UMNO & DAP construct?
Selamat Pagi Malaysia.
There was a time not too long ago when there were a few things you can depend on the DAP not to do. Working with Anwar Ibrahim and with PAS under the Pakatan Rakyat coalition was one of those things. Working with Mahathir under Pakatan Harapan was another. And this week, working with Umno in Perak to oust a Bersatu MB, in my book, puts DAP into the “SEMUA BOLEH” basket politically speaking. Kan?
Forget the reason or the rationale behind what DAP has done in the past and what they will do in the immediate future. For those political pariahs in the “SEMUA BOLEH” basket, finding justification for the things that they do is par for the course. For King and Country was once the battle cry for many a political pariah. Today you can add race, religion, political power, and cash (lots of cash) to the equation.
So what, or who is left in Malaysian politics that we can depend upon to have a spine or a backbone? Which political entity or which politician can we depend upon to do the right thing? More to the point, what is the right thing to do?
Political ideologies, racial and religious considerations, even regional considerations are being cast aside for political expediency. And for me, if you cannot depend on DAP to do the “right thing” by all of us, where do you draw the line for any political entity of individual? Are they all political pariahs?
The political construct is suspect. The individual, much more. Political pariahs are everywhere you look. No longer under tempurungs. No longer hiding in dark dingy holes emerging only to use their political “acumen” to earn themselves an insane amount of cash. No Sir not anymore.
Today they strut the corridors of power and proclaim their intent to fight for fair, for good and for King and Country. Well may they claim to do all that and more, but that does not fool me.
Politics is indeed the art of the possible. What will come next? Mahathir in his third coming? An UMNO DAP coalition that will see a non-Malay TPM? Hell, why not go all the way and have a non-Malay PM and blame it all on meritocracy, not political expediency?
We do live in interesting times, but interesting times in Malaysia is interesting only for those who are politically empowered to do what is best for themselves. Kan?
These are not the things I want to start my day thinking about. But tell me friends, are there any other political permutations that we need to consider in order that we are rid of Din and his political pariahs? Bring it on for I am sure that many of us are open to almost anything as long as we are rid of Din and his political pariahs.
And the operative word there is “almost” anything. Tell me guys, what do you think will come next? What is the wildest, bat in hell, the never ever possible union that you think will come out of the present political conundrum? Share lah!
Enough for now. Last night sleep was interrupted too many times thinking about all of the above. I really need my vitamins and a strong short double Nespresso this morning! That is for me. As for you guys, please, go and do your bit to make Malaysia a better place for all of us to live in. And May the Force be with You.