Seems like the tide is turning in Ijok, like it did in Lunas 2000. The biggest wave to hit Barisan Nasional, in the way of a giant slapped on the face of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, must be his ex-boss Mahathir Mohammad’s call to Ijokians to vote the Opposition. Of course, some UMNO members, probably still enjoying the honeymoon after victory in Machap against the DAP, like to think that Mahathir did not do this. Because when the Malaysiakini reporter asked him if he were telling the people to vote for the Opposition candidate, he said “NO”. Some even accused Malaysiakini for having a “political agenda” for reporting the news in a certain angle . That is true. Malaysiakini is bias. But bias towards the truth!

How much more clearer can Mahathir get? Does he need to spit it all out? Does he need to spell everything out as if he were talking to a 3 year-old kid? I guess you need an active brain to understand Mahathir’s message, but I am sad to say that such entity is indeed lacking in our side of the universe.

He said:

1. “If you don’t think (about) what you are doing, you don’t use your vote intelligently, then of course, you are to be blamed”. (Read: don’t be stupid).

2. “Unless you send a signal to the government that, ‘Look, if you don’t behave yourself, you may not get my vote at the next election,’ then the government will say, ‘You see? The people are voting for us. We are doing well”. (Signal = vote not for the government, because if you do, government will not change a thing as it thinks that the people consider it doing very well).

3. “If you vote (BN) because you get a lot of money or because you get a lot of projects, you may get a rotten government which uses money in order to buy your vote”. (Read: hello, if you are going to get a “rotten government”, why the hell do you want to vote for it? Unless you are a hopeless sado-masochist).

4. Some people are hopeless masochists because then Mahathir says: They don’t care whether it is a good government or not. We are Barisan people. We vote Barisan. No assessment, no study. We vote (Barisan) because we must. That’s why I say a country deserves the government it gets”. (Read: if you vote BN, you deserve a “rotten government”).

“If you don’t think (about) what you are doing, you don’t use your vote intelligently, then of course, you are to be blamed”. (Read: if you do not want to be blamed, do not vote BN).

And if you are asked not to vote for BN, then who else is there to vote? The Opposition of course!

And if you think my reading is wrong, what about Member of Parliament and Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang, who said in his press statement today:

On all the three criteria listed by Mahathir (1) to shatter the government’s propaganda that all is well (2) send a signal to the government that it would not get the votes of the voters in the next general elections ans (3) that goodies in the form of new development cannot be at the expense of a “rotten government”, the Ijok voters have only one option – to vote against the BN and ensure the election of PKR’s candidate Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as the Ijok Assemblyman on Saturday.

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27 responses »

  1. Philip Lau says:

    For what I see the Opposition’s candidate Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim will most probably win by a slight margin.

    There are only about 12,500 voters in the ward, and out of it 51% of the voters are Malays. But we have to bear in mind, during the last election in 2004, the BN only by 1,500 votes. The balance of other voters are Indians and Chinese who will unlikely vote for BN.

    The opposition now has a better candidate in various aspects. Most important, he is the Treasurer of Anwar’s wife’s party who is all out to see that his wife’s party wins the bye election for Anwar’s political survival. If the Opposition loses this election for what I perceive, it will not be good for Anwaris political career. That is one reason, you see, the Dy PM Najib Razak has been concentrating his time in this bye-election inspite of the strong rumour that he is personally involved in the death of the Mongolian Model.

    UMNO is playing dirty politics as some of the village chiefs do not allow the Opposition candidate to enter their Kampongs. Of course, this is improper, unjust and against the law. But the police known to all is one sided for all to see. The UMNO Youth had been beating up Opposition forces, Police reports made against them with photos as evidence. The police must prosecute them. I doubt they will do it. They will cover them up.

    The violence shown by UMNO Youth indicates their mentality on the Opposition and his supporters. But the problem, voters of the ward do not understand all these political intriques, corruption as they are rather simple minded fols bear in mind the majority are resided in oil palm estate.

    Good luck and wishes to Mr Opposition. Pray that you will win and truly devote your time to your ward and country.

  2. monsterball says:

    hahahaha..That devilish old man must have got his advisors saying BN will losse the election….so out with his surprise attack on BN…shaming Pak Lah again. He sure need stress and to him…dirty politics will keep him live longer.
    Like horse betting…one is wise to wait last moment to place your bet…..and Mahathir is definately betting BN will loose. Does he loves the oppositions? BALDERDASH!!

