Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Of AI : Blame it on the rain...except own self

Just a simple advise to Anwar (who thinks that he is the best in Malaysia). Stop blaming others for your own failures. Blaming 1MPM6 and his wife will not solve the problem.


Lately, there is this feeling inside of me to say out loud to Anwar Ibrahim, the so-called opposition leader - Blame it on the rain. Reminiscence of Milli Vanili's "Blame it on the rain" where in part the lyrics goes

"Gotta blame it on something,
gotta blame it on something.
Blame it on the rain that was fallin', fallin'.
Blame it on the stars that shine at night.
But don't put the blame on youself

It all started as a trickle but now it's getting more frequent and the raindrops are getting bigger too. I mean, it started with a minor shift when PKR's Radzhi Salleh who is also an elected state assembly quit PKR and become a BN-friendly state assemblyman. That was in August 2009. Prior to that PR lost Perak because 2 of PKR's elected reps decided to turn independent and supported BN.

One year on, it is Bayan Baru MP Abu Zahrain's turn to tighten the screw in Penang when he announced that he too quit PKR. In quick succession, former Penang DCM Fairus left PKR for UMNO whilst Nibong Tebal's MP Tan Tee Beng quit PKR on 1st march 2009. Not only that, former PKR's sec gen Sallehudin Hasim also quit PKR. So now, Anwar, what are you going to do?

Consider these :-
  1. It is PKR's defection that cost PR to lose Perak in 2009. Remember Osman Jailu and Jamaluddin Mohd Radhi? Not only that, these 2 PKR state assemblymen plus former DAP's Hee has plunge Perak into a political turmoil that needs federal courts interpretation of the law to finally put the issue at rest. At least, that is what I hope for;
  2. Radzhi Salleh's resignation force Kedah's MB to seek audience with the Sultan to remove him from his exco post. Not only that, it raise the BN's numbers to 15 out of the total 36 state seats. Will more follow Radzhi's footsteps now? Only time will tell;
  3. Will Azizan's plan to reshuffle Kedah's exco affected by PKR's internal problems? Will these problems spilled to other PR-members ie DAP and PAS? A more definite answer and pattern will be more forthcoming after 10th March when the new exco line up is announced.;
  4. Selangor PKR has its own set of problems when PKR's Badrul Hisham decided to be BN-friendly in 2009;
  5. Abu Zahrain's and Tan's decision of quitting PKR is actually a big moral win to BN-lead Najib. Instead of 8 short for 2/3 majority, they are now much closer to the elusive 2/3 majority after taking into account of Ibrahim Ali's lately pro-UMNO's stand;
  6. Add them all up and you will see that PKR has "lost" 6 seats (2 of them Parliamentary seat) due to their own internal problems. How many more will leave the PKR camp? Some claims 10, some say less - again time will tell;
The point is simple. Anwar should no longer rely on his rhetoric skill to keep PKR together. Something is definitely wrong in PKR and Anwar has failed to address the problem since February 2009. One year on, the cracks are getting bigger and if not arrested, will see not only PKR's downfall but PR-lead states disintegrate as well.

Just a simple advise to Anwar (who thinks that he is the best in Malaysia). Stop blaming others for your own failures. Blaming 1MPM6 and his wife will not solve the problem. The question is - what is Anwar going to do with issue of more and more people leaving PKR?

A simple question cross my mind - if Anwar cannot control his own PKR members from deserting him, then how can he keep others to follow his lead. Anwar could not even get his house in order.

s Milli Vanilli said, blame it on the rain, blame it on the stars, and heck you can even blame it on tsunami as long as you don't blame yourself. But then again - is that a good trademark of a wise and excellent leader? Rhetoric can keep the crowd roaring and feeding from your hand but it will not hide the fact that those close to Anwar is deserting him. And why is that?

I see a simple reason. Those who follow Anwar before are former UMNO members who are disgruntled with the way Mahathir bundles Anwar out of the political picture. These people are so used to money politics that they could not find other livelihood that to keep on sucking money. They saw the chance again in 2008 when PR won states and deny BN of the 2/3 majority. So, it's pay-up time now. If PR states failed to offer them good and well-paid position, they will crawl back to BN where money is not a problem. The same with Anwar, these elected persons has betrayed the rakyats - for their own benefits. Blame it on the rain again as they can sing the same tune as Anwar. Blame on the rest of the world but not themselves.

