Malaysiakini - Hindraf offers Najib 100-day ceasefire reported:
Banned movement Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) will refrain from organising protests or submitting memorandums for 100 days to give new Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak a chance to reform.
And in that 100 days, Hindraf chief P Waythamoorthy said he hoped Najib would release the three leaders of the movement who had been detained under the Internal Security Act since Dec 13, 2007.
Now, that’s smart of Waythamoorthy. The end (release of all detained under the ISA) justifies the means (ceasefire) ..... especially more so when Malaysians, particularly Malays, are known to easily take umbrage at what they perceive as pressure tactics.
Pressure tactics in Malaysia would usually end up with counter productive outcomes (unless the pressure tactics were meant to produce exactly that).
So a Taichi (soft) approach gets better results than a Shaolin (hard) demand. I'll be bold and say that Malay culture indicates a preference for 'makan lembut'.
Priority No 1 for Hindraf - get their people out from ISA detention.
But I don’t suppose we can expect civilised non-grandstanding 2-party democratic practice from a man obsessed with becoming the PM of Malaysia.
What we have been getting has been a series of bull, smelling all the way from the Turkish Embassy (with flak jacket included) through to 916 and even Taiwan, …
... to his eulogy of revolving door UMNO-PKR-UMNO Nasarudin Hashim’s defection as reflecting “... the sentiments of his voters, namely the Malays in his constituency ... as the beginning of a new wave” … ;-)
… which turn out to be mud in his Brahma-n face …
... and unrepentantly, to a ‘BIG’ announcement which I blogged in Anwar, elections' over, so ... what's your 'BIG' announcement to KO Najib? ...
… where I recall Malaysiakini reporting the consummate (wah!) PKR leader said that it would have to wait until after Tuesday's by-election because "The timing is not right now. It could be dangerous."
Oh yes, the Great Reformer said: "I was to make an announcement tonight but after a discussion last night, we have decided that it is too dangerous to do it now. When we win the three by-elections on April 7, then I will make the announcement."
But, after the by-elections, when reporters asked him about his supernova ‘big announcement’ that will screw Najib up kau kau, Anwar said that he had already made a big announcement in Bukit Selambau in regards to the defections of PPP members into PKR.
“We announced the virtual dissolution of Kedah PPP. Isn't that a major announcement?"
Hang on a ding dong minute, Great One, didn’t you say the ‘BIG’ announcement had to be AFTER the by-elections because "The timing is not right now. It could be dangerous"?
When I posted that, not one of his supporters dare say anything, or they deliberately chose to pretend there wasn't any 'BIG' bullsh*t, but instead brought up tangential items.
;-) as I deliberately provoked them on their sad yearning to believe in the political messiah, and what a blatantly false messiah he is, I received angry feedback that I’m intolerant of those who don’t agree with my disdain and disgust for, and dislike and distrust of the World’s Greatest Reformer.
Again, 'twas a reaction totally tangential to my point, namely, where is this man’s credibility? Why are you all keeping quiet to his unmitigated shameless bull, and still praising him?
Therefore I deem it as my blogging duty and right to highlight this sad ostrich-like refusal to see bullsh*t for what its has been, pure Grade 1 bovine poo that stinks to high heaven.
Indeed, what the hell has my dislike for him got to do with what’s blatantly obvious, namely, his words/promises have, time and time again, turned out to be unreliable.
Indeed, none are so blind than those who refuse to see … his bullshit!
And as for Nizar’s monumental victory in Bukit Gantang and his exciting journey to Federal Parliament, I must claim pioneer status in my admiration of Nizar and support for him to have a federal parliamentary role. See my posts:
(1) Nizar Jamaluddin - an MB for Perak-ians
(2) Nizar for Parliament? & various snippets
(3) Anwar Ibrahim is dispensable!
(4) Nizar in federal politics - unlimited potential
But to attribute the Pakatan’s success to Anwar Ibrahim is a fallacy. I am not denying Anwar his role but I would not be far wrong to say it had been a minor one (other than his ‘BIG’ announcement wakakaka).
The real story - the lion share of the credit contributing towards Pakatan's success must go to the hardworking PAS and DAP parties.
The heartland support is divided between PAS and UMNO, and in Bukit Gantang, there was even a 4% swing towards UMNO, thanks to a combination of fear (of Chinese domination) and the ‘mohon derhaka’ misinformation by UMNO, and perhaps the late entry of Dr Mahathir into the campaign.
But we cannot take away PAS’ contribution in convincing around half of the heartland, indeed, in both Bukit’s to vote for Pakatan's candidates.
The DAP did the rest, especially in Bukit Gantang, where the new swing among the anti-Hee Chinese electorate was a humongous 10%, raising the share of Chinese support for Nizar to a tsunamic 75%.
;-) tough if you don't like the facts.