Faux pas after faux pas after faux pas.
It is with much cynical sniggers that I have seen the masks come off the ruling BN folks since March 8 last year. No more finesse, no more diplomatic tone. Bye-bye to gentlemanly euphemisms.
Which is a good thing, because the Malaysian public get to see what Umno and Barisan Nasional that has been ruling Malaysia for the last 5 decades, is really like.
They have been and still is, a barrel of rotten apples. I can’t speculate about the future but if what our newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister said in Mingguan Malaysia over the weekend is any indication, UMNO and REFORM is a mutually exclusice concept.
Muhyiddin was baffled that the Chinese folks of B.Selambau and B.Gantang didn’t vote BN despite BN pouring money to the Chinese schools. He indicated that he felt cheated by the lack of support. He called them ungrateful.
The fact that he’s talking like this shows just how clueless our DPM is about sentiments. How people are fed up with the corruption in this country. How the same recipe of danging carrots does not work anymore.
Muhyiddin and the rest of Umno and BN must realise something. YOU DON’T PROMISE DEVELOPMENT AS A CARROT. THAT IS OUR MONEY. DUIT RAKYAT!! YOU DELIVER DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE IT IS OWED TO THE PUBLIC.
The Chinese being the driving force of economic activity in Malaysia, seem to tell certain simpletons that the Chinese are all about the money and could be bought with money or promises of money.
And to their chagrin, they find that it is wrong. Muhyiddin’s statement may have been intended for the heartland Malays, but let’s not forget that millions of us are BM-literate too, and our grasp of the nuances of the languagecould be excellent.
Now the new DPM faces the wrath of the Chinese leaders, from DAP (which is expected) as well as MCA and Gerakan.
It is one thing for you Tan Sri, to tell Samy Vellu to shut up. That guy was being unreasonable in asking for Minister’s post and he deserves to have the door slammed in his face repeatedly.
But to rebuke the Chinese electorate is quite a risky thing especially at a time when you know that they have lost faith.
Who’s to blame for that if not the excesses of Umno itself. Before you start labeling them ungrateful, ask yourself what have you done for the electorate.
It is no longer about “Hey, if I give RMXX Million for Chinese schools, they’ll vote me. If I give XX number of university seats to the non-bumi high achievers, they’ll vote me.”
Not when the public is witnessing police brutality, stifling of dissent, gagging of the media, corruption and abuse of power on a regular basis.
People are not stupid. It’s a mistake to assume that we are.
For Muhyiddin to make this stupid mistake says a lot about him, and the bubble that the Umno elites have been living in.
Hello. Clean up your house first. Remember, the voters were not in love with PKR, PAS or DAP. They just hated BN more.
The two Bukit election results was just the sledgehammer blow that serves to reinforce the message.