Saturday, May 26, 2012

It's Raining Stones, Eggs and Water Bottles

On Friday, Mahathir issued a warning in his blog that violence would rule the streets should Pakatan Rakyat lose in GE13. Don’t we all know that Mahathir is senile and so, whatever he is babbling about is probably only half-true? Meaning that violence will manifest – not by PR but rather by UMNO.

Already we are seeing the increasing use of violence against the opposition.

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On Thursday, anti-PKR goons tried very hard to disrupt an opposition ceramah in Lembah Pantai by raining stones, eggs and water bottles, resulting in at least two persons seriously injured. The TV Selangor website also reported that groups of Mat Rempits revved their engines in a bid to unsettle the PKR speakers. Even power supply was interrupted. And a tweet by Nurul Izzah mentioned that Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad discovered his tyres had been slashed.

I suppose this is a sign of increasing desperation by UMNO and their allies.

PKR has held UMNO responsible for instigating the violence. As Nurul Izzah Anwar, who is also the Lembah Pantai MP said “UMNO has crossed the line where all violent acts are nothing less than a declaration of war against the public, giving free license to launch attacks against people and murdering democracy”.

Now I understand why Mahathir is floating the prospect of violence. It has finally dawned on him that UMNO and BN can be voted out of Putrajaya in GE13. When that happens and PR is installed as the government of the day, the long list of abuses of power and financial irregularities during Mahathir’s 22 years as Prime Minister could be the subject of a full criminal investigation. For all you know, he may already have packed his bags and bought a flight ticket to get ready to flee the country.

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