Mari pakat kelik ngundi PAS!

Although I was born in Kuala Lumpur, I spent most my childhood growing up in Pasir Mas and Machang in Kelantan. My mom and my grandma especially, was a staunch supporter of UMNO and BN themselves. Naturally I was brought up to believe that UMNO/BN is good and the opposition PAS/Semangat 46/PKR or whatever is bad. Not to mention the fact that the government controlled media had been brainwashing us young ones with BN propaganda ever since I can remember. When Kelantan fell to PAS for the first time in 1990 I thought that's it, we're screwed. There goes our free text books, scholarships and no more development for this state. Funnily enough, nothing of the sort happened though. We still get our free text books. I still get my scholarship when I got into boarding school and the state did progress over the years although not as much as other states especially on the west coast.

As I grow up and crossed over from adolescent into adulthood, I didn't care much about politics. I didn't bother to register myself as a voter cause I thought BN was going to win and continue to rule the country anyway. Nevertheless I still see myself as pro-government and pro-UMNO and view the opposition with much suspicion. That of course thanks to the pro-government mass media.

But it all changed last year at around the time the PM announced his marriage to his current wife. I was curious to know about Jean Danker so I googled up her name and I stumbled upon this revealing article on Malaysia written buy a man named RPK. Now I RPK didn't actually paint a rosy picture about the PM or his future wife. I was curious why he doesn't like our PM so much and what the PM did to deserve such treatment. So I went to the Malaysia website and started reading every article posted there from the beginning to the end. On that fateful day my political believes changed almost overnight.

Unlike other politically aligned media, Malaysia Today provides a fair and impartial views to both sides, the government and the opposition. Although I must admit they did a lot more government bashing these days, the opposition is also not spared. True to it's tag line, Malaysia Today is the undisputed, credible source of independent news for the country. If you're a foreigner and you'd like to know the real deal about Malaysia, don't go to the popular news website like The Star or NST, come to Malaysia instead. There you'll be fed with a censored,pro-government and toned down version of all events and happenings in the country. Malaysia meanwhile provides uncensored, no holds barred and the real news of what's happening in Malaysia today.

Take the recent rally held by Bersih (Coalition for Clean and Fair Election) for example. I read with disgust what the mainstream media wrote (or lack of) about the event. They played down the event like almost nothing happened. Only 1000 people came out to the streets? Who're they kidding? If you just do a little bit of googling on the Internet you can see the numbers should easily surpass the 40000-45000 marks from the pictures shown by the alternative media or the foreign press. It's no secret that these papers are controlled by BN component parties like UMNO and MCA but they have just destroyed any tract of credibility and professionalism left by choosing not to publish what really happened on that historic day. I used to be a regular NST reader and I read The Star from time to time but since the Bersih fiasco, I stopped buying or reading those papers altogether. Let's not kid ourselves. There's no such thing as press freedom in this country.

Why I won't vote for BN.

Politics is a very dirty world. Be it the government or the opposition you must get your hands dirty the moment you stepped into politics. It is just from my point of view, the BN-led government is much more corrupt and dirty than the opposition because they holds the power. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Now I didn't make that up, I read it from somewhere. That's why we need the opposition for the sake of democracy. If we don't have any opposition than the ruling party can do whatever they want. They can bulldoze a bill through parliament, appoint any judge in their favor, arrest and lock up anybody who speaks out they mind or dare to let out the truth. Heck even if the wish to sell off the country to Singapore they also can because who's going to stop them? We need the opposition to provide some checks and balance in the running of the country.

