Malaysiakini Letter

The true purveyors of power - the people

Naragan  |  Published:  |  Modified:

When we have to move the mountain there is only one way - that is through synergy, the type of synergy achieved on March 8 through Makkal Sakthi (People Power). We have taken that first step in working collectively as a block to deny a two-thirds majority to the BN so as to check their arrogance.

I must congratulate the electorate for this wonderful exercise in synergy. If any politician tries to play around with the people, the people are going to send them packing before too long. If they choose not to listen to the people and insist on playing the race card and hope to promote their interest by the old divide and rule policy, they can see what will happen - the race card is not working any more.

Look at PKR’s phenomenal success in these elections. This is a learning experience for us, the people, and is clearly writing on the wall for politicians who persist in continuing to play the race card.

If Abdullah, Najib, Khairy, Nazri and all the other Umno leaders do not start to come clean from here onwards, the end surely awaits them the next time around. I really do not expect that they will come clean, so surely the next step for the people is to do to them what they did to some other BN leaders on March 8.

To Abdullah Badawi, when you use unjust laws to suppress caring and sensitive people who try to raise genuine grievances, this is what you will get - a kick in a very painful place. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction is an old adage.

To Najib, you must realise the futility of constantly referring to the Kampung Baru folk in your playing of the race card. By the way, the Kampung Baru folk voted for the PAS candidate on March 8.

Khairy , stop your petty gangsterism, the days of such tactics are gone - we live in a more complex world. Ask Samy Vellu, he will tell you about it all.

And Nazri, do not think you can do whatever you want or say whatever you want and get away with it. Look at the verdict of the people. Where is the racism in these elections other than what you have been pushing? Even a nice guy like Koh Tsu Koon can be sent off packing, so what will it take to send you packing the next time?

Those remaining in power should by now understand the people indeed are the true and ultimate purveyors of power. If you do not acknowledge this and do not adjust your behaviour appropriately, the worst is yet to come for you. March 8 spoke for itself. United the people stand and united the people will act.

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