The awakened Indian community will no longer accept breadcrumb politics
The May 5 polls results brought joy as well as sadness to many Malaysians.
Joy because BN was dealt its worst ever electoral debacle as it was only able to win 133 federals seats and 46.5% of the popular votes.
In Johor, not only DAP leader Sdr Lim Kit Siang won the Gelang Patah seat with more than 14,000 majority, DAP has also won big in the tough Kulai and Kluang parliamentary seats as well as 13 out of the 14 state assembly seats that we contested.
Sdr Kit Siang’s win has certainly proved that the courageous multi racial voters of Gelang Patah strongly rejected calls by Tun Mahathir and Tan Sri Muyhiddin Yassin to ‘kuburkan” Kit Siang.
|Sdr Kit Siang and his wife|
Mahathir and Muhyiddin could shout what they like, but the people had the power to decide and they had decided to give their solid support to a veteran leader who is not kiasi or kiasu.
Sadness because many voters had felt that BN had stolen the victory from Pakatan Rakyat. I know many voters had cried on May 5 when they knew that Pakatan Rakyat did not win the federal government.
The mass turnouts at the Black rallies to protest electoral frauds show the people have turned their sadness to anger as well as their determination to tell the BN government that the struggle for A Better Malaysia for All will continue.
Yes, the polls result has put PR nearer to Putrajaya and I believe that PR will certainly triumph at the next general election.
Malaysia has had 13 general elections but our democracy is still flawed and far from being vibrant and mature. The remarks made by some BN leaders have also shown that they are kiasu, immature people who cannot accept and respect the voters’ decision.
The “migrate somewhere” remarks are the most irresponsible and childish. Malaysia belongs to all Malaysians and no one can tell anyone to migrate somewhere.
Let me remind the BN leaders that they can make offensive and hurting remarks against the voters, they can punish the voters by closing their service centres, there can be selective persecutions against oppositionists, there can be crackdown, but they must always remember that they will have to face the voters again at the next general election.
Some insensitive remarks were made after the 2008 general election when BN was dealt a heavy blow. Many had forgotten that the political tsunami could come back again a few years later.
|Sdr Anthony Loke and Sdr Tony Pua|
And a stronger political tsunami came again on May 5, causing BN another unprecedented electoral debacle.
So remember this BN leaders-- you insult, threaten or punish the voters today and you will pay a bigger price when election comes again. BRIM 3.0 , 4.0 or 5.0 will not help you.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib can try to behave like an ostrich or engage in race baiting by saying that it is a Chinese tsunami. But everyone, including Umno leaders , knows very well that it is a Malaysian tsunami.
Sdr Kit Siang could not have won with such huge majority if he had only obtained the Chinese voter support. Anyone who can do simple mathematical calculation will tell you that.
Kit Siang, like many PR candidates all over the country, has won the hearts and minds of the multi racial voters.
I am very proud to say that the Indian community has again risen to the occasion and given their support to and helped PR to win more new seats and win old seats with bigger majorities.
In Ipoh Barat, I had retained my seat with a majority of 29,038, compared to 15,000 in 2008 general election. The detailed stream results have shown that I had obtained bigger Indian support.
|400 table Dinner|
I have been told by other comrades that they too have received increased Indian support in their constituencies.
So wake up to the reality, Mr Prime Minister.
The 2013 tsunami is definitely a Malaysian tsunami and your call of “Nambike’ has not worked.
The awakened Indian community will no longer accept breadcrumb politics and come the next general election, they will again together with other fellow Malaysians who hunger for change, vote PR to bring about for A Better Malaysia for All.