It is said that weddings and funerals have many things in common. They are emotional events that bring people together and they also bring the best and the worst out of people. However, I would like to add that elections, be it the general election, the state election or a by-election have many things in common with weddings and funerals. The just concluded Sarawak state election have just proven to us that it is an emotional event and it bring the best and the worst out of people.
When the result was announced, people were overwhelmed with emotions and they took it to the social media. The good ones congratulate the opponent party for the win and strive to work harder next time to recapture the lost seat. At the same time, we also see the worst out of people, especially those from the Pakatan Whatever Rakyat or Harapan side.
The culture of hate politics is not new in Pakatan’s culture and they are not short of “idols” for their followers to emulate. Just from Hew Kuan Yaw and DAP’s MP for Tanjong, Ng Wei Aik, one can hear and learn a great deal on how to curse, swear, do name calling and behave like a gangster. In between, there is a candidate who told off his grandmother publicly and accused that she had been bought with money from BN. Then, add in “not your father’s land” and “lut you” and “microphone throwing” by the top leaders, the picture is complete. The basic dignity, respect and moral code of conduct of a human being are alien to them.
As such, with leaders like that, it is not surprised that one female supporter express the wish to fuck Sarawakians while another called Sarawakians “sohai” (a Contonese word loosely translated as stupid cunt) for supporting Barisan Nasional. There are scores of others who uses the “cheap” word on Sarawakians because it is being falsely indoctrinated in them that BN bought the votes. There are others who wishes Sarawakians forever remain undeveloped with the word “live in jungle” repeated over and over again. I lost count of other curse, swear and name calling being deployed by these rude and disrespectful supporters.
Many years ago, I’ve written that if you did not vote for DAP and its allies, Hew Kuan Yaw will curse you “pok kai ham ka chan” (damn your whole family to death) and call you names. I do not know if Hew Kuan Yaw damned any Sarawakian’s family to death with DAP’s loss of 5 seats and failure to keep the urban votes but I won't be surprised if he do that. So, congratulations to Sarawakians for making the right choice of voting for BN but I pity that you’ve got to beware because there are lunatics out there who want to F you.
To fellow voters in other states, especially in Peninsula Malaysia, maybe you won’t just be fucked for voting for BN in the election....it can be more ! Ubah? Let’s think twice.