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N25 Bkt Selambau – a Post from Malaysian Heart (must read)

bukit-selambau-candidatesdelCapo received this comment on a previous posting “Bukit Selambau By Election – lets cut all the crap!!!”

The author signs off as Malaysian Heart…. & he/she has written with much heart indeed.

It details the plight we are facing in the Bukit Selambau by elections….

delCapo still stand by this –

DO NOT let MIC/BN take advantage of a division & sneak in a win!!!

As long as we are DIVIDED, BN is SUCCESSFUL !!

STAY UNITED!!! KEEP MIC/BN OUT!!!!!

Malaysian Heart, in full below…. please take time to read.


I’m writing this with deep concern over the Pakatan Rakyat’s prospects in the Selambau Election as well as for the future of the alternatif movement as well. Just over a month ago we were quite united, and so confident that BN could never win, even against goats & cows. Today the situation has changed dramatically, as the conflict that is apparently brewing within the AM over the choice of candidate for the Bukit Selambau by election threatens our chances there as well the achievement of our aspirations for Malaysia. I say apparently, because my only sources of information are news reports & blogs postings, some from the MSM, some from bloggers & journalists whose agendas I don’t know about. I have no way of verifying what is the real situation, & given the Standard Operating Procedures of our opponents in the past, I cannot stress enough the importance of  getting to the TRUTH.

What I find especially distressing is the tone of the anger that has been directed at Hindraf & the PKR dissenters, in the comments & reports in our blogosphere. On page after page they have had so many insults, threats & stereotypes hurled at them, it is as if BN’s propaganda in the MSM & blogs designed to demonize, demoralize & discredit them has done its job. I don‘t doubt that most of our comments have been made with good intentions & end in mind, i.e. victory for PR, and were sparked by that sense of urgency & alarm that we all feel as the elections approach. Nevertheless, I cannot but feel that such a tone is unworthy of anyone who shares in the values that I believe PR stands for.

Have we forgotten the role that Hindraf played in making 8/3/08 possible? These are the people who, in their pain & desperation could do nothing else but put their bodies & their lives in the path of the FRU & their chemical cannons. True, dissatisfaction with BN had been growing for a long time, but for me, seeing the blood that they shed when they stood their ground & embraced the truncheon’s blows over & over again, deeply changed the way that I thought & felt about my country & myself. They led the way, they electrified us, even shamed us into action; but sadly, to this very day, they and their families still bleed for it. Some are locked away & forgotten; some prosecuted & persecuted. Many know now what it is to be without Father, Husband or Family. Some, ill, uncared for and forsaken, deteriorate day by day; and one, in exile, may never get to return home, not even to die. Then, there’s that deepest & most painful of wounds that they
all bear: the subtle racism, overt ostracism & slur; a wound to which we can now safely say, we have rubbed in our own little “contribution” of salt. Whatever you or I may think about Hindraf or their apparent position on Bukit Selambau, let us agree that at the very least, we owe them our respect & gratitude.

I’ve organised the rest of my thoughts under 4 headings:
A.      Our  Current Situation
B.      What’s really at stake here
C.      Suggested Way Forward
D.      Final Thoughts

A.      Our  Current Situation

On the face of it we have Hindraf & PKR grassroots leaders are unhappy with PKR leaders’ decision to nominate S. Manikumar as PKR candidate for Bukit Selambau. Both (Hindraf & PKR) had prepared shortlists of their preferred candidates but none were chosen. Their main reasons for this unhappiness seem to be:
       Disappointment at not being chosen themselves, as a “reward” for past hard work
       Manikumar’s youth, inexperience, lack of record and not being a local, being a “crony”
       Not being involved in the selection process
       Lack of transparency in the process
       Disagreement with process & selection criteria itself
       Perceived double standards in selection
       Possible issues with Manikumar’s allegedly fraudulent business dealings
       Perception of there having been backroom deals with V. Arumugam with the involvement of DSAI’s friends (one Datuk Ravi?)

