Not everyone has his mind on MH17 despite the standard lines such as “praying God’s comfort over the families” which are trotted out for the consumption of the politically correct.
The head honchos of PKR, obviously, have had their mind focused on other more pressing matters pertinent to the party’s survival.
Anwar Ibrahim called a post-midnight press conference in the early hours of this morning to announce his wife as the Kajang Move stand-in. See, ‘PKR nominates Dr Wan Azizah to replace Khalid as MB‘ (Yahoo! News).
Punters bet like crazy on MH17 numbers
What this goes to show is that politics never stops.
Not that I’m saying I want BN to be like PKR or DAP with their round-the-clock political feeding frenzy but the pro-establishment crowd, even while striving to be more decent than the opposition, must be aware (“know your enemy” – Art of War) regardless of electing not to tread the same path of politicking 24/7.
Equally, you must realise that other people have different sets of behaviour and plunging into mourning when a plane crashes was not necessarily the first thing on everybody’s mind.
Some Malaysians who like gambling reacted to news of MH17 by rushing to the 4-Ekor, Toto and Magnum shops to place their bets on the ‘lucky’ numbers which they believe could bring them cash winnings. See headline below.
More than three-quarters of Chinese angry at gomen
Don’t you think it’s a waste of breath calling for the naysayers to stand behind the PM and his administration in a show of unity for the MAS aeroplane?
It certainly appears that the appeal has fallen on deaf ears. This is because the people called upon to unite really, really hate the government.
And that’s why instead of showing statesmanship, Lim Guan Eng baited the Deputy Prime Minister to go to Moscow while his DAP subordinates have also been issuing challenging statements with regard to MH17 that are in reality backhanded slaps against the BN.
A total of 77 percent Chinese are “dissatisfied/angry” with the government, according to the Merdeka Center public opinion survey conducted in mid-March 2014 — see bar chart below.’
Seriously, can anyone suggest any single event that can make the Chinese stop hating the government just for a day?
DAP today being led by Christian evangelists
Not only are the Chinese dissatisfied and angry with the government people tasked with handling the plane crash issue, they think people from their own race can do a better job.
For example, Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng believes that if his DAP colleagues were given control of the air force and the navy, they would be able to locate the missing MH370 in a jiffy.
The suggestion by YB Lim – a Christian evangelista – is not logical because there are so very few Chinese officers in the air force and navy (see pie chart below).
So if the Chinese are not even in the middle ranks of the military to begin with, how can they ever hope to produce those brilliant Chinese navy admirals and Chinese air force generals able to take charge of the search and rescue?
There’s no logic at all to Lim Lip Eng’s chest thumping (see news report below) but the oppo supporters who are drunk on holy water will swallow anything. Sheeple are convinced that a DAP government will be able to handle the MH17 diplomatic crisis better than an Umno-led government.
How to make Chinese less angry at the gomen?
If the DAP is enthroned in Putrajaya, then the 77 percent Chinese won’t be so angry anymore at the gomen.
One cannot reason with religious fanatics. DAP is the other side of the coin to PAS (Kedah Youth) which has said that MH17 was shot down because Allah was angry that the airline served liquor and its stewardesses wear such body-hugging uniforms.
In the Pakatan unholy matrimony, you get a double dose of religiosity. Strange bedfellows PAS and DAP are sleeping together because both are religious zealots.
Among the oppositionists, there are those who say the twin tragedies occurred because God is angry with Umno for seizing the Bibles (sic) as well as not allowing Christians to use the ‘Allah’ word.
These Chinese Christians claim Malaysia is cursed because Umno is wicked and evil. That is why Mrs Ng Wei Aik’s outburst about Malaysia being a “rotten country” should surprise no one.