Umno Baru (lagi baru) 3.0 being nurtured by DAP
Identical words are now coming out of the mouth of Lim Kit Siang and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Last night, Kit Siang said Tun Mahathir seemed to have come around to the view “that everybody should act as patriotic citizens, irrespective of party affiliation or loyalties, to save the nation from heading for perdition” (source: LKS blog).
A few days ago, the ex-premier had urged all Malaysians to be concerned about what is happening in the country — see video below.
Tun Mahathir (0:25 – 0:39 ) ~ “And as citizens, whether you belong to the opposition or the government, it doesn’t matter. Now is the time to act as citizen without party affiliation or loyalty.”
It is eerie how Tun and Kit Siang are morphing into each other.
Kit Siang’s speech – with the long-winded title ‘Malaysia must get out of the present political cul de sac if the nation is to break the trajectory towards a failed and rogue state’ – was delivered at the DAP ‘fortress’ of Han Chiang, the venue for the party’s mega rallies in Penang during the last two general elections.
Last night, Kit Siang again called Malaysia a “failed state”. This accusation has now become a standard refrain that is chorused by both the Dapsters and the Protuns.
Grandpapa Dapster also harped on our “rampant corruption” in his yesterday’s speech.
Two weeks ago, Tun blogged a posting in Che Det titled ‘Corruption in Malaysia‘ where he said,
“There has always been corruption in Malaysia but for years after independence the scale was small. A country where corruption is rampant can never be developed.”
It’s downright creepy how Kit Siang and Tun Mahathir are now saying the same anti-establishment things. They’re going along the same anti-Najib track marching on the same anti-government beat.
Yesterday I posted ‘Muhyiddin sudah bunyi macam Kit Siang‘. Today my observation is how Kit Siang sounds like Tun pula and vice versa!
The DAP veteran and Umno’s senior rebels are going round the mulberry bush echoing each other’s words.
Fate awaiting Umno’s breakaway faction
DAP played a major role in luring away the splinter group from PAS. It also looks like DAP is similarly playing a big part in fracturing Umno at present.
You can see for yourself the kind of relationship that PAS renegades have with DAP. Is it all that difficult then to anticipate the kind of relationship that Umno rebels will have with the evangelical party?
Do look at some typical scenes where DAP sec-gen Guan Eng and PAS splinter party president Mat Sabu are seen interacting. All the photos below are relatively new and belong to the current period following the founding of PAN.
(1) Bosses of oppo parties PKR (Wan Azizah), DAP (Guan Eng) and PAN (Mat Sabu) … but no prizes for discerning which one is the first among ‘equals’
(2) Guan Eng has the PAN president under his thumb
(3) Mat Sabu acting like Guan Eng’s Special Officer at a school ceremony attended by The Boss, i.e. Guan Eng who is Bagan MP.
The three men standing on Guan Eng’s left are all DAP Aduns — YB Bagan Jermal Lim Hock Seng, YB Sungai Puyu, Phee Boon Poh dan YB Bagan Dalam, A. Tanasekharan. They represent the three state seats under the Bagan Parliament constituency. So what is Mat Sabu doing in the picture?!
The photos above are really a good illustration of the relationship which Malay splinter party PAN has with taiko DAP. Rebels who form the Umno breakaway faction are similarly being courted by the DAP.
Dapsters are willing to embrace the Protuns just like how they’ve embraced the PAS rebels. The Dapster-Protun collaboration can be seen in Annie Anakin’s blog. At the same time, Life of Annie is a preview of how the Cina DAP are dragging Melayu Umno masuk longkang.
You can also see how the Komtar operative Mr Alphabet Soup (who uses the moniker ‘mdzfrs’) has hijacked the Protun blog from its previously popular admin, Annie.
What is happening at Annie’s is a foreshadowing of the power relations between DAP and Umno rebels, when the two camps decide to join forces across the political divide after ditching party affiliation and party loyalty as per the appeal by Tun and Kit Siang.