Other longer standing grouses with PR may be:
       Lack of democracy in PKR & PKR Kedah, who have not held state-level elections since he joined in 2004
       Perception of having been deceived by false promises and lack of progress on various development issues e.g. land for schools, citizenship documents, social issues, business opportunities & training
       Perception of a lack of respect and appreciation

One thing I want to note here is these reasons, with the exception of the one regarding personal disappointment, are not racist (ala ketuanan UMNO/MCA/MIC) but actually speak to root issues of common concern.

As a result of this dissatisfaction:
       3 ex PKR members are standing in Bukit Selambau as independents
       Hindraf is not supporting PKR’s campaign in Bukit Selambau
       PKR’s Jerai division has disbanded itself & Kalaivanar has thrown his support for BN
       Various commentators have condemned Hindraf & the PKR Kedah dissidents, with growing perception of Hindraf as an unworthy organisation with a agenda driven by racist or personal concerns

This conflict must be seen in the context of of PR’s growing list of problems & challenges (partly self inflicted, partly BN’s doing):
       Abortive takeover of Parliament & our perceived loss of the moral high ground
       Fall of Perak and PR’s subsequent tactical errors resulting in emotionally sensitive charges of derhaka and the attendant publicity
       Perception amongst rakyat (not just Hindraf) that PR has not been effective & efficient, that PRU 12 promises have not been kept
       Various scandals (real or engineered) surrounding PR personalities, accompanied by doubt’s about integrity of PR reps
       Lack of a coherent common vision accompanied by bouts of discord between & within PR component parties

Add to all that a perceived BN “resurgence” due to Mahathir’s return to a “united” UMNO, Samy Vellu’s “new mandate” at MIC, Najib’s repressive countermeasures and we may just be seeing the beginnings of a “perfect storm”.

B.      What’s really at stake here

Superficially, at stake is the victory in Bukit Selambau as well as in Bukit Gantang & Batang Ai. However we must go below the surface, and acknowledge that even if we win all three, given the current situation as outlined above, this conflict within us will slow down the momentum of our movement, perhaps even allow BN to begin rolling back the clock to pre-PRU 12. To regain forward momentum, as well as to help build a strong foundation for our struggle, a careful consideration of the deeper root issues raised by this conflict is needed within PR. What’s really at stake here is our movement’s identity, vision, direction & indeed future viability. These issues, all which overlap with real Hindraf/PKR grouses identiified above, are:

       Vision & leadership
•       What is our vision for all Malaysians?
•       Is this vision a shared one? How do we create this consensus?
•       What are our strategies & policies to achieve this vision?

       Values, Principles & Political Culture
•       What are our values & principles?
•       Are these values & principles practiced by our current leaders at all levels?
o       Do we want feudal “warlords” as leaders who know everything & cannot be questioned & seem to seek personal interests? Are there old BN habits & paradigms that still infect us?
•       Are we open, consultative, empowering, engaging & transparent?
•       Do we play the politics of race, patronage, feudalism, cronyism & nepotism, backroom dealmaking, numbers, rewards for loyalty? In other words business as usual BN style?
•       What is the true nature of the relationship between PR & rakyat?

       Delivery & execution
•       How do we select & develop a truly representative cadre of leaders in such a way that no group feels left out?
•       Do we select leaders by ability, or as a reward for loyalty? Do we place unfair standards of class, formal education or wealth?
•       Is our leader selection process transparent, fair, where all have had a say in it and agreed the rules? Are there double standards?
•       How have we delivered on our promises since 8/3/08? A lot was promised.
•       Have we been fair & equitable or have we been  busy fighting fires, living from crisis to crisis (some of our own making), & neglected to lead in the truest sense of the word?
•       How do we work with marginalized groups who bear the brunt of BN’s failed policies? Takeovers of Parliament & long term political goals are all well & good but what do we do to ease their suffering here & now?

