Monday, April 22, 2013

The "Rocket" that never meant to land on the "Moon" in the first place

Kudos to the Registrar of Societies who stood firm and called the DAP's bluff despite the tears and the threat from the  Opposition public. As Frankie says, "there was never a threat to deregister the party". If the Lims thought they had come up with a great plan to cover the big hole of their party elections in December, they may have dug the hole even deeper now ...

Brilliance of DAP?
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 19:23
by Frankie D'Cruz

THE stunning scheme by the DAP to use the logo of another party was a deliberate ploy to draw public sympathy, say party insiders.They said the unprecedented strategy brought to fore the moral and ethical shortfalls of the party leadership and exposed a “brilliant” plan that was hatched for a sterling performance at the stumps.Ground readings by The Malay Mail showed that while the DAP may have achieved that to a degree, the misstep by the party has also triggered outrage among party members and supporters.Despite going to the polls with its ‘rocket’, members of the largely Chinese DAP felt that the party’s intention to use PAS’ moon logowas an indication that both parties now accept each other’s ideologies.They said it was tactically a great move, as it could condition non-Muslim voters to view PAS favourably as well as dispel lingering notions among Muslims that the DAP was against PAS philosophy.The Chinese held that using the PAS logo was demeaning to the community. Muslims, on the other hand, berated the PAS leadership for the symbol accord and warned them not to sacrifice its principles.One party insider said the Registrar of Societies (RoS) did not bow to public pressure in allowing DAP candidates to use their own party symbol because “there never was a threat to deregister the party”.He said the RoS was procedurally right in not recognising DAP’s newlyelected central executive committee (CEC) after its party election results were called into question.“The party leadership failed to heed calls by the RoS to hold fresh elections and gave them ample time to do so. They insisted that the amended results were correct and acceptable. 
Why rocket never landed on the moon 
“However, the latest letter by the RoS to the party dated April 17 was ill-timed and caused widespread confusion that to my assessment resulted in a substantial number of fence sitters swinging towards the DAP,” he said.The letter stated that the RoS was doubtful of the validity of the CEC’s status on grounds that the complaints from 753 DAP members that they were disallowed from contesting the party elections last Dec. 15.It noted the technical glitch in the poll results was also a source of discontent among members. A revision of the results three weeks after the convention saw Vincent Wu drop to the 26th spot from the original sixth position, while Zairil Abdullah, originally 39th climbed up to 20th spot and earned a seat in the CEC.Another insider said the RoS had set April 18 for an inquiry, but the party asked for a postponement and set May 17 as the new date.“In the so-called party symbol crisis, the RoS was merely stating the obvious that it could not recognise the new CEC. It has neither declared the elections or the CEC null and void. Any decision about the legality of the elections would only come after a full inquiry.“The latest letter was just a reminder that the party must provide explanations to the satisfaction of the registrar, failing which the RoS can deregister the party.“Such reminders are common as many societies have similarly received such notices in the past,” he said.He said: “Even if the new CEC is not recognised by RoS, the party still can function as the previous committee can assume their duties until a decision on the new committee is made. This principle is similar to the caretaker function in any association and government.“So, there is no issue about the DAP not being able to use its rocket symbol as it is still a valid political party and its logo is still registered with Election Commission.“There is no issue about whether party the secretary-general (Lim Guan Eng) could issued letters of authorisation to party candidates as he also served as secretary-general in the previous CEC.”He said the facts had been brilliantly distorted by the DAP leadership to paint a picture that the RoS intentionally wanted to de-register the party with alleged Barisan Nasional prodding.The script that followed, he said, was “ingenious”. “To condition the mind of the people, they deliberately used words such as “despicable”, “BN sabotage”, “worse than repressive Singapore”, “how can we trust their word (referring to the Election Commission) as well as questioned the timing of such letter from the RoS.
He said the drama kings then emerged: An emotional Guan Eng showing anger, his father Kit Siang crying over having no choice, but to discard their rocket and go to the moon.


  1. Anonymous1:51 pm

    What a charade!
    Sunday 21. 4. 13 Bangsar Pasar Malam

    A bunch of people wearing PKR motif shirts were making themselves busy trying to direct traffic in the crowded pasar malam
    They were more of a nuisance than a help

    Strange - to see PKR traffic wardens on the streets of Bangsar
    Never have they ever appeared before

    And now with the elections drawing close, wanting to portray themselves as being people friendly party they appear
    Where were they all these while over the years!

