And so the Darkening that’s suffusing our land from the spread of false Hope has claimed its first political victims.
UPDATE 1: I made a mistake. Below is a more recent and accurate news about the MACC chief which paints a different scenario
UPDATE 2: Umno apparatchik Lokman Adam lashed out at the “Mahathir-DAP regime” after he got marching orders from his Finance Ministry job
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Dzulkifli Ahmad today resigned as per the demand by Pakatan Harapan.
Yesterday had seen the resignation of Malaysian Institute of Political Analysis (Mapan) director Dr Kamarul Zaman Yusoff. (More about Dr Kamarul later but suffice it for now to say that I really admire his fortitude in the face of the feral attacks by the Hannah Hyenas.)
Expect more ‘resignations’ or outright sackings of government agency bosses and others in the civil service to be a daily occurrence these coming weeks.
Expect too for BN supporters everywhere to be punished by the vindictive Harapan warlords.
Vengeance is Harapan’s, get used to it
Johor’s new Harapan menteri besar Osman Sapian intimated from the get-go that opposition areas (i.e. Umno wards) would be denied development funds.
The proposed ‘punishment’ – starving opposition seats of state allocations – is rich coming from this Harapan Johor government considering that it had immorally poached three Umno assemblymen party hoppers.
The Umno frogs – ‘cleansed’ (di-BERSIH-kan) to become Harapan princes – had won their seats on the BN ticket and thus their crossover to the other side is clearly a betrayal of the voters’ mandate.
In Perak, a declared support for Harapan by two Umno Aduns (Zainol Fadzi Paharudin and Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi) has enabled Harapan to unethically form the state government after an initial stalemate. Umno can’t expel these two toads soon enough.
In Sabah, numerous faithless BN Aduns have already jumped ship to Harapan, causing the Umno Sabah chief minister to be ousted.
Without doubt, Harapan is a tainted government being built on betrayals of trust.
So why did we lose GE14?
Raja Petra Kamarudin hit the nail on the head in answering this thorny question.
Apart from internal sabotage, the passage below penned by Raja Petra the ‘morning after’ best explains. In his May 10 article, Raja Petra wrote:
“… most Barisan leaders from Umno as well as from the other coalition members did not want to touch the GST and 1MDB issues with a ten-foot pole. They just did not know how to articulate their arguments so it was left to a handful of bloggers to do that job. But where were the political leaders or cabinet members? They were playing safe in case the GST and 1MDB ‘dirt’ rubs off on them.
“What I saw and what I mentioned to some of the Barisan leaders is that most were abandoning Najib and were throwing him under the bus.”
True, Barisan leaders threw Najib under the bus. DAP and Amanah leaders, on the other hand, went as far as to install rocket boosters on Mahahthir’s sub-par Proton.
Metaphors aside, the fact was that BN people were simply unwilling to whitewash Najib (as explained succinctly by Raja Petra).
It was not the same with Harapan where the Dapsters had been more than eager to bathe Tun Mahathir with holy water and enthusiastically cleanse him of all his political sins.
The 93-year-old was previously dubbed “Malay ultra” by DAP but nonetheless ‘rebirthed’ on election eve to be devoid of a single “racist” bone in his born again body.
That’s the main difference between how Harapan and BN each operate.
The DAP and the Pribumi camps which once held the other to be devil incarnate had in GE14 licked back their own prodigious spittle (jilat ludah sendiri) malah sanggup cium pipi kiri kanan just to hoodwink voters.
The Umno and MCA long-married couple, by contrast, failed to get their act together and couldn’t stop bickering in public.
In short, BN were either too complacent or too disengaged to even put up a false front as Harapan had so ably done.
The above is Part One. I shall continue Part Two talking from a more personal perspective.