“Un-sangka-rable”- Nurul Izzah DS Anwar


“Un-sangka-rable”. A word that I also used before, but never thought coming from a political point of view. However, reading YB Nurul Izzah’s piece in Sinar Harian, reminded me of some good old times.

Her piece is as follows:

Kejutan hanya untuk yang tidak tidak menjangka sesuatu akan berlaku di luar dugaan dan dalam politik, tidak ada mustahil. Segala yang mungkin pasti berlaku dan yang hanya ‘mengejutkan’ rakyat adalah ‘waktu’ dipilih untuk sesuatu berlaku, menyebabkan ada tersalah sangka dan tersilap jangka.

Tetapi untuk ahli politik, adalah lumrah bersedia untuk semua kemungkinan, termasuk apa yang dipopularkan suatu ketika dahulu – dengan perkataan dibahasa Inggeriskan iaitu perkara yang ‘un-sangka-rable’.

Siapa sangka setelah hampir empat tahun berlalu sejak 2008 perkara yang ‘un-sangka-rable’ berlaku, iaitu ‘tsunami politik’ yang menghakis kekebalan majoriti dua pertiga BN di Parlimen, kembalinya lima negeri termasuk Wilayah Persekutuan ke tangan rakyat dan kemenangan Pilihan Raya Kecil Permatang Pauh yang memungkinkan pelantikan Ketua Pembangkang baru?

Siapa sangka akibat hasil ‘tsunami politik’ pilihan raya ke-12 mencetuskan tindak balas BN yang berbilang serampang penuh konspirasi – pelantikan perdana menteri baru, episod fitnah dua dengan tuduhan salah laku terhadap Anwar Ibrahim dan rampasan kuasa negeri Perak?

Siapa sangka suara rakyat Bersih 2.0 pada 9 Julai 2011, walaupun ditentang dengan kuku besi, telah mencipta lembaran baru kuasa rakyat di mana Jawatankuasa Terpilih Parlimen Reformasi Pilihan raya terbentuk dan satu rang undang-undang Perhimpunan Awam secara segera dan terburu-buru diluluskan?

Siapa sangka gagasan Pakatan Rakyat yang perjuang berbagai isu dengan mengeluarkan pelbagai dasar demi rakyat akan ditiru perdana menteri seperti saranan Reformasi Politik dan Pemulihan Demokrasi, termasuk – Penghapusan Deklarasi Darurat, ISA, Auku, PPPA – dan belanjawan alternatif 2012?

Siapa sangka isu ‘barang naik’ yang telah sekian lama didukung Pakatan Rakyat telah memaksa BN melahirkan berbagai skim kaya akronim seperti KRIM, PRIMA dan BRIM yang dengan jelas – mengaku kebenaran analisa Pakatan Rakyat bahawa rakyat bertambah miskin akibat dasar-dasar ekonomi BN yang anti-rakyat seperti penswastaan berat sebelah, ketirisan wang keluar negara sebanyak RM1 trilion, kegagalan implementasi DEB, korupsi di peringkat tertinggi dan monopoli perniagaan?

Siapa sangka pihak berkuasa terpaksa mengaku apa yang sekian lama disebutkan oleh Pakatan Rakyat bahawa takrif pendapatan isi rumah miskin yang digunakan BN, iaitu RM800 sebulan terlalu rendah dan salah?

Siapa sangka ‘Tawaran Jingga’ yang berpaksikan empat tawaran utama bagi ‘Bersihkan Malaysia’ – Pelaksanaan Federalisme Tulen untuk kembalikan kuasa dan hak kepada semua negeri, Reformasi Felda demi kesejahteraan peneroka, Memperkasakan Perkhidmatan Awam sebagai penggerak pembangunan negara dan Polisi Anti-Monopoli untuk kurangkan kos sara hidup rakyat akan menggegarkan Putrajaya?

Siapa sangka susulan 9 Januari 2012 bawa kepada rayuan Peguam Negara untuk mengetepikan penghakiman yang mendapati Anwar tidak bersalah dalam kes Fitnah 2 diteruskan – manakala rayuan melibatkan Razak Baginda dalam perbicaraan pembunuhan Altantuya tidak dibuat – hanya membuktikan laungan awal oleh perdana menteri tentang kebebasan institusi kehakiman tidak benar?

Siapa sangka di negeri lahirnya Umno yang dikatakan parti nasionalis beradab dan beradat telah berlaku peristiwa baling batu rosakkan kereta ketua pembangkang hanya meyakinkan kita memang benar budaya ‘baling batu sorok tangan’ adalah teras perwatakan Umno yang semakin berasa terancam dengan tuntutan reformasi rakyat?

Siapa sangka dua pemimpin parti MCA dan DAP berbahasa Tionghoa berani berdebat secara langsung di kaca TV, sebaliknya seorang pemimpin parti Melayu terbesar yang pernah berucap tidak pernah ