He accused me of spinning and being a racist.
That, despite me not using a single word of "Malay", "Chinese" , "Eskimo" or any other race in that post.
I believe that I was not spinning and merely stating facts from the outcome of GE14.
Nonetheless, I was quite taken aback by my friend's angry words.
I got plenty of comments similar to his, but the one coming from him was quite disconcerting.
That's because he used to be a staunch Umno member and hated DAP about 1,000 times more than me.
And he knew that there's no way that I'm a racist.
In fact, up until just before GE14, he expressively told me that it's okay to whack DAP leaders as the party, despite being a Pribumi Bersatu ally, must be kept in check.
I guess my friend now realised that despite the euphoria of defeating BN and ousting Najib, the GE14 results also marked the end of Malays' dominance in Malaysian politics.
Malays' only real leverage in this country is politics due to them being the majority and now they have lost it because of their disunity.
For instance, it's a fact that the ruling PH coalition now has more non-Malay MPs than Malays.
And the part where I wrote about DAP now being the dominant party in the PH coalition in Penang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor was also factual.
My friend was probably angry because he can't dispute me on those facts.
And he knew that his Pribumi Bersatu was largely responsible for what happened.
Maybe he was even angry with himself.
Nonetheless, I do understand the need to get rid of Najib and his gang in Umno.
They made Umno and BN looked so bad that a large number of Umno members voted for PH in GE14.
It was said that at least 40 per cent of Umno members and supporters in Johor voted for PH.
Najib and his people failed to counter the PH campaign as I put it in this post,
By right, Najib should have resigned once he became a liability to his party.
It doesn't matter whether he was guilty or not. If he failed to prove his innocence in the eyes of the public at that time, then he should have stepped down.
Well, that's too late now.
For me, the big question now is whether the Malays could reunite and win back their majority power.
But then again, do they really want to be united?
Do they care when others said
Malays consumed candu
about things such as the New Economic Policy which among others took most Malays out of the poverty zone and provided education which they couldn't possibly afford on their own?
Do they care when others mocked
like they did in the comment section of that post?
Do they even care about being Malays?
Well, I know that my angry friend care about those things more than me.
I don't even consider myself a real Malay.
My dad said that to me, actually.
I can sense that despite his anger, my friend was wishing for the Malays to reunite under his Pribumi Bersatu party.
Though not saying it, I believe that he wished for all Umno members to jump ship into his party and therefore enabling it to be the dominant party in PH.
Currently, it has only 12 parliamentary seats.
Umno, despite the GE14 defeat still holds 54 parliamentary seats.
It also have the most state seats in Perak and Johor where the MBs are from Pribumi Bersatu.
So, it's a bit hard to imagine all those Umno people jumping into the smaller party.
And whether they like it or not, Pribumi Bersatu people have to accept the fact that the only draw they have is the leadership of Dr Mahathir and his current position as the interim PM.
|I wonder what the new Johor government, helmed by a Pribumi Bersatu MB, is going to do about this complaint by Dr Mahathir prior to GE14|
I can't see much future of the party under the leadership of Mahyuddin who should now be past 70.
And Mukhriz, despite my fondness of him, is a far cry from his father.
Who else? Syed Saddiq? Osman Sapian?.....come on la.
Umno, on the other hand, stands a better chance of reuniting the Malays if only it could fix itself.
Pas? Pas is even worse than Umno, okay.
The thought of Malays uniting under the Pas banners scares me.
Okay, I will write more about all these later.
Taking a nap now,