Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lulu Breathes A Sigh Of Relief

Lulu's glad boycott cancelled and apology rendered.

BTW a lot of people have lost perspective over the issue. The objection was not the candidate's race or religion [remember, they were ok with the PKR choice?) but that the chosen MB belongs to a party which has the intention to form an Islamic state.
DAP is on one end of the secular/religious spectrum, and PAS is on the other pole. DAP has to answer to the rakyat why a PAS representative was chosen to head the state. And when Lulu says "the rakyat", do not think that this is a Chinese/Indian thing as there are Malays who do not agree to an Islamic state.

Lulu's been reading comments on other blogs and egroups. A lot of profanities were used. Please, when commenting, you can scold-scold-scold, but no profanity please.

Thanks

16 comments:

denzook said...

"The objection was not the but that the chosen MB belongs to a party which has the intention to form an Islamic state.
DAP is on one end of the secular/religious spectrum, and PAS is on the other pole. DAP has to answer to the rakyat why a PAS representative was chosen to head the state.
"

This i agree most...... i agree lks and his MP in perak not to attend swearing-in, but not the DUN+exco. .....

Anonymous said...

for someone who outlast 4 PM & still a force to be reckoned with...

and for a seasoned campaigner like him who has outsmarted & outwitted TAR, THO, TDM & Part Lah... we sure read him wrong.

like him or hate him, at only 68 years, he is still very relavant.

Richard Lee said...

I dun understand why people dun read between the lines and started shooting down LKS without thinking. Since the Sultan has decided, he has no choice but to appear "defiance". Or else what do u think the Chinese in Perak would feel? I support his remarks and subsequent apologies. Smart move. LKS is an old fox la.

myop101 said...

hmmm, i don't know. i prefer LKS to attend as a sign of support for the coalition govt. but even if he is not, i don't think i will cry over it.

anyway, i still need to hear out what is DAP's official stand in relation to this.

as for the religious spectrum, the left hand call it race, the right hand call it religion. it doesn't matter. we should move beyond these two issues as well. PAS already said they will support the rights of all Malaysians as enshrined in the Constitution.

Angry Taxpayer said...

I was, needless to say, quite distraughted when I read Uncle Kit Siang's blog about the boycott...to the extent of writting him and some of the other DAP MPs an email....

Understanding LKS's point of view, I thought it was too much of an unguarded emotional outburst?

But am glad Uncle Kit can be depended on to be humble and decent enough to issue an apology. He definitely has shown that he has more guts than all the UMNO politicians put together...but then again, I would say all the newly elected DAP MPs are a force to be reckon with.

Now, let's look forward and work towards totally annihilating BN from forming the govn next election!!

Hidup BR & Suara Rakyat!!

denzook said...

yeah, AAB and his ex-mentor TDM also says respect constitution from our forefathers, but at the end alter the constitution at will .... talk but with no substance, i oso can lar .........

i like to say that i always disapprove racist and religion based party. their name already spell out work for the own interest, not general good of the country.

Anonymous said...

Hear Hear... Well played master shakespeare...

Kit is always 2 steps ahead...

Anonymous said...

Lulu,
U have been honoured..
See http://joshactually.blogspot.com/2008/03/unsung-heroes-of-election-08.html

ycg said...

I think alot of ppl in this case shoot first before seeking explanation from LKS. Cannot blame them also cos at the moment everyone's emotion is running high. I am also glad that LKS apologised. Let's move on.

Anonymous said...

You bunch of clowns in the DAP are no different from UMNO.

When we, the rakyat finally gave you the mandate, things got to your heads.

We are gonna vote you bunch of power grabbing clowns out in 5 years time.

Fyi, I voted for the DAP for the first time on 8/3. And I WILL NEVER AGAIN DO SO.

Cheats.

Hamzah said...

if DAP is generous to let PAS as MB, I believe it will strengthen DAP ...

I hope to see a capable MB in Perak (tak kisah apa bangsa) and hopefully, a competent PM irregardless of race!

but someone has to make the first step if not how can we hv a Chinese MB in Perak by 2013 :-)

lucia said...

lulu, your post (and susan loone's) were the only 2 out of the prominent, well-known bloggers that make sense, i see. the other bloggers just straight away shoot at LKS and all the commenters of their blogs followed suit, like you said, using profanities. so fed up of their reaction.

it's true what you said about the reason for LKS objection. and i agree with richard lee here too.

since these people are so quick to attack LKS and with profanities (so childish!) now that PKR's syed husin ali had also opposed the exco line-up, then they should also attack him!!!

btw the most laughable, silly comment to me i find in other blogs, and i see in your blog here too - anon 3.57 pm - is that just because of this one incident they said they regreted voting DAP or they will never vote DAP anymore.

charis14 said...

DAP lost a great deal of difficult-to-replace goodwill over LKS/CEC statement, especially among the non-Chinese. Without inter-communal supporting the Barisan Rakyat aspiration, DAP can still succeed but only as a slightly stronger opposition in Perak/Selangor. As such, it is imperative that all decisions be made from the viewpoint of all communities.

Even if the coalition proceeds, be reminded that the support of PKR/PAS is needed. This is where decision-making should take their interest into consideration.

If the new ADUNs are unable to learn the basics of working together & humility, it may be better to spend the next few years learning. In the meantime, hand the state(s) to BN. With postal voting support, they should win a fresh state election.

zorro said...

Lucia, in my posting I did not ask for forgiveness but understanding. I think many of you missed the nuance of the expression "shut the fuck up"in my blog-posting. It has no connotation with the four letter word. It is how you want to interpret it. When used as a verb followed by a pronoun, it can be a profanity to some but an everyday expression to many, much more so amongst friends. In jest even my parish priest once told me to eff-off. He was Irish/french and their lingo is liberally interspersed with these words. The late Fr. Julien was once such and you should hear his hokkien equivalent. but wasn't he such a great and saintly person? I think we should lighten up and let God do the judging and punishing.amen

sp lim said...

As I've commented elsewhere, I don't think the objection was even over the fact that the MB is coming from PAS per se. The objection as I see it and if I read the statement correctly was over the fact that the MB is coming from the smallest party in the coalition in terms of no. of seats won. To agree to that would seem to be a violation of a fundamental democratic principle.

In fact, LKS was even prepared to bend the principle a bit to accommodate the PKR candidate in view of the political realities.

Now the PKR candidate is also protesting I believe over the same principle. Why don't people accuse him of being a racist, bigot, anti Muslim, anti Malay etc.

David BC Tan said...

People need to appreciate that we are seeing political process here. Even BN is having problems with appointments in Perlis, Terengganu, etc. What- politicians not allowed to disagree among themselves? Even we bloggers and commentators disagree over what to agree. We did not vote in demigods who are infallible. Maturity is not staying together, but resolving conflicts among each other, and then continue to stay true to common ideals or vision. I cast my vote for BR. I'm willing to let them work things out as adults should..... but they better remember voters are giving them only 4 years.