One claimed that Sallehudin Hasim quit PKR because he faiuled to get an RM 50,000 per month post. Some said Zahrain sulks because he cannot get his company a poject in Penang. If that is so, then go fly to BN where everything is possible. And if they really want to fly, by goodness sake buy an AA ticket where "everybody can fly".

Back to Anwar, what is your excuse now? Don't come running and say "I am sorry". That is not enough. It is no longer enough. Once is OK but repeated sorry is no longer an excuse. Remember how the rakyats slog to hand PR win after win during the by-elections? How do you explain to these hardworking guys on PKR's desertion after desertion? Anwar can travel first class and accorded VIP treatments but what about the many faces that descended to unfamiliar places - just for their beliefs that PR is on the right path? What do you want to tell them?

Anwar, tell me - how do you explain the recent and future PKR desertion? Remember how thousands descended to KL to march towards Istana Negara during Bersih rally? Remember how many were tear-gassed during the anti-ISA rally? You owe them an explanation. Don't just blame it on the rain, Anwar.

Anwar, really you may be good but reality is you may not be good enough to lead the pack. Anwar may be par excellent in giving excuses. It is better for Anwar to move aside and blame it on the rain for not able to stand too long in the rain. Let others take the lead. Someone who can put the house in order. Truthfully, I don't care whether the person has pink lips or not. What I look for is a natural leader, respected by all Malaysians regardless of race, religion and beliefs. I know that the leader is out there somewhere.

Just in case, some of you wonders. I am not getting mad nor am I getting frustrated. No, not yet. I am just warming up, so be prepared....

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

9 comments:

Fi-sha said...

Dear Sir

Is that really you talking here?

Your analysis is tad too...emotional. Those deserted PKR lawmakers are not even on the same platform as AI and they expect to be treated like Kings and Queens? And we all bloody know why they have to 'cover their assess now or never' before being caught red-handed!

Depa ni nak jadi Wakil Rakyat ke nak menghabiskan duit rakyat?

Whatever it is, I don't expect this from you. The future of this nation lies in our hands not in AI or those defectors. Why worry then Sir?

nightcaller said...

Fi-sha

Emotional? Why shouldn't we all? After the rakyat's sacrifice to give PR the golden chance in 2008 followed by win after win during the by-election, PKR rewards us with this? Truly, PKR is in the state "Bagai kera mendapat bunga" - failed to appreciate the gift.

What then? PKR is now like "Kera kena belacan" not really knowing what hit them, itchy all over the place.

Our fault? We take in PKR as if they are they can do no wrong only to be betrayed again and again.

Correct that the future of the nation is in our hands and these hands has deliver the votes to PKR only to discover that some of its leaders have the traits of UMNO, always sniffing for money, money, money at the expense of teh rakyats. How much longer shall we endure? AI promise us transperancy with clean leadership and so far he has failed to deliver his part of the promise whilst we, the rakyats have consistently give PKR the wins they need.

Thus, shouldn't I be emotional? It is fortunate that I am a bit tad emotional but not overly crazy yet...:)

looes74 said...

Nightcaller,
Being in Singapore for so long, I truly understand why PAP has survived the onslaught from UMNO. Walking through malay majority areas very often such as Geylang Serai, Kembangan & Sembawang, I have seen much progress brought about to malays from a political party whom Tunku accussed of being chinese chauvinist party

Sorry Nightcaller for being way off tangent. What Anwar need is to read few books

1) Governing Singapore (Raj Vasil)
2) Alex Josey's books on Singapore
3) Singapore Story by LKY ( 2
volumes)
4) Singapore PAP lieutenants
including PAP melayus
5) Men In Whites

The last book, Men in White is the best......How LKY survive BS & even UMNO onslaught......Young LKY then can do it so does Anwar Ibrahim.

