GE-13: A pyrrhic victory for Najib Abdul Razak


May 8, 2013

GE-13: A pyrrhic victory for Najib Abdul Razak 

Dean Johnsby Dean Johns@http://www.malaysiakini.com

While BN basks in the good news that it has ‘won’ the 13th general election, I’m delighted to see how much bad news this crooked, lying regime has to face in its moment of ‘triumph’.

In other words, though my hopes have been dashed that some kind of miracle might occur to rid Malaysia of this chronic curse this time around, I’m absolutely elated at the fact that it was such a pyrrhic victory for Najib Abdul Razak and his gang of nasties.

Survival with seven fewer federal seats than Abdullah Ahmad Badawi najib_taib2achieved in 2008 is absolutely pathetic considering the fraudulence of the electoral system, the countless billions thrown around in pork-barreling and bribery, and the combined might of the mendacious mainstream media.

And way beyond pathetic is Najib’s immediate blaming of the Chinese Malaysian community for his failure to steal back the two-thirds majority he and his accomplices so desperately craved.

In achieving over 50 percent of the vote, Pakatan Rakyat clearly attracted a great deal of support from Malaysians of every race and creed, especially in most of the relatively enlightened and prosperous urban centres.

Paradoxically, it was the very people who BN has systematically contrived to keep poor, ignorant and thus grateful for peanuts in handouts who voted them back into office.

That portion of the population still innocent or ignorant enough to believe that selling their votes for cash is some kind of entrepreneurial coup, and that the pack of lies they’re fed by BN’s ‘mainstream’ media could possibly be true.

While, no thanks to BN but rather over its dead body, urban Malaysians now have access to genuine news online, it is an absolute disgrace to the regime’s claims of progress that there are millions of Malaysians to whom the Net is still just the thing you sleep under to keep the nyamuk from biting you in the night.

No wonder such deliberately-disadvantaged people neither know nor care that for decades they’ve been fed false promises and pacified with chicken-feed while BN has systematically looted the nation’s treasury and resources and destroyed its civil institutions.

What’s great news for the rest of us, however, and very bad news for BN, is that urban Malaysians are abandoning the regime in overwhelming numbers,.

Thus rendering Najib’s ‘victory’ as hollow possible by depriving him of the prizes he so dearly, indeed desperately wanted. Selangor, for a start, where BN has been even more comprehensively slaughtered this time than back in 2008, and Penang where the regime has suffered a similar fate.

Can the EC Chairman explain all these instead of denying ?

Can the EC Chairman explain all these instead of denying ?

Well deserved wipeouts

Then there are all the triumphs that Pakatan scored on an individual level. It was fantastic to see Nurul Izzah Anwar prevail despite the regime’s throwing everything at her; to see Lim Kit Siang not only win but achieve a landslide in a seat in Johor; and to witness the well deserved wipeouts of the Malacca Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam and the candidates fielded by PERKASA.

And speaking of wipeouts, it was an absolute joy to witness the eagerly anticipated near-annihilation of UMNO’s ever-compliant partners in the BN crime syndicate, the MCA, MIC and Gerakan.

Ali RustamWhile these parties have at least thus far been quite humble or at least fatalistic in defeat, Mohd Ali (left) has been loudly lamenting the ingratitude of the voters who deserted him in such droves.

According to BN ‘news’ agency Bernama, he “lamented” that “voters, especially the Chinese, did not appreciate all the services and efforts undertaken by the BN government in developing the state and safeguarding the welfare of the rakyat”.

What Mohd Ali failed to mention, of course, was the possibility that the voters, both Chinese and others, had doubtlessly recalled how little they appreciated the arrogant contempt he demonstrated for their welfare on the occasion of his elder son’s marriage some months ago.

As you’ll recall, and as the voters of Malacca surely did, Mohd Ali invited so many guests that he claimed it was a Malaysian if not world record for a wedding crowd, and had the bills for the entire affair sent to the state government.

Another sore loser for whom it is hard to feel a shred of sympathy is JohorGhani and wife BN chairperson Abdul Ghani Othman (right). Smarting from his crushing 14,762-vote defeat in Gelang Patah parliamentary seat by Lim, he blamed people who had “cast their votes based on their emotions”.