    What a charade and a shame!

  2. Anonymous2:22 pm

    Losers call it a ploy. But if indeed it was, then it would not have succeeded if the opponents were not so unscrupulous to take on the bait so easily. There is a chinese saying that use the opponent's attack to hit it back. Brilliant strategy straight from the chinese "Tsuen Chee's war strategy". Sudy and know your enemy well and you will win a hundred wars.

  3. Kenny2:26 pm

    Kasihan Kit Siang menangis,
    Bagai budak hilang pembaris,
    Lakon nangis rocket dah habis,
    Roket dah dibelah oleh keris.

    Roket nak terbang pergi bulan,
    Cina dah rela korban kebudayaan,
    Dulu atuk susah mari dari Tong San,
    Tapi nama & budaya kini rela gadaikan.

    DAP tawan Johor Melayu akan koyak,
    Hak Melayu pasti dibatal tak layak,
    Adakah situasi macam ni Melayu hendak?,
    Bagai helang tukar menjadi si gagak.

    DAP asyik beceramah isu rasuah,
    BN dah mohon maaf mereka bersalah,
    BN sekarang dah matang akan berubah,
    Rakyat harus fikir matlamat yang lebih besar.

    ETP & Manifesto BN inilah janji,
    Inilah haluan negara nak pergi,
    Buruk kepada baik harus diperbaiki,
    Inilah wawasan Najib dari mata & hati.

    Pakatan Rakyat asyik tahu bercerita,
    Selain cerita mereka takda fomula,
    Fomula macam mana nak tadbir negara,
    Rakyat mesti bijak undi pada May lima.

  4. Anonymous2:27 pm

    Datuk Rocky you done a great job, please work hard to spin more stories and on 5th May once BN win we can have another 5 years of $$$... you know what I mean.

  5. dergahgrill3:35 pm

    Well, if you want to avoid the blatant "spinning" in the mainstream media, go read the reports in the Singapore Straits Times! At least, their reporters are reporting it as it is.

    Now, I am waiting for Bru to accuse the SST of "interfering" in Malaysia's domestic politics!

    Perhaps he could prevail on Wisma Putra to direct the Malaysian High Commissioner in Singapore to write a letter of complaint to the SST.

    Or he could, if push comes to shove, comment on the SST reports in this his blog.

    Let the thrusting and cutting begin!

  6. Anonymous3:40 pm

    Frankie tu living another country ke?

    Buta ka?

    Stay longer in Malaysia and you won't be blind to all the shenanigans happenings in the country.

    Even civil servants are appointed BN agents! Don't know yet?

  7. Anonymous3:45 pm

    The ROS should have sued DAP for manipulating that notice dated 17 April. There was no mention that DAP cannot use their rocket logo for the election.
    These Pakatan politician surely are made up, mainly of drama king and hypocrites, and even crooks. (Cakap tak serupa bikin).

    In the interest of safe-guarding the PR's honor, today Hadi has spoken out that there is 'pill kuda pusher' of ecstasy pills seller from one of PR candidate about to be nominate. That's why he has acknowledged the need for 3 corner fight among PR members.

    What a shocker.

    If anybody don't belief, go to dinturtle's blog to hear what Hadi said.


  8. woowww i like that,,,, thank;s your information

  9. Anonymous4:19 pm

    next topic please....

    where is the sex video of nurul d/o anwar, Rocky ??

  10. Anonymous6:22 pm

    Forget the moon. It cannot even go higher than the coconut tree in front of my house.

  11. Anonymous8:13 pm

    China already sent their people to outerspace, even recently, a woman...

    Apek2 dap kat sini masih with their paper rockets "duk rindukan bulan!".



  12. Anonymous11:41 pm


    I really think that the Cristian in DAP is creating disharmony among the religion in Malaysia. Their fight has never been about the people. They fight is about cristianity against the Muslim. They hated Umno because it is an Islamic party. along the way, they are making a fool of all religion into fighting with each other. Its not about race politics but rather a struggle to appoint a Cristian PM. That is why their party is strongly back up by the US. everything that has to do with Muslims has to be neutralized. The DAP is spewing hatred not to the BN but specifically to the Muslims. This is the real reasons they hated and disgust everything Malay and Muslim.


