I laughed quite a bit when I read this,
Guan Eng regrets Kelantan PAS
leadership's biased reactions
Lim also questioned why the strong and harsh reactions were not shown by the Kelantan PAS leadership when former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced on Jan 28, that the Kelantan government had to depend on the financial aid from the federal government to pay the wages of the state civil servants.
“Instead, when I, as the Finance Minister, made the same statement, the PAS leadership went to extreme so as to accuse me of holding grudges against PAS when all I did was saying that Kelantan government is a failed state in terms of economy as it is unable to pay the wages of state civil servants,” he said.
Basically, he was saying "Najib can, why I cannot?"
That's being so childish, okay.
However, I think what made the Kelantan Pas leaders being so pissed off with Guan Eng was the way he said those things about their state.
You all know lah Guan Eng....very arrogant and irritating most of the time.
For one thing, the supposedly evil Najib didn't use the word "failed state" to describe Kelantan.
I don't like Pas either, but I also wouldn't use those words to describe the Pas-ruled state.
It's just not right, okay.
I do wonder what the late Nik Aziz would have thought now about the guy he once fondly described as akin to Khalifah Umar Abdul Aziz calling Kelantan, which he led as MB for many years, a failed state.
Ya, back then when DAP and Pas were together in Pakatan Rakyat, Guan Eng never said such things.
Please click on this link to really understand what is actually a failed state,
Failed states can no longer perform basic functions such as education, security, or governance, usually due to fractious violence or extreme poverty. Within this power vacuum, people fall victim to competing factions and crime, and sometimes the United Nations or neighboring states intervene to prevent a humanitarian disaster.
No matter how backward and poor you think Kelantan is, the state is actually not the same at all as Somalia, Afghanistan or Syria.
And no matter how bad you think Pas people are, they are not like those Islamic State or Taliban people.
Really, Kelantan is still okay.
It's not much worse than states such as Terengganu, Kedah and Perlis.
Just because these states need grants from the Federal government doesn't mean they are failed states.
After all, Malaysia is a federation and therefore it's the federal government's duty to make sure all the states function for the good of the people of the state, who are all Malaysians just like the rest of us.
Well, at least that's how it was during the previous administration.
Don't know lah how it is now that it's Malaysia Baru.
Maybe the concept has changed.
Maybe now if a state doesn't have enough revenue, a federal minister has the right to throw insults such as calling it a failed state.
I'm sure it would be called "being transparent" or "honest opinion" or "sincere remark".
Anyway, I'm actually tempted to touch on the fact that Kelantan has always been exclusively governed by Malay Muslims....but then again, I don't want to be accused of trying to play the race and religious cards.
You know lah, in this Malaysia Baru, it's best not to use the words Malays and Muslims too much or at all.