THE BALLAD OF SINCERE GUTTER POLITICS BY MUSTAPHA MOHAMED, THAT WE ARE ASKED TO HUM BY DR MAHATHIR!
When Dr Mahathir left UMNO and Muhyiddin was sacked, no big names followed suit to be out in the cold, even though Najib was already known as a crook. Not even Dr Mahathir’s very good friend, Daim Zainuddin.
People like Mustapha Mohamed continued to kiss Najib’s ass, and was entrusted to carry UMNO’s fight as a parliamentary and DUN candidate and Menteri Besar-to-be against its detractors, including Dr Mahathir’s fledgling PPBM.
Nothing has changed, except that Dr Mahathir, with the help of PKR, DAP and Amanah, is now the prime minister with goodies to dish out.
Suddenly Tok Pa, as he is popularly known, came to the realisation that he was on the ‘wrong’ side, and dropped everything to be with his former bosses.
That’s a Malaysian political tradition. We are not naive and we are aware of frogs and other slimy creatures from among us. But when Dr Mahathir termed his froggy-leap as sincere and tried to morally legitimise it, it is enough to make one puke!
Somehow, just five months ago, Tok Pa was not sincere? And by only observing him as an independent within a few weeks, he is now sincere, and we are supposed to swallow that. What does Dr Mahathir take us for?
And his ‘Tukang Karut’ or publicist, Kadir Jasin, expecting an outpouring of gutless and spineless ‘cari makan’ assholes, try to publicise and intimate that forty more UMNO MPs are jumping into PPBM.
We are not surprised if they do, they are assholes anyway. We are just surprised that the crooks whom PPBM fought so fiercely and lost just a few months ago, are suddenly cleansed lily-white!
The truth is, Dr Mahathir needs to bolster his parliamentary support which was just lukewarm from PRU14, especially among the Malays, to justify being PM in case Anwar Ibrahim gets to be more definitive about his succession timing.
What happened to his statement about not taking in UMNO frogs? Oh, like his attitude to manifestoes, it does not matter, he was just kidding, anyway. Surely you can’t expect to take your PM seriously!
Kadir’s wishful thinking and arithmetic’s of 14 plus 40 equals the biggest party in Parliament are sound. Only that he has his head in the clouds and his pants are down at his feet, exposing his balls.
So let’s collect all the bottom-feeders that can be found, absolve them of past sins and christen them as clean and desirables, and be an instant giant of a party.
The coalition partners can follow suit if they can, and make undesirables as the flavour of the week. Make them to be in demand and PH can change its name as Pakatan Haprak. Nobody will mind as long power is the currency.
In a way, it reminds us of Anwar’s September 15, 2008 comedy! But this time Dr Mahathir actually has favours to be dished out. What do you want? Ministry of Home Affairs? Jump in quickly then, be the first.
Oh, by the way, the MACC files are still in the PM’s office, just in case you are fond of the colour orange. They would gladly be reviewed by the eager-beavers!
So Khairy Jamaluddin, if a first-class honours graduate from Monash, with marital ties to you-know-who, can do it, so can an Oxbridge fella! A brother-in-law is already the economic adviser to the PM, so you can go places too. It’s not like you have not done such a thing before!
Just be prepared to be lumped together with Bung Kinabatangan and Ahmad Maslan. You think they will be accepted too? Really Pakatan Haprak then!