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Friday, September 12, 2008

Pakatan Rakyat ought to honour the democratic process.

Dear Malaysians,

I have actually been not that happy with all this 16th September BN MPs crossover tactics to Pakatan Rakyat that has been the brainchild of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Maybe I am just one of those old school fellows who like to see any political process be carried out through the ballot box.

I mean, let's be rational here. 

The 12th Malaysian General Elections saw the Pakatan Rakyat coalition of PKR, DAP and PAS win 4 states that have all these years been under the BN. PAS retained Kelantan as expected and we were all happy with the election results.

There were no lives lost, no one got seriously injured in any squabbles between the opposing parties. 


The BN under Abdullah Badawi got a damn tight slap from the people and old tyrants like Samy Vellu, listless ones like Koh Tsu Koon got sent off to the political lala land, etc.


So, for the first time in our nation's history, Parliament saw the Malaysian Opposition become state governments in 5 states and most other BN majority states saw the BN win by a very slim margin.

That's good. At least we all taught the BN a lesson that they will not forget overnight.

Now, when Datuk Seri Wan Azizah quit the P44 Permatang Pauh Parliamentary seat to make way for her husband, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and saw Anwar still get elected back into power after a 10 year absence from Parliament despite the BN's awesome election machinery being utilised all out against the man, he prevailed over Ariff Shah Omar Shah and is now the Opposition Leader in Parliament.


But then again, I grimaced with discomfort watching Anwar repeat his over eagerness to take over the Prime Ministership from Abdullah Badawi, forgetting the very values of justice and principles of democracy that we all want to see in this nation be practiced by all, both the BN and the Pakatan Rakyat!

I mean, what kind of an example will the Pakatan Rakyat be setting for our nation's politicians if they still pursue this ungentlemanly manner of buying over the BN MP's?

Those BN MP's were voted into power by their constituents!

What would they feel when they see those MPs jump ship and betray their trusts?

I know that most people in politics are mostly after money, power and position. There's no need to beat around the bush with it but let's just call a spade just that!

I say it is against the true spirit of justice and fairplay that most of us believe in and want to see be upheld here in Malaysia.

How would Anwar and all the Pakatan Rakyat leaders feel if there were Pakatan Rakyat MPs who jumped over to the BN?

Hello, we are talking about the possibilities of such froggies jumping here and there?

What guarantees are there that it wouldn't be possible?

If money, power and position is all that is important to our nation's politicians, then we are all screwed!

Politicians should realize that they represent us, the Malaysian people.

We, the citizens who voted them into power, did so because we believed in them and expect them to be the best that they can be and not betray our trusts!

Sure, we all hate the BN like hell for all the injustice that they have committed against us all these years but at the same time, does Pakatan Rakyat have to try beat them at their own game?

Do you fight injustice with worse acts of criminal breach of trusts of the voters?

Let's be rational for a while and look at the scenario.

The BN is now still the legitimate federal government but they now have to face the strongest opposition in Parliament ever in our nation's history.

There is no way that they can do as they please again for the Malaysian people have now awakened from their political awareness coma that they have been in all these while and will not allow the BN to lord it over them as before?

Yet, we do have to allow the due democratic process to take its course here in Malaysia and wait for the next GE to kick them out of office.

All these 16th September crossover shenanigans by Anwar and the Pakatan Rakyat doesn't tally with what I have been supporting them with all these while.

I sincerely hope that commonsense will prevail and all parties get back to work in improving our lot!

The BN owes us like hell and they should work doubly hard if they are to remain in power for the rest of this term.

Pakatan Rakyat ought to practice what they preach and show us what they can do better in governing the 5 states of Kelantan, Penang, Kedah, Perak and Selangor?

Show us your mettle and prove to us that you guys can do a better job with running those states now entrusted to you!

If we can see that you guys can really deliver and be fair to all as you promised, what is there to stop us from voting you into power in the next GE?

Think about it and don't get greedy or impatient as the proverbial 'dog with a bone in its mouth' which came across its reflection in the stream'?

We all know what would be the end result, don't we?

Do what you have been entrusted to do and show the BN that you guys are fit to run Malaysia by delivering us results yet by going about it in the fair and democratic way that we all wish to see prevail here!

There you have it, my feelings unloaded after all these time since I heard of these crossover caper!

I am strongly all for a change of government here in Malaysia but I surely will not support any bloody party that tries to take over power in a way that smacks of treachery and breach of the people's trusts!

As Almighty Allah is my witness, I hereby ask that Anwar and the rest of Pakatan Rakyat heed this heartfelt call by one of your supporters and fear Allah and the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam in ruling over the people in the ways and manners which reflect the true leadership qualities of those of us who are Mukmins!

Failing which, I know that the repercussions of breaching the people's trusts will come back swiftly to haunt those who go against the true principles of justice as what is ordained in Islam!

May Allah bless and guide us all.



matador said...

What would they feel when they see those MPs jump ship and betray their trusts?
Opposition had felt that on many occasion. Bastard Nation taught us how to lompat. Check your history lesson.

MAHAGURU58 said...

