I’m writing this for blogger Annie in the hope that she understands what is at stake for all of us.
Annie blogged ‘Megalomaniac editor who made me pity Rosmah‘ (3 March 2015) because she was
- “just pissed that [Rosmah] was being so terribly vilified”
- “can’t stand the sight of someone suffering such bullying”
- “someone who is being attacked by so many people and powerless to fight back”
- “comfort that they were not suffering alone” – ref. ‘My bad habit’
- “the way Terence [Fernandez] wrote about her in that article was so malicious and petty that I felt pity for the woman”
- “[Terence] so full of himself that he believes he is God the All Mighty and can thrash another human being that way”
(1) “So terribly vilified”
Let’s have some perspective here.
The Dapsters always say the meanest things about Tun but most will leave Dr Siti Hasmah alone. It’s remarkable that she had been First Lady for 22 long years (!) without any taint of controversy ever being attached to her. Salute.
Endon Mahmood, Siti Hasmah’s successor, did not attract much flak either. Neither does Noorainee Abdul Rahman who is the wife of Muhyiddin Yassin.
So is the problem Rosmah or is it her detractors?
(2) “Suffering such bullying”
Should Rosmah be regarded as suffering here?
When her latest hair-raising scandal broke, the thought that crossed my mind was that Malaysia has an Imelda of our own. We still remember what happened in the Philippines, don’t we? The wild extravagance of their First Lady was one of the factors that precipitated the toppling of the Marcos regime.
If anything, it is Umno that suffers and BN who are Rosmelda’s victims. The Umno warlords will sink together with the Titanic when BN loses the next general election.
Lest we forget, the BN vote bank is the working class, the urban poor and the rural folks. Some of us can only afford to eat one meal a day, Annie.
Rosmah’s callous, oblivious spending is alienating BN voters and bleeding support for the ruling party.
And how not when her hubby is telling the public that kangkung is an affordable vegetable and furthermore if we care to shop around, we might find chicken sold for only one ringgit a whole bird.
The BN cannot depend forever on the rural weightage and malapportionment of Parliamentary constituencies to stay in power. Already its share of the popular vote is only 47 percent. This may drop to 43 percent in GE14, and some more by GE15. Then how?
“Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes”
(3) “Attacked by so many people”
The kiasu opposition will do anything and will stop at nothing to win … as if you didn’t know, Annie.
Our First Couple are being slammed not only by Pakatan but by pro-establishment people too and this should be a cause for worry. The problem is obviously ‘them’ – the Mr & Mrs – since there is now a crisis of confidence within their own ranks and family members (Tun Razak’s sons).
The ABU-ABU-ABU screamers want nothing better than to baca talqin untuk Umno. Mereka sudah lepas kuburkan MCA.
Well, Rosmelda is Najib’s Achilles heel. In war, the enemy will of course target the weakest link. It is a tactical move and need not even be anything personal, petty or malicious.
(4) “Powerless to fight back”
Rich people fly in their private jet. Poor people can’t even afford a plane ticket. The rich are powerful, the poor are powerless.
Is Rosmah powerless, really, and unable to fight back?
She’s a part of the Prime Minister’s office, you know. She has a pink room in the PMO website. Her Permata project is getting a hundreds-of-million ringgit budget from the Prime Minister’s Department.
Lagipun Annie memang dah tahu dah berapa banyaknya belanja yang dihabiskan untuk upah si konsetan, punahsihat dan team media PMO.
Has it slipped your mind already how viciously Kadir Jasin and Zam were attacked by them when the two Tokoh Wartawan Negara complained about Najib’s pasukan perang saraf screwing up?
If Rosmelda is getting a ton of bad press, it is because her far from “moderate” behaviour is indefensible. The spin by Ahmad Maslan and Najib cybertroopers on her actual admission is limper than three-day-old kangkung.
We won’t be poking our noses into her business should the lavish expenditure be by the Puan Sri wife of a tycoon. However Mrs Najib is the wife of I♥PM who is preaching “Moderation” to us and distributing BR1M handouts to 7.2 million recipients.
(5) “Comfort that they were not suffering alone”
Annie, once again – Rosmelda is not the victim here, okay. The cost of one of her least expensive Birkin handbags alone can feed a family of five for an entire year.
Now why do you want to “fight” for her? Why not fight for those living under the poverty line? Or gelandangan? The cost of one of her pair of designer shoes can put a roof over the head of the many homeless who are sleeping on our city five-foot-ways.
Rosmelda will very soon be swanning around as the chatelaine at her daughter’s wedding. After observing the VVIP high society event, do please come back and tell me how and in what way FLOM is “suffering”, yah.
(6) “Felt pity for the woman”
The woman is likely to be one of the major causes for the 47 percent BN voters losing our country to the 53 percent opposition voters.
When that happens, this – below – is going to be the outcome.
The “failed accountant” will be our next Finance Minister should Pakatan come to power.
The non-practising-lawyer turned Event Manager turned DAP pentecostal politician will be our next Minister of Religion.
It’s quite right that we cannot have an overtly Chinese government. While we don’t expect the DAP to take centrestage by hogging the post of Prime Minister, nonetheless they will be the puppet masters.
Do you recall how Kit Siang and Tony Pua snatched the mic away from Dyana Sofya at her press conference? It was either because they did not feel she was capable of answering the question or they were not confident of any response that might be forthcoming in her own words.
But that is how the DAP will be in control. Not the frontmen but as the ones pulling the strings of the awek cun and pliable Malays who act as window dressing .
Muka Melayu DAP, atas
(7) “[Terence] believes he is God the All Mighty”
No, Terence was just being sneaky. His piece of writing can only be described as clever. After all, he inserted the caveat that he was talking about Evita (Eva Peron).
Thus Terence has covered himself with “plausible deniability”. And this kind of sneakiness is what the BN is up against.
If Malaysia was a level-playing field, DAP will eat Umno alive. Not because they’re better but because the conniving chameleons in the opposition are so cunning that the parti Melayu can never match up.
Unless you have no concern that BN might lose GE14, then you have to aware that there is no room to be maudlin. Rosmelda is a liability, as is MCA.
Realise that the opposition is a lean, mean fighting machine. And damned sneaky.
No quarter given and no love lost – they are the mailed glove