There is only one degree of separation between Perkasa and DAP. And that gap is being bridged by Tun.
Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali is, after all, staunchly Tun’s man.
Malay support split half a dozen ways
Indications are that the Perkasa membership will form the core headcount for Tun’s soon-to-be-established party.
With his new party, Tun is adopting the scorched earth policy.
The Malay Dilemma author always likes to lament that Malay political power is weakened when the community is so divided in its loyalties.
This split in the Malay electorate – compared to the 90-95% Chinese solidly backing DAP – had been Tun’s constant refrain. But rather than finding a solution to the problem, Tun has just added to making it worse.
Now the Malay voters will be split into those
- supporting Umno
- supporting PAS
- supporting PKR
- supporting PAN/DAP
- supporting Tun’s party/Perkasa
Tak tahu kot ada juga yang sokong Isma.
Isma contested in eight Parliament and three DUN seats in the last general election on the Berjasa ticket. Seven out of the 11 seats where Isma stood were MCA’s traditional seats.
The Isma ustaz candidate in Seremban acquitted himself quite decently, obtaining a respectable 6,866 votes. The MCA man had 33,075 votes.
The late Dr Yeow Chai Thiam, who died of cancer early this year, had been MCA’s Negeri Sembilan chairman, a four-term Adun, state exco as well as Senator.
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The Seremban GE13 result – above – showed that a new third party (Isma) unknown candidate had managed to garner one-fifth the support secured by an established party (MCA) heavyweight contesting under the familiar dacing logo.
It’s safe to assume that Isma got the Malay votes which eluded BN.
Perkasa bleeding away Umno support
Last year (1 Sept 2015), I blogged a post titled ‘Perkasa needs a new president‘.
Again I was ahead of the curve and prescient. I foresaw that Perkasa could be problematic for Umno.
I had even advocated, “Umno should get Perkasa a new president” — see below.
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Protuns and Dapsters are alike
The main thing Protuns and Dapsters have in common is their sifat taksub, i.e. believing that their idols are maksum.
For the Protuns, Dr Mahathir can do no wrong. For the Dapsters, The Family is infallible.
Hence even when Guan Eng is charged with corruption, his blind followers say that he is being unfairly persecuted.
Penang has lost its illusionary C-A-T (Competency, Accountability, Transparency).
The accountability cat too is missing in DAP. What the evangelical party has today are a lot of fat cats.
Dapsters and Protuns are made for each toher
Dapsters are delusional in their insistence that Guan Eng was previously imprisoned for upholding the dignity of a young Malay girl.
Actually, Papa Dapster was sent to jail because he was hate-mongering. His conviction came under the Sedition Act.
Protuns are equally delusional for insisting that Dr Mahathir’s actions are really to save Umno. Tun is impervious that his non-stop attacks are undermining his former party.
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Lawan tetap lawan, #FightBack
With Guan Eng indicted and brought to trial, the Dapsters are hell-bent on “fighting back”.
DAP has its Melayu DAP. (RIGHT: Hannah Yeoh and Azira Aziz, who until recently was Madame Speaker’s senior aide)
The Melayu who bersekongkol with DAP are fierce fighting cocks — see chapter of Azira’s arrest by police (below).
Tun and Protuns encouraging perpecahan ummah
There are no permanent friends or foes in politics.
Tun is now willing to hobnob with Grandpapa and Papa Dapster. Protun bloggers such as Annie Anakin are hand in glove with RBA and Chinese ultras.
Dapsters are fighting Umno tooth and nail. Protuns are also fighting Umno.
A sizeable chunk of Perkasa members are overlapping Umno members as well. When Perkasa weigh in for their patron Tun Mahathir, they will be fighting on the side of DAP.
BELOW: (1) The Dapster and the Protun Mursyidul Am dynamic duo & (2) DAP leaders recently pictured with A. Kadir Jasin
DAP is at war!
So is Tun.
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