       Communication (most of the misunderstanding is really attributable to poor communication & engagement)
•       How do we inform & educate stakeholders, understand & manage expectations, & get our message across?
•       How do we work with multiple stakeholders, with common broad goals but diverse cultures & perspectives?
•       How do we raise the level of political discourse beyond race & patronage?
•       How do we work with the various groups who are at different levels of political maturity, thanks to our political monoculture of the last 50 years?
C.      One Way Forward

The thing to do is to sit down together & share one’s thoughts & feelings openly. The main purpose of this meeting should be to find & develop a common vision, set of values,  principles and goals that we truly share. When that is done, consider & address the dissatisfaction & disagreements that have been the cause.

I suggest that Tuan Guru Nik Aziz (probably the most respected leader in  Malaysia) be the host or convenor. The leadership of both sides must come with open minds & most importantly open hearts. There can be no place for personal egos, posturing & rhetoric or trying to gain concessions ala BN’s old politics. All talks must be firmly based on mutual respect and objective truth that can be verified. If we only plaster over cracks by merely soothing tensions while ignoring the real issues, we are setting ourselves up for future disaster.

There will not be enough time to cover every detail, but there is enough to begin to repair the relationship. It may be too late to undo some mistakes if mistakes have been made. If both sides decide that we can work together, come out of that room together & share with all of Malaysia what you have just achieved. Make it crystal clear that no effort will be spared to achieve victory, make it plain that errors have acknowledged, bonds have been mended, wrongs have been set right and changes have been committed to. Then let us each do what we do best.

D.      Final Thoughts

To PR: Most of Hindraf’s &  PKR’s grouses seem to be real & most are based on one or more of the common issues stated above. Granted, 1 or 2 personalities seem to be pushing for personal gain & “reward”, but once the underlying grouses are addressed, those with personal interests in mind will be clearly identifiable & obvious to all. I disagree with Neil Khor & others who say that Hindraf has a “radical race based agenda” and I do not believe that there is any fundamental unbridgeable ideological difference between PR & Hindraf. With their leaders behind bars & the perception that we have forsaken them, what we are seeing is not a racial agenda ala UMNO/MCA/MIC but frustration over the issues raised, coupled with the vestiges of BN thinking & political paradigm. As I said before, old habits die hard. The right question to ask is how do we engage them? Let us start by acknowledging that some of us have been treating Hindraf as the Greeks
treated Philoctetes, good enough to fight for us but not good enough to be in our company & to engage with fully. The day we start ignoring constitutents we will start becoming BN hoping to win based on a not BN USP. PR same as BN. However, under no circumstances must you compromise your non-sectarian agenda”.

To Hindraf & PKR dissidents: I won’t pretend that I understand the depth of your pain. But I will say this: the Chinese have a saying: “tong zhou gong ji” which means “when people are in the same boat, they should help each other”. Right now, except for the BNputras & their cronies, we are all in the same boat, and our boat is now leaking. If we do not help each other now, we will all sink together. So in this emergency with 8 days left it’s time to get our boat safely across. True, your community has been marginalized by BN and I won’t try to lessen or underestimate your suffering, but you must acknowledge that you are not the only one in pain. Poor Malays & orang asli still face conditions just as bad. I’m not asking you to sacrifice your principles or tolerate unfair dealing from anyone, PR included. Ask the tough questions and hold PR accountable for whatever they have promised. But at the same time be prepared to honestly reexamine Hindraf’s
struggle. Do not be chained to old BN ways of thinking, and do not be afraid to think out of the box. Please take the opportunity to make your voice heard. The overwhelming perception out there is that some amongst you are seeking personal position or that you are only fighting for a narrow racist agenda. This is a golden opportunity to set the record straight. Supporting BN now will only harden & solidify the this negative perception.

Make no mistake, a vote for any of the independents or a even spoilt vote will be a vote for BN. It would be a real loss for all if people who have the same overall goals fail to work tohgether & hand victory to those who have been oppresing all of us these many years. And while you are considering your next course of action, do be aware of those in your midst whose may not have your best interests at heart.