Another reason why I wont vote for BN is because of their extremely arrogant leaders. Take Nazri Aziz for example. During the beginning of the Lingam video clip controversy he casually boasted that you don't need to go to the streets to protest against the government. If you don't like the present government, vote them out in the next general election. Trust me Mr. Minister guy, that's exactly what I and like-minded people will do in this upcoming election. I can name a few other equally arrogant and foul-mouthed ministers and BN leaders like ZAM, Tengku Adnan, Ali Rustam, Mohamad Taib, Samy Vellu, and KJ for example. KJ even has a special name for us bloggers, monkeys. Well I've got news for you dude, these monkeys are the ones who will take over the country's leadership in the future. We hold the power to decide who runs the country next and unlike many of our ignorant, brainwashed forefathers and people in rural areas, we got our news from the Internet. Unlike them, we're immune from the BN government propaganda that have been etched in our forefathers head for generations. I believe in the some not too distant future from now, when the Internet reaches out every corner of the country and every facet of society, people will stop reading, watching and listening to BN controlled mass media. Then, people will know the corrupt practices of their beloved BN leaders, scandals, lies, cover-ups, mass accumulation of wealth from the tax-payers money, everything the rakyat is blissfully ignorant about now would surface and then the truth would prevail. If only my folks in Gua Musang, Lipis, Chemor, Mukah, Tebedu or Beaufort, in short everybody in rural areas of the country has access to Malaysia, I won't be surprised if the BN government is toppled in the next general election.

Time to change

All my life I have been a BN/UMNO supporter and deep inside I still do, It's just that for now I have absolutely no faith on the current administration. I greatly admire what Tun Dr. Mahathir did for the country and although his not a saint, you have to admit that he's a visionary and he knows which direction to guide the country to in the best interest of the people. At least he doesn't flip-flop with his decisions or let his son in law runs the country for him. I still can't recall what the current PM did for the country for the past 4 years. Turn Malaysia into an economic powerhouse in the region? Nah, Mahathir did that. Lead the OIC and NAM? That's Mahathir's legacy too. Envisioned Malaysia as a developed country in 2020? Wait, that's Mahathir's doings too. What I can recall is the PM wasting billions of ringgit of the people's money on some obscure boat-race, hike up the fuel's price and toll rates, bow down to the Singaporeans, go for holidays in his private jet bought with people's money, send one damn lucky tourist into space on some more people's money and introduce his very own brand of Islam which nobody understands. Let's not go into the part where he sleeps during meetings and functions, I mean whoever does that? He's the butt of jokes of other countries for goodness' sake!

So guys if you think the country is in good and capable hands, the economy is burgeoning and well and you can walk on the streets without fear for your safety, think again. Take a moment to see what's really happening in this country at Malaysia It is not as rosy as what the BN-controlled mass-media painted in their newspapers, radio and TV stations. I don't exactly follow what RPK wrote like a gospel but this guy don't just go posting any cock and bull stories on his site. He's got pages and pages of rock-solid proof to boot. If only half of what he wrote is true than the country is going to the dogs. Imagine the country's top policeman is a crook, in cahoots with underworld crime lords. I shudder to think if all of them are true.

This coming election I'll be voting for the first time ever and I assure I won't be voting for any party with a scale as their symbol. Now is the time to show those arrogant BN leaders that we the people who holds the power to decide who runs the country. They say the opposition is not capable of running the country but we'll never know until we tried right? Although I think it's almost impossible to have a new non-BN government this time, at least we can give BN the beating of their life. I'm calling all my friends, fellow Kelantanese working outside the state, KL, Selangor, Johore, Penang, wherever, let us go home and vote BN out. Mari kita pakat kelik dan ngundi PAS! (come home and vote for PAS!). If some BN or UMNO people approach you offering means of transportation to go home, just take them! Just remember on polling day let us vote for any party other than BN. Let's give those Pemuda Umno clowns a taste of their own medicine. They think we're stupid or something? In 2004 we have BN members doing door to door visits giving folks clothes, kain pelikat and stuff sometimes with money folded up nicely inside, sometimes not. You know what my folks back home did? They don't mind receiving the clothes and the money, after all they're just donations right? But on election day they'll still vote for PAS and have a nice big laugh at those BN losers.

