First of all, it is not my attention to be considered as anti-KJ or anti-Khairy as I prefer to stand on neutral ground. The original title is supposed to be “What’s up Doc?”, which touches the idea of this posting – naming and mocking others. Perhaps this should be any anti-KJ’s or anti-Khairy piece, be it from Piggy Singh, Mantra or any other anti-KJ that I know of, but what I’m trying to write here is in way larger scope – not just Khairy or KJ, but involves people surrounds him and some portion of blog commentators.
“Padedoh” and “Kluk Klek” are the slogans for campaigns which supposed to be one of the factors for BN to win in GE and recent by-election in KT. Unfortunately, both campaigns were directed towards PAS and both BN lose big time. I do not remember how does this name mocking started within BN camp in recent years. In such previous campaigns, I can recall such name mocking and harsh words were to come from the opposition, but since when BN falls to the same level, which in the same time, PAS rise to BN’s former level – by not name mocking the other party? How does this behaviour started in BN generally and UMNO specifically? Since when mocking “virus” become a culture of BN and UMNO?
I remember of commenting this in Doc Sid’s postings whereby I said:
“It seems this ‘name’ issue has been far too long and by far “insults” the intelligence of readers.
It is undeniably true, by using “Doc” kind of degrading the real doctors, but do bear in mind, some of you are using names that might represents at least yourself and some well known person.
I’m not siding anyone, yet I’m giivng this comment for all of us to think. Two main character that I would like us to see and analyse:
Doc Sid – by far thru his “about” column has proven that he isn’t a doc YET, but maybe someday he will. Maybe, in this very article shows some flaws, but I see some rather attack the individual who wrote it than attacking the issue being brought up. If he isn’t doing well in this article, I suppose other readers should present more credible arguments rather than finding faults.
As for Wenger J Khairy – do you realise that you are carrying Arsene Wenger’s name yet some argument brought by you are not showing you are worth to use “Wenger”? Arsene Wenger doesn’t do what you did – laughing at people and provoking in a very unprofessional way. He doesn’t laugh at what other people are doing publicly.
I just touched on “Wenger”, not at Khairy yet, as I believe by your act, you can bring more harm than good to Khairy if you cannot give good arguments.
Perhaps, the Mr Ketam here isn’t very “ketam” as I believe Ketam/ crab cannot talk in human language. And Piggy Singh isn’t “haram” as he is a muslim.
Sorry Doc, I believe arguments should be more on the issue rather than attacking the person directly. By attacking the person directly do show me something (which I want to share my view) – the attacker is lack of idea of good arguments.
If do, please provide for us to ponder and have a better view on the issue. And of course, supported with logical argument.”
Now, the patern here is name mocking by blogger to a blogger and the political campaign slogan also name mocking. In blogs, some mocks other people’s name or pseudonym. For political campaign, mocking other political party. Is this good for development? Is this going to be our lifestyle? If then, where’s our “adab ketimuran” which is known for “sopan santun” and “budi bahasa”?
For quite some time ago, PAS labelled UMNO as “kafir”, which, I don’t agree. And yet, based on the same principle, I don’t agree with UMNO mocking PAS by the campaign slogan “Padedoh” and “Kluk Klek”. Is this the idea from someone who graduated from Oxford? If do, I guess after this, if this kind of value and attitude being shown, might better we send our children to somewhere else where they also can learn manners.
- SIL actually helped the BN cause by meeting up with many different voters and coming up with Pas Kluk Klek campaign slogan. You can see more pictures of him at Bro Jinggo’s Pro Khairy website. I’m sure you know the directions there.
- There is 0 basis for blaming SIL. SIL was not in charge, Dato’ Seri Najib was in charge, and he worked his socks off. He literally camped there and oversaw a strong effort to defend this seat. He also invented a ‘lucky draw’ system to award Government contracts – a first in the world,showcasing once again the Malaysia Bodoh, oh sorry Malaysia Boleh attitude.
Even in this two points, I found contradiction which I voiced in this very article:
Hmm..wow, you do indulge me the least with your point of views..so, “SIL actually helped the BN cause by meeting up with many different voters and coming up with Pas Kluk Klek campaign slogan”, and then you said “There is 0 basis for blaming SIL. SIL was not in charge, Dato’ Seri Najib was in charge, and he worked his socks off.”
All blame to Najib, is it? I wonder, if Najib is in charge, how does the SIL came out with title slogan, trying to mock PAS in KT? Najib cannot control SIL because he isn’t member of the family? Do remember, Wan Farid nomination was said to be BN’s decision, which means Pak Lah also involved. So, AGAIN, just Najib?
I see the patern when things went wrong. The same went when Malaysia went bad in football scene. When it was a victorious, it’s credited to KJ. When things gone wrong, for football it was Sultan Pahang’s fault.
Your postings previously hailed KJ as a great factor for BN to win in KT. So, with this just one posting, all are erased and blame to be put on Najib?
Hidup KJ, Blame Najib? Is that it?
I also can conclude that, in this very event, Najib is to be blamed for not firm in controlling Khairy. If so, I guess, when Najib is to be next PM, he can remove KJ from being a member of his management team. Is this the wish made by KJ supporters?
On the other hand, Sukj has written a piece that acknowledging the sickness in UMNO has benefited PAS in the KT by-election. If I may ask, what sickness and caused by whom? Signals and messages have been sent, and yet some tend not to see it clearly. Well, as commented in Padedoh, I see the patern of denial when things went wrong and tendency to blame others is high. I guess, sarcastically I can say that maybe this is one of the tricks and trades learnt from Oxford! (ODS Note: I also have some friends graduating from Oxford, yet their act is totally differs from KJ, and that’s why I say “sarcastically” so that some who does not understand or pretend not to understand use it as a punchline).
All in all, I hope the “virus” of mocking which clearly shows the mockers are out of idea, will not be a culture in our society.
Questions on the street – is UMNO still relevant?
Words on the street – Mockers are out of idea and thus by far, can’t deal with constructive positive ideas.