Since our attention this week is riveted on Kedah, one little factoid previously pointed out by regular commenter Shamshul Anuar came to my mind.
It’s about how Mat Sabu is beset by a losing streak.
BELOW: The party chiefs of PKR, DAP and PAN
Pendang Parliament seat in Kedah
- Fadzil Noor, PAS menang (22,413 undi)
- Othman Abdul, Umno kalah (19,474 undi)
- Mohd Hayati Othman, PAS menang 24,430
- Md Rozai Shafian, Umno kalah 24,380
- Mohd Hayati Othman, PAS menang 27,311
- Md Rozai Shafian, Umno kalah 23,238
- Othman Abdul, Umno menang 32,165
- Mat Sabu, PAS kalah 29,527
Mat Sabu hanya kokok berderai-derai (ayam sabung) in the ceramah circuit but when it comes to real election results, he has little success to show.
He is the perfect mirror to PAN’s subservient relationship in DAP-dominated Harapan.
Mat Sabu, loser … #1
Pendang was the seat belonging to the late PAS president Fadzil Noor. PAS held the seat in GE10, GE11 and GE12.
However in GE13 when the Pendang seat was given to Mat Sabu to contest, the hopeless bugger lost it for his parti Islam.
Mat Sabu, loser … #2
In 2008, Mat Sabu contested the Parliament seat of Kuala Terengganu. He lost to Umno Youth’s Razali Ismail.
Raja Kamarul Bahrin snatched Kuala Terengganu for PAS in 2013.
Mat Sabu, loser … #3
In 2004, Mat Sabu contested the Parliament seat of Kuala Kedah. He lost to Umno’s Hashim Jahaya.
In the following election 2008 however, PKR’s Ahmad Kassim managed to defeat the Umno incumbent.
Although Mat Sabu is a non-performer, yet he has been backed to become the president of PAN — a party whose entry into Harapan is sponsored by DAP.
Why DAP is cultivating a loser like Mat Sabu
The photo below illustrates the relationship between the DAP boss and his macai:
- Mat Sabu makan nasi putih; Guan Eng’s plate has various lauk-pauk in it
- Mat Sabu’s glass is air kosong; Guan Eng’s glass is air sirap
- Mat Sabu is eating with his hand; Guan Eng’s plate has a fork and a spoon on it
Being seated beside Mat Sabu provides Guan Eng a photo op to show the gullible Malay audience that DAP is mesra Melayu dan ikut adat makan tangan.
Guan Eng, however, is only faking for the camera as the fork and spoon were clearly in use on his plate. And his fingers look so kekok, anyway.
PAN — a party of low achievers
PAN president Mat Sabu is not a Parliamentarian and thus not participating in policy debates in the Dewan.
PAN deputy president Salahuddin Ayub is not a current MP either. During GE13, he failed to unseat Umno in his dual challenge for Johor Parliament seat of Pulai and Johor DUN seat of Nusajaya.
Ikram’s Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus is a PAN vice president. He is not a YB.
Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir of Abim is the PAN sec-gen. In his last political foray in 2008, Anuar contested the Bintong state seat in Perlis. He lost, obtaining a mere 2,772 votes.
The president, deputy president, vice president (I) and sec-gen of PAN are all not YBs.
As comparison, PKR president Wan Azizah, deputy president Azmin Ali, vice presidents Nurul Izzah, Tian Chua and Shamshul Iskandar Akin as well as sec-gen Rafizi Ramli are all MPs.
The highest ranking PAN leader in Parliament is Mujahid Yusuf who is party vice president (II).
Mujahid, who’s the Parti Buntar MP, is seated in the Dewan front row between DAP opposition leader Lim Kit Siang and his son, DAP sec-gen Lim Guan Eng (pix below).
How is PAN being useful to the DAP?
The formal opposition pact called Pakatan Harapan comprises DAP, PKR and PAN.
Between them, Harapan has a total of 72 MPs out of whom 37 are from DAP. This majority gives DAP a 51.4 percent strength in the coalition, making the evangelical party the most powerful.
Of the 72 Harapan MPs:
– Malays (23)
– Chinese (38)
– Indians & Karpal Jr Punjabis (9)
– Borneo native (1)
– bangsa Anak Malaysia (1)
Malays make up only 31.9 percent of the Harapan MPs while the non-Malays are 66.7 percent.
(Note: I’ve not included Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari in either the Malay or non-Malay categories.)
DAP using and discarding PKR Malays
The man who is hooked awkwardly to Guan Eng’s right arm above is Mansor Othman of PKR. He was Penang’s Malay quota Deputy Chief Minister (June 2009 – May 2013).
Before Mansor, Penang’s Malay quota Deputy Chief Minister was Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin (March 2008 – April 2009).
Penang’s present Malay quota Deputy Chief Minister is Mohd Rashid Hasnon.
Pakatan only started ruling Penang in 2008. Yet in the 7 years, 10-½ months of Pakatan rule, Penang is already into its third Malay DCM. Guan Eng changes his Malay deputies like a baby changes diapers.
ABOVE: It doesn’t take long before DAP’s relationship with its erstwhile Malay allies turn sour
Protuns utilized by Dapsters to hoodwink Malays
From the strength of the Chinese MPs in Harapan, it’s quite clear that DAP is the one calling the shots.
PAN is perceived as being used – Melayu cakap ‘ditunggang’ atau ‘dikaldaikan’ – oleh DAP untuk memancing sokongan.
The icky photo below reflects the kind of cloying relationship that the Malay Protuns have with the Chinese Dapsters.
In fact, the DAP-PAN relationship depicted above reminds me of a Protun site operated by a Malay male blogger that’s become the stomping ground for Komtar operatives to freely spew vitriol and spread lies.
The Dapster chameleons infesting this particular Protun blog will morph to appear to be pro-Tun or pro-Mukhriz (flavour of the moment) or pro/anti whatever to suit the prevailing climate … as long as the Protuns are willing to Ali Baba their black propaganda.
Keep your eyes and ears peeled and see if Tun’s own actions are, inadvertently, all to the DAP’s benefit.
Evaluate for yourself also how the Protuns have permitted the sneaky Dapsters to turn their cyberspace into hate sites.