May I also humbly remind you of Waythamoorthy’s words, that I believe ring so true today: “Many see Hindraf as an opportunity to gain leverage and dictate their own benefits. This is totally against our principles. Hindraf is you and me who are battling a war for better policies and governance for the Malaysian Indian as a society with equal and fair treatment as opposed to individual glamour and glory.”

To both PR & Hindraf: Don’t let BN exploit this division by spreading more lies & confusion. Their MSM & blogs have already begun. We only help BN more when the tone of our discourse deteriorate to the level of provocations, threats & insults. To see that happen will be BN’s ultimate victory.

Let me be very clear  – I voted for PR not to see 1 BN replaced by another. I did not vote for PR for special treatment for myself, my family or my race. I did not vote for PR to be their crony. I voted for PR for an end to corruption, cronyism, imbalanced development, mismanagement of national resources, authoritarianism, intitutionalised & societal racism. But I want a government that is more than just a mere negation of BN or “the lesser of 2 evils”. I want a government that is responsive, tolerant, respects the rakyat, transparent, fair & equitable, that promotes individual freedom & human rights. I strongly believe that these are the common bonds that unite us. Let us show that we can overcome conflicts, rediscover what really holds us together & emerge victorious together.

Lest we lose hope in our struggle, let us remember that in politics, conflict among partners is common, due to the political culture that is dominant. We need a new political culture & after 50 years, old habits die hard. Ever since 8/3/08 we have had to undergo a steep learning curve, and we cannot expect too much in 1 year & must not delude ourselves that all our leaders are all angels who will know instinctively what we the rakyat want. It is up to all of us to ensure that our leaders know what we want & to keep them on the straight path.

Now, what can we do as individuals about this. Consider carefully what is right, then communicate it to your family, friends, leaders. Get involved, for our future, the future of our country  is too important to be left to chance, to in the hands of politicians.


16 Responses to “N25 Bkt Selambau – a Post from Malaysian Heart (must read)”


  1. 1 Taiping Joo
    April 2, 2009 at 10:03 am

    “Let me be very clear – I voted for PR not to see 1 BN replaced by another. I did not vote for PR for special treatment for myself, my family or my race. I did not vote for PR to be their crony. I voted for PR for an end to corruption, cronyism, imbalanced development, mismanagement of national resources, authoritarianism, intitutionalised & societal racism.” ….

    .. very well said, and i believe the above resonates for many who voted on GE09. We look up to PKR to “stand-up” and be counted to lead us to a better tomorrow. We must surely reject the “one-up” showmanship that still exist in Malaysian politics.

  2. 2 Ho Chu Chuan
    April 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Dear Malaysian Heart,

    I totally agree with you. Let’s not lose sight of our mission and vision for change. If anyone of the detractors think that DSAI has made a mistake in selecting Manikumar as a candidate for the bye-election in Bt Selambau, give DSAI the benefit for the sake of that mission and vision of ours for change.

    I was viewing last night on NTV7 8 o’clock news highlighting the plight of the Indians in the estate of the Bt Selambau with the view of embarassing the former ADUN of Bt Selambau, i.e. Arumugam for not doing his work. What I felt on seeing that was, for 50 years since independence no one care a hoot of the plight of these Indians and Arumugam is now suddenly held accountable and be expected to get solve the problem within the 1 year since he took office. Don’t forget within the 1 year, the poor man has to fence off attempts to lure him over to the otherside either by money or threats. If you sit back and think you would realise that NTV7 is actually hitting back at the government and till today he is still not back in the country. It is this shortsighted way of seeing things without much thought and reason that is prevailing in this country. Do think again if anyone wants to teach and punish DSAI for selecting Manikumar as the candidate. Think and look ahead at the larger political picture. Keep up the momentum of winning and make the Government sit up and get out of their denial mode to realise that we must change for the better and not keep to old corrupt and racialist ways.