Of course, Anwar should disregard Lim Chong Eu's exploits. Chong Eu one is a failure

Guess why I say that DAP is like the British.....Long & rich history with strong competencies & best political practices.....Better than PAS

ahoo said...

Bro, be angry by all means and thereafter you will feel much calmer. We are afterall emotional beings.

At this juncture we cannot be too judgemental as these turncoats have other agenda. Most of them have problems, one way or another. As the choice of being exposed, prosecuted in court or simply by changing party the NFA is applicable, surely they go for the one that could save their skins.

May the flame for common (apolitical) Malaysians continue to burnt brightly in our hearts. Let us who cares for Malaysia never allow this flame of hope to be extinguished by any force. We carry it for a better Malaysia for our future generation sake.

Cheers bro, whether we feel AI is doing badly or being just incompetent, let us provide him some space in clearing his case in court. We certainly need a strong second level man to handle Pakatan issues before it is too late.

nightcaller said...

Looes74, Ahoo

Point noted...

Fi-sha said...

Dear Sir

When I said you're getting emotional I was refering to you being like those people who do character assasination, personal attach and that is so so..lame because it is bad to kick someone when he is already down.

Dah terang lagi nak bersuluh about what is so wrong with PKR - its the people we put on the frontline for unexpected short-noticed GE12.

We all know too well most PKR members are sidelined UMNO members.Psychologically, no hypocrites would last longer than 6 months - after that all will show their true colours, like whats happening now.

Not that Ai is a hero or martyr, I always stand firm on my belief that if horrible, nasty things could be done unto him (tell me if you wouldn't do the same thing if you are being given a fair chance in the court of justice), what more to us golongan marhaen?

Whats happening now isn't personal anymore, it's a reflection of what will happen to all of us if we allow this to continue.

Sir, I guess you maybe one of those voters who would do undi rosak because you think PR is as bad as BN.

And that is why i always think men are so shallow! Because of unreasonable anger, a man could divorce his wife, a mother to his children. Because of AI, they leave PR in the lurch!

God, i wonder if men too suffer from hormonal imbalance?!

Fi-sha said...

Dear Sir

When I said you're getting emotional I was refering to you being like those people who do character assasination, personal attach and that is so so..lame because it is bad to kick someone when he is already down.

Dah terang lagi nak bersuluh about what is so wrong with PKR - its the people we put on the frontline for unexpected short-noticed GE12.

We all know too well most PKR members are sidelined UMNO members.Psychologically, no hypocrites would last longer than 6 months - after that all will show their true colours, like whats happening now.

Not that Ai is a hero or martyr, I always stand firm on my belief that if horrible, nasty things could be done unto him (tell me if you wouldn't do the same thing if you are being given a fair chance in the court of justice), what more to us golongan marhaen?

Whats happening now isn't personal anymore, it's a reflection of what will happen to all of us if we allow this to continue.

Sir, I guess you maybe one of those voters who would do undi rosak because you think PR is as bad as BN.

And that is why i always think men are so shallow! Because of unreasonable anger, a man could divorce his wife, a mother to his children. Because of AI, they leave PR in the lurch!

God, i wonder if men too suffer from hormonal imbalance?!

ahoo said...

Fisha, you are commenting with some sane logic especially the issue on men.

Behind every successful men are their wife and behind every unsuccess-fools are the other women. No wonder God created women to be men's helpmate and without them, men roam around aimlessly.

nightcaller said...

Fi-sha

Memang dah terang lagi bersuluh but I believe that AI must be constantly remined so that he will not be led astray by the smell of success. Let's say that what those PKR detractors say is true, then AI should be aware of those surrounding him. Imagine if Fairus who is once his right hand man entrusted to care for Permatang Pasir cab desert him, then what do you expect of others?

Mine undi rosak? no way jose... let me share a secret with you, I go for the candidate first then only the party. If both candidates score the same points (on my scale) then I go for the party. Thus far, I have never contribute to the spoilt votes...:)

Ahoo,

My teacher used to remind me that there are three vices enticing men ie alchohol, gambling and women not in that order, of course). How true is the statement? Tepuk dada tanya selera...:)