GE 14 IS ABOUT THE MALAYS AND THEIR FUTURE AS MALAYS

DIVIDING TO RULE

Dr. Mahathir Mohammad the wily old hand has split the opposition by galvanizing them under his ‘leadership’ knowing full well the dangers that lurk not only for the Malays but also for him personally should there be an opposition victory at the next general elections. He has hedged his bets carefully amongst the factions within Pakatan Harapan.

Dr. Mahathir is acutely aware of the threat of Chinese domination however much the DAP belch out their hollow rhetoric of the “Malaysian Malaysia” as Lee Kuan Yew once did. A “ Singapore for all regardless of race” clichés “based on merit and hard work”, Lee proclaimed decades ago.

THE MAHATHIR EPIPHANY

He, Mahathir once narrated to a journalist about a life changing experience he had in the 1940’s, when the Kuomintang, celebrating a Chinese Nationalist event in northern Malaya, shut down shops, raised and saluted the Nationalist Chinese flag as if they were in China. They sang patriotic Chinese songs in praise of China and the Kuomintang as if Malaya did not exist or worse still belonged to them.  That moment he said was his epiphany. It remains indelibly stamped in his political consciousness and helped shape his view of the world. Mahathir’s enduring hatred and contempt for those (especially Malays) who don’t stay the course and who have betrayed him is even more enduring personal and bitter.

That Kuomintang event he observed was held in total contempt and disregard for the Malays and everything Malay. They showed a disrespect for the Malays as if they did not matter at all as people.

From that moment on Dr. Mahathir determined that under no circumstances in future would the Chinese or anyone else in any way shape or form lord over the Malays ever. Dr. Mahathir’s passion for Malay nationalism remains as stead-fast and resolute to this day as it was on that day.

The silence of the Chinese who he favoured whilst in office, in the face of unrelenting attacks against him for his patronage of their interests, he considers treachery and an unpardonable act of betrayal. The man is mercurial. He is unpredictable and strikes at a time and place of his own choosing. He has the long memory of an elephant.

AT THE HEART OF THE MAHATHIR NAJIB RIVALRY-IRON HAND VS VELVET GLOVE

What Dr.Mahathir and his Malay followers find intolerable about Datuk Seri Najib Razak is Datuk Seri Najib’s apparent indolence, indecisiveness and a willingness to remain silent in the face of unrelenting criminal allegations against his government, insults to the Malays, to Islam and to Malay cultural institutions.

These attacks from foreign sponsored groups (including those to which his daughter Marina subscribes  or supports) within and from abroad have done irreparable damage to Malay unity and to the reputation of Malaysia according to sources close to Dr. Mahathir.

HOW MAHATHIR WOULD HAVE REACTED

As an example and by contrast with Datuk Seri Najib’s silence, Dr. Mahathir’s response to allegations of ‘stealing an election’ by the Economist magazine or the 1 MDB allegations by the Wall Street Journal or even the claims by the Department of Justices (DoJ) would have been met with a swift, sharp, caustic rebuke without trepidation or timidity as only Mahathir could do.

The strength of Dr.Mahathir’s administration  over 2 decades lay in his ability and his capacity to mercilessly nip dissent, disruption and discord in the bud wherever it was to be found. He never allowed anything subversive or even remotely resembling subversion to breed anywhere during his term in office distracting him from his work. Not so with Datuk Seri Najib.

There is anger in the wake of the allegations of scandals to which PM Najib Razak remains aloof and indifferent. Unlike Dr. Mahathir it is said that PM Najib allowed unmandated political groups like Bersih to fester like an open sore infecting the body politic creating deep divisions within Malaysian society.

NO ONE WILL BE SPARED-NOT THE JUDGES NOR EVEN THE KING

Dr. Mahathir was ruthlessly efficient in weeding out social and political disruption wherever it emerged, going so far as to clip the immunities of the traditional rulers, the Sultans. He began with the man who was king.

The Malays and Malaysia benefited immensely from his heavy handed authoritarian rule of 20 years. There is in fact a nostalgic yearning for a return to his style of rule especially amongst the divided Malays. Some say a Mahathir return to government would bring back certainty in government even if at the expense of many unprecedented democratic rights and freedoms people have enjoyed under Datuk Seri Najib.

PRUNING AN OUTSIZED AND UNRULY JUDICIARY

Amongst his many other notable achievements, Dr. Mahathir brought to heel the judiciary when he sacked Tun Salleh Abbas and his colleagues. These judges had strayed beyond that imaginary line of the separation of powers doctrine.

The world screamed and barked itself hoarse at that incident but life went on. It was “an outrage” to some, a “sacrilege” to lawyers and “constitutional experts” everywhere in Malaysia. But he was unmoved by criticisms of his decision and remained stoic, unbending by resistance to that call.

Australian High Court judge Michael Kirby’s (ret) point on the subject of removing judges was lost on most of Malaysia’s legal fraternity and its academic community. Dr. Mahathir emerged relatively unscathed and stronger from that event because he appeared to have understood Malaysia’s constitution far better than most lawyers in Malaysia ever could.

WHERE DOES ANWAR STAND IN ALL OF THIS?

Mahathir understands what the real threat is to the Malays if the opposition wins.

He is no friend of Anwar Ibrahim yet he remains Anwar’s master. Anwar is vain and narcissistic. He has bought into the ‘promise of freedom’ under a prospective Mahathir led government in much the same way his vanity bought into the Bersih promise of not only freedom but also the prospect of the prime ministership delivered to his jail cell door.

