“With RM3 million having been pumped so far, the Red bean Army (RBA) is at this very moment working with members of the UMNO shadow movement to spread this message all across Malaysia through WhatsApp and Wee Chat. While they’re at it, Ambiga is negotiating the funds required to trigger an incendiary and boisterous riot a day prior to the election. Should she succeed, our youth would be led to believe that what they were told was true, that Najib is so desperate for power, he’s willing to jeopardise peace and harmony just to guarantee UMNO a victory at the ballot box”
THE THIRD FORCE
Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak is scratching his head trying to figure out why it took Dr Mahathir Mohamad 37 years to cast doubt over the Malaysian electoral system. Puzzled that the former premier never fussed about it throughout the 22 years he was in power, the Prime Minister was reacting to a report by The Malaysian Insight (TMI) that the ex-statesman met a group of European Union Ambassadors to seek intervention in the way our elections were conducted.
“They can’t directly intervene in Malaysian elections, but they can urge Najib to ensure a fair election. That’s all we are asking,” the portal quoted Mohamad Sabu as saying.
That struck me as weird, considering that Mahathir is currently in bed with Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan planning unrest ahead of the 14th general election (GE14). The former Bersih co-chairperson has thus far chalked up some RM20 million helping anarchist-billionaire George Soros impress upon Malaysians that “democracy under Najib was in crisis.” Mahathir wants her to trigger that crisis a week prior to the general election.
Seeing that Ambiga has access to a USD50 million money pot the billionaire-anarchist set aside for the purpose, Mahathir assigned DAP cyber-troopers to attribute the 13th of May 1969 racial riots to the late Tun Abdul Razak. The plan is to impress upon those aged 35 and below that Najib may just try emulate his father’s methods to turn the Malays against the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan.
With RM3 million having been spent so far, the Red bean Army (RBA) is at this very moment working with members of the UMNO shadow movement to spread this message all across Malaysia through WhatsApp and Wee Chat. While they’re at it, Ambiga is negotiating funds required to trigger an incendiary and boisterous riot a week prior to the general election. Should she succeed, our youth would be led to believe that what they were told was true, that Najib is so desperate for power, he’s willing to jeopardise peace and harmony just to guarantee UMNO a victory at the ballot box.
Is that not so Ambiga?
And here we have Mahathir setting the irony-bar to such highs, he’s actually telling EU Ambassadors that he wants a clean and fair election. Not only does that make him a humbug of a plaster saint, he plastered his head with so much of Ambiga’s bullsxxt, it seems to have added that many inches to his already thick skull. The end result is a man so stubborn, he refuses to fathom the idea of a Barisan Nasional victory even if someone from the future were to traverse back through time just to tell him so.
On the 23rd of December 2017, I wrote the following:
Back in the nineties, there were roughly two Malays for every one Chinaman, meaning, every Chinese vote counted a lot to Mahathir. To please the community, he leaned the economy in its favour by giving certain Chinese billionaires monopoly of various business sectors. However, he made sure that those billionaires (who he himself created) came under the heels of ultra-Malay capitalists – the likes of Daim Zainuddin – who made sure that they themselves benefited from the Chinese economy.
Now, it is not as if the Malays didn’t see this happening. Towards the second half of the nineties, Mahathir had become very unpopular among them as PAS began accusing him of running government in very un-Islamic ways. There were even those who accused him of emulating Abd-Allah Ibn Ubayy, a hypocritical “leader of the Munafiqun” who encouraged Muslims to renounce Islam following the death of the Prophet Muhammad.
As if that weren’t damaging enough, the unceremonious sacking of Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim – then regarded by the Malays to be a personification of progressive Islam – dealt a severe blow to Mahathir as Malay youths started reflecting on what PAS had said about him. They decided that PAS was correct in its assessment and began leaning in favour of the Islamic party. To safeguard his regime, the Prime Minister saw no choice but to gerrymander the 1999 general election in his favour.
So what did Mahathir do?
He effected the dissolution of Parliament on the 11thof November 1999 to prevent 680,000 youth – then assumed to be reform-oriented – from casting ballots
- He decided that the 300,000 or so Chinese votes – which amounted to 20 percent of total votes – were too crucial to be lost.
- He also decided not to table the budget until the 29thof October 1999 to ensure that the review process would stretch beyond the general election.
To secure the Chinese ballot, he undertook to do the following:
- He got Zhu Rongji to endorse his achievements by getting the then Chinese premier to visit Malaysia from the 22ndto the 26th of November 1999. The visit conveniently overlapped with the eight-day election campaign which the Election Commission announced would begin on the 21st of November 1999.
- He began praising the performance of Chinese schools and got the Tun Abdul Razak University to recognize diplomas from Chinese schools as valid certificates to qualify students for entrance exams.
- He praised the Chinese for their “immense contribution to the economy of the country and wellbeing of the nation.”
- He told the Chinese that PAS planned to turn Malaysia into an Islamic State in the event it came into power. According to him, the Islamist party would forbid non-Muslims from consuming alcohol and force all women to veil themselves in public. He added that the Islamic Penal Code would be enforced on Muslims and non-Muslims alike and would trigger “the accident that occurred on May 16.”
Well, just take a look at the 1999 general election results and compare them with results of the previous poll.
As evident from the table above, the Malays had just about enough of Mahathirism and were willing to look towards PAS even if it meant subscribing to the party’s fundamentalist policies. Is it not evident that the Chinese saved Mahathir’s ass during the 1999 general election?
Need I say more?
Edited at 1.39 pm, 31/1/18