Ketuanan Rakyat alias Malaysian Malaysia is alive and kicking. It punished the BN by grabbing four victories out of five by-elections.
Ketuanan Rakyat means to decentralize the Malays. Ketuanan Melayu means to share. Five decades of harmony comes from sharing. Ketuanan Rakyat means to destroy all that. Ketuanan Melayu means to keep the Malays to not get sidelined; to perpetuate Malaysia in its usual sharing mode.
The PR sees the MCA, MIC and Gerakan, (and other non-Malay component parties), as the consistent and continued non-Malay support for the Malays. It is seen as the outside factor perpetrating the Ketuanan Melayu of UMNO. PR’s Ketuanan Rakyat must destroy them.
UMNO is PR’s Ketuanan Rakyat only stumbling block. The PR needs to break this. Malaysian Malaysia was their first tool. Singapore was their first successful guinea pig. The 2008 GE was their second guinea pig. The Ketuanan Rakyat is their second tool. It is a mean to achieve an end. Penang is that other end. Can UMNO still stand as Ketuanan Rakyat’s stumbling block?
It seems that this block is not much of an unmovable object. It is contaminated and polluted by remnants of the previous governing elite who are emulating actively the Anuar gambit. See here. http://www.wengerkhairy.blogspot.com. This pollutant must be removed. This contaminant must be purged. Is the elite of the present unstoppable force (be it outside or inside the governing machinery) determined enough to do it?
If it is done, there is nothing to stop voters from returning to BN. The PR feels these voters won’t return. What if the BN manages to stabilize the economy? What if the BN creates some semblance of unity? What if UMNO/BN succeeds in purging itself of contaminants? What if post Nik Aziz PAS joins BN? What if more Malays abandons PKR and PAS? What if MCA, Gerakan and MIC manage to woo more non-Malays into BN?
What is the probability and possibility of any or all of these transpiring? Under the new PMship the probability is at least 66.6%.
Whatever happens, the PR has to create a true alternative vision for Malaysians to unite under them. PR can whistle for it. PR is rotting from inside.
The Malaysian Malaysia aura which landed them Singapore is let to fade away to reincarnate itself into Ketuanan Rakyat.
This we have to lay it comatose in an iron coffin whose initial nail is hammered in by JMD’s Discussing Malaysian democracy. Read it here: http://jebatmustdie.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/discussing-malaysian-democracy/
This has add pressure on Khalid and Pakatan's Selangor state government. Backstage news is rife saying that yet another PKR state assemblyman, this time from Pelabuhan Kelang may quit the party to join Umno. It also add salt to the still bleeding fatal wounds of the Perak saga which already brewed ill-feelings among PAS grassroots leaders, the PKR and DAP. The Penang PR is not spared its share of tremors and earthquakes, mismanagements and scandalous conducts.
In the two rounds of encounter in the ring, both the BN and PR have suffered knocks and bruises. Time will tell which one has more staying power. The chess board suggests a pawn-promotional end game. Or can DSN execute a checkmate during the middle game?
***************************UPDATE @8.00 pm Apr 14th 2009
Read about Malay right under attack by Sepadu April 14, 2009 10:18 AM at Demi Negara here: http://deminegara.blogspot.com/2009/03/to-hell-with-politics.html?commentPage=3
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Baca juga penulisan menarik ini mengenai Singapura dan kita di sini: http://pendekar-perak.blogspot.com/2009/04/jika-orang-melayu-dan-ahli-umno-masih.html