UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has denied that his party was a culprit for arranging ill mannered youths and burly looking men to disrupt Pakatan and Bersih gatherings around the country. However, these ruffians have proudly displayed their allegiance and association with his party by wearing UMNO's t-shirt and waving UMNO's flag.
UMNO has appeared to have outsourced brainless, use of violence and intimidation and gutter politics to their extreme right-winged association, the Perkasa which is being led by a shameless and noisy opportunist from Kelantan, Ibrahim Ali.
Khairy has denied his party being the chief culprit but he has not come out to criticize these atrocious actions of causing harm and nuisance to his oppositions and the public. He can't come down hard on Perkasa and their goons because his nemesis Dr Mahathir, who is the party's patriarch, had categorically asked UMNO to accept and support Perkasa.
Ironically, this man had blamed Bersih for starting a riot to overthrow the government but is patronizing an association which is sending its members around the country to create ruckus. Mahathir is a classic case of contradiction and irony. A master politician he is not but a person who is very good at pulling a straight face for saying the most outrageous thing.
Anyway, Khairy the Oxford trained economist should do his math well. How can he hope to win more votes and sweep the middle ground voters off their feet if his party is condoning violence and worshiping the father of all contradictions?
Some of us, the middle ground, choose not to vote for UMNO and Barisan Nasional because the party is has failed to correct its weaknesses, wrongs and behaviour. In fact, by now we have accepted that UMNO is unable to change because it is not in its DNA to do so.
When UMNO gets too strong, it throws its weight around. When it gets shaken and weaken, it starts to use violence and throw its weight around as well. As a result, the party has taken down the entire administration and public institutions with it.
The MACC, the Election Commission, the PDRM, the Judiciary, the AG Chamber and the list goes on. Which one is not tainted or appeared suspiciously partisan?
Khairy should wake up. Najib should do the same too before it is too late. He might find out that another monkey has stolen his crown.
UMNO is in a dilemma. It can no longer control the monster it has created - Perkasa and its thugs!
We should vote them out. This the most we can do.