The Malaysian Insider reports that DPM Muhyiddin pledges RM100,000 to all BN Member of Parliament (MP) supposedly to fund minor projects within their respective constituencies. My question is why only to BN MP’s, and if the allocation is coming from taxpayers money, are the opposition MP’s not entitled to such an allocation? I would understand if the allocation is coming from party fund, but if it isn’t, I think the opposition MP’s too deserve to get a similar allocation.
I simply cannot understand the reason why are the opposition MP’s being discriminated, and only BN MP’s are the preferred lot. Are the opposition MP’s not the elected representative of the people of this country, the very people that voted the BN to power? Or is the BN disavowing the people that voted the opposition as non Malaysian citizens?
This is a dangerous precedent set by the BN government that can make them lose further their popularity, and even be ousted in the next GE. Losing a constituency does not mean that the voters deserve to be victimized? Losing only means that the candidate isn’t popular enough or maybe there is nothing good about him, or the commonly word used now is that the candidate isn’t a winnable candidate. Now who do you blame if the BN candidate loses? Definitely not the voters, especially so today when even our kampong folks knows how to choose i.e. a ‘saint’ or a ‘devil’. And devils are easily found among the many contending candidates today.
Now there are rumors floating around that the 13 GE is expected to be held before the end of the year. I expect this to be true because PM Najib need to qualify and confirm his status as a truly elected PM, and not a PM by default. Former PM Abdullah Badawi did call for an election soon after being appointed as the PM and won resoundingly. Najib missed that golden opportunity to call for a snap election when his popularity was riding high. I dare not say the same now for Najib whose popularity is obviously too dented by the many ‘errors and misjudgment’ that he has committed. I even notice that he has lost his focus when making an impromptu speech. The words and language he uses is no longer appealing nor is it soothing to the ear; it is as if he is desperate and speaks out of anger and disappointment.
The walk-about that Najib does so often now, I think to appease the people, and more so to gauge his popularity is sometimes marred by the very people that surrounds him. If Najib’s walk-about is aimed at meeting the people, then the people must be allowed to extend their hands to Najib. But what I saw on You Tube of an incident where a supposedly Bersih supporter was dragged away from handing a letter to Najib by the police, only makes a total mockery of Najib’s walk-about. Had the Bersih supporter been allowed to hand the letter, it would have boosted the image of Najib as someone who cares regardless of who the person was. Making Najib too exclusive and out-of-bound to the people’s reach makes the walk-about a poor publicity stunt. Maybe, I do not blame Najib for this, but I blame it on the overzealous and over protective police escorts that surrounds Najib like a caged lion.
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