PAS vice president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah has invited Anwar to leave the Dark Side and come into the light after a meeting earlier today (pix below) between leaders of Perikatan.
Meanwhile Najib took a painful jab at Anwar — see his latest Facebook entry.
BELOW: I spy with my little eye three [or is it four?] Chinese party leaders in the group photo below … looks like Muhyiddin is trying to be inclusive
Err, who is it standing to the right of the MIC president; can anyone please tell me?
The Perikatan leaders above appear happier and more confident. The Harapan leaders, not so much. And the colour of Mat Sabu’s shirt looks like three-day old kangkung layu.
Earlier I mentioned a recent Ipsos poll that found 82 percent of the Malaysian public want our borders secured against refugees (read Rohingya).
Nonetheless a small minority of loud Cina DAP virtue signalers have been calling their countrymen “unkind“ and “inhumane” for supporting our government’s decision to push back the Rohingya boats trying to slip into Langkawi under the cover of night.
It is becoming problematic when this contrarian minority is unable to respect the wishes of an overwhelming majority. More evidently, this hostile minority does not even care to try and see the point of view of the majority.
BELOW: Myanmar is holding its general election in Novermber; Rohingya-majority parliamentary areas in Rakhine have been reduced from three seats to one after a redrawing of constituency boundaries
Some Amyotha boundaries changed to reflect population shifts (in 2015 constituencies weren’t updated for population… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Richard Horsey (@rshorsey) June 29, 2020
NOTE ON MYANMAR: The Rohingya, an ethnic minority detested by the Burmese majority, is being further marginalized electorally this coming polls
Always opposing the majority consensus
I was only just now scrolling the Harakah Daily news feed when it struck me how many stories the PAS party organ carried that disapproved of the offputting and disturbing ‘artwork’ which played satirically on our Jata Negara. Public opinion, especially among the Malays, is largely against the Rebirth book cover that riffed on our national emblem.
Yet some Harapan supporters still chose to double down on the initial offence and pretend that the parody illustration was of a generic heraldry and not one specific to Malaysia. In other words, the usual Dapster in denial.
Come on lah, the book publisher himself Pak Chong has apologized, which I take to be a tacit acknowledgment that there is a real basis for the public uproar.
Breaking news (ref. Malaysiakini tweet above) — the contentious book has just been banned by the Home Ministry.
Expect another bout of verbal jousting then, with the usual suspects defending the book once again name-calling those who object to the book cover a variety of insulting names like … well, “Nazi” and “Taliban” are for sure among the labels.
This vocal minority is always bullying the silent majority because they can. At least for now (they can).
One thing certain to be a game changer is if Anwar were to leave Harapan as per the current rumour, and return to the embrace of the conservative majority.
Without their PKR Malay liberal sidekicks providing cover, I’d like to see how far the DAP evangelistas can continue to take their contrariness.