The following is written by Arasaratnam Mahalingam who sent me this in the mail. My comments follow :
By Arasaratnam Mahalingam
Whether you studied science in English or in Bahasa Malaysia in schools, you would know that oil and water don't ordinarily mix. The difference in the molecular structures of oil and water is one of the main reasons why they don't.
It was therefore an apt analogy when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Najib likened PAS, DAP and PKR leaders as 'oil and water' that cannot be united to lead the country. The molecular make-up of each of these leaders is so different that they don't possess common traits and pursue less common aims and policies. So, they cant mix, leave alone cooperate with one another. For all intents and purposes PAS is a religionist party; DAP is a secular party; and PKR is undecided.
They have no common stand on any major issue. Or, for that matter, on minor issues either. On the other hand, oil and water can leave unattractive stains. These stains can only be removed by cleaning agents that will wash away the oil and dissolve a political marriage of convenience.
Najib: Opposition leaders like 'water and oil'
|Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has likened PAS, DAP and PKR leaders to "water and oil" that cannot be united to lead the country.|
Najib said the opposition leaders subscribed to different political ideologies, struggles and agendas and it would therefore be difficult for them to cooperate with one another.
"DAP has Karpal Singh, Lim Kit Siang while PAS has Abdul Hadi Awang and Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat. Like water and oil, they are an impossible mixture.
"At the same time, how are they going to fit in Anwar Ibrahim? All of them are very different from all aspects," he said.
Najib, who is also BN chairperson, said unlike the opposition, the BN adopted the concept of power sharing among component parties and held the reins of government since independence.
The prime minister also asked the people of Johor to give a cold shoulder to Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, who was scheduled to visit Johor today, and not be swayed by his promises.
Khalid is no different from other PKR and opposition leaders who are good at "selling promises" but are not good at honouring them despite presenting them in their party manifesto, he said.
My comments : I want to share something. In 2008 after the BN lost the 2/3 majority and the five States I thought a good Opposition would emerge that would serve as a good check and balance. Even Tun Dr Mahathir said at that time that it is good to have a strong Opposition. In a democracy it is an absolute must.
But the catch phrase is a good Opposition. Folks are you aware that the Opposition is now being led by people who are ex-convicts and jail birds? Some of you think that having been sent to jail is some type of badge of courage. Well you are wrong.
Especially when some of these Opposition leaders were sent to jail not for leading the Independence movement against the British, helping Mahatma Gandhi win Independence for India or even to save the whales. They were sent to jail for corruption. Can you beat that? Corrupt abuse of power. What a joke? And these people are now heading the Opposition?
One other fellow was jailed for publishing and distributing lies. Someone should get that Court judgement against him and republish it again.
Then among them there are people who say that only a Muslim should be the Prime Minister. No where in our Constitution does it say that only a Muslim can be Prime Minister. Dr Mahathir has said it plainly that in our present system any Member of Parliament who can command the majority support of Parliament shall be Prime Minister. And under our system, the YDP Agong is obliged to appoint such a person as Prime Minister.
Now the Opposition guys have said it plainly that only a Muslim shall be Prime Minister. There is a reason for them to say this. According to their belief system, Muslims should NOT accept non-Muslims as their leaders. In their Sharia state or negara Islam the non-Muslims must pay a special tax to the Muslims to allow them (the non Muslims) to continue living in the country. This is their belief system.
Now consider this, if they say that only a Muslim shall be Prime Minister, do you think that they will tolerate non-Muslims as Cabinet Ministers at all? Think carefully. This is the Opposition that you have. So be careful what you wish for.
Then the second component of the Opposition consists mostly of UMNO rejects. If you dont like UMNO then bear in mind that the worst people from UMNO - the UMNO Rejects - are now in the Opposition that some of you support. Some of you are terribly confused.