You fail to see the consequential disaster that will befall this nation when the politicians from either side keep betraying the voters trust in the future.

Just because the BN plays dirty, doesn't mean that the Opposition has to follow suit.

History is what we decide today?

With flip flop politicians being supported by the likes of anonymous you in Bolehland, we might as well just forget about going to the polls because what's the use?

You vote one fellow in ; the next day he or she sells his or her soul to the devil for money!

Is that the kind of political process you guys advocate?


Then the PR will be just no bloody different from the BN!

No wonder they say politics is dirty?

Are we to get rid of the thieves only to be saddled with the robbers?

Snowflake said...

Mahaguru, why whenever I felt something about our country's politic scenario and when I reached your blog, you have already written all out what I have felt? Do we have something in common here, especially where politic is concerned? (Soalan cepumas)
It's true Mahaguru, I will not have respect for PR's if they practice and welcome "lompat si katak lompat". They have achieved the last PRU12 and have conquered 5states without having to deal with "lompat si katak lompat", but why change of principles? They indeed have many times bad mouth BN leaders and offcourse indirectly those of the backbenchers, but now they are craving for their supports. What is this? To me, PR should be patient and wait for the next election, insyallah if PR's credential is reputable and notable prior PRU13 off course the people will topple BN. As I see it, they are so desperate in gaining the support of those BNBackbenches. If this is the case, then the PR government is no less the same then off the current BN. A Corrupt Government. (Now.. do we have something in common here)

matador said...

I am not saying you are wrong and I tend to agree with some of what you wrote.

Let look this matter objectively and probably at our infant stage of democracy (51 years is relatively crawling), we need to have benchmark for comparison and the option available is to look at developed states democracy like US, Australia, UK and maybe Singapore.

It does not matter which party rule, development stil being delivered and corruption level low.

Malaysia after 51 years, high corruption level and the scenario right now is not about stability, its about THE SURVIVAL OF A REGIME.

Name me a democracy where power is passed? Almost impossible to find except in Malaysia. Why??

Power is something difficult to be passed on and after 51 years, the only option available is through COUP or lompat.

Fair election? Probably in next 51 years in Malaysia.

Best option available? Lompat...

At least you will have opposition that used to be in the government to check on the new government since they know and have experience on corruption and manipulation.

Maybe some would say Malaysia would probably change her government every month then due to lompat here and there.

So be it...Even political science scholars agreed that multi-party states like Malaysia is a fragile state and subject to coup. Lucky Malaysia do not have that experience although in 1969 was the closest.

Until politician change their attitude towards the development of nation rather that personal interest, this would be the scenario Malaysian has to pay for at least until the next GE.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam snow,

As the saying goes,' Birds of a feather will flock together!'.


MAHAGURU58 said...

Brother matador,

Thank you for your heartfelt comment.

From my side, I just want our nation to be better in a way that all political parties respect the citizens wishes and honor the democratic process.

Just because BN had been betraying the peoples trust by misusing the government agencies etcetera, I surely hope that the PR which I have been supporting does not descend into the same old political sewer of dirty tricks!

If they do, then they can forget about this blogger's support for them in that situation.

I sincerely hope that they will prove me wrong and be the best example of how a government should be by demonstrating to us that the PR are a bonafide and principled coalition, worthy to rule Malaysia!

Bangsa Cina Malaysia said...


all along BN has been pinching
opposition MP and state assemblyman.

so now what is wrong with asking
BN MPs to join PR.

by the way

Insyaallah Sept 16 akan menjadi kenyataan.

may God bless RPK dan se keluarga.


lee said...

But mahaguru, Pakatan Rakyat has given a commitment that within 6 to 12 mths after taking over,they will call fresh elections to really get the peoples mandate to govern.

We all know UMNO, MCA and MIC will be 100% wiped out then.

Does that not matter? Ie they are taking over so that fresh elections can be called.

Ikrak said...

The fact that the MPs are allowed to become froggies shows democracy at work.

We cannot wait until the next election to take over power from the scums; corrupted and incompetent Malay Muslim UMNO bastards so we have to adopt a pragmatic approach. If we wait till the next general election, the country will be in a shamble after the desperate UMNO bastards clean up the nation wealth and screw up the economy.

This is an emergency and as such attracting like minded MPs to join PR is a logical and most desirable consequence.

You seem to be a little soft after your RTM show.

If I have the power of a hydrogen bomb I will totally destroy and burn into ashes the entire BN-UMNO regime at the next nanosecond. This is extend of hatred I have for the UNMO bastards.

yatikhwan said...


halamak ustaz, dont be naivela. there is freedom of association and there is freedom of dissociation. now voters voted reps, not the party.

if ustaz wanna talk about ethics, talk about the goons who used their power for their own interest.

there is nothing wrong with jumping ship. te constitution allows it. i understand that you are concerned about ethics bla bla. but if ustaz wanna about buying mps then that is a different matter. jumping ship is provided by the constitution. buying mps are wrong.

to be honest, i think ordinary citizens dont care anymore. this country is heading into the slums. as far as we are concerned, DSAI is doing us a favour bringing BN down ASAP. just like love wont feed you, ethics wont either. its fact.

honestly, if DSAI made it 916, we as malaysians owe him a huge favour. he put everythg on the line for us, his life, his career, his everythg. nobody would dare do what he has done, maybe a few handful. but i doubt anyone would have the courage and the wits to pull somethg as big as this. not in my lifetime, i've never seen anyone like him.

i want the mps to jump ship. i want them to jump ship before 916. i want my country to change for the better. i have a future ahead of me. i have bro and sis who have their future ahead of them. i want our future to be bright. we wont live on utopian principles of ethical mps what not. we are normal people. we just wanna move forward.


