FREE YOURSAY 'BN will be now busy trying to find the actual saboteurs or busy being suspicious of one another. They can't afford to assume that this is just a ploy.'
BN insiders helping Pakatan win GE, claims Mat Sabu
MfM: PAS deputy president Mat Sabu is playing the political game. Just like how Umno has moles in PAS and has sown discord in PAS, Mat Sabu is doing the same.
It can be one of two things here. The first - it's true there are those in BN working to sabotage the ruling coalition to help Pakatan Rakyat win the election. These are those who are fed up with BN's mismanagement of the country.
The second - create suspicion among the BN people. Let them suspect one another every time one of them speaks, and let them stab one another in the back (which they are excellent at) and self-destruct.
Either way, Mat Sabu has created a win-win situation for Pakatan. BN will be now busy trying to find the actual saboteurs or busy being suspicious of one another. They can't afford to assume that this is just a ploy because PAS people aren't known to be liars like Umno-BN.
No, no matter what, Mat Sabu has put the Pakatan back on the offensive. Well done Mat Sabu, good move.
Trumpet Call: Analysing Mat Sabu's comment, he is right. But it cuts both ways. There are also people within the rank-and-file of Pakatan who are traitors.
But on balance, the open secret is that there increasingly more 'undercover agents' operating in Umno than there are in the opposition. The reason is obvious: the rakyat across the board are truly fed-up with the way Umno-BN has run the country, especially the blatant corruption that is destroying the economy and the moral fabric of Malaysia.
It's time to give Pakatan a chance. The nation has sunk so low now that we have got nothing to lose. So let's go for broke come the next GE.
Open Minded: This is an encouraging and refreshing Pakatan convention, but realistic and prudent promises must be made rather than giving false hopes to the people for the sake of fishing for votes.
Select candidates with proven records of loyalty and not any Tom, Dick and Harry, and especially ex-BN members.
Your unity is your strength thus we want to see a united front and not one where component members selfishly enforce their own ideologies.
Fair Play: Whether one believes Mat Sabu or not is not the point. He has up the ante by waging a psychological warfare against Umno.
Inspektor Klueso: This way the Umno leaders will have to look over each others shoulders for shadows, and frisk each other to make sure their compadres are not deep throats ratting them out.
These leaders have had it too good for too long. It's about time they start feeling what it is like to be on the receiving end.
CHKS: Pakatan leaders, please do not depend too much on all these scheming activities. If people can betray their parties to work for you, so can they betray you back in return.
Furthermore, if you can scheme it, so can the other side. In fact, in terms of financial and legislative power, Umno has more resources to scheme against you. So beware of all these ‘insiders'.
Remember September 16, 2008? Anwar had failed in his attempt to get enough BN people to jump ship, and in the end what happened? He tasted his own bitter medicine, and his reputation took a plunge.
I am always skeptical of all these scheming. It is better that you win people's trust by showing that you genuinely work hard for the welfare of the people instead of resorting to such schemes.
Sarawakian_3ff9: The best thing the BN people can do to help is to disclose how the EC (Election Commission) is going to help the ruling coalition cheat. That would be a good start.
Seriously, voting the BN out is the only way to wake them up, rejuvenate and clean the BN of its present crop of corrupt leaders and warlords.
What the BN insiders do is really to help the party to start afresh again. In other words, they are actually helping BN and not betray it. Not doing otherwise will see the total destruction of BN eventually because the rot has already set in.
This is the only way to get rid of rotten leaders and elect new faces who can bring them forward.
James1067: It's a fact that many in Umno are fed up with what is going on in the party as we can see from those in Amanah and others.
There are only a few in Umno who are actually benefitting from the party. These few are not enriching themselves but also destroying the nation. Their agenda is not their people but themselves, their family and cronies.
At the end of the day, if these few people are not stopped, every Malaysian will suffer, especially the Malays.
Survivor: In ‘Art of War', two objectives can be inferred from Mat Sabu's revelation - either to sow discord in the Umno camp to cause internal dissensions amongst the warlords and lead it to implosion or to generate confusion within the leadership for it to wrongfully purge the loyal supporters.
Otherwise, it is a stupid revelation which will backfire on Pakatan.
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