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  4. kittykat46 says:

    Hohoho…this is the most refreshingly frank statement Dr. Mahathir has made in a very long time. Especially the comment that if you vote blindly, you deserve to get a rotten government.
    Too bad some of the comments applied equally well to his administration. But he is retired now, I can forgive him for some of his past sins if he honestly strives to correct the sins of the present.

  5. jeancumlately says:

    Susan.. do you really need to really spell it out what it means to the so-called journalists? Pathetic isn’t it? Just like TDM’s apology episode, they prefer not to understand what “sarcasm” and “sindiran” means. They prefer to take it literally and I was hoping that when you said “Mahathir slaps Pak Lah on the face,” it would mean just that … TDM slapped pak lah on the face. That way, the message will really get across.

    Monty, I know you hate TDM. But I hope you don’t mind if he slapped pak lah… nobody else has the balls to do it, if you know what I mean.

  6. monsterball says:

    Dearest jeancumlately…I do not hate Mahathir…I loothe and despise his dirty politics. Mahathir got slapped by the sultan of johore. He wants to slap Pak Lah.?…dream on.
    Balls he got for sure….so have millions. It is how you use your balls properly that counts.

  7. monsterball says:

    I wonder when he was a plain doctor in Alor Star …has he got such big balls…not protected by a team of bodyguards and few crazy nuts suppoters.
    What do you think jeancumlately?

  8. When did Tun Dr. Mahathir got slapped by the Sultan of Johor?

    Monsterball is going around in Blogs telling on his narrow interpretations from his world of make believe and confusions.

    Tun Dr. Mahathir is actually VERY CLOSE to His Majesty the Sultan of Johor.

    When the His Majesty Sultan of Johor was the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong (1984-1989), he used to invite Tun Dr. Mahathir (then as the Prime Minister) for a private drive together (just the two of them), on a Saturday at least once a month, all over KL.

    It was Sultan of Johor, the FIRST Malay Ruler who made official visit to Putrajaya, when the Prime Minister’s Office moved to Putrajaya in June 1999 and Seri Perdana soon afterwards.

    Tun Dr. Mahathir was also the person who personally advised and convinced HM Sultan of Johor to go for his by pass (at Mayo Clinic, US) after His Majesty refused surgery at Mount Elizabeth hospital three times and running back to his palace in JB, in the middle of the middle night!

    Last year’s 60th UMNO Celebrations in Johor Bahru, Sultan of Johor invited Tun Dr. Mahathir and Tun Siti Hasmah (but NOT the PM and DPM) for a long luncheon just before the official UMNO celebrations started.

    Please don’t go shooting your idiot mind when you know very little fact about situations. Make you look very stupid, you know! Really!

  9. toyolbuster says:

    ahyoyo, mosterball has put its balls in its mouth this time.
    well, have a ballocking time.

  10. The evidence is clearly written on the charts – the political station of Malaysia is going for broke. We do not anymore canvas for votes based on track record, credibility, accountability and ethics.

    Instead, our politcians are behaving in a manner that betrays the 50 years track record of sound leadership built by the committed and passionate leaders of the past.

    I dread to visualize where our nation is heading politically and weep for the children of this blessed land.

    Instead of championing on the rail of achievements, commitment, service, and good intentions, we are witnessing a desperado, below-the-belt tactics that only crooks and corrupt individuals practice.

    Perhaps, the politicians should video tape there doings and review and reflect in an honest to God fashion and take responsibility.

  11. Philip Lau says:

    Monsterball alledged that TDM was slapped by the present Johore Sultan if true is a serious matter. I take it a pinch of salt. If ever the Sultan hits back on Monsterball, then, no doubt it will be a messy matter. I hope Monsterball will prove his case by producing the substance and evidence to support what he stated is true. Please do so as soon as possible, the particulars, such as the date, time, who were present, etc. If the Sultan really slapped TDM, it would then be a conitutional crisis. I believe the Malaysian Constitution had been amended a few years ago on the behaviour of all the Sultans. In the event there is any misbehaviour and or complaint against any Sultan, the Council of Sultans would then hear the facts and come to a conclusion.

    No doubt as you are aware, the mishaviour of the Sultans and any members of the Royal family are all reported in the press. The well known prewar case is the one occured decades ago reported in the press and I believe also in the Malayan Law Journal on the dispute between the grandfather of the present Johore Sultan and the Aw Boon Haw/Par family, the facts went before the Privy Council in London. In my humble opinion I believe all the present Sultans do care and love their sujects.