How the voters are expected to remain unemotional in the face of one massive BN scandal after another, he didn’t attempt to explain. But whatever, emotions are still running very high indeed among Pakatan members and supporters at the outrageous illegalities committed by the regime before and during the general election, and blithely condoned by the crooked Election Commission.

Blatant gerrymandering has delivered BN about 60 percent of parliamentary seats with less than 50 percent of the popular vote. And even this minority of votes for BN was achieved with a blend of alleged bribery, fraud and rigging of the electoral rolls and postal votes.

What Malaysians can or will do about being thus robbed of the change of government they so clearly craved is anybody’s guess. Challenge the result in the BN-biased courts? Stage BERSIH-style public rallies in support of demands for a re-run, in defiance of the BN-biased police?

Mahathir 2013Meanwhile, we all wait to hear the possible ultimate bad news for Najib, if not BN in general, from the eternal and ever-malicious PM-behind-the-scenes Dr Mahathir Mohamad (left).

As gratified as he surely must be by the success of son Mukhriz in the general election, and as relieved to be spared facing justice at the hands of a Pakatan government, he’s likely to be very unimpressed indeed by Najib’s abject failure to win back BN’s cherished two-thirds majority.

So BN and its supporters had better enjoy the good news while it lasts, because they have so much bad news coming to them, from both inside and outside their ranks, that they’ll wonder why they ever bothered engineering this fake ‘win’ – and may even come to regret it.

15 thoughts on “GE-13: A pyrrhic victory for Najib Abdul Razak

  1. reposted from earlier thread……….fitfully to address the one behind the scene.

    TDM had declared Najib despite spending billions for by hook or crook still couldn’t secure 2/3. He also shouted Pak Lah did better without having to bribe the ra’yat.

    TDM got rid of Pak Lah. In protest he resigned then rejoined.
    Having foundry his word, he CANNOT retract.
    We can be confident he will walk his talk as that befits his legacy agenda when UMNO Dep President vacancy arises as Muhidin ascend.
    Fast fwd, wouldn’t that draws GE14 nearer?

    The rest like they say is history. TDM is set to win BIG in UMNO for we know he has kept lots of dry powder waiting to load before he goes. If by GE14, he is still around then that would be a miracle.

    Surprising his word to Mukriz as Kedah MB is to govern without corruption.

    The next 2-3 years will be ultra colorful to watch.
    On equal ground, Pakatan has to semangat fast for they also see what will happen.

    GE13 is just another great battle. The war is just beginning IMHO.

  2. Enough of foreigners’ analysis of our internal national affairs. Let us move forward and leave us a lone. No amount of discourse can end the rivalries between the have and havenots.

  3. The Malaysian public needs more information on all the
    “blackouts” at the polling stations and how these are tied to
    “close races” and final votes in favour of UMNO Baru-BN.

    Please post these stories if you have stories to tell from your polling station.

  4. Of late TDM has repeated, he NEVER EVER failed to get his 2/3. This is a wake up call to Pakatan.
    He doesn’t smoke, drink, womanise, gamble or …..and might live beyond 100, just when some of us might get retarded.
    They say he is injected with ultra high quality life prolonging stuff that we cannot afford.
    At close to 90, he has the umph none has……..amazing indeed !
    Who knows, he might have paid USD200k for an orbit tour coming soon 2014.

  5. The least I can hope for is for UMNO to self-implode and TDM takes on Najib via Muhyiddin and someone else takes on Muhyiddin… let them kill each other politically, Malaysia don’t need such low down worms…

  6. The days of UMNO’s version of Pax Malaysiana is gone down the gutter.
    I was at Kelana Jaya stadium tonight with my brothers and sisters Malaysians, of all age groups, races and religions. I was surprised at the camaraderie, determination and humor – despite the setback. It was a demonstration of the will and fortitude, despite the dire warnings of unrest and social instability by the pariah doggies of Putra Jaya.

