Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Two grumpy old men

FMT on whether the Mahathir-DAP love affair will last:

Former PM Mahathir Mohamad’s appearance at the DAP convention on Sunday gave a fitting end to 2016, a year filled with political turmoil. It marked a complete about-face for the Umno veteran. However, it was a move that was not completely out of character for Mahathir, given his penchant for political histrionics.

The questions now, as raised at the convention by now-former DAP member Shamsher Singh, are: What are DAP and Mahathir up to, and is the quest to oust Prime Minister Najib Razak worth an alliance between two formerly bitter rivals?

DAP’s decision to forge an alliance with Mahathir’s new party, PPBM, seems to fly in the face of its decades-long struggle against the government. Even as an ex-Umno man, Mahathir is a perfect representative of everything the Umno-led government stands for: immovably Malay, stubbornly authoritarian. His mingling with civil rights activists and opposition politicians isn’t going to shake his long history of iron-fisted politicking.

Many observers must have dismissed his glowing words about DAP as facetious. The more he praises his former enemy’s “multiracialism”, the more his intentions are suspect. Commendable as its efforts at multiracialism are, DAP’s public identity remains entrenched in Chinese sentiment. So far, about the only voices of caution have come from the party’s non-Chinese members; besides Shamsher, Sangeet Kaur Deo also cautioned the party, albeit in a less explosive fashion, to be wary of PPBM.

We all know about Mahathir's intention. He wants to protect his ménage at all cost, hence even sucking up to his erstwhile political foe would be a sap-sap-suoi (kacang putih) matter.

I suspect he will even do a Faustian Pact to perpetuate his Maha-Kim Dynasty, let alone bodek what has been known in Malay or UMNO circle as the Chinese Iblis, namely, DAP.

But what about the DAP?

Last month I posted Incongruous alliances in which I wrote (extracts):

... time appears to be running out for the older generation of politicians, though I have heard Mahathir's family has longevity genes which means he will be with us until he's 108 (Chinese auspicious number for someone who dislikes Chinese, wakakaka), perhaps even out-living Najib, wakakaka.

So it's understandable if these elderly pollies get more and more impatient and thus are more willing to form silly and most incongruous alliances to gain the power they want urgently in their life-time, like ultra Melayu semi-Islamic Pribumi (whose leaders do not like Chinese) with secular socialist democrat DAP, when Mahathir and Lim Kit Siang used to tear viciously at each other, wakakaka.

While the DAP, like any political party in federal opposition wants to do, ie., to change the ruling party and thus change the government of the day through elections, I suspect an added factor driving Lim Kit Siang obscenely pell-mell into an incongruous alliance with Mahathir of Pribumi (which name of his new party alone should offend any non-Malay, to add on to Mahathir's known anti-Chinese mentality) is his age (LKS' age, that is).

LKS is already 75, and while he appears well and hearty, missing the coming opportunity in GE-14 (maybe next year) to change the ruling party via the polls will mean he won't be able to realize the acme of his political strife until 2022 when he reaches the age of 81.

Thus time is not on his side. Unlike Mahathir who struggles ferociously, reputedly, for his descendants, LKS struggles hard for his party's objectives, though whatever these are by now I'm not sure anymore, not with LKS' questionable political alliance with Pribumi.

If you have been following his son's public statements prior to the current flirtation between Mahathir and DAP, you would remember that Guan Eng had been more cautious, circumspect and quite reserved in any political relationship with Mahathir.

But as a son, a Chinese son, Guan Eng has had no choice but to back his father's open intention to ally with Mahathir (come hell or high water) in the recent DAP convention. It would have been unfilial of him as a son not to do so, and a political weapon for the BN if there had been a split in the House of Lim on LKS' lustful Maddy affair.

It's not unlike a wonderful humanitarian advocate like Marina Mahathir supporting her father, the draconian Mahathir or that of sweetie Nurul supporting her convict dad.

But there are forces in the DAP which frown on any unjustified alliance with Mahathir, such as Ramkarpal Singh Deo (son of the late Karpal Singh).

In April last year (2015) the now-defunct TMI published a news report titled Working with Dr M to remove PM will be a ‘disaster’, Pakatan told.

plus Maria, wakakaka 

In that report we read Ramkarpal's opinion on working with Mahathir (extracts):

“The question of working with Dr Mahathir is an unimaginable disaster waiting to happen.

