Yesterday my hero Bhai Karpal said what I've been saying all along about Chua Jui Meng (CJM) - see The Malaysian Insider's Karpal says Jui Meng’s intentions ‘suspect’ in Johor DAP-PKR spat.
CJM left the MCA party for PKR ONLY AFTER he was unsuccessful in his attempt for a deputy presidential post.
He knew with Chua Soi Lek and Liow Tiong LIE controlling the party delegates he would have diddly squat chance of ever getting into the MCA top two posts. So he left for what he hoped would be greener pastures in Pakatan's taxi sapu, PKR.
But in leaving MCA for PKR he forgot to inform many of his MCA supporters, abandoning them to gasp for air when they heard of his shock departure from MCA. I know one of these supporters who had been so faithful to him - bloke expressed his utter frustration with such a 'leader'.
Politicians casting off or abandoning supporters (after using them) reminded me of a Chinese kungfu movie where the warlords were playing f* with their respective supporters who fought valiantly for them. The movie had the two opposing warring warlords having a friendly get-together, indulging in an orgy of women, wine and feast while gambling on fighting crickets - the bet was for the loser to withdraw from an agreed sector their men were then fighting over. Of course the movie script called for the loser of the cricket game to vacate his sector which many of his soldiers had just won after dying fighting for.
Such could be the callousness and lack of considerations of some 'leaders'. Hmmm, I wonder whether Gobalakrishnan is reading my post, wakakaka.
In a previous post Malaysia's Papal 'Indulgences' I had written about the medieval Catholic Church selling 'indulgences' which were religious 'pardons' for sins extended by the Church to those who could pay for them.
I stated that a papal ‘indulgence’ released a sinner from bearing the spiritual burden of all his or her naughty thoughts and misdeeds. The more money one paid, the more sins were pardoned, until there was a belief that sinners could buy their way into becoming a saint and thus allowed automatic entry into heaven ...
... which then led to the Great Reformation in Europe, and its subsequent similar* problems, especially in America.
* similar in many ways to medieval papal 'indulgences', wakakaka
In Malaysia we have such 'sanctified indulgences' too but of a political kind. But whether one needs to pay and in what form would depend on the political party.
For example, PAS' Pak Haji Nik Aziz had in an earlier election (2004) promised those who voted for PAS would virtually get a ticket to heaven.
Chinese and Indian towkays also had enjoyed, are enjoying and no doubt will enjoy 'indulgences' from UMNO and friends, where their 'heaven' is presided by the God of Wealth, wakakaka.
During PKR's wooing of MIC wannabe defectors*, MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek had expressed puzzlement as to how the supposed sinners (MIC wannabe defectors) who leave BN to join PKR could become overnight saints.
But let’s ignore RPK lah since many of you who previously adored him now detest him, wakakaka.
No, it's just that CJM misread Anwar's appointment of him as head of PKR’s campaign in Johor. He thought he was head of Pakatan's campaign in Johor, wakakaka!
Don't you think he and Azmin Ali share such similar mistaken beliefs, wakakaka - thunderous applause please, wakakaka again.
In another post Fixed deposits? What interests? I wrote of CJM as follows:
I am reminded he was once in MCA, and while we shouldn't hold that against him as we shouldn't hold an UMNO past against Anwar, there are conditions for excusing his MCA background, equally as there would be for Anwar Ibrahim's UMNO lamentable track record.