One of the peculiarity of Pakatan Rakyat is their predictability in raising issues for the consumption of Malaysians at large.
With an absence of any real issues coupled with their own glaring weakness in portraying themselves as a good alternative for the current government, the Pakatan Rakyat rely only one thing that could garner votes for them; creating hatred towards the government.
It is an opposition’s job to criticise the government where it is concerned. In a democracy like ours, the opposition’s role is very important.
But surely there comes a point where even history of the nation, which is considered sacred and goes beyond politics are politicised just to create hatred towards the current government.
The recent Mat Sabu furore where he consciously labelled a known communist, Mat Indera as a hero and denigrated the fallen police officers and their family members that died while protecting the police station in Bukit Kepong, was a new low for the Pakatan Rakyat front and their supporters.
The event that happened more that 60 years ago was used to create hatred towards the present government.
Inadvertently, surfing through the many tweets from the timeline of Pakatan Rakyat’s supporters, we ultimately see the hatred had permeated through their psyche and shown unabashed towards the government.
What is more sad, the lies that Mat Sabu had created had caused all this ignorant souls to express their wanton detestation towards the fallen icons of that event. Surely one could draw a line between political expediency and sense of propriety.
But all this repudiation of history had been Pakatan Rakyat’s tired game plan since 2008. Come August and September, Pakatan will maliciously raise issues of our independence day and Malaysia day and how they will drive a wedge between the East Malaysians and the people in West Malaysia.
Come October, they will again, year after year raise the issue of Operasi Lalang.
Sometime in May every year, they will raise the spectre of 13th May 1969 citing bogus claims that Tun Abdul Razak masterminding the riots.
All these was made in the hope to create ill will towards the current government. Arguably, this government had been the continuation of the very same government from the start of Merdeka. But the players had changed many, many times over.
We can now recognise the method these Pakatan Rakyat had hoped to raise their attractiveness among the would be voters.
Not by telling people they are good, but by telling people that events that happened long time ago were misleading. Nevermind the fact that they had completely falsify history just to vilify the contributions our forefathers had made. This vilification is important because the forefathers of Malaysia today invariably were the past leaders of the present government now, specifically, Barisan Nasional.
The result of this unfair and hurtful vilification would almost always be an extra vote for Pakatan Rakyat. It is hurtful because the family members, friends and those who are generally grateful to the contributions paid by blood and tears for the creation of this nation, would feel the brunt and disrespect.
It is unfair due to the fact that just because it is beneficial for Pakatan Rakyat’s, our history is ravaged by these unscrupulous people.
The absurd mentality of the Pakatan Rakyat leaders had created dim witted, instant historians parachuted just to create more damage to Malaysians’ psyche.
Not only just Pakatan Rakyat’s leaders, but also their coterie of sycophants also had took part in parroting and expanding the lies and fallacies even further.
Below are the links this blog had written in the past few years everytime Pakatan Rakyat raised the same tired issues just to cloud the mind of Malaysians.
Surely this strategy is getting more abhorrent to us all.