Saturday, April 24, 2010

Zaid for Hulu Selangor?

I have had enough hoping for a stronger Opposition coalition when PKR, with the likes of supreme leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim making serious blunders and bloopers by slapping his own face yet again. To add insult to the wound when a handful of PKR leaders left the party, the rakyat are given another false hope that Pakatan Rakyat will seriously focus on the needs of the rakyat under the "Ketuanan Rakyat" agenda propagated by the coalition.

With Zaid Ibrahim chosen as PKR's candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election, it has given an impression that he was actually handpicked by Anwar himself so that the Opposition coalition will have a stronger and bolder voice in the Parliament from someone who was a former Minister with vast experience inside UMNO. PKR Vice President Azmin Ali is rumoured to be fuming over the suggestion that Zaid will succeed Anwar at the highest party level if not Pakatan as Zaid's more liberal minded way of thinking suits the spirit of Pakatan Rakyat. Sadly, the Hulu Selangor by-election has become what we call just a mere passage for them to achieve this.

If Anwar does care about the rakyat, a local from Hulu Selangor should be chosen instead. Or atleast someone who genuinely cares about the Hulu Selangor constituents. Not another parachute candidate!

I have nothing personal against Zaid despite him blocking me on Twitter for no apparent reason. The main reason I 'follow' Malaysian leaders on Twitter is surely NOT because I am submissive or blindly agreeing to them like they are gods and titans. I follow them on Twitter because I want to know them better before passing judgment. Most people judge people even before really knowing that person but you are what you say. It's as simple as that. The way you handle Twitters from your own hardcore fans, your counterparts, your haters, your elders... you are what you say.

For Zaid's case, clearly he is not a man of his word. He talks about freedom of speech, but he is unwilling to hear criticisms from the people. Old UMNO habits die hard? I was only debating the dual legal system that still exists in Malaysia with my mate by mentioning him and the next thing I know, I was blocked. Other leaders that I also had a healthy debate with like Tengku Razaleigh and Anwar Ibrahim, ended up following me instead! Yes, a little brat nobody who is supposed to be studying rather than writing this article, me.

The things you learn from Twitter.

So, that is just how much I know Zaid Ibrahim. Not much but tells a lot. I don't care if he drinks, gambles, womanises eventhough he admits to one of them. What is more important for me is that leaders should run far far away from lying to the face of the rakyat and becoming hypocrites. Yes, not just Zaid but everyone. Do not treat us like we are idiots who cannot think, who can be used by you to achieve your personal goals. You are chosen by the rakyat to do good to the rakyat.

It's not that hard to know if someone is really sincere about what they say. They have to walk the talk, not just talk like a cock.

NB: I am referring cock as the rooster you dirty minded people.

5 comments:

Nimalan said...

The problem of course with choosing a candidate from Hulu Selangor itself is that the 'apparent' best candidate from there went and jumped over to UMNO a few days after he was not chosen. Doesn't exactly fill the heart with much sadness that he didn't get picked

Jeg Hui said...

Dr Halili not the only PKR Hulu Selangor leader.

pedutorres said...

PR blew up their chance. They are given mandate to govern, but failed to prove of worthiness. Can somebody plss become a good,competitive,productive opposition???

Jed Yoong said...

So uncool to block you. He must think he is the immortal descendant of Dewa... ^_^

Jeg Hui said...

aiyaah, what to do?

he is an ex-UMNO. Worse, he is a vengeful ex-UMNO.

Old habits die hard...