By Mariam Mokhtar
Just because you drive a Bentley doesn't mean you’re loaded. You could be the chauffeur, on his way to fetch the towkay ….but your grey uniform gives you away.
The Hermes Birkin that you carry is no proof that you are from high society. The must-have item could be a knock-off….all of RM30, from the stall down the road in Petaling Street.
The pedigree dog which mopes around in its tiny cage under the front porch, doesn’t mean you’re a dog lover. The canine is a subtle showpiece to exhibit your wealth.
And what use is attending St. Hugh’s, if you've failed to use your university knowledge to do good but instead, attack a defenceless schoolboy, who happens to be the son of an opposition leader.
Criticise the father (of the boy) if you must, but show your intellect and base your objections on sound policies and arguments.
Khairy Jamaluddin is an Oxford graduate who may speak better English than the average Malaysian (according to those who have heard him speak). But he hasn’t put his education to good use.
At one time he was touted as an improvement on the uneducated Umno political candidate.
But in the end, Khairy found it easier to drop his standards.
After 54 years of perfecting the art of public manipulation, Umno is adept at making us part with our votes, mostly in exchange for a load of lies. In some cases, they threw in packs of milo anda few kilos of rice, perhaps a saree, an outboard motor or a shopping trip to Medan or Haadyai.
Well this time, Khairy, the much touted ‘Oxford grad’ (as if that meant he could walk on water or had a brain size that was twice the normal person’s) bit off more than he could chew.
The Umno Youth chief used Twitter to spread malicious gossip about the son of Lim Guan Eng, the chief minister of Penang.
The aim? To shame Lim’s family and bring him down.
Using Twitter, Khairy had written, “Mungkin dia roboh Kampung Buah Pala sebab nak ganti dengan Kampung Buah Dada” in response to another tweet by pro-Umno blogger“@PapaGomo”.
When translated: “He possibly destroyed Kampung Buah Pala because he wanted to replace it with Kampung Buah Dada”. (Buah dada is a derogatory term for female breasts).
Lim issued a stern rebuke to pro-Umno blogs and sites, about the “barbaric lies” concerning his son. He named Khairy Jamaluddin and other party leaders like Bukit Gelugor Umno division chairman Dr Novandri Hasan Basr.
Lim said,“My family and I deplore these lies and fabrications against my young son as morally despicable and barbaric. Umno should act against those trying to wreck the life of my young son with cruel and barbaric lies just to finish me off politically.”
The ploy by Khairy, Novandri and other Umno diehards, has backfired. Even the most hardened of politicos are appalled, except the extremists who are without conscience.
What Umno lacks in policies, it makes up for with its unhealthy use of sex as a political weapon. It is desperate and will clutch at straws, even fabricating lies about school children,simply to gain political mileage and deceive the rakyat.
Sex is being used to bring down Anwar Ibrahim the opposition leader, in the protracted sodomy trials and the release of sex videos. Umno sympathisers tried to discredit Mat Sabu with phone-sex allegations.
Why? They are trying to distract the rakyat from the high level electoral fraud, for which the government, the EC, NRD, and PDRM are all implicated.
If anyone thinks Umno/BN are clean, think again.
This is a list of men who are in positions of responsibility: Which uncouth MP committed polygamy? Which ex-minister and current president of another BN component party featured in an oral sex DVD? Which ex-minister and current Malaysian Ambassador was allegedly accused of sexually exploiting women? Which serving cabinet minister is allegedly accused of raping his domestic help? Which senior politician who is currently serving in the cabinet was allegedly caught with his pants down with a pop singer in a Port Dickson hotel and is allegedly implicated in the murder of another model?
The list excludes past ministers, politicians and leaders of media or religious organisations. No conviction seems to stick. So, do they buy their way out of any conviction or just use threats?
We have been inundated with the sexploits of these lotharios and have become immune to the scandals.
After much brainstorming, Umno has decided on a better way to shock: Attack the children of the opposition.
When the sex videos were released into the public domain this year, to discredit the opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, it was discovered that the former Chief minister of Malacca, Rahim Tamby Chik was one of the ring leaders.
Two decades ago, Rahim Thamby allegedly raped a minor and was forced to resign. The underage girl’s grandmother sought the help of a DAP MP to bring Rahim Thamby to trial.
Doesn’t this show the level of mistrust Malays have for the elected Umno Malays?
The DAP MP was Lim Guan Eng and he was jailed for his efforts.
None of the other Umno Malays came to the defence of the girl and all were too afraid to support Lim.
Today, Khairy Jamaluddin has joined the ranks of the morons and malfeasants in Umno.
Umno plays dirty because it is desperate. And desperate people like Khairy, will do anything to be included in Najib’s, or perhaps Umno’s, plans for the future.
Even if that means discarding their integrity and intellect.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
"..........while one man standing in the road is a nuisance, a mere distraction, 10 men standing together are far harder to ignore. And if those 10 become 100, a thousand, a million, a billion even, they become force so big, so strong and so united in their common cause that those who espouse hatred will face a very simple choice. They can join us, or they can remain where they are and be crushed by the force of our collective will."
Who do you think said that? Bet you won't get it right.........
Prime Minister, Najib Razak.
Oxford - 17th May, 2011
Read the full text of his speech HERE. But be prepared with a barf bag. Just in case la...