But that is politics. In Malaysia politics is a zero-sum game. It is a winner takes all and loser loses all contest. So do not dabble in this type of no-holds-barred — or the rule is there are no rules — type of politics unless you are prepared to suffer the consequences. And the consequences are heavy once you cross the line and use Rosmah’s jewellery as your weapon of attack.
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Raja Petra Kamarudin
(Malaysiakini) — PPBM (Pribumi) has asked Malaysians to talk about Rosmah Mansor’s US$27.3 million pink diamond during balik kampung for Hari Raya, but the Umno propaganda machinery is bent on ensuring that does not happen, complained DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang.
PPBM Youth chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman had earlier urged Malaysians to tell their friends and family about this when they balik kampung for Hari Raya.
“Suddenly, Syed Saddiq’s call to Malaysian youths to return to the kampungs to share the scandal of the pink diamond necklace and 27 other jewellery items assumed greater importance and became a grave threat to the political future and survival of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, Umno and BN, and hence the need to counter and neutralise it became imperative,” grumbled Kit Siang.
Kit Siang is a real idiot. He also seems to be going senile. First of all he admitted that Pakatan Harapan’s strategy is to use the hari-baik-bulan-baik period to slander the wife of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. And then he grumbles that Umno has fought back and preempted the move.
Hari Raya (hari-baik-bulan-baik) is a time of peace and goodwill. It is a time when you ask and offer forgiveness. It is not a time to spread bad stories about others. I can imagine a kafir like Kit Siang not understanding this. But a so-called Muslim who is allegedly a Syed on top of that should at least understand a very basic thing like this.
Syed Saddiq is as bad as Zaid Ibrahim who scolded Muslims for praying to Allah when there was a danger that the Air Asia airliner was going to crash. What then do you do if you are not sure whether you are going to land safely or whether the plane is going to crash and there will be nothing left of you to bury?
It appears like Pakatan Harapan has really nothing left to use in the attempt to bring down Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, Umno and Barisan Nasional. They need to scrape the bottom of the barrel and use issues such as Rosmah’s alleged jewellery. They hope that by playing up the Rosmah jewellery issue Pakatan Harapan can win 125 parliament seats in the next general election.
This type of politics is called no-holds-barred politics. That means you can use anything and everything under the sun to attack your enemy. There are no taboos or sacred cows. Everything is fair game. The rule is there are no rules.
It is even fair to tell the voters to choose between a Malay-led government and a Chinese-led government. If you choose a Chinese-led government then the country will be under foreign control because DAP is actually PAP of Singapore’s agent.
DAP was formed two months after Singapore split from Malaysia and when PAP was banned from operating in Malaysia. And DAP was formed by PAP while Kit Siang, who at that time was working for Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, was sent back to Malaysia to take over DAP.
So, the choice for the voters is either a Malay-led government or a Chinese-led government that owes its allegiance to Singapore. And it must be drummed into the minds of the Malays that choosing Barisan Nasional means the Malays would not lose political power to the Chinese who owe their loyalty to Singapore.
The Malays must also be reminded that it is DAP who opposed the Sharia Amendment Bill and who closed down Pakatan Rakyat in June 2015 so that PAS could be kicked out of the opposition coalition.
Before that DAP gave the so-called ‘liberal’ group in PAS millions to try to oust the PAS President, Abdul Hadi Awang. However, none except one managed to win a seat. All the rest lost and they managed to garner only 20% of the votes. Hadi and his people swept in with a landslide victory.