Raja Petra Kamarudin
Have you heard the saying ‘if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen’? The Pakatan Rakyat people can’t seem to stand the heat and yet they want to play hardball politics. When you play hardball politics you must be prepared to get hurt. It comes with the territory.
The trouble is the Pakatan Rakyat people want to be allowed the luxury of hitting you, even hitting you below the belt, but when you hit back they moan, groan, bitch, complain and grumble. I find this more so with the Chinese DAP supporters who have only recently begun to play the game of politics and do not really know what’s at stake when you enter the game.
These Chinese DAP supporters boast about their 5,000 years of Chinese civilisation and how there is no such thing as the Malay race and that Malaysia belongs to the Orang Asli and not to the Malays and so on. Then when you hit them back they scream and call you a racist.
Yes, true, in the 2008 general election we supported the opposition. In fact, we have been supporting the opposition long before that, since the 1970s at the time when the Chinese were still voting MCA, Gerakan and all the other parties in Barisan Nasional, even Umno, in large numbers.
The Chinese refused to vote opposition because, as they said, they are voting for stability and a good economy, something more important to the Chinese than human rights, good governance and so on. The opposition cannot guarantee stability and a good economy.
The big swing came after the 2007 Bersih march and in 2008 we managed to convince the Chinese to swing and support the opposition. They did swing, granted that, but then they immediately thought they now own the opposition and that we must do what they want and what they say.
What gave them the idea that they own the opposition and that DAP is the opposition and that if PKR and PAS want to be part of the opposition and remain in the opposition then they must listen to what DAP wants and do what DAP says?
This is the height of arrogance. Suddenly DAP owns Pakatan Rakyat and the others are merely guests in Pakatan Rakyat who will be kicked out if they do not ‘toe the party line’ as stipulated and decided by DAP.
In 2010 we formed MCLM and we spoke to the DAP chaps and they said they thought it was a good idea and actually supported the initiative. However, explained the DAP chaps, the DAP HQ has instructed them to distance themselves from MCLM and not work with MCLM.
Haris Ibrahim a.k.a. Sam went up to Penang twice to meet Lim Guan Eng and Guan Eng told him that DAP can only work with MCLM if it gets the ‘green light’ from Anwar. Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad of PAS told me exactly the same thing: get Anwar’s blessing first before PAS can cooperate with MCLM.
Then Anwar announced that Pakatan Rakyat would not support MCLM because they view the movement as a competitor to Pakatan Rakyat whose only aim is to split the votes and help Barisan Nasional win the general elections.
What a fooking lie!
Pakatan Rakyat refuses to work with MCLM. Pakatan Rakyat will distance itself from MCLM. Pakatan Rakyat condemns MCLM and regards it as the enemy.
Okay, well and fine, so I, too, distance myself from Anwar and will no longer regard him as an ally and will not work or cooperate with him. Is that not only fair? You break relations with me so I also break relations with you. That is how it works.
And then the Chinese DAP Red Bean Army cyber-troopers plus the opposition owned social media and news portals viciously and ruthlessly attacked me and called me all sorts of foul names. They can condemn me and break relations with me. But I cannot do the same to them. I must continue to pledge loyalty even though they are very nasty towards me.
Fooking idiots! This is the trouble with these new-kids-on-the-block DAP Chinese Pakatan Rakyat supporters. Only they have the right to whack you. You have no right to whack them back. What kind of political game is this? ‘I can whack you but you cannot whack me’ type of political game.
Is this what 5,000 years of Chinese civilisation has taught you?
Then they whacked Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim. They accused him of corruption and whatnot. And when we took Khalid’s side against them they got angry. They can whack Khalid. But we cannot support Khalid. That is democracy as far as these DAP Chinese supporters are concerned.
Then they whacked PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang because he, too, supported Khalid. No one must support Khalid. They must listen to DAP and whack Khalid. If they defy DAP and support Khalid then they must be ousted.
So they tried to oust Hadi. They spent a couple of million to finance a group in PAS to go against Hadi. But they failed. The anti-Hadi group won only 20% of the votes and all save one lost the party election.
Then they financed the defeated group in PAS to form a new party. This new party will be the partner in Pakatan Rakyat to replace PAS. Jeff Ooi said it is good that PAS is split into two. It is also good if Umno can be split into two.
So they met Muhyiddin Yassin to plot a move against Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. They also proposed that Dr Mahathir should lead a new opposition coalition called ‘Save Malaysia’ that will comprise of those opposed to Umno.
Their plan is after splitting PAS into two it is now time to split Umno into two as well. Then Malay political power will weaken. And if we do not support this DAP plan then we are traitors. Only if we support the DAP plan will we be patriots.
That is how Malaysia’s politik baru is to be played. It must be DAP’s way or no way. And if we disagree then we must be whacked. And since I do not agree with what they are doing that means I am a traitor. Traitor to what? Traitor to the country or traitor to DAP? Why the fook do I care about DAP and its fooking Chinese supporters?
No, my loyalty is to Abdul Hadi Awang and PAS. And if you regard Hadi and PAS as your enemy, which the DAP Chinese do, then I also regard you as my enemy. And in case you do not realise it, this is what democracy is all about: the right to choose.
And I have chosen. And if I need to support Najib or any other devil under the sun just to frustrate the DAP master plan I will do so. That, in case you do not already know, is what politics is all about. You make alliances to defeat those who are trying to defeat you. And the enemy of your enemy becomes your friend.
And if you do not know this or cannot accept this then get the fook out of politics. If you can work with Umno people such as Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Muhyiddin Yassin, and if that is not wrong as long as you achieve your goal, then who the fook are you to tell me who I can and cannot work with?
Cina DAP bangang!