    Coming to the bye election in Ijok, TDM sent his LAST messages to the voters “Call not to vote blindly appears to be targeted at ruling party’s candidate” in other words vote for the Opposition. Personally, I do not think the 12,500 voters will listen to him, (he has no more power) mainly a great majority are simply ordinary illerate country folks and TDM does not make his presence there at all.

    I believe by 10pm tonight we shall be able to know who is the Winner. As I stated Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim will win by a margin. This election is important though only a State Assembly election.

  12. Loh Meng Kow says:

    If TDM is sincere about the statement that the country deserves the government it gets, then he should apologize to the country, on two counts. One, he has made the people, through his policies, vote BN out of fear. So however much he hated PM Abdullah, and his SIL, they will stay in power and TDM will only be one of the subjects. Two, TDM should apologise to the people for being a rotten government which have divided the people into entitlement class, and the slaves. If TDM did not play the race card, then as a multiracial (in his blood) PM, the country would have since decades ago recognised strength in diversity. At the very least, TDM did not have to abolish the English education system in the country. Had there been no ketuanan melayu which bred bahasa melayu, and killed the universities, the country would be earning good money for education tourism rather than depending now on foreign manual workers as semipermanent tourists.

  13. His Majesty Sultan of Johor is the FIRST Malay Ruler to award Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (in the 80s, when he was still very much the Prime Minister) the Royal Award of Darjah Kerabat (DK) of Johor. Only later, other Malay Rulers invest the Prime Minister with similar award. This award is usually awarded to members of the Royal Household only.

    It means Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is a very dear friend of HRH Sultan of Johor. So close, that when Defense Minister Dato’ Najib Tun Razak brought the Cabinet paper to phase out the Johor Military Force (JMF) in 1994 (consequence to the teacher slapping case and Constitution Amendments involves the immunity of the Rulers) and Cabinet approved, Tun Dr. Mahathir was asked to Istana Bukit Serene in Johor Bahru. In that luncheon, HRH Sultan of Johor told the Prime Minister that the JMF have been with family and have had regimental colours 65 years earlier than the Royal Malay Regiment. The next subsequent Cabinet meeting, the instruction to disband the JMF was rescinded.

    That is how close the two leaders were.

    So Monsterball, where and when did HRH Sultan of Johor slap Tun Dr. Mahathir?

  14. monsterball says:

    When he was quarrelling with Tunku Razaleigh and when the Sultan was the Agong. You want to know where..that you need to ask Tunku Razalegh himself.

  15. monsterball says:

    The problem with you young guys talking so much is never want to study whole truths…but stick to one sided story and clever to instigate.
    For example…May 13th 1939 riot incident…Gombak suffered most..with house burning non stop and fighting for a month ..until the pengkulu and Harun came and gave a durian party… to plead to both sides to stop….and Big dog said…..’oh i don’t know that”….so why don’t you know? Why should I need to prove myself …this or that?
    When one wants to talk fair…want has to know all.

  16. monsterball says:

    sorry..it is year 1969….not 1939

  17. Monsterliar says:

    Don’t try to deflect it to Tengku Razaleigh. You know damn well no one amongst us will be asking Tengku Razaleigh.

    You must know Tengku Razaleigh to say that. I can cut my tongue to say that you know Tengku Razaleigh. To proof, Ku Li must acknowledge to know you. Pix doesn’t mean anything. He is a public figure.

    For Monsterball to make that claim, you must have the detail … date (at least the year) and description of the event.

    IF you can’t, you are liar! You have a right to comment but I have the right to call you a senile ole fool with not any senses left.

  18. monsterball says:

    Come to think of it..why not ask Mahathir…why ask me?

  19. monsterball says:

    monsterliar….Don’t try this stupid stunt again. This means whole country consist of more liars …including most welknown bloggers putting out messages..WITHOUT…date…time…year etc etc etc.
    This means bloggers are trully rumour mongerers..and you and BG are all saints….never tell lies.
    This will be the last and final response to ask me to prove this or that…who are you both to question or judge me?

  20. I will definitely ask Tengku Tan Sri Razaleigh Hamzah, personally. For the last six months, at least once a month I get invited to have private lunch with him. Mostly at his Langgak Golf residence.

    What Monsterliar is saying Monsterball have the propensity to shoot his unbearably ultra idiot mind ever so often without even thinking! It also include this one, he imagined Tun Dr. Mahathir get slapped from HRH Sultan of Johor. Mayne Monsterball wished Tun Dr. Mahathir got slapped but in reality, it is NEVER the case.