“There can be no doubt that Malaysia needs to be saved. While I agree that Najib ought to go, I cannot agree with the means by which Dr Mahathir proposes to do so,” Ramkarpal said in a statement here.

“Asserting pressure on a democratically elected prime minister to step down cannot be democratic and it is high time that Pakatan Rakyat come together at this very critical time against Umno and the Barisan Nasional (BN),” the DAP MP added.

Ramkarpal said that working with Dr Mahathir would mean that PR would just be maintaining the status quo and allow “corruption to continue”.

“I am firmly of the view that saving Malaysia can only mean a new clean, accountable and transparent government."

“Pakatan Rakyat must live up to its promise to Malaysians of being that alternative and democratically oust Najib and the BN through the ballot box,” Ramkarpal stressed.

There wasn't any doubt about Ramkarpal's extremely poor opinion of Mahathir, but alas, LKS has pressed on heedlessly.

And that has compelled Ramkarpal's sister, Sangeet Kaur Deo, to state during debates at the DAP national conference (via MM Online):

“I want to clarify at this stage that it was interesting to see Tun Mahathir in support of Maria’s release when it was him that was instrumental in the cruel enforcement of the ISA.” 

Hasn't she been delightfully sarcastic about Mahathir's all-too-apparent hypocrisy? She ought to know how evil Mahathir had been when it was his regime that incarcerated her father Karpal Singh three times, in 1987, 1989 and 2000.

In the 2000 arrest, Wikipedia states Karpal Singh ...

... was charged for making seditious remarks in court during Anwar's first corruption trial. This was the only known charge of sedition in any country in the Commonwealth of nations brought against a lawyer for remarks made in court in defence of a client.

T'was a period in time when Malaysia was ruled by the iron fist of a PM named Mahathir. And ironically LKS was also detained in Ops Lalang, thanks to that same Mahathir draconian regime.

SIRIM should grade Mahathir's current hypocrisy as 101% bullshit with the potential to metamorphose into anti Chinese venom.

Continuing with Sangeet's statement, “Now I strongly urge the leaders of DAP to be very mindful when we choose our allies. Yes, there are no permanent friends, there are no permanent enemies, but there must be permanent principles. And when we choose our allies, we must be sure that their principles are genuinely in line with ours.”

What Sangeet Kaur said, obviously referring to Mahathir, has been exactly in line with her brother Ramkarpal, namely, that Mahathir's principles (or lack of) aren't those of the DAP.

And may I add in conclusion, nor those of LKS, given his current nyanyok mentality and heedless rush into an unholy alliance with Mahathir, which has turned him sadly from being my hero to being a big bloody zero.

I excuse him on my belief it's his age and associated anxious desire to finish with and on a glorious chapter to his almost half a century of political struggle, since 1969.


  1. u didnt read tha part "applause had broken out the moment dr m, accompanied by dap sec gen lge ......" ? u, ah singh, ah kaur is the minority la, dun gloss over by blaming lks, very childish.

  2. I see it very differently.

    Yes, both Mahathir and Lim Kit Siang are driven by a form of desperation arising from their advanced age.

    Both , for different reasons, realise they have very little time left on this Earth to correct a great wrong being visited upon this Great country, by having a Mega Crook as its Prime Minister.

    Lim Kit Siang is a great man, while Mahathir is, frankly, of dubious character. But I support what they are currently focused on with laser-sharp intensity.

    This current Prime Minister, being relatively young , could have decades more opportunity to grind this country into dust, Zimbabwe's Mugabe style , far, far worse than the Phillipines, even as he and his family build up their Billion Dollar asset empires.

    There will be no more Malaysia left for future generations if nothing changes.

    1. lks is only great if he could make dap more inclusive, less pamper his son like a mother, n able to handle pas n hudud.

      lks is great if he dare to tell msian nothing wrong for him, or a chinese to be a pm, n really make dap a party that more democratic n less racial.

      lks is great if he really know how to counter the umno narration that dap is a chinese party that want to kick out a malay polity, instead it is anwar in the past, n currently mahathir that do the talking for him.

      lks is only a great opposition, his or his son fanboy oso the same, a great opposition fanboy.

  3. All of u, keyboard surfers, DO spend some little time u have, after wasting most of yr useful hours in conspiracy to syok-sendiri, to read

    1)SunTzi - Art of War

    2)Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince

    Makes very sure u know what u want to know in politic, not political-correctism!

    Especially not yr two cent self indulgence.

