Zulkifli's candidacy 'sealed' with a kiss
YOURSAY ‘The behaviour of some opportunistic Indians sickens me. Don't they have any pride whatsoever?'
Pemerhati: Some Indians, who have been deliberately marginalised by Umno's racist policies, are now trying to overcome their handicap by this new technique of kissing their oppressors.
The first Indian to display his extreme servility in public towards his Umno racist oppressors was P Kamalanathan when he bent down low to kiss the hand of the ‘Malay first' DPM Muhyiddin Yassin.
Now another Indian has upped the ante by kissing the cheek of Zulkifli Noordin, the Umno election candidate, even though he has shown his contempt towards Hinduism and as the deputy head of Perkasa subscribes to disgusting concepts such as Malay supremacy.
Perkasa's ideology is just like that of the Ku Klux Kan (KKK) in the United States, which advocates white supremacy.
The KKK is condemned and reviled by nearly all the Americans but in Malaysia the ruling Umno has put up two racist Perkasa characters as election candidates clearly indicating that Umno subscribes to the despicable ideology of Perkasa.
Dont Just Talk: The behaviour of some opportunistic Indians sickens me. Don't they have any pride whatsoever? Do have some pride, otherwise you will continue to be trampled by these racist politicians.
Anonymous #44199885: By endorsing the personalities from Malay rights group Perkasa, Umno has shown its true face.
It is also a sad and shocking statement on the failure of MCA, MIC and Gerakan to uphold the Malaysian spirit that at one time was the sole driver of nation building under Pms such as Tunku Abdul Rahman, Abdul Razak and Hussein Onn.
Umno was then led by principled gentlemen who put country and people first. It is sad that after 56 years, this original ideal of ‘One Country, One People' is forgotten in the pursuit of power for the sake of power.
Jiminy Qrikert: The Indians are turning against BN by the day. They feel so insulted that Zulkifli, who ridiculed Hindus and Indians, was selected by BN chief Najib Razak, who is asking them for "nambikei" (trust).
BN ‘mandores' P Waythamoorthy and N Ganesan of Hindraf are totally silent. They can no longer utter even a single word against their BN master.
Vgeorgemy: Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, the Indians who kissed Zulkifli are Indian ‘mandores', sending a message of subjugation of Indian poor. These Indian ‘mandores' are the curse of Indian development.
Tehachapi: Umno is in total disarray and in a state of panic. Umno has lost its playbook because it chose not to listen to its grassroots.
That is why there is unprecedented revolt within the party. Only members seen to be supportive of Najib and his transformation programme are nominated.
Also the old assumption about distributing money and goodies in return for votes may no longer hold true due to the groundswell of anger.
Psycho: Anwar, wasn't this the same man you choose to stand in Kulim Bandar Baru in the 2008 election and won under the PKR ticket?
Was he a saint in 2008 even though Zulkifli's remark was uttered 10 years back? Didn't you too utter demeaning words against the Indians and Hindus during the Kampong Rawa incident in Penang in 1987?
It is not rare we have politician full of racial bigotry like this because they also learn from you. Don't play innocent now. If you can say the Indians have forgiven you, why not Zul? After all, both of you are racist.
Ferdtan: A kiss on Zulkifli Noordin by an Indian Malaysian will not turned a frog into a prince. A ‘frog' is a ‘frog'. The term ‘frog' is used by Malaysians in a derogatory way to describe a politician turned rogue leaving a party for another.
He is a serial offender - from PAS to PKR and then to Umno. Zul needs to repent by taking up an advertisement in the mainstream media to apologise to all the Indians and Hindus for the insults he uttered.
Will he do it? No way. If he were to do that, he would lose his standing among his Perkasa ultra-chauvinist brothers.
Iloveallmalaysians: Ferdtan, Zul made the remarks when he was a PAS member. Now he is with a party that is open minded and consists of many races and he has embraced them and regretted his ways.
Now one of the most corrupt persons in Selangor, former MB Muhammad Muhd Taib, has joined PAS, and that's okay right he has repented? You all are jokers and when you lose the GE, many of you are going to cry like babies.
TehTarik: This is typical behaviour of prisoners or the oppressed called the Stockholm Syndrome, first described in 1973.
Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them.
These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.
In the MIC/Indians versus Zul/Perkasa, the Indians are the oppressed and Perkasa the captors/oppressors.
Anonymous_7281: BN accused DAP for being a racist party. Now by supporting Perkasa we know who is the real racist party.
They will use all means to cover their track before election and do not mind doing it again after that. People are not that stupid as BN may have assumed.
Peaceloving: Indians with dignity and self pride will not support candidates like Zulkifli. Anwar is right, just one kiss will not change the stand of the Indians with dignity and self pride.
Timothy: Pity those that worked hard for Umno. At the end of the day, they were not rewarded.
Instead Umno have to source two candidates from Perkasa. Indeed, one criteria of a winnable candidate for Umno is that they must be aligned to Mahathir and Najib.
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