Tony Pua is a zero who is trying very hard to be a hero

“What Pua did yesterday was what each and every leader in the DAP has been trained to do – utter meaningless syllables, strung together in gung-ho styled rhetoric just to escape sticky situations. People like Pua belong to a league of imbeciles currently led by the likes of Superman Hew, Anthony Loke, Teresa Kok and Hannah Yeoh, all trained to confuse people whenever things get difficult”

THE THIRD FORCE

Tony Pua is back in action.

Yesterday, the DAP parliamentarian took a swipe at Dato’ Eric See-To for challenging him to a debate, insisting that the Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications (BNSC) deputy director wasn’t worth his time. According to Pua, he was ‘on par’ with people of rank in government and would only enter a debate if he was challenged by one of them.

Now, what does that tell you?

It tells you that people like Pua are half past six dunggus (idiots) who probably came into this world legs first. Tell me, why on earth would the DAP parliamentarian pen such a conceited and pompously-worded reply if indeed Eric was such a waste of time? Would it not have been prudent for Pua to ignore the BNSC deputy director instead?

The very fact that Pua saw the need to reply Eric goes a long way to show just how pivotal the latter’s role is in Malaysian politics. And mind you, we’re talking about the deputy director of an outfit within a coalition that actually runs the federal government. Question is, what rank does Pua have within Pakatan Harapan, a coalition of oppositionists and opportunists who are only hallucinating about running government?

Did I not tell you Pua is a dunggu?

Seriously, all Eric asked Pua to do was to debate him over the multibillion Penang Undersea Tunnel Project. Perhaps Pua realised what every sound minded Malaysian already knows, that the excess RM220 million the Penang state administration paid consultants for mere pieces of paper was something no human in his (or her) right frame of mind could ever justify.

Yes, Pua saw the need to shift the conversation away from the elephant that was in the yet-to-be-completed tunnel. Never mind that his rationale made absolutely no sense – what was more important for him to do was to protect his boss – Lim Guan Eng – from public scrutiny over the millions the latter ‘dissipated into thin air’.

Perhaps that explains why the DAP parliamentarian took potshots at his onetime best buddy, Eric See-To. And what Pua wrote on his Facebook page yesterday was reflective of the intimidation tactics people like Guan Eng often resort to. On the 16th of July 2016, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) company appointed by the Penang state administration served Gerakan with a legal notice simply for asking too many questions!

One of the questions the BN component party posed pertained documents that bore designs of the tunnel and results of a feasibility study, which Gerakan insisted the state had overpaid the SPV for. When pressed for answers, Guan Eng accused BN of sabotaging Penang’s progress and labelled the ruling coalition “traditional saboteurs.”

When pressed even further, he insisted that a detailed explanation of the cost structure had already been provided by his reps. But the only two attempts ever made by his reps plunged his administration further into murky waters when one of them performed mathematical stunts even Einstein couldn’t possibly have understood.

The fact is, not only did the Guan Eng administration overpay the SPV, it broke established procurement guidelines when awarding the tunnel project to the company. Instead of apologising, the Chief Minister further accused BN of conspiring with the RoS to sabotage the DAP, insisting that the RoS plan was to cripple the party administration and its preparations for the 14th general election (GE14).

Yes, Guan Eng sounded the battle-cry DAP leaders are known to use whenever caught with their pants down. I bet you, if you were to ask him why Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK) accused Lim Kit Siang of accepting a RM1 billion bribe from Mahathir, he will tell you it’s because “RPK conspired with the DAP’s “traditional saboteurs” to “cripple the party administration” to bring the DAP down.”

And yet again, what does all of this tell you?

It tells you that the DAP is conditioning followers to think that the the ruling coalition is envious of its performance and will stoop to any lows just to bring it down. More than that, it says that the DAP is inclined to censure any BN leader for the slightest of reasons, meaning, it wouldn’t matter if that leader were a minister or a person without rank in government.

Likewise, it wouldn’t matter if Dato’ Eric See-to were the Prime Minister or even the Pope. Pua would have found some excuse or other to wash his hands off the tunnel project, simply because the RM220 million cock-up is something even the Chief Minister of Penang and his Excos failed miserably at justifying.

So you see, what Pua did yesterday was what each and every leader in the DAP has been trained to do – utter meaningless syllables, strung together in gung-ho styled rhetoric just to escape sticky situations. People like Pua belong to a league of imbeciles currently led by the likes of Superman Hew, Anthony Loke, Teresa Kok and Hannah Yeoh, all trained to confuse people whenever things get difficult.

She and her likes are heartless souls willing to say or do anything just to escape the voter’s wrath. The point of their game is always to up the ante by saying something so controversial, it would shift the conversation entirely from whatever it is they’re hiding. They know that media personnel are suckers for readership and would never hesitate to be the first in the eye of every storm they generate.

Which is why, you need to remain vigilant to prevent yourself from getting sucked into one of these storms. Only then can you keep a keen focus on the real issue at hand and see how people like Pua squirm, gasp and slither over arid grounds just to make something unimportant appear absolutely tantalising and brilliant.

Take it from me – when politicians start thinking they are too good to debate those they consider beneath them, you know that they suffer from a chronic case of superiority complex, that their egos are far bigger than their brains. Yes, Tony Pua is a zero who tries very hard to appear a hero.

This is a classic example of the pride before the fall.

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