Muhyiddin sets the tone and now Maslan goes one step further. If Muhyiddin says "The bucks stops here", UMNO's information chief, Ahmad Maslan literally says "Who's Fauzi, the fishmonger ?". Bad mistake!!
UMNO has lost touch with its roots. That's the best description for Maslan's blunder. In a rural place like Manek Urai, you do not belittle your opponent. At least, not in Kelate.
It is said that Ahmad Maslan described PAS candidate as fishmonger (when he is a fish whole seller) and Maslan's slur has riled the fishmonger and fish whole seller association to the extent that they will protest UMNO's slur and support Abe Uji (Mohd fauzi - PAS candidate).
For those who are unfamiliar with the customs and traditions of rural areas, this is a quick tip - fishmonger and fish wholesellers are held in high esteem there. What more, doing business is one of the deeds encouraged by prophet Mohamad pbuh.
Another thing, in most wet markets of the east coast, the fish monger and wholesellers are the prime movers of the society and their close rapport with their customers will make vote canvassing easier. This is one thing Maslan and UMNO ill-affords.
If Muhyiddin is hitting his own men the day before, Maslan is distancing voters from UMNO. Way to go....UMNO, you are going the wrong way.
This incidental slur clearly demonstrate that UMNO has lost touch with their roots. UMNO has been too urbanised that they forget the touch and sound and feel of the rural beat. UMNO President likes to say that he smell the difficulties, taste the problems but UMNO members are not following what their President is saying. UMNO is dancing tango style whilst the people are loving dikir barat. In short, UMNO is not dancing the tune of Manek Urai...
If this is the case, Maslan may as well pack up his things and send all his boys and girls back to where they belong - their hometowns. It is going to be a lost cause, so why must UMNO spends unnecessary money supporting their campaign workers? Cut the losses now, Maslan...and do the right thing ie withdraw from Manek Urai battle stations.
But then again Maslan cannot do that because UMNO has not participated in Penanti and withdrawing from Manek Urai will be an ultimate low. So, may I suggest for all UMNO supporters and workers to go easy and spend the holidays in Manek Urai whilst it last.
However, PAS must never be lulled by these events. 6 more days to polling day and anything can happen. As this scribe wrote before, beware of the unexpected.
Knowing UMNO, watch out for "mystery flyers" tomorrow night. PR workers must be ever-ready to counter the flyers.
For UMNO workers - pade doh demo sesat bangat dok ikut Amno..Boh lah tu! Adik,akok mari sokong bule, pakoh bule lah deh.....dulu, lo ni dan selamonya...
Some may ask why nightcaller? It is my favourite TV series way back in the 80's.
Back then, Jack Killian @ nighthawk goes on the air nightly to talk about issues in USA whilst this scribe reach out to the netizens with apolitical views on issues that interest him inclusive of global issues. In commenting to other blogs, he goes by the nick nightcaller with the callsign "Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are..."