Sunday, November 28, 2010

Zaid Ibrahim: A Trojan Horse?

It was quite disturbing listening to a bunch of lawyers openly chastising Zaid to some of my friends during last Friday's happy hours session.
They claimed that Zaid was paid between RM10-15M to stir up some mess within PKR. That was exactly the same piece of rumor that have been circulating around running up to PKR party election. At the same time, there was this piece of rumor that Azmin and gang have purportedly received RM 200M for their quest to take control of the party.
What really puzzles me then was why so much attention was given to Zaid's while Azmin's was treated like a non-event by some bloggers, word of mouths and even the mainstream media.
Perhaps, it is time to question ourselves following the chain of events that have had happened.
1. The mainstream media biased reporting favoring Azmin should raise this question. Who has the control over the mainstream media? I don't think I need to spell this out..
2. If someone plans to plant a trojan horse, what would the best way to do that? Obviously, it is for the trojan horse to remain in the party. Zaid quits PKR and what good is a trojan horse when he is not within. It just doesn't make any sense at all.
And now, they are confirming that Zaid is the trojan horse just because he is going to form a new party soon.
It tells me that the mainstream media has been very successful this time. People are now beginning to question PR's ability to run the country. They can even blatantly point to one isolated corruption case involving PR's candidate and generalizes that there's no difference between BN and PR without even making any effort to compare it's rampancy and action taken against the wrongdoer.
This is exactly what is happening on the street. This is exactly how gullible most Malaysians are. Just constantly bombard them with the same propaganda and lies can become truth. Amazing, right?
Now back to the trojan issue, lets take a look at Pas for example. Each time when the tide went against BN, we would be getting Hadi Awang or Nasharuddin coming out with damaging statement as to provide check and balances to the sentiment. Islamic state or unity talks and whatnot. Isn't that the duty of a trojan horse? They hold leadership in Pas and yet they cant even win the seat they contested in, let alone the Trengganu state. Peculiar, isn't it?
And if PKR or DAP is not careful, I am afraid they would be in the same situation given all the recent upheavals that has been happening running up to their respective party's election. These trojans are making their moves strongly. Obviously, there are lots of money involved here and who has all the money and power to do so?
At the end of the day, it is the people who would be sucked and fucked in all these political play.
What choice do we have now? PR definitely cant takeover Putrajaya in the next general election. At best, they can deny BN a two-third majority.
What we can do is to give The Third Force a chance if there is any that is coming up. The Third Force that is going to provide the check and balances in the lawmaking process leaning towards the interest of the nation and the people.
An idea too far-fetched it may seems.. It wont be if we put our mind into it and make that little effort.
Lets do it for the 14th GE. What Say You?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ku Li Factor To Favor BN In Galas?

All of you have probably read predictions made by political analysts for the past week and most of the their prediction were in BN favor. Most probably their conclusion was based solely on Ku Li factor ( Gua Musang being the stronghold of Ku Li).
Somehow, I felt most of them had erred in a way for their failure in understanding the Kelantanese. Would PAS be ruling the Kelantan state for two decades if Kelantanese is of the same mindset like anyone of us around the peninsular?
Gotcha, didn't I?
Nevertheless, the Barisan Rakyat Bloggers were represented by a small group of observers during the nomination. It was supposed to be a 'melawat sambil belajar' excursion. But definitely not those Khir Toyol's type of excursion. We financed our own trip and many thanks to our renowned photographers, Rodi and Claire, for their generous contribution to a hearty freshwater fish lunch at this Marilyn Monroe restaurant in the heart of Kuala Lipis town.
Now back to Galas...
I have limited experience in by-election but with what I had under my belt, I can say that this one is somehow special. Special in a way that one can actually feel it in the air... the level of awareness and maturity is high among the people there as compared to all those that I have attended. That this is a vote against the rot of the ruling coalition at federal level which has gotten worse since March 2008.
I must commend PAS for their part in instilling and raising this level of awareness to the rural areas.
Galas to remain with PAS despite Ku Li stronghold and the goodies...

Note: Opinion expressed here is of personal capacity.