We people of Kelantan don't care so much about your so-called development and progress. We're content with what we already have and are more concerned with the life hereafter. I don't want my beloved Pasir Mas to turn into some faceless bustling urban setting like PJ or JB. I want my beloved Pasir Mas to retain it's charming idyllic ambiance, no skyscrapers, no traffic jam, very little crime, everything is laid back and relaxed where people and neighbors still cares and look after each other. Pade doh AAB, KJ, Najib and their cronies hijacking the country's wealth and lying to the people. Let's give the opposition a chance. We have nothing to loose and so much to gain. They say the PAS government didn't create enough jobs for it's people that's why thousands move to big cities like KL, JB and Penang to make a living. I say have you counted the number of people who hail from Kedah, Perak, Pahang, Melaka and Sabah who did the same? It's quite normal for people to flock to urban areas like KL, JB and Penang to look for better job opportunities. Just like in Indonesia where people flock to Jakarta, New Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta in India and Hong Kong and Shang Hai in China.

During the last by-election in Pasir Mas, BN literally promised the world for the people. They promised to build an overhead bridge on the main street, widen the streets and the drains, in short everything nice that my folks would like to hear. After they've won Pasir Mas what have they done for the district so far? Nothing, zilch, none, nada. I'm sure a lot more constitutions suffered the same fate out there. Is this the kind of people we want to be our leaders?

We bloggers are not all anti-government or pro-opposition. We represent the new generation of open-minded and learned young Malaysian who speaks out our mind because we care for the country and would like to correct what's wrong it. Gone were the days where they can spoon-fed us with propagandas through the print or electronic media. Today's youth have unrestricted access to free and independent news and information from all over the world. We are not opposed to progress and development but we are against any form of oppressive government who thinks they can control and shape our minds with force or threats. We're against corrupt and dishonest leaders and we certainly have a very low tolerance for bullshit. I think ZAM and KJ have really underestimated the power and roles played by bloggers like you and me. They've certainly messed up big time in the PR department by stereo-typing, generalizing and name-calling bloggers. If you scour around the Malaysian blog scene today you'll find more anti-establishment bloggers than pro-government ones. They should have worked to win our hearts but instead they choose to chastise and ridicule our frank and honest views. Yesterday the pen is mightier than the sword, today the keyboard can do much more damage than the sharpest razor blade could afflict. The future lies in our hand and let's us say exactly what we had in mind by going out in forces to vote for a change in this coming election.

Our Indians friends are angry, our Chinese friends are worried but many of us Malays are content and complacent lot. Let us vote for a change, for God, King and country.


  1. I certainly do agree with what you just posted. I agree with it whoel heartedly 100 +1%. I believe the time is now. I must say that there is something called THE LAW OF ATTRACTION that exist. Instead of propagading and/or in sowing the seeds of hatred against the present government (caretaker BN government), just generate all energy and visualise and focus on whatever good or party, person or organisation that will bring about CHANGE to the COUNTRY that you once were proud to call home. The time is now. Lets take the polling day seriously and do our part for the future generations.

  2. That was a nicely written article and I support what you said 100% as well.

  3. jom kelik sokong brehim ali.. hidup PAS!

  4. bukan nak pandang rendah keupayaan pak cik dan mak cik di kampung2, tapi aku rasa tulisan yang sebagus ini lebih berkesan dan mudah difahami jika ditulis dalam Bahasa Malaysia (Melayu). maksud aku, apabila orang muda di bandar pakat kelik ngundi jangan lupa bawa oleh-oleh berupa tulisan sebegini untuk santapan minda saudara-mara di kampung. maka lebih afdhal kalau dalam bahasa yang mudah mereka fahami.

    apapun, tulisan ini memang baguzzz! -P

  5. Gu,

    Kawe sokong hok demo tulih. Gi kita pakat ghama-ghama kelik ngundi. Kita kena kelik awal sikit. Ngepen oghe kapung suruh tolak BN. Kalu kat KL ni kawe rasa sumo pehe doh bak po kena tolak BN, tapi kat kapung mok cik pok cik tak berapa nak tolak BN sebab seleso ngan BN walaupun anok-anok di KL tok leh kelik sokmo supo dulu-dulu sebab minyak naik!!!

  6. Afif,

    You could not write it any better. Well written! I shall post this to my friends...keep on writing!

  7. "Yesterday the pen is still mightier than the sword, today the keyboard can do much more damage than the sharpest razor blade."

    i love this quote..

  8. Thanks for the feedback people. Just doing my part as a concerned citizen.

    Arifabdull: BM dulu teruk dapat 5 jer takut org kampung tak paham pulak :)

  9. assalamualaikum...peace be upon u...i wonder, why u said that politics is dirty..??we deal with politics everyday whether we realize it or for this case, i dont think u realized the idea of politics is...hopefully u'll understand the basic meaning of politics yourself... in my opinion, politics is not dirty as u might think, it is the people who caused it to be dirty..beside, in talking about islam..politics or siasah is a branch of islam..em....carefull with your words,...good presentation anyway..keep it up

  10. Sunggoh la wey....
    Gi kito pakat kelik belkor lakor...
    Pakat ngundi PAS....
    Toksoh dok chara ko menate BN...
    Puok puok BN hok bengong bengong belako....
    Dio ingat ore kelate gilo mace dio...
    Ouk aloh.. dia buat kepeng TAHUN MERAWAT KELATE...
    Bakpo tok buat kepeng MERAWAT ore BN & UMNO......
    Ore BN & UMNO banyok hok nyakit mace dok kat dale GOAT di MELAKO..
    Pakat tok caro ko HALAL & HARAM...
    Hok HARAM demo tu lagi suko la wey nok royak bui.. Tu la orae UMNO.. Kalu nok tahu gak, adik kakok wey...
    RAsuah O.K
    Tipu O.K
    Amik harto perdok orae O.K
    Jeluah atah bowoh O.K
    Korek, Korek, Korek, Korek, O.K
    Tu hok puok puok dia sajo la tu wey nok royak bui adik kakok...
    Kito jangae Undi UMNO & BN biar nyo mampuh bahe tanoh....

  11. Aku pernah jumpa sorang ketua pemuda UMNO kat satu area di KL yang berasal dari Kelantan. Dia kata masa pilihanraya dia memang buat duit sebab dapat free dari HQ sampaikan dapat settle semua hutang yang dia kumpul dlm masa lima tahun. Yang best dia mengaku sehari sebelum hari mengundi dia akan balik Kelantan naik flight (claim duit UMNO) dan balik kampung pangkah PAS! Crazy but that's the truth. Orang melayu Kelantan bukan bodoh macam kebanyakan orang melayu kat negeri lain. Salut!

  12. assalamualaikum.. peace upon you..
    nice article/blog. simple but full of information. i very2 agree about you opinion with BN/umno becoz they had a lot of agenda when win at kelantan. Hope all kelantanese not support umno/bn at pru 12. Jangan biarkan kelantan jatuh ke tangan umno sebab sekarang ni hanya satu tu jer negeri yang telah melakukan banyak perubahan, walaupun sedikit(sebab dana kurang, semuanya disekat untuk kerajaan pas, tetapi walaupun dana x masuk masih ada juga kemajuan)Kalau undi umno mesti dapat duit. Tetapi kalau kita undi kerajaan yang salah kita juga turut besubahat. Jadi Fikirkanlan semua. Soldier Of ALLAH.

  13. yes RPK's been around, glad u read his articles and hv a clearer pic of what's going on in our country. If anything we should always make it a point to listen to BOTH sides of the story. The fact tht the media is controlled by one side is blatant unfairness already - anybody who has a brain should be able to see this - it's simple logic that something's not right somewhere. :)

    Politics are not dirty, only the politicians. There's a saying: "Politicians are like diapers, you need to change them often, otherwise they'll be full of shit"