    1. some can't help but being Machiavellian, some do things correctly, honestly and with decency, so decide which you want to support as your representative, wakakaka

    2. raja petra claim he read sunzi, but most of his writes these day sound like shit, he even claim chinese trade something have a role on dap takeover penang, what a ignorance kind of joke. so u see, if this type of writer say they read art of war, it is an insult to sunzi la.

    3. Ooops...u forget all of them r politicians!

      'do things correctly, honestly and with decency'????

      What twilight zone u r having yr wet dream NOW? I'm pretty sure it's no DownUnder.

      Unless u have a different definition for politician/politikus.

      Small mind can't see BIG picture. Thus keep looping for syiok-sendiri political-correctness!

      Removing the current pestilence SHOULD be the top priority. Ahjibgor is perhaps yr idea choice BUT he is definitely NOT my lowest choice for a decent representative.

      Wakakakaka???? A dry cough, I think.


  4. those with principles will have their heads blown off first in the battlefield
    don't forget your opponent is ruthless and principles is certainly not in their vocabulary
    these two old men knows what it's like to kick ball with your hands tied behind your back
    going into the ring without a coach and a towel boy is no longer an option

  5. A shaker of event, thinks of big picture. He/she might not be the saint in the immediate time period. But by laying on the foundation, as example(good or bad) & base, they push for the later generation to create a better future reference.

    This is a form of destructive creation - no loss no gain!

    Collateral damages r thus the small prices to be paid to achieve that ultimate goal.


    Only the breeding-hearts & the small-minds keep talking about localised decency & temporal honesty to syiok-sendiri.

    By confining their short-sighted idealism to their immediate surroundings, they forfeit the greater harm done to the eco-system, that's far much larger, if the changes r not made.

    LKS & Maddy might not be the shakers implied. But they r definitely the initiators of the process leading to the eventual demise of umno if they can keep holding fort in this effort despite their OWN udangs.

    They r the spark that causes the awakening of the bolihland, especially those heartlanders, who have been living on tongkat induced blur-sotongness.

    Many bolihlanders, diaspora included, r just pseudo-liberals claiming their egoistic word-plays by inducing sentiments, racial &/or religious, to justify their egoistic & 'rewards' ONLY.

    So, look at the BIG picture & set yr priority RIGHT, if it's within yr line of thought, before u wakakakaking about yr 2cent worth.

    1. Hitler was also a BIG picture person

    2. So, what's yr point????

      Didn't his atrocities create a compassionated Germany of today?

      Didn't his Jews genocide put a heightened awareness about the evil of a single-minded persuasion of supremacists??

      Wordsmith should have an extra level of comprehension skill;

      'But by laying on the foundation, as example(good or bad) & base, they push for the later generation to create a better future reference.'

      Tsk..tsk...what can one says about a minion, trying hard to twist his small-mind, silo thinking for public consumption!!

  6. Wakakaka sounded like 死雞撑飯蓋 :-()

    Although both are BIG pictures but there's still the factor of Good and Evil mah! So the choice is obvious isn't it!

  7. Visionary Big Picture persons have Big capacity for Good and Evil.
    You have Hitler - and you have Winston Churchill.
    You have Mahatma Gandhi - and you have Stalin.

  8. Wakakakaka....Visionary Big Picture persons;

    Hitler - Aryan supremacist promoter that wanted to exterminate all human sub-spieces for the purest bloodline

    Churchill - sinked Lusitania and brought the United States into World War I to save his queen & country

    Gandhi - non-violent resistant movement founder & yet hiding known racial bias towards Africans (Ghanaians)

    Stalin - Soviet dictator that forced built White Russian cold war empire by enslaving his own people

    Mao zetong - uniting dissected modern China via thoughtless & cruellest culture revolution

    Each & every one of them were carrying collateral bloods in their hands for their vision of big picture!

    Yet some r been cursed for generations while others r been put on the altar as savers.

  9. Dear Kaytee,

    Thanks for the erudite article as always.

    RPK has stated that DAP is finished due to the Tun Dr. M/LKS alliance. The fat lady has already sang her final tune. It is all over then. GE 14 will be a walkover for BN



    1. Heil the crystal ball grazer of Manchester!!!

      Double heil the blurx2 follower of that megalomaniac in foretelling the future of bolihland.

      Go & continue yr wet dream under the tempurung lah, if there is still one, when that kleptomaniac big spender has had his/her field day.