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Dig in and fight! – Sakmongkol AK47

There is an opinion that in the face of growing racial polarisation, the Chinese- the rich ones and the highly educated, the tax payers should leave this country. This is a defeatist attitude. The ones promoting racial bigotry are those in Umno and pro-Umno groups who want to justify the oppressive policies they adopt because they are necessary to counter the legitimate competition from other races. If the proponents of leave Malaysia subscribe to the trafficking of that intoxicating quick fix pedaled by Umno and the racial bigots, what about the rest of the Chinese?

You do that, that is exactly what the Umno right-wingers and brown-shirts want you to do.

What about, the farmers in Cameron highlands, the odd jobbers in Raub, the many more Chinese who don’t have that choice? I say, you rich Chinese, educated Chinese, upward mobile Chinese, deep-pocketed Chinese who are self-made and those who made it in life through your merits – don’t leave. Just withdraw support from BN – reject Umno, MCA, Gerakan and those who side with the oppressors. Help organise the masses to reject BN. so that together we form a new government structured on the principles that bring us the best prosperity and security. We are all in the same boat.

We all have to make a stand; to be on the side of the oppressive “kleptocratic” clique or on the side of the oppressed and voiceless?

You do that, it will only serve to make all non-Malays believe that all Malays subscribe to the right-wing Umno ideology. You will only make people believe that all Malays are closet Ismas, closet perkasa people. The truth is Umno hasn’t got traction among the better off Malays and the bright and competitive Malays who are fed-up with the feudal structure of Malay society. And we are merely stating the facts.

The fact of the matter is Najib got his head start because his surname is Razak. Hishamudin got his head start because the father is Hussein Onn. Mukhriz got his head start because the father is the man who can walk on water. The fact of the matter is Umno is the government because of technicalities.

I myself have been on the receiving end. I took the blows convinced that Umno just cannot accept that there are Malays who simply don’t want to have anything to do with them. Why is it so difficult for Umno to accept that it (Umno) is so easy to dislike? Don’t bemoan those who refuse to accept you.

A favourite weapon among Umno people and Najib’s brown-shirts is to insinuate that I benefited from the days I was in Umno. I only ask them to show where I have benefited. If have taken anything while in Umno illegally, don’t you think the Umno leaders would have gone to town and reveal all those things? The MB of Pahang who knows me personally and knows what I did during my tour of duty as an Umno assemblyman would have released all the juicy information that would have stopped in my tracks.

Najib Razak who was my ketua bahagian whom I knew since he was Minister of Defence twice, an education minister, deputy PM and briefly before I joined DAP was already the PM would have a jolly good time to expose my wrongdoings. The fact of the matter is- what UMNO people have got on me are all based on insidious whispers whose truth can never be verified. Pure old wives tales that are what they are. When Najib came to Raub on the eve of the 13th GE, all he could say was don’t elect me because when I served as his ADUN I was always fighting against the ketua kampungs. Indeed I have – I wanted to replace all the corrupt and useless ones with bright Malays who can lead the kampong. But Najib wanted to retain the thieves, the fornicators, the ones who deflower the young girls etc. Najib likes to retain all the crooks.

That is what is fundamentally wrong with him. He is gutless when it comes to reigning in the extremists within and beyond his party. His elegant silence is a cover up for inelegant incompetence. –, May 10, 2014.

* Sakmongkol AK47 is the nom de guerre of Raub MP Datuk Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz.

*This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insider.


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