Tun claims that more than one million Malaysians signed his declaration aimed at removing Najib Razak from office.
His old crony Ling Liong Sik was welcomed to endorse Deklarasi Mahathir (pix below). Nonetheless, Tun Dr Ling cannot join Dr Mahathir’s new party which is open only to bumiputera and Ling, alas, is no prince of the soil.
Neither are other prime movers of the Deklarasi, Ambiga and Maria Chin Abdullah, eligible to apply for membership in Tun’s new party. Maria can be accepted without restriction into PAS though.
So what is new in the opposition’s Politik Baru?
The noisy young fella Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is reported to be a protem committee member of Tun’s party that is soon to be officially launched (pending RoS approval).
But Adrian Lim Chee En, another noisy young fella who is Syed Saddiq’s contemporary, does not qualify to apply. Adrian may be bangsa Anak Malaysia but still, Tun’s party has no place for him.
No winds of change but perhaps a perfect storm coming up
DAP has been peddling its New Politics to the suckers but the opposition front that is shaping up is the same old, same old.
The new New Hope coalition is clearly not able to get away from Race and Religion markers. Tun’s party is race based and to all intents and purposes for Malays only and those who pass muster as Malay.
Meanwhile, the splinter party PAN is religion-based — identical to its mothership PAS, and limited to Muslims.
Tell me again how Pakatan Harapan is any better than the BN.
Recycle … dirty laundry there as long as you wear clothes
DAP rhetoric is all about “colour blind” and “beyond race”. Yet the evangelical party is leading an opposition comprising race and religion-based parties that is no different from the BN formula.
If its any consolation to the 95 percent Chinese who are staunch backers of ABU, the evolved opposition line-up – which will include Tun’s party – promises a revival of Mahathirism but with one caveat.
Dr Mahathir is today no longer in his prime. The master Machiavelli – at his advanced age of 90-plus – remains sharp but not so sharp as to be immune from manipulation.
Are the manipulative evangelistas capable of steering Tun in the direction that they want? Yup.
Protun parrots trained by RBA to repeat DAP propaganda
In the current set-up where Tun and Protuns bersekongkol (there is no equivalent word in English with the same oomph) dengan DAP and Dapsters, it is the evangelical Chinese who have the upper hand.
This is seen in how the RBA have successfully brainwashed the Protuns and trained their Malay macai to be parrots.
Make a note of this. Observe carefully what the Protuns are griping about. Then see if these Malays are beginning to sound like echoes of their Cina DAP counterparts.
In BN, Umno is the undisputed Big Brother. In Pakatan, the Protuns are being turned into Dapsters.
Between the two coalitions, supporting the opposition is more beneficial for the Chinese. This is especially so for those getting a cheap thrill from hearing their kiasu words coming out of the mouth of Melayu DAP and Protuns who will soon be indistinguishable from Dapsters.
If you can’t beat ’em, get them to join you instead.