Thursday, April 18, 2013

Why there won't be a "tsunami" this time around Pt 2

Winter of discontent again but at someone else

In Part 1, I wrote about two factors: 
1. The anger towards an ineffective government
2. The Tun Mahathir factor

The third reason why there won't be a repeat of the so-called political tsunami that denied the Barisan Nasional its traditional two-thirds majority is what a journalist calls, "the end of Pakatan's innocence".

Back in 2008, the pact that bound PKR, PAS and DAP together was new, even though the idea of a multi-party coalition itself wasn't. The BN coalition had been a success formula for decades, bringing together various parties under the leadership of Umno, and there were no intellectual copyrights involved so all Anwar Ibrahim had to do was took an old concept and gave it a new packaging. It worked - well, almost! Pakatan won 5 states and broke the BN's two-thirds stronghold on Parliament.

After five years, however, the freshness that was Pakatan has turned quite stale indeed, at least too some quarters. Promises were not fulfilled (perhaps that was what drove Khalid Ibrahim to say recently that Pakatan's manifesto was not a promise!?) and each component of the pact started to show signs of stress. Those who used to support the pact have abandoned it. The latest was Hindraf, the Hindu body that threw its support solidly behind Anwar Ibrahim against Abdullah Badawi because of the promises made to it. 

Today, in fact earlier this afternoon, Hindraf has openly called on Hindus and Indians to give the BN back its two-thirds majority in Parliament. The formerly exiled Hindraf leader P.Waythamoorthy said Hindraf had "begged" Pakatan Rakyat to endorse its blueprint even after five years of non-delivery towards Indians in Pakatan-administered states.
"Even after they failed to deliver in five states, I told them we can do it right this time, in this election. Until few days ago, I was still begging them. They said there will be a meeting, but none of the leaders showed up," Wathamoorthy said h e r e, adding that Pakatan had "insulted" Hindraf.
Hindraf isn't the only one disillusioned with Pakatan Rakyat.

To be con'td ...

11 comments:

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Anonymous said...

after reading the news today I believe there will be another round of Tsunami. The indian will punish the PR for all the sins they commited in past 5 years on Indian.

from
Ordinary Malaysian

demimalaysia said...

is it true hindraf wanted a cabinet post, Datuk?

Anonymous said...

No Indian in his right mind will trust Waythamurthy....its appropriate that this Indian who scooted off to the UK while his colleagues languished in Kamunting, placed there by the very bedfellow with whom he is sleeping with now...

Prostitutes have greater honour..with this Hindraf is all but dead. Both Uthyakumar and Waytha have revealed their selfish side. There are no Indians, Chinese, Malays in this country...only Malaysians...

Think and act like one or just return to India..

Anonymous said...

Look at those mamaks.....led by the Kerala chap named Mahadey.....

Anonymous said...

Latuk Locky:

There won't be a tsunami. There will be a huge earthquake, big enough to send Bijan, Rosie, Mamakthir and sons, Daim and cronies, all into permanent exile. Remember how Imelda Marcos fled to the US and left behind her shoes in Malacanang Palace ? This time we will find lots of Birkin handbags.....

Anonymous said...

no pakatan cybertrooper attack on this post...? this is weird

Anonymous said...

Do you remember the texts below?
Who is now the turncoat?

For you, some cash, same like the tiny bones licked up by this so called Hindraf rep, will do to make you bark the way the corrupt regime dictates.

PARAMESWARA

"I really don't know why the Malaysian government is still putting up with these people who claimed that the "Umno-controlled Malaysian government" was sponsoring "genocide" against the Indians in this country with the use of "Islamic-backed militants". I thought this organisation had been banished but obviously I was wrong. They are still around championing their racist agenda. While they beg the Tuans from the government of the Queen of England to rescue them, some of them are making hay in Malaysia's sunshine. A couple of them, in fact, tried to use this "cause" as a passport to become British citizens!
The latest "drama" Hindraf should backfire big time. Their claims that the police have brutalized their leaders and members who were nabbed over the weekend for protests against the book "Interlok" have been met head on by Hishammuddin Hussein, the Home Minister, who said the police have video clips to disprove the claims. I hope Hisham will act accordingly. Remember, this is a group led by a man who told a foreign newspaper that he wouldn't rule out violence to achieve his goals.

p.s. Lepas tu nak jumpa Najib. Porrah.

Anonymous said...

Typical umNO logic... There can hardly be any development in opposition controlled states as it does not get Federal support. Everyone knows that except the umNO species. Nobody believes writings like these anymore. Open your eyes and tell me if umNO can ever win seats in urban areas? Exactly how many seats does umNO have in cities and major town's (please exclude Putrajaya)?
Use your common sense and come up with something more logical, please...

Anonymous said...

"after reading the news"... You concluded. Aha which paper?

Joe Don Baker

IBD said...

JUST REJECT HIM!

He was in the government for seventeen long years
But can anyone remember any contribution he made of significance?
Try hard as you may with all your blood sweat and tears
None, coz he spend his office time not to work but for political machination

First he became Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture
Malaysian youth were none the better under his management
Our sports was at its lowest ebb and our football lost its lustre
We didn’t win any gold in regional or international event

Then he became Minister of Agriculture for sometime
The only monument to his name is Pasar Tani
The National Agric Policy was not even made during his time
Alas the farmers life does not improve much under his ministry

For a full five years he was education minister
The only act he did was abolish history lesson
Thus he laid the ground for many unpatriotic youngster
Whom he thinks will vote for him in coming elections

As Finance Minister his grasp of economics is pathetically brittle
So when the country face severe financial crisis
He swallowed IMF prescription lock stock and barrel
He almost bankrupt the country and threw it into economic abyss

His political machination did work smoothly for a time
Quite a number of big wigs he managed to topple
But his waterloo came when he tried big-time
His attempt to oust the PM became a deadly stumble

Now I don’t even talk of his moral character
That’s up to you folks to use your judgement
But just think of his ability as a worker
Would you hire him to look after your father’s clothing department?

So by now you should know who is this jerk
The guy whose name goes by Anwar Bin Ibrahim
This Malay Studies graduate can only talk but cannot work
You know what to do in the coming election? Just reject him!

IBD
Kuala Lumpur