It is funny how people continue to believe Mahathir alone won GE 14 by toppling BN.
That is a myth as mythical as any can be.
BN got dumped not by one man alone! Period.
Let's stop hoodwinking ourselves.
Had it not been because of Anwar's 20 years reformasi movement that slowly but steadily chipped away at the support for BN, DAP's brave move to capture first, Penang and then Perak and finally Johore helping out eventually, what do you think would happen?
Hahaha....let's not forget Ah Jib himself had a lot to do too in his own and BN's downfall.
Without the 1MDB scandal, and the goods and services tax (GST) imposed to plug the big black hole occasioned by the scandal, BN would still be around lording the scene, Maha or not!
The yoke of the GST was the final straw that broke the camel's back. Mahathir was just the rallying point, important though that was without doubt.
And just so that some people who still argue it was Pakatan Harapan they had voted in, not Anwar or Keadilan or DAP or whatever, and by extension it was Mahathir who should call all the shots don't get carried away with their arrogance, recall that Maha's Pribumi only managed 13 parliamentary seats from the 52 or so parliamentary seats they had contested. DAP got 42 from the fewer seats they contested. Keadilan won the most at 47 from about the same number of parliamentary seats Maha's Pribumi had contested. Even Amanah who had contested about only half the number of parliamentary seats compared to the number of parliamentary seats Pribumi had contested, managed to garner 11!
So, please give due where due.
Stop lionising Mahathir as if he single-handedly brought about the regime change. Give Mahathir the space to do the work he had promised to do without adding to conspiracy theories.
Stop demonising Anwar! You cannot just expect him to crawl into and go hide in a hole waiting for Mahathir to hand the baton over to him.
" Come, my dear boy, daddy is now ready to pass the premiership to you. Thank you for patiently waiting for this moment. Now, don't be a naughty boy, ok? As the new prime minister, do as daddy tells you. Don't try to be too clever. Remember, I will keep an eye on you. And don't forget too, I had a part in removing Abdullah when he refused to do the 'crooked bridge' and I took out Najib for being too clever with 'cash is king'"
Anwar had been incarcerated first by the man you all worship as the magician. Then by the man who thought cash was king. In both instances on trumped up charges. Not I who say it. The first examining doctors in both cases said nyet, nyet eleh penetration, eleh sodomy.
So, to those who fear Anwar is impatient to take over from the magician, and every move of Anwar's tends to speak of it, now be a little less paranoid, ok?
Anwar went to meet a ruler and you guys trumphet that Anwar is up to no good. Plotting to oust Mahathir with all the help he could get and what not?
Anwar gave a speech to his supporters the night of his royal pardon and release and you grumbled that that wasn't right. Was Anwar trying to show Mahathir he still had the support of the people and Mahthir better watch out?
Whether you like it or not, the Pakatan Harapan government is not BN. Or at least it should not be. Surely you guys didn't vote in a new BN in disguise?
It is not about one man making all the calls and everyone lines up behind like dumb asses.
It is inevitable Anwar will speak his mind now and then. It is inevitable Bolehlanders themselves will speak up now and then. That is how democracy thrives.
Give the benefit of the doubt to Anwar as you would Mahathir.
Just keep both of them on their toes to bring about the changes Bolehland had voted them in for.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Stop Lionising Mahathir And Demonising Anwar : Let Them Do Their Work
Posted by ordinary malaysian at Sunday, May 27, 2018 Labels: Stop Lionising Mahathir And Demonising Anwar Let Them Do Their Work