Post PRU 13

Assalamualaikum semua, apa khabar?

So, yeah PRU13 just happen several days ago and PR lose. At first, I though that I would be surprise if PR lose this time, but then I got home. When I got home, I watch the television. The news was full of pro-BN stuff as always. But then after that, there is “Mandat PRU13”. A program that talk about PRU13 in a pro-BN way. When I ask my family when do this program aired, they said, every day on every channel starting after the naming date. Which for me is simply too ridiculous. Even before in 2008, we could see PR’s advertisement once in a while. But this? This is just too much. Among other things that I see when I travel from IIUM to my home in Meru is that, the flags. There are much more BN flag. And you can see that the banner were actually just the same from Gombak to Meru. I do however meet some PR campaign team. They are quite harsh in my opinion. On my way to Klang using the komuter train, I could see another campaign team, this one from DAP. They are shouting and blowing horn, etc-etc.

Okay, the election date. Right before election date, mandat PRU13 aired, showing the SPR’s commision and chief of police briefing. They say, do not do demonstration on the election day, etc-etc. Which for me is quite useless. People will still do demonstration regardless win or lose. He should emphasize on demonstrating peacefully. Another thing that spread among the social network is the the incident of bloody flashmob. That really snap my mind. Some group of PAS member (around 50) were having flashmob somewhere in Ipoh. Then a group of 300 BN bikers who are marching meet them. Basically the PAS’s flashmob is in an intersection of some road. So coincidentally BN bikers went through that route. 3 PAS member were badly wounded and was sent to the hospital. A video quickly spread through Facebook showing some BN member hitting PAS member with helmet and stick. Later on, another video aired, showing that initially PAS member were the one who provoke them. Even so, I do not think that they should exceed the limit until PAS member were injured that bad. I though the impolite one where BN and the extreme one is PAS. But it seems the reality is the other way around. Another thing that can be said is the media coverage on that activity. This one was spread through facebook. Utusan Malaysia, a very pro-BN newspaper said that a BN convoy of 300 rider where attacked by PAS member. They did not even talk about the 3 people who was badly injured. Sinar Harian, a relatively neutral newspaper said the other way around. Here is among the image that was spreaded through facebook.

flash mob utusan dan fb

In my opinion, both are to be blamed. PAS should be more polite. Their leader should told their member to back of. Thing like this are bound to happen. BN member on the other hand, should not exceed on their action. What’s with the stick and helmet? Not to mention that you already over number them. No need for such drastic measure.

Anyway, I am not old enough to vote. But there are many things that can still be said. Among those are the indelible ink issue. Which sadly is not indelible. This has already been reported before the election, on early vote. And yet no action was taken? Even more sad, everyone who vote knows this. I ask my mother if the ink is indelible. He show me her finger (the one with the ink) and the ink was almost completely gone. This is at afternoon. She may have washed his finger when she eat or something. The indelible issue matter because there has been proven that some individual actually have several identification card. Several week before the election, some picture has been spread showing the voting registration of some individual with the same name, same address, same date of birth, same parent name that has different IC and vote in different areas. At first, I did not buy it just like that. But for confirmation, my friend check the IC at SPR’s own website and confirm that there are such registration. So some people can vote several time if the ink can be wash away just like that. This is a proven act of inconsistency and potential fraud. It is a nationwide lie when the PM say that they already implement the ink based on what PR/Bersih suggested.

Another major fraud that allegedly happened is the foreign worker issue. I frankly did not see this. But there has been a report of many Bangladeshi were given an IC so that they could vote. Now you may say that they might even vote for PR, but some of them were given another paper showing the number for the person to vote for. I have seen a video of a bus carrying foreign worker. Ironically, when one of them saw the angry people, he show them the paper and IC. Unfortunately I cannot find the video in youtube. The video was widespread in facebook. The place seems to be a Chinese majority place. They were quite violent. Which I guess is among the reason why Chinese win so much this time, they do not tolerate suspicious character.