    Chuan

  3. 3 Jason Huang
    April 2, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Stay united. To win this 3 By Election, we the Malaysians who care must stay united against the evil UMNO, MCA and MIC. If these devils win, there will be havoc as they will take it as the mandate for them to act more drastically against the people. All Malaysians must be united and fight on. PR is still young and there will be many areas for the PR leaders to learn and improve. But they are prepared to learn and change for the people. BN won’t. BN is always for self interest.
    Don’t be fooled. Let’s help PR to win these 3 by-elections and prove that change is here, permanently. We must continue to work to bring down the evil empire of BN and let all the crooks in UMNO know that they are not wanted at all.

  4. 4 swipenter
    April 2, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Very well thought out article but I must say that PR is not in the position now to carry out all their promises. After saying that PR is a marriage of convenience, BN is going all out to prove it. They failed in Perak but Bkt Selambu seems to be the next target and they are having some success there by exploiting the unhappiness of the Indians and Hindraf supporters with PKR the weakest and strongest link in PR. I think Hindraf should come out openly to support PKR’s candidate inspite of their unhappiness.It is quite obvious that the large number of independent candidates is to split the votes with the aim of defeating PKR’s candidate. Like you pointed out that we are all in the same boat but not everybody sees it that way. I am not under the illusion that PR does not need alot of work to cement their partnership.If they dont they are going to go the way of the failed Barisan Alternatif. BN is working very hard to ensure discord in PR using the MSM, royalty and the usual race card. PAS unlike DAP and PKR is a dilemma for Umno to demonise for obvious reasons.

  5. 5 petdentistlim
    April 2, 2009 at 10:51 am

    With your clarity of mind you have expounded your views well. I for one look upon it as a clarion call to the rakyat to unite and end the corruption the arrogance the injustices etc etc of the BN govt. CHANGE we must. And CHANGE we will come 07 April 09.

  6. April 2, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Good Day,

    It is very good indeed to picture this thoroughly. However, there is this situation that we are in now that one must seriously consider. We are in WAR situation. We are in EMERGENCY situation. We are up against a REGIME of 50 years, complete with excellent machinery.

    In PAS, there is this practice that is VERY ENTRENCHED. It is simply called “WE HEAR AND WE OBEY”. It originates from a verse in the holy Quran. This is possible because of strong and continuous “education” of the members.

    Why the top gun make that choice of the said candidate is definitely based on sound judgment. Whatever names that were identified earlier on MUST HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY STUDIED AND PLAN TO SABOTAGE WELL LAID by the opponents (read UMNO/BN). This is the UNDERGROUND NETWORK of UMNO/BN and these people are MEMBERS OF SPECIAL BRANCH OF THE POLICE FORCE who do nothing else but looking at ways to destroy PR. Do not argue that this is complete misuse of government machinery bla bla… This is reality. Just accept it.

    In PAS, this can be easily done but in PKR, it is possible in future through education but fro now ONE MUST SIMPLY ACCEPT THIS. Enemies are at the gate so STOP COMPLAINING and JUST FOLLOW. WE WILL EXPLAIN LATER…

    SORRY FOR BEING FORTHRIGHT.

    troubadour

  7. 7 Jana
    April 2, 2009 at 11:38 am

    It is only the weak with low confidence and low will power need reservations. The strong will never need reservation to become successful. They will find out ways on their own to achieve the success they want. So dear Malaysians irrespective of class colour and creed let behave as matured and wise people. Let us work towards total eradication of communal based political parties. Their very existence will only sow seed of hatred. So Malaysians let us overthrow and cleanse them at the by elections and GE13. CHANGE WE MUST

  8. 8 kasimbasri
    April 2, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Please help to spread the truth regarding the BN candidate in Bukit Selambau … This vedio posting looks real.

    Links:



  9. April 2, 2009 at 11:57 am

    The writer is mistaken in that he appears to presume that Malaysians have lost their sympathy for the issues represented by “Hindraf” on 25/11/07. This couldn’t be further from the truth. What has turned many away from the people who claim to be “leaders” (and many do claim it for themselves), is the fact that they sell themselves and their ideas in a very negative manner.
    They have thus far only spoken from their own sectarian perspective and interests, and refuse to support any party unreservedly, despite having been given voice by the PR allies.
    This they do, despite having been voiceless and spat on by BN for 50yrs!!

