Someone asked me the other day why I 'm being harsh towards the advisers of PM DS Najib Razak.
Apparently he read this post by my blogging captain Rocky,
"If Mahathir was my father ..."
Of all the online scribes who have tried to remain "neutral" in the protracted Mahathir-Najib fight, I think Life of Annie tried the hardest. She has been frank but fair in her commentaries on Najib Razak although she has been harsh towards the PM's so-called advisers, and she has deftly avoided any kind of personal diatribe aimed at Mahathir.
I have many reasons for not liking the Najib's advisers but one of the biggest is how they badly treated good people and prefer to hire mercenaries such as those who encourage Umno to tear itself apart from within.
"Either you are with us or against us" they preached.
These mercenaries also promote the idea of Umno being an extremist Islamic Malay party.
"Combine with Pas, throw out MCA, Gerakan, etc" they said.
"Hate the Chinese, hate the Christians, etc" they added.
And these people tried to promote individuals who never apologise for calling Umno a racist party and practicing a system of government similar to apartheid and white supremacy.
Let me tell you all a story.
Back in the run-up to the last general election, I was helping Johor Umno prepares the defence of the state.
Despite that, I was at first quite okay with then Johor DAP chief Dr Boo Cheng Hau.
That was until he came up with an article in some publication equating our civil servants as being similar to those of former apartheid regime in South Africa and Nazi Germany.
This is a reply to Dr Boo's article written by former Johor NST bureau chief Ben Tan, who is a Christian Chinese,
Ben Tan was then heavily condemned by a lackey of Dr Boo.
I wrote about the scum in this post,
I'm not even going to dirty this blog page with the link to that rant against Ben Tan.
And you know what, now one of those hired mercenaries is attacking me for what I wrote about that buntut kuali.
As for Ben Tan, he was the one who led the Johor NST team during the GE13.
I know him around that time and think he did a decent job in support of the establishment.
However , NST, which was supposed to be pro-establishment and led by supporters of Najib forced Ben Tan to quit his job last year over some petty issues.
And what Najib's advisers do about these sorts of things?
Instead they hired those mercenaries.
And this Ben Tan's story is not the only one.
Yup, that's one of my main issues with Najib's advisers.