3 May 2016

For yet another week the unabashed leaders of BN plainly intend to sully Sarawak’s morals with disgusting displays of naked bribery threats and open election cheating.
The lights will go out
three days before (as usual) so that the BN controlled charade can then
get down to the real business of making sure they come out with a really
whopping “win” after the pantomime of all that so-called
‘electioneering’.
No effective monitoring at the count will, of course, be tolerated –
those of PR’s leaders who have been allowed in at all are due to be
rounded up and thrown out of the state on May 5th. No explanation given.
A hundred thousand illegal postal votes from absent West Malaysian ex-cops and soldiers remain in hand to be distributed around
to ‘top up’ any flagging BN seats – and, of course, there are now the
11 safe new micro-rural seats, desginged to ensure a commanding 2/3
majority. Despite protests at the constitutionally illegal and gross
imbalance of voter numbers, the client Election Commission forced the
gerrymandering through.
These kleptocrats will then
massively congratulate themselves and attempt to claim they ‘won hearts
and minds’, before they doubtless all run off to Mecca (first
class/private jet) to ‘purge themselves’ of such blatant sin.
This election is nothing to do with Najib? Adenan bows to his UMNO boss

This election is nothing to do with Najib? Adenan bows to his UMNO boss

Why bother?

In the eyes of the world it won’t wash, of course. Elections are about winning the argument, not bludgeoning the poor.
As any observer can deduce,
the reason BN behaves this way is because they themselves know and fear
that they cannot win on anything resembling a fair playing field. It is
a plain admission by themselves that they know they have lost hearts
and minds, so need to resort to the worst levels of election thuggery.
Indeed, given BN’s actions
over this short ‘campaign’, they might as well have driven tanks into
Kuching and declared martial law, as bother to pretend that this has
been any kind of a democratic vote.
What worries many is that Kuching is a mere precursor to just such a potential outcome in Malaysia.
Najib is fighting hard to
force the sultans to agree to concede him new ’emergency powers’,
already granted by his parliamentary toadies, given that the probability
now looms that his role in the theft and laundering of billions of
stolen public money will soon be proven by global investigators.
Part of this planned “clamp
down” will be an assault on the freedoms of the on online media, so
that his and his party’s behaviour during elections such as in Sarawak
can no longer be brought to the attention of the outside world.

The ‘reformer’ who learnt his lesson

Back when he took over in
2009, of course, Najib had reckoned he could have his cake and eat it,
by promising ‘reforms’ of Malaysia’s repressive systems, which are
designed to keep the BN kleptocrats for ever in power, getting richer
and richer.
Adenan played the same ‘reformer’ role when he later took over in Sarawak.  Both scooped plaudits.
Sadly, it is like expecting a bunch of dirty old Mafia bosses to clean up their own illegal business.
Like Adenan, Najib has been
at the heart of BN’s corrupted process all his political life.  While
they may like to pretend they are forward looking, the logical
conclusion of reform was a change of government and an end to the
kleptocrat bonanza for UMNO’s ruling clique of client families in
Malaysia – most particularly the both of them.
The 2011 state election in
Sarawak was the first wake up call. A more open election than had ever
previously been allowed, thanks to a free online media, and the
emergence of a real opposition leader in the form of Anwar, caused a
landslide away from BN.
If BN had not controlled a swathe of rotten rural seats the former Chief Minister, Taib Mahmud, would have lost hands down.
Najib, who was by then
facing criticism from his sour-faced party predecessors, concluded that
some good old-fashioned cheating was in order, to assure a 2013 win.
So, he set about employing
some of the mountains of stolen cash he had already begun to amass (as
one does in BN) from the made-for-purpose slush fund, 1MDB.
The rest is history.  Najib
bought and cheated his way through the 2013 election – and only just
won at that.  Time to put the pesky Anwar into jail and initiate a
clampdown, clearly.
The ‘reforming’ Najib had
already learnt his lesson by the point last year, at which the horrible
exposure of all his criminal thieving from 1MDB started to come to
light, thanks again to that on-line media phenomenon, which was so far
free from all the restrictions BN impose on the press and broadcasting.
WHAM!  Back against the
wall and under the spotlight, Najib has swiftly turned 360 degrees from a
‘reformer’ into a reactionary thug-dictator, determined to protect his
perilous position.
After all, if he fails, he
knows that the forces of law and order have an inevitable route to take
when it comes to grand theft and bribes…. not to mention all the other
past sins involving Najib, which ought to have disqualified him from
ever standing for the job of Prime Minister.
No one will give credence
to the outcome of Sarawak’s sad election therefore.  The real issue is
what will Malaysia do about Najib and the shocking situation with BN?