Harapan Palsu Buat Anak Muda

Rasulullah SAW bersabda yang bermaksud:

Ada tiga tanda orang munafik, iaitu apabila dia bercakap dia berbohong, apabila berjanji dia ingkar dan apabila diberi amanah dia khianat.” (Riwayat al-Bukhari dan Muslim).

Enam tahun yang lepas, semasa kita semua sibuk membuat persiapan untuk menghadapi Pilihanraya Umum Ke-13, Pakatan Rakyat yang kini terkubur telah berjanji untuk menghapuskan PTPTN.

Hari ini, Pakatan Harapan sekali lagi tampil memberi harapan palsu kepada anak-anak muda.

Kalau dulu Pakatan Rakyat berjanji untuk memansuhkan PTPTN, kali ini Pakatan Harapan yang dikepalai oleh satu fossil hidup berumur 93 tahun yang kerap menjadi perabut Institut Jantung Negara bila ceramahnya tidak mendapat sambutan, mengubah janji tersebut dari pemansuhan kepada penangguhan pembayaran.

Jadi, adik-adik, sekali lagi anda tertipu kerana setiap janji yang dibuat oleh Pakatan tidak akan ditunaikan. Malah, mereka lebih gemar membuat U-turn demi U-turn.

Contoh pertama ialah janji untuk memansuhkan PTPTN pada PRU Ke-13 kini digantikan dengan penangguhan pembayaran PTPTN sebagai janji untuk PRU Ke-14.

Semasa membuat Bajet 2018, Pakatan berjanji akan memberi cuti bersalin selama 120 hari sebagai bukti ianya memartabatkan kaum wanita, manakala BN hanya memberi selama 90 hari.

Dalam janji Pakatan untuk PRU Ke-14, jumlah yang dijanjikan telahpun dikuramgkan ke 90 hari, iaitu sesuatu yang telah dilaksanakan oleh kerajaan BN di bawah Najib Razak. Siapa kini yang tidak memartabatkan kaum wanita PADA HARI WANITA SEDUNIA?

Nampaknya, benarlah seperti apa yang disuarakan oleh Kepala Pakatan yang masih tamakkan kuasa dan tidak akan memberikan kuasa kepada golongan muda:

Dan apa sabda Rasulullah SAW di atas mengenai orang yang tidak menunaikan janji?

Munafik! Inikah golongan yang anda ingin jadikan pemimpin?

Taking Voters On A Free Ride


It seems giving things away for free is DAP’s way of making fools out if some voters.

Among the things promised to Sarawakians is to provide free transportation to school.

This reminds me of the same thing DAP promised to Penangites in 2011:


Penangites were delighted. Penang became the first state to provide free transportation for workers on both sides of the Penang Channel. Every single pro-Pakatan blog showered Lim Guan Eng’s administration with praises. DAP won Penang for a second term in 2013.

A mere four years later, came the crunch:


Now that the poorer Penangites no longer occupy the island because of rising costs of living, Lim Guan Eng could do as he pleases, just as he did with the land at Taman Manggis allocated for housing the poor. The BEST FIZ service he gave to voters to win the 2013 elections…well, fizzled. You can read more about it HERE.

It would be interesting to see how DAP plans to give free transportation say for example in this remote village in Sarawak I visited earlier this month:


The distance from the farthest village to the school is about seven kilometers. Perhaps DAP people see Sarawak as a flat land as in the in-flight magazine’s map while flying to Sarawak.

DAP only has the urban voters in mind where a very small portion of the Sarawak Bumiputra would benefit from this.  And as Violet Yong, the DAP rep for Pending (a suburban area of Kuching) said in 2013, it is the voice for one race.

I would go with Adenan Satem’s manifesto for BN for being more people friendly, realistic and holistic – encompassing all races! So much for calling BN a racist party.

Guarantees Unguaranteed

When Selangor decided to end the scheduled water-rationing end of April 2014, I often wondered the reason such a decision was made, when it was clear then that the water levels at dams supplying much of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur were far from being at their optimal level. That decision came about after residents and PKR’s governing-partner DAP went ballistics over the hardship everyone was facing. The Menteri Besar, Abdul Khalid Ibrahim announced the end of scheduled water-rationing because there would be enough water to last till at least September.

