Saturday, March 17, 2012

Into the lion’s den — Sakmongkol AK47

Into the lion’s den — Sakmongkol AK47

March 17, 2012
Malaysian Insider

MARCH 17 — I went back into the lion’s den last Wednesday, March 14. I took part in my first ceramah as a DAP member in Pekan Pahang in a kampung called Kampung Sungai Miang. The ceramah was organised by the local PAS chapter at a house belonging to a PAS supporter. The house has a big compound and was able to accommodate a large crowd. The two other speakers at the ceramah were my fellow DAP colleague Aspan Alias. The other was PAS firebrand, deputy president Mat Sabu.

I spoke with a Pekan slang. This is the seat of our PM. He is the MP for Pekan with its four ADUNs. He is the man with the 69 per cent approval rating. He is the man who coined so many acronymed initiatives. A smorgasbord consisting of strange morsels termed as NKRA, ETP, PDP, NEM, and so many others. We have lost count. He is the one speaking about 1 Malaysia and who taught adults and children alike to show up one obscene finger.

I have proven one point. While Najb’s personal rating goes up 60 per cent, Umno’s rating has gone down. And that night on March 14, the response shown by Pekan Umno did not do justice to the man who gets a 69.

While we were holding the ceramah where more than 600 attended, Umno was given permission to do a ceramah barely 100 yards away. The attendance? Not more than 60 people. Of course, if you count the drinks and refreshments, the empty chairs, the lamp posts, the chickens, more than 100 attended the Umno ceramah.

Is this the best Pekan Umno Pekan can do? It just proves my point. Pekan Umno is just Najib personified, no Najib, no Pekan Umno. That’s how he wanted it. Pekan Umno Pekan survives and revolves around him. Below him, Pekan Umno is just an empty shell — a paper tiger pretending to roar and prowl. That night they only managed to purr like a kitten.

We had to carry on with our ceramah in spite of the speakers blaring in our direction. Speaker after speaker from JASA (the professional whores owned by Umno) shouted obscenities and repeated the standard issue of Umno propaganda crafted by the cerebrally challenged deskbound eunuchs at the JASA office. Hello JASA, you are meant to serve the people not Umno.

Now allow me to answer an article from a fellow blogger who I thought can muster a little bit more analytical substance. Alas, he has shown himself to be just another party apparatchik.

My critical assessment of Najib and Umno was taken as criticisms of:

1) Najib the PM

2) Najib the Umno president

3) Najib — one of the four chieftains at the Pahang royal court.

My criticism was also taken to be an attack on the Pahang royalty. As I had received my Datukship from the Sultan of Pahang, accordingly because I assailed one of His Royal Highness’ four chieftains, my action is taken as an attack on the Sultan himself (?).

Are we living in ancient times?

This is the problem with Umno apparatchiks. I am as loyal a subject to HRH the Sultan of Pahang as any other Umno dumbasses. Even DAP members are loyal subjects to the King. The King is King to all Malaysians and not King only to Umno people.

If my initial ceramah can cause this kind of consternation so as to invite the bizarre response of escalating the fight with Umno and its president as a fight against the three items listed above, then it only shows Umno is in deeper shit that we thought. The office of the PM is only a TOL — not a permanent title. The PM serves as long as his party receives support from voters. If in the next elections more Malays reject Umno like in 2008, then my wish that Najib must be given a victory in Pekan so that he goes to Parliament as opposition leader will come true.

I have no wish to expend my thinking on items 2 and 3. — sakmongkol.blogspot.com

* Sakmongkol AK47 is the nom de plume of Datuk Mohd Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz. He was Pulau Manis assemblyman (2004-2008).

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