East-West said...

Are you still of the same view on the crossovers with today's detention of RPK and the SIN CHEW reporter Tan Hoon Cheng under the ISA?

yatikhwan said...

nah ustaz, sila lah, pertahankan BN lagi. biar kerajaan korup ini mempergunakan demokrasi sebagai alat untuk menindas rakyat sezalim zalimnya.

itu etika?

RPK, tan hoon cheng, teresa kok sudah menjadi mangsa ISA.

apakah rejim korup ini masih patut diberi peluang? sedangkan penyalahgunaan kuasa dan penindasan berlaku tanpa selindung dan rasa malu seolah-olah iman sudah tiada lagi di hati.

rakyat dahagakan lompat parti kerana kami sudah muak dgn pimpinan yang sombong dan bongkak. suara dan blog ustaz tak mungkin merubah keadaan ini.

anthjoe said...

It is not new.
Gerakan won P Pinang in 1969 as an opposition party. Then they "joined" (=jumped) BN.
How did Joseph Pairin Kitingan lost his chief ministership in Sabah.

Anyway BN will not allow it.
Operasi Lalang II widening

MAHAGURU58 said...

The way things are going in our country, nothing is for sure anymore!

My RTM appearance was just fulfilling an invitation as a blogger.

I am a Caller to Islam. My beef is with the Islamic authorities for failing to stop the rot in our society especially amongst Muslims.

I don't care too much for politics but as you all know I have been supporting Pakatan all these while.

I have no political interests but I do take note of what is going on?

As a Muslim, I am all for justice and fairplay especially in democracy.

People seem to forget that its Ramadan now and I was there at Angkasapuri during this fasting month!

You can't expect me to go ballistic on air and make a fool of myself on tv, can you?

Whatever it is, I am a Caller to Islam and thus my behavior has to be in line with my faith and principles.

I love our nation and its citizens ; that's why I am a blogger.

I blog because I care.

Allah decides as to what becomes of us all.

We are just His servants.

aliya said...

Aiyah, sifu..ever heard of the trojan horse called 916? Sometimes a war can be won by not having to do any real combat or playing 'jumping frogs'

ken said...

i fully support the change in 916 with current situation. Who is the one never respect democratic? this month is full of sin. Will god forgive them?

am said...

Look at the total number of people voted for the opposition. The number is higher despite all the dirty tricks BN played. The majority o Malaysians have voted out the BN. They win just becoz the nos of constituency. As far I am concern I like the changes happened in Selangor, Kedah, Perak and Penang. Bribes has reduced and government servants are more responsible.

Vish said...

While I agree that MPs jumping ship is ideologically distasteful, I feel that there is an urgency and need for change that trumps it.

On top of that, I question if the MPs themselves are really jumping ship simply to be on the 'winning side', or whether there are some individuals who have actually seen just how destructive the current Government can be, and no longer want any part in it.

If, as has been said, PR does take over on the 16th or anytime in the near future, then perhaps it will be able to institute the much needed changes while it is in command.

Perhaps we will have a judiciary that we can be proud of.

Perhaps we can have the free and fair election that is our right

Perhaps we could change.

If such change that is very much needed can be brought about by MPs jumping ship, and a true and real election is held after that, then what is the downside?

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

We need a nail, and we need it fast, I feel.


Anonymous said...

I didnt see this coming, not in my wildest dream did I see this one coming. Ahmad Ismail is free but Tan Hoon Cheng being arrested? That's really out of logic!
Malaysia Police better set their priority right and if this is UMNO last effort to stop Anwar from becoming PM. UMNO is really making a big mistake!
I was 50-50 to support Anwar of forming the government through the undemocratic way but now I'm 100% sure I want to see

selalulupa said...


Fahamilah maksud tersurat & tersirat pantun mufti perlis 'cari ganti'. Ada kaitan dgn keresahan saudara?


Trashed said...

MPs buat lompat is not an honourable thing, I agree. Perhaps disgruntled MPs within the BN should either
(a) resign from their respective political parties and be independant, or
(b) resign from being an MP thereby creating by-elections or maybe another GE.

Either way, these MPs won't be frogs jumping but will achieve a similar effect. Whether it will create the result that Pakatan desires will be left to be seen.

My understanding is that in (b), the resigning MP cannot stand for election for a period of 5 years, so perhaps they might choose (a).

Snowflake said...

Mahaguru, I am one hundred percent with you, and as to what trashed have commented, trashed, to Snowflake, you have said it right. Just right.