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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sakmongkol AK47: The silliness of claiming ownership on wrongs

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Datuk Ariff Sabri, aka Sakmongkol AK47, asks a pertinent question - why does UMNO continue to defend the indefensible?

But the good Datuk has gotten one tiny bit rather wrong - UMNO already IS a dirty 4-letter word. Has been for a long time. Well, at least in the eyes of those who would rather think, than believe lock, stock and two smoking barrels of monkeys...

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The problem with the UMNO goons is, they want to claim ownership on some indefensible issue. This is silly, because people will start viewing UMNO as an organization that stands on the side of abuse, of corruption, of mis-governance and as a party that practices discretionary and arbitrary laws. UMNO is fast becoming a dirty 4 letter word.
When someone criticizes the scandalous payments to IPPs, their criticisms were taken as attacks on UMNO? So what does UMNO support? UMNO supports some dubious arrangements to pay the IPPS horrendous prices when the same can be produced cheaper by TNB? UMNO stands for cavorting with the robber barons of today? The Anandas, the YTLS, The Berjayas, the Genting Lims- all friends of Mahathir. Mahathir isn't infallible.
Why should UMNO claim ownership on malpractices or claim ownership on possible corrupt practices? They should disown not own up.
This kind of stupidity will cost UMNO dearly in later years. UMNO should NOT take attacks on policies and on some issues of public concerns as attacks against the Malays or a Malay government. Perkasa doesn't speak for the Malays. It's not the only voice. Ibrahim Ali is no more Malay than I am or I am no less Malay than Ibrahim Ali.
Here is the problem with the IPP issue. People are questioning why the government finds it easy to withdraw subsidies from ordinary people but not that are paid to IPPs. This double standard raises the concern that the government protects the IPPs, coincidentally most created during Dr Mahathir's watch.