Let me be clear. This article is about the lengths that the Pakatan bible-thumpers will go in their Politics of Hate.
I’m aware that there are Umno supporters too who are also critical of Rosmah Mansor. Criticism can be fair and constructive, and this applies as well to criticism of the PM’s wife whom some Umno-ites fear is a liability to his government.
On the other hand, HATE – the kind being propagated by Pakatan – is nothing fair and constructive. It makes people irrational and savage.
In a nutshell, Pakatan is trying its hardest to do a ‘Marie Antoinette’ on Datin Seri Rosmah.
BELOW: Twitter exchange between Hannah Yeoh and Mr Regina Lee, former chairman of Star National Union of Journalists (NUJ) aka Chin Peng lookalike on “Big Mama” Rosmah.
She was the consort of King Louis XVI at the time of the French Revolution when the peasants stormed the Bastille.
Marie Antoinette was guillotined in October 1793 where the executioner held her decapitated head aloft for the cheering, jeering crowd all to see.
I have met Chinese who percaya bulat-bulat the story about Rosmah’s purported diamond ring worth tens of millions of ringgit.
Below is a comment I received from Servant of God some time back @ 2013/01/25 at 4:47 pm:
This is unrelated, but I think interesting.
I was reading up on Marie Antoinette, and felt like I was hit by a bus carrying a brick wall.
In particular, see this sentence: “The Diamond Necklace incident further ruined her reputation. Although she was completely innocent in this affair, she became known as Madame Déficit.”
I don’t know about you, but for me this is more or less the situation being faced by DS Rosmah. The diamond ring lie, the Altantuya murder, and many other lies.
Marie Antoinette was herself innocent, but was used to stoke the fires of hatred within the French people, which eventually led to the French Revolution.
Does any of this seem familiar to anyone else?
Hmm, the more I learn, the more reasons I have to hate PR.
Or will they say that the French Revolution was orchestrated by Umno?”
Recently Hannah Yeoh tweeted:
- “I am the first woman Speaker. I am not the first lady.” — screenshot of Hannah’s tweet here
- “No other side income. No diamonds. No private jets.” — screenshot of Hannah’s tweet here
Hannah Yeoh’s evangelista colleague Teo Nie Ching (the other DAP tudung wearer) went to the extent of raising the matter of Rosmah’s Birkin bags through a written question in Parliament late 2011.
And the Dapsters have continually stoked the fires of hatred. Rosmah’s handbags were the topic of conversation in Yahoo groups and other online chat fora following the DAP raising its Parliamentary question.
Even the DAP official multimedia team headed by Tony Pua parodied Rosmah and her “ring” in their music video based on Korean popstar Psy’s hit song Gangnam Style.
Playing the politics of hate
A parallel of Rosmah Mansor with Marie Antoinette is their respective reputations that have taken a battering from the copious amounts of hate deliberately manufactured against them.
The French queen had plenty of enemies in Paris and their lies about her were unfortunately believed by the public who knew no better or had their judgment clouded. Another parallel here: Oh how the Dapsters, particularly Jerusubangites, are capable of fabricating the most outrageous fitnah!
Lame duck PM and sitting duck wife
Rosmah Mansor has become an easy target and Najib’s Achilles heel.
The ‘pincer movement’ is a military manoeuvre. In our modern times, the term has been linked to WWII German field marshall Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox.
Najib Razak’s wife is one of the leading causes for the Najib administration to be criticized by, on the one side the opposition, and on the other side the pro-establishment as well as apolitical (politically apathetic) Malaysians. Hence the pincer movement against the PM.
It does not help either that Umno’s wings (Wanita and Pemuda) are clipped.
Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s public reputation is nothing sterling but yet Najib retains her at Ministerial level albeit minus a ‘proper’ Cabinet portfolio.
Khairy Jamaluddin was found guilty of money politics by Umno’s own disciplinary board and yet Najib still appoints him as Minister, and KJ in turn appoints Regina ‘Scissorati’ Lee to sit in his Putrajaya office.
‘The Second Coming’ is a poem by Y.B. Yeats containing the following lines
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,“
Umno’s centre cannot hold Rosmah, Shahrizat and KJ
Najib may have strengthened his own position in Umno following the recent party elections but he has not strengthened BN’s position going into GE14. This is one of the reasons why rumblings are presently surfacing against Rosmah, coming from pro-government Malays.
Umno Malays are beginning to feel the impact from the onslaught of the relentless and ruthless DAP war machine. The Dapster assault is quite fearsome and hitting from unexpected, and at times, awesomely slick angles.
Just like the Chinese have turned against MCA and are hellbent on tearing the BN component party to bits (c.f. the ‘No MCA allowed‘ in Kepong Chinese restaurant), Umno too is beginning to fray at the edges from the internal discontents of the Malay polity.