Barisan Nasional politicians are playing dumb while the opposition, playing the dumber.
The next general election or PRU-13 may very well be about how the voters reject those rejects. These rejects have not shown any cause for the voters to believe in their sincerity, and the damage they had done to their own cause which is nothing but to cause discontent and dissatisfaction.
Malaysia really and truly does not have any opposition; what it has are parties which won seats for their candidates by virtue of the fact that there are some voters in the last election, the PRU-12 had decided not to vote for Umno and BN.
Those who had voted for Wan Azizah and later Anwar Ibrahim in the Permatang Pauh seat in Pulau Pinang were all Umno supporters, but who changed sides to vote for Anwar. They did not vote for the opposition, just for him.
It is sad how people like Tian Chua could think he could become an intelligent member of parliament sitting in Dewan Rakyat by offering himself as targets for police action in early demonstrations and protests.
He did not think it would be much better if he had completed his studies and then go on to work on his masters in international politics before entering politics in Malaysia.
Barack Hussein Obama did not sit in front of any police trucks and was showered by acid water. He went to study at an Ivy League university majoring in international politics. He then went to another Ivy League university for his master’s degree. He did not say a word of discontent of the then American government, presumably the Republican government while still a student, but much later while campaigning, which he also did with decorum and civility.
Running down a government is one; running for an election is another. Which is why Tian Chua and the others who are in the Dewan Rakyat representing the opposition parties can never excel. Many of them think they are still protesting in the streets.
Not many of them were really educated in the political education of the country and much less of the world to allow them learn basic manners. Many of them do not know standing orders or what to debate on and how. Malaysians who had given them the chance in 2008 may very well turn around against them this time.
I don’t think most of the PKR, DAP and PAS members of parliament and state assemblies will be turned in the next election. They do not deserve to win the seats they are keeping now.
The reason being they just do not care to uphold the principles of fairplay and to make the voters trust them to lead the opposition anymore. in fact, they have also not shown any temerity to lead their own parties.
Malaysia does not have real opposition members of parliament and state assemblies; what we have are Umno and BN rejects who are ungrateful and who have become street performers and media clowns.
Many believe most of them will lose in the PRU-13 simply because they do not deserve to get their votes, because they have not done anything to serve the cause of the opposition; they mostly serve their own personal causes which is to be elected to parliament and the state assemblies, and doing nothing. -mansorbinputeh
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