By the way, the result of PRU13 this time bring a whole new issue in Malaysia political stability. Racial issue. Basically PR won extra 7 parliament seat this time, but DAP gain 10 seat. This means that PAS and PKR drop 3 seat. This also means that almost no Chinese vote for BN. Another interesting statistic is that PR won popular vote. I’m not sure exactly what that means, but that means more people vote for PR than BN. But BN won more seat, 133 to be exact, vs PR’s 88 seat. This also means that the reason PR lose is because they are losing support from Malay. Or because of the mainstream media monopoly. And frankly PR does a lot of stupid stuff recently. Their manifesto is quite stupid in my opinion. Anwar Ibrahim is among characters who say without much thinking. On the election day, he said “PR has won, please SPR do not change the result”. There has also been many other strange thing that we heard Nik Aziz said for example yusof alqadrawi support Anwar Ibrahim, and BN’s supporter prayer will not be accepted. Of course the latter sounds too suspicious not to mention it was the mainstream media who said that he said that.

Three days after the election Anwar Ibrahim call for a demonstration. He said that everyone should wear black shirt in response the blackout incident. Which is ironic because the blackout incident never happened. I have not seen anyone who say that there is a blackout incident. Even more ironic, people in facebook change their profile picture to just black in retaliation for that. And believe me, there is a lot of them.


Anyway, racial tension. Basically after the PRU, the media has been playing with this issue for a lot of time. Its as if they are trying to chase Chinese away even further. But actually they are trying to gain the Malay support from this. And It is working. Some even say that PAS and UMNO should combine so that Malay will be back strong again. I though it was BN who said that PAS has lost its Aqidah. If PAS really did lost their ideology, then it is practical that the combine with UMNO. That would make the two of them. In fact there has been many new post in facebook about hatred towards the Chinese. Some even say that we should kill them, up to that extreme. And again, I thought PR was extreme. Because of the demonstration, some even say that they should re implement ISA. It’s as if they did not see the main media situation. The Star was originally a pro DAP newspaper, but then Ops Lalang happen. Why The Star is now a pro BN newspaper? Because of ISA in the time of Mahathir. The government replace the leader of The Star and threaten the rest with ISA. With ISA, BN can corrupt without anyone questioning them. An interesting point of view is that, by many Chinese supporting DAP, this means that they are not afraid with PAS. Nullifying the BN campaign of a vote for DAP is a vote for PAS. By BN keep talking about racial issue, this also prove that BN is even more racist than PAS. So in someway, this backfire. What are these guys thinking? Their money?

Although many would agree that the main cause of PKR and PAS loss in this election is main media. I would say that it is their own fault. PAS namely has the Syiah issue. Or at least they respond it horribly. PKR and PAS has many conflicting seat. Anwar like to say stupid stuff and so do Nik Aziz. It does not matter whether it is the truth or not, the fact that they will say it in a way that will make people despise them is not really a good decision. But I would say that their biggest problem is their manifesto, which is just ridiculous. Even if they can do it, don’t say it in the manifesto, put a more realistic target. “We will lower the oil price the next day after we win”. That is just ridiculous. And then there is an issue where Anwar fail to swear that he did not do his crime. Why won’t you just swear? It does not matter ethical or not, if you did not swear it, people will think that you really did sodomize people. Another thing that can be criticized is that they focus too much on the urban area, which probably explain why they won the popular vote, and strengthen their position at Selangor while at the same time losing Kedah.

Article Personal Politics

Does it matter?

Assalamualaikum everybody. How are you guys? Today, I’m going to write about Sabah. As we all know, three week ago about 200 hundred Philippine who are members of Sultan Sulu’s army has landed on lahad datu in claiming that Sabah is theirs. Following that, 6 local policemen has died, said to be ambushed by the intruder, while more than 10 from the Sultan’s army also died. Then, Malaysian government has decided to end this by attacking the village where the sultan’s army reside. No known number of casualty has been reported until now. In another news, about 10000 militant supporter has been said to attempt to enter Sabah to aide the Sultan Sulu’s Army who is right now being attacked by the Malaysian force.

If you are a supporter for sultan sulu, you will probably say that the one who are intruding is not the Sultan, but Malaysian. As the sultan indeed has a legal binding saying that the Sabah is theirs although the document is almost 200 hundred years ago. My question is, does it matter?