    I had my own experience. In a private tea party in September 2001, I asked Tun Dr. Mahathir in that almost 1 1.2 hour private chat (who coyly sat in my table of the other 7 other table available, when he arrived at the private function room in JW Marriot) a lot memorable events and experience he had endured as the Prime Minister of 20 years. He answered for the most favourite (contrary to popular belief) Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong is HRH Sultan Iskandar of Johor. It is because His Majesty is the ONLY King so far who insist the Prime Minister attend Istana Negara every 9am before Cabinet (the other HRHs waived!), His Majesty gave away every single cent of his and his consort allowances as the King and Queen to Charity and at least once a month (on Saturday nights), he will insist PM sit next to him in car that HRH Sultan Johor drove as they toured Kuala Lumpur and he personally oversees development projects for the rakyat. Tun Dr. Mahathir also appreciated the fact that HRH Sultan of Johor as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces visits the men on duty at the borders and on Navy ships on Hari Raya, every year during his tenure as the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong. (the other HRH don’t do this)

    Tengku Razaleigh challenged Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in April 1987. That is during the tenure of HRH Sultan of Johor as the 8th Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong (1984-1989). HRH Sultan Iskandar cannot be fond of Tun Dr. Mahathir (and vice versa) and developed that special relationship if he had slapped Dr. Mahathir in mid term!

    (Most probably, Tun Dr. Mahathir would have done something to HRH Sultan Iskandar if he had slapped him and NOT arrange HRH Sultan Sir Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei to ‘give’ HRH Sultan Iskandar a Grumman Gulfstream Jet GIV-SP as a parting gift when he left the Federal throne in 1989)

    Now where did all these nonsense Monsterball is saying about Tun Dr. Mahathir was slapped by HRH Sultan Iskandar coming from? Is he incredibly stupid or he lives in a dimension of hallucinations and imaginations which he can differentiate?

    Of course I will ask YBM Tengku Razaleigh (just for the sports of it!) in the next luncheon he invites me sometime in May. But at this moment, I can 99% confidently say Monsterball is either lying thru his fingers or an amazingly idiotic man who cannot differentiate between reality and imagination!

  21. monsterball says:

    Big Dog…now known as “anonymous” blogger by Susan can really talk so much…whenever matters involving TDM. Sheih has said enough. Shall I quote again…waste of time.
    Like Susan said…’monty ..you are cool”…that’s enough.
    Go ..do your worst to smear my name…I am nobody…who cares..but you are a blogger already established black and white out to wash dirty linnens in other peoples blogs and not his own.
    Best news is he claims to know Tunku Razaleigh well enough…then go ask him…but I wonder why he do not ask from TDM….his idol and hero…much easier…is it not?
    Why not you bring out proofs to prove I am a liar instead of accusing me?
    Then ..invite me to your site…not Susan’s. Otherwise..go to hell with you!!

  22. A Voice says:

    Susan

    My latest posting on Tun’s remark entitled “MalaysiaKini.com Salaherti Kenyataan Tun Dr Mahathir”.

    Tun’s remark should be taken into account of his series of speeches and not taken in isolation.

    Thought you should know.

  23. Why should anyone ask Tun Dr. Mahathir or Tengku Razaleigh? Monsterball the ultra idiot blog commenter who made that statement! Not other people.

    “Mahathir got slapped by the sultan of johore” comment posted by Monsterball, in this thread 27th April 2007, 1100am.

    So Monsterball should provide the evidence that HRH Sultan of Johor slapped Tun Dr. Mahathir.

    Why should other people investigate Monsterball’s claims? Why should other people ask leaders whether or not Monsterball told the right story? It Monsterball’s onus to live it to his own words.

    Unless Monsterball is the sort of person who from now on would have the pleasure to be known as the “COMPULSIVE LIAR”, in the Bloggosphere.

    This is not washing dirty linen in public. This is about Monsterball making a false statement and I demand that he produce evidence that such incident ever happened. Toyolbuster, Phillip Lau and Monsterliar agreed with me.

    This Blog is titled “May the truth save us all”. Regardless whether Susan finds Monsterball cool or not, lets Monsterball produce the evidence leading to the truth!

  24. monsterball says:

    SUSAN….27TH 9.49pm IS A COPY CAT….NOT MINE!!

  25. monsterball says:

    But I would have said same thing to those blokes as copy cat….hahahahaha

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  27. noname says:

    Monsterball,

    Just give that dog the whole story bout tdm and the sultan of johor. That will teach him a lesson not to question you anymore as you have given the entire story. Make it till they all cannot dispute it anymore. Just liek sheih, few words but full meanings.

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