| Harapan may win GE15, but what are we winning? - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
| Wednesday, August 28, 2019
The Analyser : The Harapan manifesto was nothing more than a last minute vote buying strategy by a group of political misfits desperate for power.
Although it had some merit, that merit was lost because it was not part of an overall plan
For the same reason, Mahathir has been able to undermine and destroy his “partners” in Harapan. They had no cohesion, no unity, no direction and no vision
How many political parties are there in Malaysia? At a rough guess, 20.
Maybe a lot more, which is a symptom of the Malaysian inability to cooperate with anyone
Out of all those parties, the only one with any political philosophy is PAS, and even then that is an extremely negative, outdated and repressive philosophy with no place in 20th century Malaysia.
All the other parties are based on nothing, but exercises in self promotion based on words. Read the PKR vision, it’s little more than a vote buying exercise like the manifesto. The DAP vision is words, meaningless empty words that even the party cannot maintain. PSM are only amateur socialists, at best.
All the rest ... nothing but personalities which rely on race, religion and dubious personalities for their existence
So, where is the third force? Where out of 32 million people are there 200 persons with principles, ethics, vision and the ability to work together
Because they certainly aren’t in politics, nor I suspect on the fringes of politics.
Malaysiakini : COMMENT | "Where’s your messiah now?" – Billy Crystal
Rajaratnam in his piece "Cutting off our nose to spite our face?" on
the face of it seems to articulate the despondency some Harapan
supporters feel at the moment and his rejoinder of the calamities that
will befall us if the old devils are voted back in seems like a
reasonable call for political pragmatism.
Like most Harapan
supporters, he likes to use analogies when it comes to the slow pace of
change. A sixty–one year clogged drain, a sixteen-month-old baby
clumsily walking and spouting gibberish is useful, I suppose, when it
comes to appealing to emotion instead of intellect when justifying
policies, positions and backtracking.
Read it all here.............
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 10:21 AM