Folks, do you think that if they come into power they are going to become angels and saints? You must be really stupid if you think that. They are rich and wealthy beyond count. You cannot count the amount of money they have. You know and your neighbour's cat knows that when they were in UMNO they were not exactly living in the poor house.
Statutory Declarations have been made saying that some of them had stashed away billions. There is no way to retract a Statutory Declaration. One of the more noticeable statements in that Statutory Declarations is the following :
"I believe that the total funds in these 20 Master Accounts run into more than RM3 billion"
Wow! More than RM3.0 billion. Later some people came out and said that this guy had been forced to make the Statutory Declaration. Ok lets go with that argument for a second. But even if he had been forced, how did he get all these detailed information? He has named names and pointed fingers in his Statutory Declaration. Surely any one of those people can stand up and say that it was not true. As expected one guy denied the Statutory Declaration as a conspiracy against him.
However details like the following cannot be simply conjured up from thin air :
"insisted that APPC should manage Bank Negara Malaysia’s reserves of RM50 billion and the EPF funds in return for the services provided to him by APPC. Alternatively a hefty fee of USD 3 million was to be paid annually to APPC for the cost of running the Centre in Washington. Fortunately this instruction .... for APPC to manage the above funds was never put into effect"
APPC is an American neo-con outfit run by one guy by the name of Douglas H Paal who was also closely associated with the pro-Israel, Jewish lobby groups in the US.
All of you who can think, who read the newspapers and foreign magazines - ponder this - in 2008 almost the entire working and retired population of Iceland lost their "EPF" savings held by their version of the "EPF" because they invested their money on Wall Street, in the US Bond market and also in the highly speculative derivatives market.
And our 'anugerah Setan' wanted to hand over Bank Negara's reserves as well as our EPF money to the same Wall Street investment managers. Before Iceland please recall the collapse of Barings Bank (1995), Long Term Capital Mgmnt or LTCM (1998), AIG (American International Group), the disastrous collapse of Merryl Lynch, the almost collapse of the Bank of America and many other financial disasters worth billions and billions of US Dollars - all because of the greed of the type of con-men who were sleeping with our 'anugerah Setan'.
Imagine if he had handed over our EPF savings to Douglas H Paal? Mampus kita. He wanted to - but lucky for us his instructions were not carried out. Why? Because I believe EPF's and Bank Negara's use of funds are also governed by acts of Parliament. You cannot simply move our EPF money around here and there as you wish - even if you are Finance Minister. Lucky for all of us the idiot did not even know basic procedure.
He certainly would not have understood derivatives, paired trading, caps, collars and swaps on Wall Street. I dont. Even Merryl Lynch did not fully understand the business.
And now this is the same fellow who has been elected by some of YOU as the ketua crap. Either you are just plain stupid or you are totally stupid. You are the people who dont read anything beyond your favorite bullshit Blogs and websites. You cannot think and you possibly do not know a hole in the ground from a hole in your head.
And finally there is no need to talk about the Father and Son party. They serve only one community. They are competing with Kim Jong Il. Kim Il Sung and now Kim Jong Un to establish a family dynasty over the party that they control with an iron fist. And if you say that they are clean - it only means one thing - you are also corrupt. This bullshit about them being clean and angelic is getting further and further from the truth.
There is certainly a need for a good Opposition. We really miss the presence of giants like Tan Sri Dr Tan Chee Khoon. Even Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. They were/are men of better integrity and commanded the respect of other people who also had integrity.
Unlike them the present crop consists of the cheats, liars, land thieves, the corrupt, homos, adulterers and fools. This is the difference. We just do not have a good Opposition at all. This is the honest truth.
In lieu of not having a viable and good Opposition I propose that we become our own Opposition. I support the BN philosophy. This does not mean that I support all the BN leaders or all the BN policies. I may not support individual members of the BN leadership and certain policies of the BN. In such event we must speak up and say so.
We dont want to change the Government but we want the Government to change and change constantly.
The Opposition is made up of dirty oil and polluted water. They dont mix well at all.