The El Nino that was anticipated by both meteorologists and water industry experts since the late 1990s hit Peninsular Malaysia early June. I kept telling my wife that there will come a day this month that water-rationing would commence again.

Let us see what the Selangor Exco told the press on 17th June 2014:

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This Exco guaranteed us that there would not be any water rationing in the near-future!

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He even said we need not worry as the current water supply is sufficient for the next four to five months!

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Suddenly, nine days later we find the Selangor river without sufficient water to be supplied to water treatment plants:

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Another guarantee unguaranteed! Well, what do you expect from a state government that publicly declared its election manifesto does not equate election promises?

Apology? Not Accepted

At the Shah Alam Convention Centre today, the Pakatan Rakyat announced its manifesto for the upcoming General Elections that covers the socio-economic as well as political plans should it succeed in wrestling power from the Barisan Nasional. Among the points included inside this manifesto is that “the Federal Government to release and apologize to all ISA (Internal Security Act) detainees from the past to the present.”

This seems to be the thing Lim Guan Eng has been pushing for all this while. First, we need to understand that the ISA was an Act that served its purpose for the time it was appropriate for. It gave the authorities the time needed, or to curb clear and present dangers that threatened the public morale, security and the economy of the country. In short, the ISA was without which would not have allowed us to prosper the way we do now, draconian or not.

Among those detained under the ISA included communist terrorists and their agents, potential terrorists who are only potential terrorists by virtue that they had not managed to blow something up yet when they were nabbed; foreign agents, counterfeiters who would have sabotaged our economy. And most importantly, it was used during the “Ops Lalang” of 1987 in order to diffuse a potentially explosive racial riot where a fair share of people from both the Barisan Nasional and the Opposition got held under that Act, and the nation was once more saved from disaster.

Apologising to former detainees is a form of exoneration from all wrong-doings for the former detainees. Maybe this fits the agenda of allowing communists abroad home, like what the elements in DAP and their stooges inside PKR and PAS have been championing. There must be more than meets the eye here as Chin Peng’s origin is Setiawan, Perak. Anyhow, this is probably the reason some quarters from the Opposition have ben seen frequenting the Peace Villages of Yala. Freeing potential terrorists with known connections would also be detrimental not only to our security, but also to our neighbours’ security. Perhaps, there is a camaraderie between them that terrorist acts will only be conducted abroad. Hey, I’m on a roll here, but I know I am warmer than warm! But face the fact, releasing these people would do more harm than good.

The irony is, the Prime Minister, whoever that would be, will also have to apologise to Tun Dr Mahathir, arch-nemesis of the Prime Minister-designate, or so the latter thinks he would be. Tun Dr Mahathir was once held in detention under the same Act for criticising the government of Tunku Abdul Rahman in his book. Mind you, the Tun was the last person to be held under that Act for political conflict with the government. Lest we forget that the same Prime Minister-designate also had both Ummi Hafilda Ali and Azizan Abu Bakar nabbed under that Act to try get them change their statement concerning an act of sodomy by the Prime Minister-designate. Would the latter apologise to them as well having abused the ISA to serve his political interest?

To sum it all up, this latest manifesto by the Pakatan Rakyat is not a feasible one. In its point on releasing and apologising to ISA detainees and former detainees will do more harm to everyone than good. Having a manifesto is good, but I see a lot of missing points in this new manifesto. For example, the 15 percent oil royalty for Kelantan and Terengganu have not been included, so we know how important the welfare of these two states is to the Pakatan Rakyat, taken or a ride. Or whatever happened to the RM500 assistance to teachers as promised in the infamous Buku Jingga?

In the end, a Pakatan Rakyat manifesto, in my opinion, will remain just another unrealistic and unachievable manifesto like the one issued before the previous general election. Of course, the Pakatan Rakyat already has a script ready for that in case anyone asks…

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