No, I'm not perfect. It is only this big.
The lie la. What you think I was talking about?
Did you wake up today feeling like a an idiot? No? Good. Because there's news in the papers today, again, about politicians who think that the Malaysian Rakyat are all blithering idiots. I got this feeling when I read page N26 of The Star today. A story titled History in the making. It was about the impending elections in Sarawak. As are most of the news stories the past few days. This one is about the MCA boss Chua Soi Lek and his efforts in garnering support for his bosses...errr... I mean his coalition partners to keep the state and the 2-thirds majority.
So, Patrick how does it make us feel foolish, you ask. First, I think the writer of this story, Jocelyn Tan refers to Chua as some sort of hero even calling him an "Alpha male", "Someone who doesn't pull any punches and has no qualms tackling the local Chinese sentiment". She also says that Chua has a "direct" style which startled the crowd that he spoke to. No surprise that. Because if you were in the audience I would think you'd be startled too is not downright pissed-off. Just read what he said...
"This election is not only about Pa Mao but about the whole of Sarawak". Errrr... elections are always about the people who vote. The Rakyat. Get it? Duh!!!
"I know all of you are angry with Pa Mao because 30 years is a long time. No one is perfect. No party is perfect. Umno is not perfect. Even myself. I am not perfect".
Yes, I think it is obvious that Sarawakians are angry and they want change.
Yes, the people of Sarawak know that no one is perfect and that's why they want change.
Yes, the people of Sarawak know all too well that you are far from perfect. And they are probably wondering what the fuck you are doing in their state talking to them like they are idiots.
And just in case you Sarawakians don't feel stupid enough Chua Soi Lek also warned you that the DAP's alliance with PAS meant that giving more clout to DAP would only strengthen PAS' long-term goal to form an Islamic state. Strange allegations coming from the leader of a coalition partner of a party that is far more Islamic-ising in visible practice than PAS.
Sarawakians, the final insult from this fler from Semenanjung is when he was reported as telling you guys, "Hello, Taib already said he was going after the polls what. So what is your problem?"
So, all my kawan-kawan in Sarawak, this weekend you have to decide only one thing. Whether all this attention you're getting from Najib, Muhyiddin, Chua Soi Lek, Taib, Barisan Nasional, MCA is about protecting your interests, your future or their rice bowls. I hope you decide and choose well because what you do will affect us over here too. And we all brudders right? So vote wisely. Please.