Ambiga Srinivasan is on record as saying “Anwar will never be prime minister”. Ambiga once described Anwar as “a millstone around the neck of the opposition and a liability to the Pakatan”.

Ambiga has enjoyed an inside track to Dr. Mahathir forever. It was the best kept open secret that she was paving the way for a possible Mahathir comeback. It seems as if only Ambiga did not know what the rest of the world (government included) knew of her role in Dr. Mahathir’s plan.

Mahathir’s opportunistic position with his allies jointly lined up against the Barisan and Datuk Seri Najib is best summed up in the proverb of the Indian philosopher Chanakya or Kautilya: “My enemy’s enemy is my friend”

HAVE THEY REALLY KISSED AND MADE UP? NOT ACCORDING TO A MAHATHIRIAN SLIP

There could be no viable opposition strategy or coalition without Anwar Ibrahim. Maharhit understands that position well. It was not Dr. Mahathir who dreamed up the ‘kiss and make up’ theatre with Anwar a few months ago. That it is said was the work of opposition media strategists desperately wishing to convey the perception of solidarity in an otherwise hopelessly fragmented Pakatan.

But in a rare unguarded moment, in a leaked recording of Dr. Mahathir speaking privately during a break in a recent public event, he is heard responding to the question ;

Bagaimana dengan Anwar dan DAP?”

His response although muffled is heard thus:

Pengkhianat…. (brief silence) Orang Cina akan melakukan apa sahaja kerana ini bukan negara mereka”.

Someone is then heard whispering something and he says no more.

Dr. Mahathir has had a direct inside line to the PM Najib’s inner sanctum through two main players. One a “journalist and blogger” the other a confidant of the Najib household. Regardless Dr. Mahathir has kept a low profile till it became evident that the real threat was not Datuk Seri Najib but the surreptitious threat of a Chinese led foreign sponsored anti-Malay Muslim movement. The movement even having taken root within the Johor royal family.

WHAT ARE THEY REALLY FIGHTING FOR?- VELVET GLOVE VERSUS IRON HAND

The real dog in this fight in GE 14 is neither PM Najib nor Dr. Mahathir as many blindly see it. That’s the distraction. The battle is in fact a fight to the death for the Malay heartland and the hearts and rights of the Malays. Nothing more nothing less. It is a battle between two Malay “Champions”. Dr. Mahathir of a heavy hand and retributive justice on the one hand and a docile aloof Datuk Seri Najib on the other. Both men are relentlessly pursuing the same objective through two very different and sharply contrasting paths through widely different means.

To suggest that Anwar will be given a free rein to run government (which is what he believes he is entitled to) if Pakatan Harapan wins, is like suggesting that the snake that bit you yesterday can’t harm you today because it has run out of poison and should therefore be allowed roam free.

WHAT IS ANWAR IBRAHIM’S CAUSE? CERTAINLY NOT THE MALAYS OR MALAYSIA

Dr. Mahathir has never forgiven Anwar for his perfidious misconduct in 1997.

Even if Anwar is willing to forgive and make up with Dr. Mahathir, the Neo Con’s Paul Wolfowitz who once described Mahathir as being as dangerous as Saddam Hussein will not allow his buddy and ‘Cur’ Anwar to be sidelined in this race.

Paul Wolfowitz owns Anwar Ibrahim and family.

To believe the Mahathir, Kit Siang, Anwar alliance is a genuine political coalition and meeting of like minds is to take absurdity to new heights. Anwar’s history of being owned and controlled by the Neo Cons and Paul Wolfowitz is well documented and legendary. He has neither denied it nor redeemed himself from the clutches of that dangerous and despotic undemocratic bunch in Washington.

It would be safer betting on the chances of ISIS, the Vatican and Rainbow coalition of Gays forming a common alliance than it would be betting that the Pakatan Harapan would not only come to power, but also remain a cohesive stable coalition of a multi-dimensional multi racial political party. Thats because the Neo Cons still call the shots with Anwar (and the DAP).

The danger of Chinese dominance is not subtle or imaginary. It is real. It is the reason the Chinese are culturally suppressed by law in all 10 member states of ASEAN but one country. Their avarice and lust for racial and political dominance over others remains ever present. Both Mahathir and Najib are aware of that dragon in the room.

Mahathir or Najib, it is the position of the Malays that will decide the outcome of GE 14.

 

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2 Responses to “GE 14 IS ABOUT THE MALAYS AND THEIR FUTURE AS MALAYS”
  1. AK47 says:

    GRK. You are absolutely right in your assumptions. There is only one choice for the Malays. Vote BN which has looked after their interests and the interests of the other communities well with a solid record going back to 1946. It is of utmost importance that our Constitution Is protected and cherished. Our Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans are always supported by the Rakyat and the successive BN Governments. This is our beloved Malaysia and her peoples heritage, tradition and way of life which have given rise to our long long history of peace, harmony and prosperity as we plod along forwards in the 21st Century.

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    • grkumar says:

      There is nothing more important than the preservation of the Malay culture in the context of the Malaysian elections. Thats whats at stake. India won its independence in 1948. When asked by General Wavell then Gov. General of India “What would you do Mr. Gandhi for your defence, your public administration, the economy, the welfare of all these people”. Gandhi’s response was sobering and a definition of the word independence. “We will manage Gen. Wavell. We will make mistakes and suffer failures. But these will be our successes and our failures, our mistakes and our disasters no different to the ones you have made”. Independence does not mean striving to be like the west. Thats the slave mentality many Indians, Chinese and upper middle class Malays continue to suffer from.

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