    While what has been said may be very true, I believe that many hold to the idea that “Hindraf” is a cohesive organization. The fact of the matter is – it isn’t!
    It is nothing but a “rag-tag” army of individuals with no real leadership. Worse still, few of their real “leaders” are politically savvy. They cannot articulate their ideas well and as such, don’t communicate well – not even among their own. With a vast majority of them only understand a sectarian agenda and nothing more. Anything else is beyond their comprehension – and educating their own doesn’t seem to be much much of a priority. The intelligentsia have all but abandoned them or has been incarcerated, and they are left with only the “mercenaries” shouting slogans.
    They are prone to emotional reactions and generally speaking – have a quarrelsome attribute, which ultimately make them gullible to “propaganda”. With these characteristics, is it any wonder that they have fallen prey to the ministrations of Sammy Value and the BN racist politics?

    With the many mercenaries in their fold, to hope that they get rid of their “selfish interests” would be a pipe-dream. They (the so-called “hindraf”) are so badly “penetrated by the “intelligence” of the BN that there is no conceivable way to determine who’s the “trojan” anymore. As a matter of fact, even the “leadership” has some difficulty in determining this.

    It is very obvious that they (those claiming to be “coordinators”) have fallen victim to the MIC propaganda or “coercion”. This is evident from the “sympathy evoking” hospital visit of Sammy Vellu to see Thanenthiran. It is mind boggling that the media should highlight that Thanenthiran had a “heart attack”, but was in “cervical traction” instead of under CICU monitoring for the said “heart attack”. To make matters even more “glaring”, he has made a statement deriding the PR leadership for not calling or paying him a visit as Sammy did.

    Any sane man will know what is happening here.
    “Hindraf”, Makkal Sakthi or whatever this group may be had better get more organised and buck up- or they will just fragment and be merged once again under the MIC flag – for peanuts – in the name of “Indian Unity”!

    While their caise may be just, their “methods” leave much to be desired…..

  10. 10 PeeR
    April 2, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Hindraf appears to be too race based. The name suggest itself. They are more concerned with Indian issues than universal issues governance, transparency, human rights, freedom of expression, social justice etc.

    Seems to be if BN/UMNO were to throw millions into the Indian community by building Tamil schools, temple etc but still remain corrupt, oppressive then Hindraf will support them.

    However judging by the strong reaction against PKR choice of Manikumar something must be wrong in the selection process. Seems like the main reason was he was highly recommended by Arumugam.

    I have a bad feeling PR is going to lose in Bt Selembau.

  11. 11 AToong
    April 2, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    PKR is right in not selecting Kanaivanal as the candidate for Bkt Selambau.

    This Kalaivanar guy is a cheat and a bully! He has been “renting” a house in Sungai Petani but refused to pay rental for the last 6 half year or so.. The house owner is at a lost how to dislodge him from his house, as this Kalai fellow is a smooth operator with “black and white” connections.

    Police reports have been lodged but to no avail.

    The above is apart from the 2 court cases pending againt him.

  12. 12 Malaysian Heart
    April 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Dear Troubador,

    In principle I agree with you. In an emergency, that’s exactly what we must do, obey orders without question. However, as you have mentioned, this only works well when there has been “strong and continuous “education” of the members”. Besides education, trust between the various components is important as well.

    Our current situation is that the trust has been eroded, or maybe never properly built up in the first place. In such a situation, people won’t follow orders even to save their lives because they don’t trust the orders. Then, we can do 2 things: either a) abandon them to die or b) quickly convince them that we have the same goals & gain their trust, then escape together. I believe that the second option is the moral & ethical choice, hence the suggestions in my letter.

