Dark times... gets darker.. indeed.
BN started their campaign for the two bukits and one batang by-election long before nomination day.. yet, when PR wanted to hold ceramahs in those locations, they (BN) used their might in the form of police and FRU to force the ceramahs to come to a premature end. Then they went about to ban Harakah and Suara Keadilan... then they say, cannot talk about Altantunya.. cannot talk about the Sultan...
I guess next they would say, you cannot talk about Rosmah. I am sure you all know which one I am talking about...Crucify me if I make a wrong assumption.. 15 candidates for Bukit Selambau! Wow! BN must be "rejuvenated" by the 60bil "stimulus package" in that they could finance so many candidates to throw a spanner in PR's efforts in Bukit Selambau. Not to be a wet blanket to PR, I sense Najib is out to show you guys who is BOSS... he wants Malaysia to know that HE is the BOSS. They have to win at least 2 of the by-election.. AT ALL COST.
Why? Simply that two of the 3 by-elections are held by opposition.. winning one of them would be a moral booster to his impending PMship of the nation. Now, imagine what he would say.... "The country has accepted him as PM", "The people has rejected Pakatan", "BN is the choice government.", "I have the endorsement of the people!"
Nevermind that he loses... they have already put up excuses in that "This is not a referendum" But watch it if they win 2 out of 3... BNs tune WILL change!
Now back to the topic.. really... why has our country become a country full of taboos... this cannot.. that cannot... if you make a list of things that one cannot do or say in Malaysia.. I can bet you if will be quite a loooooooooong list.. don't you agree? Non-Muslims CANNOT use the word "Allah". We CANNOT discuss "sensitive" religious issues.. we CANNOT discuss racial issues but BN can mouth racist statements.. its okay.. but sorry.. others cannot la... we CANNOT hold candlelight vigils against draconian laws as ISA.. we CANNOT now talk about Altantunya and the Sultan... please refresh my mind on what else we can or cannot do.
Of course, if we are with BN there is no such thing as cannot.. because it is in their terms.. BOLEHLAND.. hence everything also CAN! Can dish out instant noodles contract while saying they wont... Can say Anwar play backside.. while saying they will not play dirty... Can say Nizar is puppet to racist DAP but ask others to shut up and not fan racial sentiments...
With all the odds stack against Pakatan.. I shudder to think that they can even win 1 of the by-election... Najib and co must have set out with the agenda to win at all cost.. and I call upon the people of Bukit Selambau to stand steadfast behind Pakatan.. no doubt they have selected a candidate not of your choice but heck... there are so many la... pick this also wrong.. pick that also wrong.. they have to choose one and we must stand united behind the candidate. Honestly.. I do not know him. But if I am a voter in Bukit Selambau, I will vote for Manikumar!
To the people of Bukit Gantang.. I love the rest area, I love the durians and fruits on sale at the rest area. Above all, I call upon all freedom lovers and people of Bukit Gantang to send Nizar to Parliament. It will send a message to BN that racial politics played by BN is obsolete. We are Malaysians... Kita Rakyat Malaysia... if we want to progress as a nation, we MUST stop bickering about the colour of our skin.. the global market will not give you 30% because you are a crony-Bumi company..
To the people of Batang Ai.. remember this. You have given BN and Taib Mahmud sooooo many years... and what do you get for all those years of blind support? Your land taken from you.. the riches of your land being plundered to fill the pockets of the very few.. and of course those in BN share the spoils.. otherwise Taib would not be sitting comfy in Sarawak that long. Wake up! Wake up! My fellow Malaysians... for once lets all Malaysians say BOLEH! We can make a difference.. we can CHANGE for the better.. we CAN... we BOLEH!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Dark times... gets darker.. indeed.