Only DAPsters can hate on a panda … how sad.
Ah Jib Gor asked Facebookers to suggest some names for the two young pandas which the PM had requested when he met Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in April.
Malaysia Today yesterday carried an article, ‘Malaysia PM’s call to name pandas draws sneers‘ and needless to say, the opposition-controlled cyberspace had reverberated all over with such nastiness.
Among the snide proposals (aside from the all too predictable insults directed at Najib and Rosmah) on possible names for the two pandas are “Bodoh” and “Moron”.
At least the suggestion of ‘Toto’ and ‘Magnum’ by one ‘xiuxiu’ (Malaysia Today reader) is funny and without the malice. However most of the rest are like loud grunts of barbarians at the gate.
Mereka tekad merempuh kubu tapi apa jenis budaya yang mahu dibawa mereka ke Putrajaya?
Below is typical of what pro-opposition commenters say about Najib’s public relations outreach to Chinese language users of Facebook.
Najib is accused of trying to con the Chinese vote, and labelled a “Nazi” (see screenshot above) and his wife called “RoastMa” with the added low blow saying that she’d be happy to have two Panda Birkin bags should the China-loan animals ever die prematurely.
Why did Najib ask for suggestions from Malaysian Chinese? Simple. Because by convention pandas have been given Chinese names whether they’re adopted by Edinburgh zoo, Madrid zoo or elsewhere.
Among the panda diaspora are Yang Yang, Yuan Yuan, Shi Shi, Xin Xin, Xiang Xiang, etc. Those with non-doubling names are: Bai Yun, Chu Lin, Su Lin, Lin Hui, Hua Mei, Mei Lan, etc.
The most famous overseas pandas have been Chi Chi (London zoo), Ling Ling and Hsing Hsing (National Zoo in Washington D.C.). ‘Panda diplomacy’ saw American President Richard Nixon sending to Beijing a pair of musk oxen in exchange — Milton and Matilda.
The thing with DAPsters is that they lack not only civility and humour but also mirrors in their homes.
DAP’s mafiosi are not limited to the party bigwigs engaged in a battle of attrition with DAP warlords; they are everywhere online and yes they actually use the handle ‘godfather‘ and possess a meanness befitting the title.
Take this comment (see screenshot):
“When the people can clearly see that Najib is not sincere and genuine in this Panda episode, how else do we expect the people to react? He has gone to the level of using these pandas to fish for Chinese votes. Does Najib feel that the Chinese cannot see thru this?”
We can easily flip the statement, can’t we?
“When the people can clearly see that DAP is not sincere and genuine in these Khalifah Umar Abdul Aziz, pakai tudung, baca doa, hafal ayat al-Quran dan petik hadis episodes, how else do we expect the people to react? DAP has gone to the level of misusing Islam to fish for Malay votes. Does DAP feel that the Malays cannot see through this?”
Say what you want of Najib but he’s shown remarkable patience despite his courting of the Chinese being greeted with demands for 7 dulang hati nyamuk, 7 dulang hati hama dan 7 tempayan air mata anak dara.
The last hantaran would require that Najib conscript the daughters of saintly evangelists for product guarantee because Umno daughters are deemed the offspring of “whores” by DAPsters.
Najib’s kitty kat
This is not the first time that Najib has encountered the madu dibalas tuba response.
Earlier in June 2010, he had similarly @ http://www.1malaysia.com.my invited the public to give his newly adopted cat a name. As you might expect, much the same thing happened — the DAPsters hated on a 3-month old kitten too.
It’s hard to pick between ‘hate’ and ‘fascism’ as their defining characteristic. Najib is called a Nazi by them. Anas Zubedy is called a Nazi sympathiser.
Since the DAPsters bring up the Nazi label, let’s give it a closer examination.
Hitler did not involve himself personally in prescribing the fine details on the genocide of the Jews, signing directives or issuing comprehensive orders. His henchmen did.
The Final Solution developed a life of its own because its implementers sought to interpret the Fuhrer’s will.
Hitler should be held ultimately responsible, certainly. Nonetheless the wide-reaching atrocities took shape when the German leadership at various levels conformed their actions to the Nazi ideology (source: historian Ian Kershaw).
Can one today divorce the actions of the DAPsters from the ideological bent of their party or that of the opposition front? Isn’t the behaviour of the followers dictated by the cues of the party leadership and the DAPster idols and icons?
In the previous hating on Najib’s kitten, N. Surendran – currently PKR vice president – had observed in a Letter to the Editor (22 June 2010):
“… opposition figures have been tweeting furiously about the ‘First Kitten’. Almost all of it has been snide, malicious and extremely ungracious. All sorts of politically suggestive mocking names have been proposed for the kitten”.
One DAP Ratu Twitter (screenshot below) even found “naming PM’s cat is entertaining”. So when we encounter DAPsters and the DAP mini Godfathers, what are we to reckon?