Friday, October 17, 2008

Why I Do Not Write About Gerakan?

My reply to some of my blog readers:

In my several press interviews I have outlined three things Gerakan must do in order to reverse its fortunes.

First, what is the party's stand on racial politics? If the party leadership wants to go back to basic, it must choose the right path. It cannot embrace racial partners such as UMNO, MIC and MCA. Otherwise, it must be prepared to suggest the formation of a single multiracial BN party, which it did, as the single most important requirement for it to stay in the coalition.

Is Tsu Koon prepared to make this stand?

Second, the party must address the important issue of using draconian laws to shut up and persecute political opponents. Gerakan cannot shout its opposition against ISA but continue to stay in the coalition which passes the use of ISA. If the party continues to make noises but show no action, how many people can be convinced that Gerakan is the right party to support?

Third, the party's stand on the NEP and Malay supremacy is very crucial. Just like its opposition of ISA, the party cannot just shout review but continue to be part of a government which practices unfair affirmative policy. Worse, this policy is abused for personal interests. Recent incidents including organised 'attacks' against both MP Teresa Kok and Deputy Minister MP Tan Lian Hoe by a particular newspaper reflect the unsavoury state of politics in this country.

Can Gerakan be trusted to defend the rights of all Malaysians, fight against racism and all kinds of bigotry, promote its non-racial ideology and protect the democratic process in the country if it cannot even stand up for its top leader?

Just give an example, can you continue to work, eat, sleep and have fun with a dangerous armed gang and yet claim that you are against their activities?

If you are really serious, you would call the police.

The fact that I am not writing about the party is because I do not see any new hope with its new leadership.There are many more important things to focus on.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The founders of Gerakan must be very sad at the current state of affairs. They have weak leadership and not having a clue about the feelings and misgivings of the rakyat on the present government.

Gerakan will be history in a very short time.

Anonymous said...

What would somone do if he/she found out that his/her boy/girl friend is 2-timing on their relationship? Its easy, You dump him/her!
Gerakan is caught in this catch 99 love triangle situation but hey, one can't have one's foot in 2 boats at the same time.
It has 2 choices; make its stance known or just shut-up and meekly follow its master.Otherwise it will end up without both its followers and get kicked out into the streets by its master.
Wonder why the management of Gerakan can't see the situation like the rakyat do?

Anonymous said...

For sure Dr. Koh is NOT prepared to leave coalition despite his strong voices against ISA (selectively though) and deaf ears on grassroots' feedback.

Gerakan is adopting wait-and-see attitude. By the way, the 'see' means 'death' in Hokkien.

Anonymous said...

Gerakan has surely become Gelakan now - a laughing stock to everyone including UMNO.

Anonymous said...

Talk will be easy than practice.I'm very disappointed with our country 's politic development. I think Gerakan will not leave BN, the reason is very simple. Even Gerakan leave the BN , they also can not changed the current politic environment. Frankly speaking, I have no hope and no faith with neither Anwar Ibrahim nor Pakatan. Do you think that Anwar or Pakatan Rakyat has the courage to abolish NEP or HAk of Bumiputera? I don't think so .

Anonymous said...

go home to yr motherland, its peaceful there

amoker said...

Even TDM is challenging Gerakan to leave. And the attacks on the Wanita chief ....

Where is KSK?

Anonymous said...

Do you think Lim Si Pin can take over Gerakan from Koh Tsu Koon? Is Koh better or Lim better (i know both are terrible but which one is better...hahaha)?

BlueMoon said...

Gerakan is lately boasting claim that they are in fact multiracial. But looking at the recent line-up who are entirely chinese, one is wondering whether this party is representing the right of all Malaysians. Suprisingly not even a single indian has been elected to a supreme council, despite many indians are quite active in this party. Forget about the malay or other races. But why single out Gerakan, UMNO, MCA or MIC? The same goes with DAP, PAS or PKR too. DAP is traditionally a chinese based party; it exists and survives principally in chinese dominated areas. On the other had PAS, as the name applies, is only reserved for muslims. In one way PAS is like a Hindraf for the Malays. PKR minus Anwar Ibrahim is in fact crowded with ex-MIC desperados or disgruntled indians. This party in particular flourishes when illegal hindus temples are being abolished or when Hindraf supporters are being arrested - to name a few.

The truth is there is no single political party which looks after all Malaysians in a practical sense. Presently, all political leaders have their own agendas and these agendas are almost certainly racially or religiously motivated. Inspite of the outcome of the March election, Malaysians in general are very much political divide society.

Anonymous said...

Do you think that Gerakan should also consider lowering the age limit of the youth section to 40 years old? ……so many old people in the Gerakan youth

Anonymous said...

You muat continue to write about Gerakan. Yes it is hopeless. But We must keep this useless bag of politicians led by Koh Tsu Koon in sight. The people of penang must be constantly reminded of this fact so that they will not vote for them in the next election.

We have to be vigilant.

Anonymous said...

Do you think Gerakan Youth should lower its age limit to 40yrs old? Why do you think they are still allowing old people to be in Gerakan Youth? Pls share your vast experience in gerakan

Anonymous said...

PM said Umno never bullied their partners. But Ahmad Strawberry gave a "warning" to Tan Lian Hoe of the "beggar" party for telling the truth. Yet, the pathetic "beggar" party still stayed on to lick their boots

What A Lulu said...

ah... and all this while, i thought it was cos you wanted us to buy your book.
:D lol!

Anonymous said...

Tai-chi master need bodowi protection against Ah Mad Cow.

Anonymous said...

When u r penumpang or pendatang , pl behave yrself - understand the Social Contract or go home to china. Airasia provides cheap one way ticket for those not agreeable to the Social Contract