    I must mention one danger in blind faith in leaders. If they are all “malaikat” or “insan yang kamil”, there will be no problem. However, our leaders are merely human, just like us, prone to weaknesses. Therefore, let us always help our leaders keep on the straight path.

    By the way, I have deep respect for the discipline & principle of PAS, & Tuan Guru is truly a worthy leader.

    Sincerely,
    Malaysian Heart

  13. 13 Malaysian Heart
    April 2, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Dear Cruzeiro,

    Reading your comments I am struck by the fact that I would agree wholeheartedly with almost every point that you have made.

    Yes, there is still sympathy amongst Malaysians and within PR for Hindraf’s plight; (I believe this is because there are no basic contradictions between both sets of goals)

    Yes, they are poor at selling themselves, lack savvy & don’t communicate well, and this (and their methods) have turned many away from them; (50 years of oppressive conditioning has certainly left its mark)

    Yes, they have a sectarian perspective (although their beliefs do not require the denial of the rights of others);

    Yes, they are not cohesive, & lack leadership (most are locked up anyway);

    Yes, there are some of their “leaders” with selfish personal interests;

    This brings us to the question: What can we do about this?

    The way I see it, there are 2 approaches we can take:

    A) We give up on hindraf & their supporters, repudiate their struggle, tell them that we cannot work with them & that they are on their own

    B) We engage them, establish what exactly they want, show them that fundamentally we want the same thing, listen to their fears & concerns (and they have raised some pertinent ones about PR), gradually raise their consciousness about the new political environment in Malaysia, and they themselves will expose & expel the mercenaries & cheats amongst them.

    Option A would be undesirable because:
    oIt’s unfair – we would be tarring all hindraf supporters with the same stereotype brush
    oWe would strengthening our old enemy, and creating a new one, something that we do not need right now

    Option B would have the following good points:
    o We would be true to our own values of fighting for the weak, the oppressed, the marginalized (even if they themselves don’t realize it)
    o We would be developing the wonderful but rare quality in any party of being able to accept criticism & work with diverse partners on common issues
    o We would be responsive, transparent & respectful of our constituents, something BN never got around to doing

    Is option B a pipedream? I don’t think so. But I have no illusions that it will be easy either. For one thing, the atmosphere is already charged with denunciation & counter denunciation, insult & counter insult. Both sides are standing behind their respective battle lines & shouting at each other through megaphones. If we are to get anywhere together, first we will have to stop the shouting & start respecting each other again, & with that noble aim in mind, let us be the first to extend our open hands in friendship.

    Sincerely,
    Malaysian Heart

  14. 14 hamderhak
    April 3, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Whatever it is, the mission is to hand BN a defeat in Bukit Selambau.

    Their excesses cannot be accepted after 50 years of corrupt , arrogant , racist and gestapo rule.

    Question is : Do any one of us want a continued support for BN to humiliate us by throwing you mercilessly under ISA ?

    Do we want ourselves and our children to be detained and come out in a coffin ?

    Do we want the future of this country to be perpetually under threats with UMNO flashing the racial card everytime they are on the defensive ?

    Are we so gullible as to be taken in by their sweet talk come around every election and go back to their own ways.

    Asking to free the Hindraf 5 and others had fallen on deaf years. This is arrogance of highest magnitued. The leaders said they are listening. Do they ?

  15. April 4, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Dark age has just arrrived.ISA will kill all those that defend the light of justice and equality.A vote for PR is a vote for malaysia’s fate.lets wipe the cheeky smile of Najib and replace it with disturbed soul look,one thta thuinks of giving up.

  16. May 3, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Dear DelCapo,

    Just wanted to let you know that I have started a blog at http://malaysianheart.blogspot.com/, please do drop by & share some feedback,

    Sincerely,
    Malaysian Heart


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delCapo blogbegins…

... on d eve of Permatang Pauh's by election... ... on d eve of the most significant day in Malaysian recent history... ... which marks a sustained march towards a kicking out d useless, corrupted, lying, racist assholes running Malaysia Inc.
April 2009
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