If you say that it does not matter, that there is no point of me explaining this to you. But if you insist on saying that Sabah is the Sultan’s and the one who is living in Sabah is foreigner, let me at least, try to consult you on this. First of all, by foreigner do you mean they do not originate from Sabah? Unlike the Chinese and Indian who obviously migrate here by the British, the Sabah people are still Sabah people. They are the indigenous people of Sabah. In fact, if you say that their ancestor are the people of Sultan Sulu, I won’t denies that. They probably are. But again, does it matter?

After World War 2, communist has been a threat in Southeast Asia, so the British has decided that to make it easier to eradicate them and also to make it easier to give independence to Sarawak and Sabah, if they would merge with Malaya. As you already know, Singapore exclude itself from Malaya, Brunei said they do not want to do so and the merging of the remaining Malaya, Sarawak and Sabah is now called Malaysia. This is roughly 50 years ago. Now of course at that time, Philippine said that Sabah is theirs because it was owned by Sultan Sulu, similar to the Sultan’s claim today. Indonesia also claim Sarawak as their. The situation become even more intense when Indonesia decided to enter Malaysia forcefully. So to resolve the dispute, UN send some commissioner to do a vote among the people of Sabah and Sarawak to see whether they want to merge with Malaya or with Indonesia or Philippine. A very large majority of the people voted that they agree to merge with Malaysia with the condition that they can control their border ( or something like that, I don’t exactly remember ).

So as you can see, Sabah and Sarawak choose to merge with Malaya and form Malaysia. The malayan people do not, just…. migrate to Sabah and repopulate quickly in order to gain dominance. I would guess that malayan simply… do not have the time or simply do not want to do so. I mean, what will they gain? Logs? What? The Chinese seems monopolized the economy there? Even in peninsular Malaysia the Malay do not gain control of the economy. The Chinese does. And if I’m not mistaken, the situation is much better in Sabah and Sarawak then in the peninsular. Is it the Chinese fault? They were here on the British age to operate shops. So its not something strange to see that they dominate the economic sector. And it is obviously not something that we will sacrifice peace in order to overcome. The Chinese and Indian are obviously not originated from the peninsular but still, they are here for more than 50 years. They are people too. What do you aspect us to do? Kill them like the Myanmar did at Rohinga? We are Muslim, we don’t do that.

What does the Sultan Sulu aspect to gain from this? Sabah? Even if they gain authority at Sabah, will the people cooperate? It is no longer the Sultan Sulu’s land. It is the land of Sabah people and they had already said that they want to stay. They do not migrate to sabah. They were born there and raised there. In Malaysia the land are not governed by the central government, It is governed by the State Government. In this case, the sabah people govern their own land. Sultan Sulu may say that the land is his, but what other claim can he give other that with the fact that his father or his grandfather owned the land but then lend it to the British. The people of Sabah has work their way to raise the state up to it current state. They have their own life. Do Sultan Sulu help? Just recently, a militant from the sultan sulu’s army was killed by 20 villager. If the villager support the sultan, why was the militant killed?

While I do agree that the Sultan’s Army should not enter Malaysia just like that, I also do not agree in the way Malaysian Force handle the manner. Just go bomb it? Now 10 000 more are coming. Are you going to bomb them to? People are still people. Regardless Philippine or Malaysian, we both do not want people to die. The current government will most probably not going to win an the election coming in a month of two because of this. The people need to think, where is their allegiance, at Sultan Sulu, Malaysian Goverment or God. If you are a member of the 10 000 people coming to Sabah, I beg you, do not use the name of Islam for your cause. You are not fighting for Islam, you are fighting for Sultan Sulu. And if you value Islam more than the Sultan, you will know in this case Islam loss the most. We loss people Muslim who were said to syahid, but in reality try to kill another Muslim who defend himself and his land regardless which side you are it does not matter, It happen because you came here. Because of this, the name of Islam had once again become associated with extremism, terrorism and irrational behavior. If the 10 000 people win, then the world will say they found another country build from tyranny associated with Islam, because obviously its a monarch and conquered forcefully. And if the 10 000 people died, the world will see again, the Muslim kill each other claiming “in the name of Islam”.

This whole thing will not solve a thing and will create more problem. Please open your mind. Sabah people has their own life. They were born there after sultan sulu’s reign, after the world war 2. If the sultan is indead a righteous and peace loving person, he would not came here with armed force in the first place. Regardless of his claim, It doesn’t matter anymore.