Although I do not have any Twitter or Facebook, the hashtag #NotMyPM resonates deeply with me. I find the newly installed administration just as repulsive as how the ‘popular vote’, i.e. Dapsters and Pakatuns, had found the old regime similarly despicable.
And athough I accept the legitimacy of the May 10 vote as “the verdict of the people”, I nonetheless consider a tyranny of the majority has spoken, given the mob behaviour of Harapan supporters.
#NotMyPM Tun Mahathir Mohamad is the legitimately appointed prime minister — I acknowledge this fact. But at the same time, I still view him to be just as objectionable as the previously opposition (but today ruling party) supporters viewed Najib Razak.
It’s still very early and sentiments raw following the tsunami. Its seismic force of hate that unleashed and swept away BN has yet to abate but Harapan deserves no honeymoon, nonetheless. After all, they’ve been agitating against the deposed BN government 24/7 for years and years.
Time now for Harapan to prove how they will perform better than BN from the get-go. I urge dissenters – the millions of us who pangkah Dacing (or PAS) two days ago – to closely observe the perangai of these Great Hopers who have just gotten their first taste of power after six decades of uninterrupted Alliance-BN rule.
Yup, the tables are turned now. Those who called themselves “second class citizens” have become the mightly rulers who can’t wait to move into Putrajaya.
From yesterday onwards, Dapsters and Pakatuns are the new establishment. You’re no longer the opposition, so stop with the endless criticisms and condemnations, and move on please. Start governing pronto. There are 10 lofty Harapan promises to be fulfilled within the next 100 days.
In a nutshell, move on, will ya. The levers of power have fallen unequivocally into Harapan hands. The first thing Big Chief Kerala has promised to do is secure Anwar Ibrahim’s royal pardon. Over the years, Dr M has insisted that jailing Anwar (sodomy1 under the Mahathir watch) was the correct and moral thing to do.
Then when Tun M allied himself with PKR and DAP, he recanted. He made a U-turn and said that his earlier judgment of Anwar’s unfitness for office was an error.
Harapan is a trifecta of parties that have distrusted each other for ages and which have stabbed their partners in the back as happened with the thwarted Kajang Move.
These parties have also flip-flopped shamelessly — was it a mistake or not a mistake to have jailed Anwar? Was it a mistake or not a mistake to have crowned Mahathir as the Father of Racism? Was it a mistake or not a mistake to have claimed that Umno (then led by Mahathir) was the fount of all evil? Was it a mistake or not a mistake to accuse DAP as being anti-Islam?
The above are allegations which Kit Siang/DAP and Mahathir and his Umno remnants have hurled at each other various times. On the other hand, BN components have never displayed such strong animus against each other.
Everybody seems to agree that Malaysia is extremely polarized. There is one side, and there is the side opposing. We all have to select our side.
I have no regrets whatsover about picking BN — the losing side, temporarily, of our political divide. I exercised my judicious judgment as a member of the public on my choice of a government which is not and never will be DAP.
Those Dapsters embracing Mahathirism for the sake of “Ini kali lah” had instead suspended their judgment – their longstanding, all-encompassing hatred of ‘Mahafiraun’ – because they’re power crazed. They would stop at nothing and are willing to do anything to acquire power.
Now that they’ve successfully gained power, it’s only a matter of time (and sooner rather than later) that daggers will be drawn among the DAP, PKR and PBBM Machiavellites. What a spectacle to behold.