…Posted: February 10, 2009
My condolences to the family of Roslan Shaharum. His passing on was very unexpected. Many have said it to be ‘divine intervention’, considering the political climate that looms over Perak at the moment.
Perak is now in such a state that just when you think you know what’s going on, the next minute you’re not quite so sure. And emotions are definitely running wild.
Take for example THIS:
“In the old days, what did we do to those who committed treason?” Khairy [Jamaluddin] asked the crowd at the Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil field here.
The crowd replied “kill him!” as they waved banners with the words “Nizar Penderhaka Melayu Moden (Nizar is the modern day Malay traitor)” but Khairy instead said that “we only ask that they be banished,” referring to Nizar and other PR leaders who have supported his decision.
This is nothing short of fanning the fire. I think this is what is referred to as mengapi-apikan perasaan. The end result wouldn’t be nice. And politicians, or anyone of influence, would be well-advised to stop egging the people on, like what Khairy has been seen doing. It can’t be good for ANYONE.
It is in this state of uncertainty and swirl of anger that a next by-election will be carried out.
I hope Barisan Nasional will refrain from banging on the derhaka issue. And I hope Pakatan Rakyat will control their supporters from pelting more stones at cars of royalty/dignitaries/anyone.
Let’s at least TRY to keep it clean.