    The horribly gridlocked traffic on LDP stretched for more than 8 kms. But there was nary anger and impatience – just loud honking whenever shouts of Ubah! Najib Tipu lah! and other slogans rang out by the PR equivalent of Mat Rempits, who were themselves controlled and helped with traffic control since there were only a smattering of traffic goons manning the lights. Fortunately, i walked after parking some 3 kms from the venue. There were folk still arriving at the stadium at 11pm. Kit Siang rode pillion on a kap chai. Imagine Jibs doing that? Only on a Harley Davidson, with 4 outriders.

    Whenever such events happen, it should send shudders down the gormless ones – not that they can do anything about it. Patience, perseverance and deliberate peaceful demonstrations of the peoples will, puts paid to the racial baiting and scapegoating that so hallmarks UMNO SOP.

    Pyrrhic victory? No. It was never a victory in the first place – it was an undignified attempt to Rob, Steal and Despoil.

    So the judiciary has its’ work cut out for it. That’s what they’re paid for, and we shall abide with it’s decisions – to bring back a semblance to the Pillars of Democracy.

  7. an UK qualified malaysian aristocrat – as described by WSJ found only some racist rantings as comment to his TRIUMPH in GE13.
    the 1Prime Minister of Malaysia who preached unity before election became a cheap divisive politician immediately after that.
    Jibs got the ‘red card’ from the electorate therefore ‘as a gentleman(?)’ he should step down and let the people decide again. he failed to unite the people and gain 2/3 majority for his party, his two pre-election goals.
    he won’t sack any incompetent people and he can’t ‘sack’ Mahathir who’ll now start digging a hole big enough for Najib and Rosmah and this time around we will be thankful to Mahathir for getting rid of this personification of incompetence.
    what awaits us is another 5 long years of looting, raping and make believe malay supremacy.
    don’t bait the chinese further, our history has taught us that if an animal is cornered, with no place to retreat, it might become mightier than the king of all the beasts.

    Anwar Ibrahim, the local hero, should not think of retiring now, fulfill your pledge to malaysians to rid malaysia of this pathogen called umno-bn.
    MCA go jump into the South China Sea and MIC dive into the Indian Ocean which is deep enough for you. good riddance bad rubbish.
    if not seriously consider joining Pakatan instead of forever being the ball-carrier and shoe polisher for umno for a few crumbs.

    Happy Father’s Day to those celebrating it!

    these boots will walk over you, PM, if you don’t stop wallowing in divisive politics

  8. BN leaders lamented about the ingratitude of the voters who do not appreciate the good work rendered by these leaders. But these so-called leaders do not realize that the work they provide to the public/voters are actually the job they have to perform as a YB and they are paid handsomely by the government. They do not do these jobs on a voluntary basis. So the issue of ingratitude does not arise here but rather the job they have to do to the satisfaction of the voters, period. Therefore, those lost or dumped by the voters should evaluate their performance rather than blaming others for voting them out.

  9. 5 years from now, there won’t be Mahathir as chief-campaigner but there won’t be Nik Aziz, Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh..Anwar will be 70, still a symbol but the fight will have moved to another generation..

    Its time to think of post-Mahathir era – for both sides..

  10. Pyrrhic victory? I thought it was Phallic victory for Jibs after the May 05 erection. Even Che Det at 82 had an orgasm on hearing that Mukhriz is MB.

  11. Phallic victory, also cannot buddy..
    The thing went ‘limp’ after watching the video footage last night. Funny thing was at 5:30pm, the ‘intelligence’ said that the crowd would not exceed 2k! But there you are – and it was spontaneous, with everyOne thumbing their noses at the Fossils. Heck, there were helicopters controlling the skies, but Malaysians controlling the ground. A PDRM undercover bloke from Sarawak, i spoke to was awed – until i asked him what happened in his state.. His reply: ‘Malu lah..’

    Forget about Octo. Mukhriz, will grow his own spine now. As an administrator, he’s more able than the semi-comatose ex-MB, but he still panders to the fringe elements – though i think, he doesn’t have it in him to create hard-core Nazis, like his progenitor. Too much a mummy’s boy.

  12. Yes malaya,
    The old man would turn to his grave once his son has secured the path towards securing PMship

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