Thursday, September 17, 2015

After The Red Shirt Rally Fiasco, Will Najib Finally Step Down?

Ha ha, as promised, 1 million red shirts turned up on Malaysia Day in a rally that put to shame the numbers that had turned up for Bersih 4.

That made a stand for the their beloved Pm, or against Bersih 4, or for the maruah of the Malays or against the troublesome and/or ungrateful Chinese - Bolehlanders don't know what or which really, for the jokers themselves were not quite certain what they themselves were rallying for.

Ha ha, if truth be told, the actual number of  participants that had turned up for the Red Shirt rally was probably way less than 1/10 that for Bersih 4!

                                                     
And those too who had turned up for the Red Shirt rally had likely been enticed to attend with the lure of free lunch, free transport, pocket money and sponsored t-shirts and the promise of some excitement.

Contrast with those who had to sponsor themselves, including buying their own Bersih t-shirts, to attend Bersih 4 and having to rough it out to sleep on the streets for their overnight rally.

The red shirt rally was a one race horse while Bersih 4 was multi-racial, with the total number of Malays alone who had turned up for Bersih 4, including no less persons than former Pm Mahathir and his wife, outnumbering the entire Red Shirt rally participants.

The Red Shirt rally was a dUMNo rally.

Bershi 4 was a Malaysian rally.

Even with the far higher number of participants, the Bersih 4 rally was a peaceful. one. Not quite so certain about the Red Shirt rally in downtown KL.

The Red Shirt rally was vague at best about what they were rallying for.

The Bersih 4 rally was clear about what they stood for -  free and fair elections, a responsible and accountable government and for the Pm to step down in the light of the corruption accusations against him.

If all that does not speak a lot about the Pm's declining support, even from the Malays, than any debate is useless.

Ah Jib of course, as befitting a self-proclaimed Bugis warrior, will insist to soldier on and to maintain that there is still overwhelming support for him, especially from the Malays.

But what can Bolehlanders expect of a Pm accused of high level corruption and incompetence to do, except to insist on clinging on to power and save his soul?

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