Excerpts from article by Hannah Yeoh, originally published in Anwar Ibrahim’s blog.
“Anwar Ibrahim exhausted the constitutional means that were available to him,” wrote the YB Jerusubang. These words of Hannah Yeoh are unintendedly ironical.
Granted, they were written in a different con-text. However should we to apply them to the just concluded sodomy trial in the Federal Court, then Madame Speaker’s pronouncement is indeed apt – yesterday Anwar finally exhausted all the judicial means provided him by our constitution.
Shameful! Pathetic! Disgusting!
Okay, so now … what was Hannah’s rant about the “mockery of our democratic institution” all about?
“To those who argue that the political crisis in Perak now is a taste of Pakatan’s own medicine (referring to the Sept 16 takeover plan), they have failed to see the key differences between the two. If you remember what happened when Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim claimed to have the numbers to form the new federal government, he wrote to PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi requesting him to convene an emergency sitting of Parliament. This was rejected by the PM. The next constitutional option is to press for the dissolution of Parliament to make way for fresh new elections. That was also not entertained. Anwar Ibrahim exhausted the constitutional means that were available to him.“
It was also her fury that her fellow DAP evangelista warlords, James Ngeh Koo Ham and David Nga Kor Ming, had suddenly lost their behind-the-throne rule of the Perak executive.
DAP was the lynchpin in the Pakatan administration of Perak but they had been deftly outmanoeuvred for the BN to seize control.
Hannah: Umno defector “did not alter the balance of power”, so it’s OK
Hannah – in her article published on 8 Feb 2009 in Anwar’s website (screenshot bottom of page) and elsewhere in the media – had expounded on how it can be argued “logically and intelligently” that the defection of Bota Adun Nasarudin Hashim from Umno to PKR was perfectly justified.
(Bota was the trigger for the domino effect that sent the Pakatan administration toppling.)
YB Jerusubang declared – logically and intelligently, wakakaka – that “he defected on his own accord and on his own will”.
Audaciously and most perversely demanding, “Let’s keep things in perspective here” [huh?!], Hannah proclaimed that Nasarudin’s “defection was that of an opposition lawmaker to a governing lawmaker. His defection did not alter the balance of power in the State Assembly”.
One UBAH for you, different UBAH for me
It’s like this, folks.
In the evangelista playbook, one Adun frogging from BN Perak to Pakatan is A-okay because – according to Hannah logic – Pakatan was the state government before he jumped and remained the state government after his jump. Hence there is no big-time UBAH.
However, Hannah and her evangelistas screamed blue murder when DAP’s Jelapang Adun, together with two other PKR assemblymen for Behrang and Changkat Jering, jumped from Pakatan Perak to BN.
Orwellian: Black is White and Hate is Love
Hee Yit Foong was threatened with death for her defection to Najib whereas Nasarudin Hashim was feted as hero for his defection to Anwar.
To the evangelistas , Hee’s move was clearly a different scenario to Nasarudin’s because – according to Hannah logic – Pakatan was the state government before the 1DAP+2PKR trio jumped.
But Pakatan lost the state government after their jump. Thus UBAH is correct when the direction is from Umno to PKR but wrong when it is from DAP to Independent.
Double standards? You bet!
If Anwar do (can what), if Najib do (cannot lah)
So there you go. The ‘highly ethical’ political morality of the evangelistas is perfectly illustrated by Hannah Yeoh for everyone to see.
Anwar’s attempt to lure Barisan MPs to defect on Sept 16 cannot be equated to Najib Razak embracing the defections of the three Pakatan Aduns in Perak, insisted Hannah. “How can anyone claim that Najib and Anwar are one and the same?”, she challenged.
The “mockery” of democracy alluded to in her article headline refers – how could Sultan Azlan Shah “possibly consent to the formation of a new BN state government”?
‘Bak Kut Teh is not pork’ logic taken to the boil
For Hannah, the verbal assurance by Hee Yit Foong, Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi and Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu (the three Pakatan Aduns turned Independents) that “we will be friendly to BN” is not good enough.
The Sultan had called for a Perak ‘unity’ government to be formed by BN and the Independents, Hannah explained.
Nonetheless, the DAP evangelista loyar refused to accept the status of the three Independents Hee, Jamaluddin and Mohd Osman as kosher until and unless “they officially become members of a BN component party”.
“Thus, what the Sultan has called for is simply a name without substance,” wrote Hannah on why she deemed the Umno + Jelapang-Behrang-Changkat Jering newly formed majority in the Perak DUN as unacceptable.
Going by Hannah’s warped Bak Kut Teh logic though, a Pakatan plus BN defectors majority in Parliament would nonetheless have been fine if Anwar were to have successfully engineered the Sept 16 takeover.
BELOW: Hannah Yeoh vows to Bersihkan our country
Hukum halal dan haram ikut ulama evangelista
In the world of evangelista, there is a clear cut line between Side of Goodness and Light vs the Dark Side. DAP are the angels while Umno are syaitan.
Don’t forget, Hannah Yeoh had cried, “How can anyone claim that Najib and Anwar are one and the same?”
In a nutshell, BN was wicked and evil to have accepted the Perak Aduns who defected to Najib . On the other hand, Pakatan accepting any MPs who wished to defect is an act of patriotism because only Anwar taking over Putrajaya can save Malaysia.
Kalau Pakatan yang buat – dihalalkan asal Anwar dapat jadi PM. Kalau BN yang buat, umpamanya di Perak, ia haram.
Yup, that’s the evangelista ethics and integrity for you.