  13. Linosan1:56 am

    No decent ROSy admin will hand deliver a letter at 10pm Friday nite. What crap is this? If you r expecting even a reply to your urgent issues if the govt body delivers your answer by 10pm Friday nite, you will kiss the guy. Serioulsy something doesnt look rite with our govt dont you think so? Would yuo deliver something after office hrs? ha ha ha

  14. Anonymous2:49 am


    Haiyoo, boling le lu mention Singapore here. Singapore NST berapa sangat daily circulation orh? Negara sekenit tu ape sangat nak ade berita, terpaksa sibuk le korek berita hal ehwal Negara oghang lain nuuu.

    BTW, Malaysian pon dah managed to hantar wakil ke angkasa lepas, Singapore bila lagi?


  15. Anonymous11:21 am

    Off topic but related to the Mole post by Johnseadaemon

    On a strictly apolitical vein, the word is an extremely derogatory slur against all hardcore Liverpool FC supporters and is in total bad taste coming close to the Hillsborough tragedy. Despite the disclaimer in the article, it is totally an uncalled for slur.

    I urge the Mole to reword the headline failing which the electoral repercussions would be serious.


    Warrior 231

  16. Anonymous12:08 pm

    Dear Anonymous at 2. 27
    Datuk does not spin stories as you have accused
    He merely tells the truth and report news
    Thank You

  17. dergahgrill12:26 pm

    Sorry, lah - it looks as if perwira is being a tad defensive.

    I would dare say that the SST is, hands down, a better paper than the NST.

    Why, even the Bru has occasionally quoted from reports in the SST. Accolades don't come much higher than that.

    And no, I don't see anything credible in a Malaysian astronaut hitching a ride on someone else's rocket, space station or whatever. Not when it's part of some G-to-G quid pro quo!

  18. huhuhu cry LimKitSiang3:52 pm

    These commie Chinese are forever trouble maker in Malaysia.

    The truth is UMNO Malay leadership are weak. Having being bought by directorships and commission by Chinese business they were caught non plus by the Chinese.

    Cry lah all you want you stupid chinkee Lim Kit Siang.

    Huhuhuhu cannot use rocket because ROS dont recognise CEC.

    What fuc_ing commie fool.

    What happen to the previous CEC?

  19. Awang6:13 pm

    بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

    Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad): Wahai Tuhan yang mempunyai kuasa pemerintahan! Engkaulah yang memberi kuasa pemerintahan kepada sesiapa yang Engkau kehendaki, dan Engkaulah yang mencabut kuasa pemerintahan dari sesiapa yang Engkau kehendaki. Engkaulah juga yang memuliakan sesiapa yang Engkau kehendaki dan Engkaulah yang menghina sesiapa yang Engkau kehendaki. Dalam kekuasaan Engkaulah sahaja adanya segala kebaikan. Sesungguhnya Engkau Maha Kuasa atas tiap-tiap sesuatu. (26) Engkaulah (wahai Tuhan) yang memasukkan waktu malam ke dalam waktu siang dan Engkaulah yang memasukkan waktu siang ke dalam waktu malam. Engkaulah juga yang mengeluarkan sesuatu yang hidup dari benda yang mati dan Engkaulah yang mengeluarkan benda yang mati dari sesuatu yang hidup. Engkau jualah yang memberi rezeki kepada sesiapa yang Engkau kehendaki, dengan tiada hitungan hisabnya. (27)

    Say: O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty! Thou givest sovereignty unto whom Thou wilt, and Thou withdrawest sovereignty from whom Thou wilt. Thou exaltest whom Thou wilt, and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt. In Thy hand is the good. Lo! Thou art Able to do all things. (26) Thou causest the night to pass into the day, and Thou causest the day to pass into the night. And Thou bringest forth the living from the dead, and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living. And Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou choosest, without stint. (27)

    Rocky.sabagai orang Islam,kita jangan tabor fitnah.baya ayat ini supaya kita insaf

  20. Anonymous6:23 pm

    dedicated to charcogrill

    The Singapore media, ranked 147th by Reporters without frontiers on its latest Press Freedom Index, is constantly being ridiculed and villified by its detractors for being a stooge of the PAP government, in short “The PAP Times”.

  21. Anonymous10:35 pm

    Well lim kit siang crocodile tear actually is biawak tear.

  22. dergahgrill8:21 am

    Anon 6:23 pm


    So, can we claim that the NST and Utusan are "The Umno Times"?

    From a shareholders' viewpoint, why not?