When you have scolded and scorned a man of age, wisdom and a model of rectitude to the point of injuring his pride and principle, what's the point of asking him to reconsider his decision, and, worst, insulting him by dangling RM50,000.00 carrot to try make him stay.
So much for a party who wanted to rid this country of corruptions.
Do I feel sorry for Tunku Aziz? No! I feel sorry for Guan Eng for his obstinate foolhardiness and arrogance.
Aren't they all the same, this pot that called the kettle black, think just like the devil they wanted to replace, that money can buy everything and everyone, including your conscience and principle. This time they got the wrong man, a man who does not live by muck and brass.
DAP leader Lim Guan Eng has got so carried away by success, so much so, he has become big-headed and arrogant, showing no respect for other's opinion and similarly no respect for the elders. He thinks he is the king of beasts that scare people when he roars, when he is nothing but a political upstart who behaves arrogantly.
Democracy and freedom? He can now put the money where his mouth is.
Little did Lim realise that his punitive action against Tunku Aziz has turned the tide and start the beginning of the Malay exodus from Pakatan Rakyat. By the stroke of his foolhardiness he also confirmed the enduring perception by most Malays that DAP is a chauvinistic Chinese party.This perception, not so much the Aziz factor, may turn away the Malays from supporting Pakatan Rakyat.
The Malays versus Chinese, which I used to brush aside and think is not likely to happen seems to loom larger on the horizon as we get nearer the general elections.The widening rift are caused by irresponsible politicians from both sides of the political divide.
Some Malay politicians, equally arrogant, are less subtle than people like Guan Eng.
Raucous politician like Ibrahim Ali, the doyen of Malay chauvinism, is crude, more open and easier to read than people like Guan Eng who hides under the cloak of equity, equality, freedom and democracy.
Will Tunku Aziz, whose outlook is more Anglophile, be the rallying point for Malay unity?
As they say 'nothing is impossible, it's miracle that takes time'
The tide is turning, the Malays votes may be making a U turn. PAS is now in troubled waters.
The din of racialism is louder now than ever before. The 13th General Elections would see a strong en-bloc Chinese votes for DAP and a stronger en-bloc Malay votes for UMNO.The Indians are not even in the equation as significant voters. In all likelihood they would be with UMNO.
It's a dangerous path that we are taking and who's to blame?
Certainly, not the ordinary people, it's the greedy politicians who cared for nothing else but their insatiable greed for political power and, by extension, helped line their pockets.
Am I being stupid for saying this after what we saw in Bersih 3, the very mixed crowd that thronged the streets of Kuala Lumpur.
If you believe in the existence of the devil as much as in God than you must also believe that not all roads lead to Kuala Lumpur.
Don't get me wrong, I may have many Malay friends but I have more close Chinese friends.Friends that I spend more time with and get better understanding of their mindset.
For the moment this suffice, I'll be writing more of this as we get nearer the 13th General Elections, which almost everyone predicted in June.
I have said earlier in this blog that the 13th GE would be after Ramadan and before the year end.
Let's wait and see who got it right.