Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Does anybody still trust Gerakan?

Gerakan's credibility and integrity is down the drain.

They dare to say something out loud but they back off just as soon as they meet up with their Umno bosses.

It doesn't matter what they said was the right thing to do or not; but integrity and credibility is the essence people expects from their elected representatives.

This very essence is no more in existence with such leaders. Wealth, power and position is the only determinant of our political system.


Gerakan Wanita chief Tan Lian Hoe landed in the spotlight after the media reported that she had urged her party to leave the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition because of Umno’s racial politics.

One day later, the politician explained that she was merely voicing out the concerns of the grassroots but did not support the call made by the Perak Gerakan delegates during a conference on Sunday.

At a press conference yesterday, Tan said she was misquoted, claiming that the contentious statement was made by the Perak delegates and not the Wanita wing.

Source: Malaysiakini


Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak made a plea to the Chinese and Indian communities in Permatang Pauh - come back to the Barisan Nasional's fold.

And Najib had one more word of counsel - do not gamble with your children's future by supporting the opposition candidate who had been making false promises.

"Do not be easily hoodwinked by the opposition promises and fall for their trickery because if we were to believe them, we will be quarrelling with each other," Najib said.

Source: Malaysiakini


Najib was right; we should never ever gamble with our children's future; we should not be easily hookwink and fall for the trickeries; we had been quarreling with each other; we had been suppressed and oppressed but yet had to declare that we were treated fairly. The recent UiTM mass demonstration nationwide are empirical evidence of might and rights.

Thank you, Najib. We will never again gamble away our children's future. Our forefathers had done that because they trusted their partners who looks fair, sounds fair and may be fair. Once that power is handed down and within their grasps, the rest is for history to record thereon.

Had anyone ever pondered the "what if" we are still under colonial administration? It is futile to do it and will do no good to anyone; but I just wonder whether those mighty powerful class have ever considered the facts and fictions.

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George Orwell said: We have nothing more to lose; We have lost everything. There's only one thing left to lose - your chain!!!


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14 comments:

two-face said...

Why is Gerakan talking about multi-racial party when they themselves are racist like the rest hiding behind the party constitution. Maybe she can enlightened us how many Malays and Indians candidates it fielded in the GE? Since 1969, Gerakan can't attract more Indians and Malays to the party? Why? Because it's a Chinese party.

It is about commitment, either winning or losing. We don't hear Gerakan for the past 35 years since the BN inception making noises. The reason is that they won. But when they lose ........ It shows one true character!

Anonymous said...

najib, let us tell this to your face...

enuf of umno racism & lies...

if we the people of permatang pauh cast our votes for pkr, we have have only one final thing to lose - our MISERY!!!

***pr-or-bust

Maverick SM said...

two-face,

I agree with you. Maybe Umno should impose the quota system in Gerakan, MCA and MIC to reflect the composition of the population.

This way, it will ensure that they are multi-racial.

Might is certainly right!

pr-or-bust,

I think we have more than just miseries.

Anonymous said...

this is the final act for gerakan, curtain coming down very fast & furious.

read between najib lines on gerakan - talk big but can't deliver, just... get out, get lost, take a hike.

there no more role for gerakan in this country political landscape... the people make it retired together with keng yaik.

and for tsu koon & lian hoe, now you guys can have all your morning walks & tai chi in the botanical garden and...

pls get a life stop and bugging us with all your hp6 political overtures.

-jinjangjoe

moo_t said...

It is a sad things that, many politician in the world, know NOTHING besides politics. So they will make sure thing take century to be done or create new problem(not challenge, but problem) to the people.

It is the only way to secure themselves a job.

BN are no different. The good news is, with Pakatan Rakyat in place, intelligent voter can boot out any factions that refuse to work for the people. :)

EdiÁ•ě said...

Gerakan are sh1t a88hole...

they betray the people trust!

f8ck them up!

in chinese we say, they follow wind!

if tomolo UMNO win big, they will lick UMNO boots

kittykat46 said...

Gerakan no longer believes in anything.
Its just about power, position, and, of course, wealth.

Anonymous said...

The fact that Tan Lian Hoe was evited from Taiping and forced to stand in Gerik saved her from being dumped on march 8, 2008. Had she contested in a non-Malay majority constituency, she would had joined the rest of the gerakan bums into retirement

Maverick SM said...

Jinjangjoe,

This will not be the last of Gerakan; more stupidities are forthcoming.

Moo_t,

I hope Anwar will deliver the nation from the corrupts and incompetents.

Edi,

You may be right.

Kittykat46,

You share my thoughts.

Anon 7:20pm,

You are right about Tan Lian Hoe; she would have lost in Taiping. She should have join all the other Gerakans into retirement had Umno not given her the Gerik seat. Umno should have done that!

sheriff said...

If Gerakan had the gumption to say it like it was after March 8, and left BN, they would probably be experiencing a revival and a renaissance right now. But as it is, and as history would have it, they see their leaders and members deserting the party and their obsolete office bearers rotting their b*lls off.

Gerakan no longer gerak. The party is no longer relevant to our times today. Their life span is over. They are "pocik"!

artchan said...

today...not that MCA or gerakan wants to say something..they have no choice...they are still lapdogs for UMNO..so they must say things UMNO like to hear.

For the Chinese....honour is greater than anything else, if you can"t be honourable to yourself and be true to yourself..so to all inGerakan...if you cannot work in BN..just leave. Show us you have balls. don't be like yr wimpy president.

Maverick SM said...

Sheriff,

That's the sad fact.

Artchan,

I agree with you - honor and integrity is the core essence.

ceria! said...

i'm not sure what's going on with Gerakan right now.but Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon said they they supported BN wholeheartedly but not gonna blindly follow BN footsteps.

Maverick SM said...

Ceria!

I think Gerakan is technically dead.