So the Ali Baba arrangement between Mahathir and the Chinese is also a win-win situation. Mahathir wants Najib ousted and for that to happen Umno and Barisan Nasional must be destroyed. The Chinese want a DAP-led government in power and for that to happen Umno and Barisan Nasional must be destroyed. So both need Umno and Barisan Nasional destroyed, but for different and selfish reasons.
NO HOLDS BARRED
Raja Petra Kamarudin
The pro-opposition news portals keep referring to Superman Hew Kuan Yau as an ‘ex-DAP member’. They want us to believe that DAP no longer endorses what Hew does and says. That is just like saying Ibrahim Ali is an ‘ex-Umno member’.
Ibrahim Ali may no longer be a card-bearing member of Umno but that does not mean his perjuangan has changed. Ask Ibrahim Ali what he stands for and he will reply ‘Ketuanan Melayu’. And he left Umno to form Perkasa because Umno is not ‘hard-core’ enough for his taste and because Umno ‘gives in’ too much to the non-Malays (such as still allowing Chinese schools and churches to be built and operated). That is why he needs to migrate to a new and more hardline platform.
Then ask Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad whether he agrees or supports what Ibrahim Ali and Perkasa stand for and are doing and the old man will not dare say no even if he will not directly say yes. It is just like asking Anwar Ibrahim whether he supports Hudud and he will reply: as a Muslim he cannot oppose Hudud but the time is not yet ready to implement Hudud. Non-Muslims need to first be educated about Hudud and only after they are ready to accept this form of Sharia law can it be implemented.
The trouble is the non-Malays cannot see this. They live in denial and like to see and hear what they like to see and hear. They cannot see and hear the truth even if it bit them in their sorry behinds. Hence it is so easy to take the non-Malays for a ride. They will swallow anything you throw at them; hook, line and sinker. In that sense Malays are smarter because they can tell the difference between a cow and a horse.
The non-Malays, in particular the Chinese, gauge Mahathir based on what he says today. They don’t even judge Mahathir by what he does, just by what he says. And they find bliss in their ignorance. For a race that boasts of its 5,000 years of civilisation we would expect them to be smarter than that. Apparently the Chinese are not as smart as they pretend to be.
You need to judge someone not based on what he or she says but what he or she does as well. And you cannot base it on just today but over a long track record. People, for example Mahathir, will say anything (or even do anything) just to convince you he is a changed person. But has he really changed? You need to study his track record to determine that.
Say someone has been caught stealing and is now in front of a judge awaiting sentencing. To mitigate he would say he did that crime in a moment of weakness and now regrets his action. He now realises the error of his ways and if released he is going straight and promises to never do it again.
The judge then looks at the accused’s track record and sees that this is not the first time he is appearing before a judge. In fact, this is his tenth case. So can the judge believe this story about his regret, moment of weakness, going to go straight, etc? This person is a habitual thief and if you release him he will just go out and steal again. So better to sentence him to the maximum allowed under the law.
Only a fool would believe that, even though this is his tenth offence, the accused has changed, he regrets his actions, and will never commit a crime again, like he said. His track record does not support what he says. So what he says today has to be rejected as lies.
This was what Malaysiakini reported yesterday:
A veteran human rights activist has described the appointment of Dr Mahathir Mohamad as chairperson of Pakatan Harapan, or in the former premier’s own words – “top dog” of the coalition – as the biggest betrayal of the reformasi movement. Kua Kia Soong said it was bad enough when Harapan made an alliance with the “unrepentant former autocrat”.
“Well, now that Mahathir has been made the chairperson of the coalition, Harapan will have to answer for all his scandals. Harapan must be prepared for more than the RM30 billion forex (foreign exchange) losses incurred during Mahathir’s term.”
“He is not sorry for the white terror of Operasi Lalang, for the political conspiracy against Anwar and saying on record that the latter is morally unfit to be PM because he is a womaniser and sodomiser, for squandering more than RM100 billion in the financial scandals during his term in office through crony capitalism and bailing out failed businessmen including his son…