)

    anon 7:17

  10. Never trust this gomen. Remember the indelible ink during election? and of course, they told us that petrol prices would not increase.

  11. Let us just say people change. People must be given a chance. We gave Badawi a chance. We gave most people a chance as Malaysians we are very "tolerant" in most things unless it has something to do with race and religion.
    Economically and in leadership we gave most UMNo fellas a chance but sorry that they grabbed the chances ...alas only to fill their pockets. So did MCA, MIC and other leaders.
    Let us pray and give the new PKR leaders and MPS a chance and even ANWAR. You see they are humans after all. Only a cat has nine lives and only DR M comes close to it! Almost. PHEW!

    Lets give PKR a chance. And pray to Allah at the same time.

  12. "ktemoc's writing talent is exceptional plus his well thought-out and researched articles are far better than a lot of those bloggers in Malaysiakini's "Our Choice" bloggers. How come ktemoc is not included in the list under "our choice" Top blogs?"

    "i enjoy reading ktemoc's blogs. He's able to convey disgust, anger, opinion and what not, with his literary talent and his political knowledge."


    KT, are you writing ur own comments. HAHAHAHAHHHHAHAHHAHHHA.

    What a literary genius. Now he just needs 1. a heart and 2. to get over Anwar....

    lucia, i think ur blog is great. what's so great about zorro's blog. bless the old man but he curses far too much, i think.

  13. and the cracks have just gotten bigger by that vehement denial of any part DAP might (NOT) have in the planned demo's. to say that they dun see eye to eye is an understatement. this whole Pakatan is a farce, although individually (minus PKR) they are still somewhat promising, and the result of the GE was only protest voting.

  14. Dear Readers

    Perhaps if Ktemoc discloses his/her true identity, we will be able to understand why he/she has this unhealthy Anwar fixation.

    I've said it before and I will say it again, Anwar is just riding on the giant wave of popular discontent with this incompetent and corrupt regime. You can stop a man but you will find it very, very difficult to stop a popular movement for change! Take a look at regime changes in South Korea, Taiwan, Eastern Europe.

    Phua Kai Lit

  15. Yes, KTemoc is literally a genie ass: perhaps the stupidest literal genie ass who ever lived. Jed: thanks for letting me laugh with you!!Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha