I am sure all Malaysians are aware of what Mahahtir did before he faced Semangat 46 in the 1990 polls.
On the eve of that elections Joseph Pairin and PBS the then ruling party of Sabah declared their support for Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and Semangat 46 and then got him to wear the famous Kadazan headpiece that of the leader of the Kadazans, it apparently had a cross on it's face side and UMNO in its typical style interpreted that to mean that he was now backing the Christians. Well of course with people like Mahathir one can imagine the kind of spin stories he could generate with that head piece and that he did with lightening speed and as a result Semangat 46 and its Gagasan Rakyat were dealt a huge defeat.
Pre elections opinion polls showed Tengku Razaleigh as a sure contender for the position and even more so because they were aligned with DAP, PAS and now PBS had switched camps, and many in the opposition parties to this day believe that PBS actually helped Mahathir execute a BN plan for which Pairin although a key player got nothing in return but scorn from UMNO.
What Mahathir did in an immediate response to PBS withdrawal from the BN on that day on October 15 1990 was a piece of brilliant electoral strategy to deny Tengku Razaleigh a sure victory at the elections with a predicted more than two thirds majority at a time when pre elections poll's predicted a Gagasan Rakyat victory and the two thirds was a certianity now that the PBS decided to cross over.
What looked like a great coup of sorts turned do out to become the oppositions biggest folly the one photograph did it all, the spin that was circulated was this man was joining with the Christians to undermine the Muslims, and the Malays bought the story, the rest is history.
Lim Kit Siang has not forgiven Joseph pairin to this day for that act, in fact many in the opposition believe he (Joseph Pairin) knowingly played his part in the Mahithirian strategy as the polls indicated that BN would lose the elections in 1990.
Spinning is a Mahathir specialty, I'll repeat Spinning is a Mahatherian strategy, we have seen how he spins everything, from first denying that he had any part in the illegal IC plot in Sabah to then justifying his actions agaisnt what the Tengku did. How he conveniently forgets what he needs to forget and remembers in detail other issues that are in his vested interest to be remembered, where he claims he is not a racialist and yet is the most ardent supporter of Ibrahim Ali, where he threw scorn at the Royalty and today talks like he is their most worthy servant that is Mahathir Mohammed in his element.
So you see there is in the Barisan "a Spin Doctor in the house," and they are preparing some very strategic spins to fool the rakyat with at the coming elections. He will use all his wit at the coming elections to fool the electorate, he has a vested interest he wants to make his son the PM before he dies, he is so scared Anwar will hold him to account.
Reports from the UK state that Malaysians are today among the largest of purchases of prime UK residential property, and who else can that be other than UMNO and BN sponsored billionaires.
BEWARE OF THIS SPIN - FOR THE NEXT ELECTIONSOne that is about to begin making it's rounds is, "that the BN will be actually supporting many Pakatan candidates, the reason being they have already bought them over and the minute they win, these candidates will cross over to the BN." If anyone tells you this it is a lie, it is designed to confuse the voters, this ss part of the BN strategy
This spin message has already been sent to all BN branch heads and Divisional heads in the areas they are about to claim they are backing the candidate, this is being done to create confusion amongst the supporters of Pakatan in an effort to get them to refrain from voting, or spoiling their vote or even voting for the BN.
This claim is a lie, yes it is a lie, it has to be explained to every voter, there is no such thing, and it is being done to confuse the electorate. Do not fall for it, the more they say that about a candidate the more determined you must b to vote that candidate. Pass the word around and reprint this report as many times as you want to, come the eleventh hour the BN will throw everything they have got, do not believe them on anything even if they tell you that they are not going to stand only make sure that on elections day you are there in the electoral booth early and cast your vote for only the Pakatan candidate.
Foreign Artists to draw crowds
The Penang Story
In desperation Najib has to use foreign artists to draw crowds to his gatherings. Malaysian Artists are not good enough for the BN and its cronies. They hold birthday parties in England Malaysia is not good enough fore them
Najib, for his Penang appearance brought in the famous Korean artist Park Jae-sang aka Psy who created the now world famous "Gangnam Style." with the refrain refrain "Oppan Gangnam Style" (translated as "Big brother is Gangnam style", with Psy referring to himself not Najib please).
If your memory serves you right you'll realise all the spin about Psy's visit, one was that he was so impressed by Najib he had requested a meeting with Najib and if that was the case why had we to pay him two million dollars for his short appearance, and worse still why was he not there to "lo lo" the Eee Sang immediately after his performance with najib whom he "so admired?"
Ooops!!! I forgot the Police told us there was a security threat, but it was safe for him to perform, and it was safe for him to have dinner in a Korean Restaurant that night, the police may have already caught all the suspects by evening one would suppose, the same police force that have left so many murders, assaults and other crimes unsolved.
Then of course all the stories about who was paying for Psy to come, so imagine the spin just to get to Penang to draw a crowd who told him point blank NO!!! NO!!!!!!!!! AND NO!!!!!!! the three times he asked them, "Are you ready for BN."
Any idiot would have stopped at one, once he got the answer but he persisted and went for three, that is because he is a "script speaker," he follows the script to the letter, and that explains his reluctance to debate with Anwar on live national TV. He'' say things like "Saiful came to see me in my home because he wanted a scholarship," remember? After which it changed umpteen times to avoid all that he needs a script, and that to with a script he does now know how to articulate it to meet the situation as was at the Psy concert.
And who are we talking about? Well let me remind you he is Najib Tun Razak, the lonest serving Prime Minister without a mandate, or to make it more clear to you millennials by default.
Najib's Pahang ATNA (All Talk No Action)
As usual it is all talk and no action, it is typically Najib, if you tell the people of Kuantan that Najib is coming they'd probably wish someone throws some Lynas waste material on his face, so he decided to go to Kuantan and to draw the crowds this time he brought in Jackie Chan.
Well we all knwo Jackie Chan is a huge draw, probably brought in by Ng Yen Yen's Minsitry of Tourism Company the Company supposed to bring in more tourists into the country by organising events, but this only brought Malaysians To the Darul makmur Stadium. I can tell you a better way to bring in a bigger crowd stage a Pahang v Selangor Final football match there, it woudl not be that costly, if you need a bigger crowd get Singapore to play Malaysia there and you'll see more than 20,000, so wh Jackie Chan?
Well Najib went to Kuantan to Fish. Yes, fish for Chinese votes, yes he got the crowd he raised money but he'll not get the votes, the Malaysian Chinese as you will see are not fools.
We all know how seriously the Malaysian Chinese take education and more so in Malaysian Chinese Schools, more and more of them are now enrolling their children in these schools, and now the Malays and the Indians are taking Chinese School education seriously sending their children there too the quality speaks for itself.
Chinese school education has proven itself to be superior if not at least on par with the best Malaysian national Type schools, they have even surpassed the mission schools where the government has intervened, and their UEC qualification is internationally recognized but ironically does not receive recognition from the Malaysian government. These are Malaysian Schools and instead of being proud of them they are not given the recognition they so deserve while foreign Universities have recognized it for entrance to their Univeristy courses.
If it is not being recognised because it is Chinese, it is independent and because top Government Schools will not be able to churn out the same class students then shame on this government, and shame on all of us if we decide to be petty and not recognise a fantastic education available at our doorsteps but rather send our children to "elite" schools in England, the US, Australia, and Europe when here in Malaysia at our very owndoorstep classic education is available in schools who do not care about your social standing but who thrive on only one thing academic achievement and believe me the teachers in these schools really drive their students to perform that way.
What is the point of standing on a rostrum and making long wordy speeches about Chinese education when you refuse to recognise it?
Why the dog in a manger attitude?
Malaysian Education provided by this segment of our society has not been accorded the merits it so deserves, when on their own the Malaysian Chinese Community have made so many sacrifices to have brought Chinese Schools to world class levels an churn out brilliant students, one of whom invented the pen drive we all use on our computers today ,and he had to do it in Taiwan because in his own home he would never have been given the encouragement to do so, and even if he did, it may today belong to an UMNO Company that woudl be selling it to Malaysians and inflated prices.
The Jackie Chan concert drew a crowd of 10,000 people and managed to raise a total of RM13.5 Million ringgit of which Najib promised RM3 million from the government to an education system he refuses to recognise and all because of his desperation to win Chinese votes in a town where he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his people to the Lynas rare earth plant.
A total of 10.5 million came from the Malaysian Chinese and only 3 million from the government to an institution that had on its won steam created an avenue for world class education in the country.
English and Bahasa Malaysia are compulsory subjects in the UEC examinations that are not recognised by the Malaysian Government but are recognised by most foreign universities many of them world class and why? Guess you'll have to ask UMNO