Opposition politicians are very busy finger-pointing the government, and faulting the shortcomings of the authorities in responding to the flood.
Hannah Yeoh’s Twitter retweets are particularly egregious in playing this blame game.
”Hannah Yeoh dah mmg queen of all drama queen,” said Salahuddin Hisham today in his Facebook post asking ‘Turun bantu ker posing utk IG?’
BELOW: Hannah Yeoh doing her best Lady Boss hands-on-hip pose;
the YB wearing tudung in the other photo is Rina Harun (don’t konpius them through the lack of Hannah’s usual hijabi cosplay)
@anwaribrahim retweeted – see below – a Malaysiakini article headlined ‘Back home, Sri Muda residents question selective rescue’ which insinuated that some non-Malay flood victims were discriminated because of their suspected or perceived political allegiances.
Another Malaysiakini column is titled ‘Poor rescue effort – willful ignorance or deliberate neglect?‘
The columnist Andrew Sia wrote: “… is it deliberate neglect? Because of politics?” and suggesting a conspiracy theory that “Putrajaya’s poor response [could be] due to Selangor being ruled by a Harapan state government?”
Pakatoons have been lashing out like typhoons at the federal government but nonetheless giving their own Harapan state governments a free pass.
Harapan politicians, when they’re not seething and snarking, can be found preening and posturing against the waterworld backdrops.
There is of course the usual feel-good propaganda that this flood disaster has brought Malaysians together — which is true to some extent.
However, the business-as-usual politicking has also further fanned its cumulative anti-Malay, anti-Muslim (e.g. targeting Tuan Ibrahim, Jakim) sentiments.
DAP Penang MP Kasthuri Patto – she is Kit Siang’s goddaughter and cut her teeth in politics as his pol-sec – revealed something illuminating in her tweet below.
YB Kasthuri tweeted: “Dengar khabar ada akaun Twitter aktivis & warga marhaen yg kritik kerajaan brhubung isu pngendalian banjir digesa MCMC agar digantung.”
The anti-establishment Twitterati have indeed been nasty and brutish, and predictably retweeted by @hannahyeoh and her fellow DAP social media amplifiers.
In her same tweet, Kasthuri also said: “Rakyat pasti bangkit mnentang kerajaan yg menindas rakyat”.
Does Kasthuri really have to say something like that (about oppressive gomen) in a time like this?
She is indeed a typical product of the LKS school of divisive politics.
DAP politikus are shamelessly making hay while the heavens pour.