Thursday, April 10, 2008
posted by PabloPabla at 1:04 pm

There is a new blogger in town and he is the pot calling the kettle black. This blogger is non other than Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam, Chief Minister of Melaka and Vice-President of UMNO. Go dig for his url as I am not generous with linking to a pot who calls the kettle black.

In his posting of the 2nd April, 2008 with the title : Pakatan Rakyat...Untuk Apa?, he claims that Pakatan Rakyat is a political gimmick formed by PKR, DAP dan Pas to hoodwink the public because they wish to copy BN's concept. Here is an excerpt:-

PAKATAN Rakyat yang dibentuk oleh PKR, DAP dan Pas hanyalah satu gimik politik untuk mengaburi mata rakyat kerana mereka cuba meniru konsep BN. Mereka sebenarnya tidak berkeupayaan untuk mentadbir negeri apatah lagi negara. Oleh itu rakyat jangan mudah terpengaruh dengan tipu helah permainan politik mereka.

Pembangkang dilihat terdesak untuk menunaikan janji-janji manis mereka ketika berkempen pada pilihan raya umum lalu. Dengan ini jelas membuktikan pembangkang ketandusan idea untuk mentadbir dan memimpin rakyat dan negara.

Mereka juga seolah-olah tidak percaya dengan pakatan Barisan Alternatif yang dibentuk sebelum ini. Mereka juga tidak yakin dengan apa yang telah diputuskan masa lalu tentang BA.

Kalau betul-betul mereka sepakat, bentuklah dan daftarlah sebagai satu parti yang menggabungkan ketiga-tiga parti ini. Saya cabar mereka! Kita lihat sama ada mereka boleh bekerja sama atau tidak.

Such brave words indeed. On the one hand, he claims that Pakatan is copying BN's concept (of alliance). Quite obviously, this can only mean that he believes that the BN alliance is the best way of governing the country and that because this is the best way, DAP, PKR and PAS are imitating them. If so, why is he so gung-ho about challenging the three parties in Pakatan to merge as a single entity? He should look into his own backyard and realise that even the members of UMNO are unable to cooperate with each other, let alone BN component parties which are all fighting for each other's rights. Even Gerakan Youth made a call for BN component parties to merge as a single party.

The election propaganda served by BN prior to the elections show that the component parties of BN had to fight with one another to preserve the rights of the members and people whom they represent respectively. UMNO fought for Malay rights, MCA for Chinese rights, MIC for Indian rights so on and so forth. Why weren't they merged into a single entity to work for all Malaysians regardless of each community or group's rights? And now the Sabah and Sarawak BN component parties have voiced their disappointment and displeasure over how their securing of a great number of seats in the Parliament have not been reciprocated with representation in the Cabinet and other Federal appointments.

Who are you to challenge DAP, PKR and PAS to merge as a single party when your own party UMNO is not willing to merge with the co-partners in BN? Right thinking members of the public who put Pakatan Rakyat politicians into power would assess their performance come the next General Elections. Right thinking members of the public would know and can understand that for every new alliance, much adjustment and understanding needs to be fostered. Right thinking members of the public would appreciate that to take over a culture of governance which has been in existence for 50 years would take time and cannot be changed simply in a matter of days, weeks or even months. It may take years but the signs of a new way of governance has emerged as seen especially in the states of Penang, Perak and Selangor.

Please don't insult the public's intelligence with your spin. The public is smarter than you think.

Update :
The pot felt the heat and has disabled comments on his blog. I would suggest that you go read the mirror site for Mohd Ali Rustam blog which is set up by a kind soul to enable the good people to respond and leave a comment on the pot's spew.



At 1:42 pm, Blogger The Malaysian.

He's basically a money grubber like the rest of the umnoputeras.


At 1:47 pm, Blogger PabloPabla

the malaysian : You better have the evidence to back up what you said. Much as I would like to believe, unless presented with facts and evidence, I do not agree with what you say for obvious reasons.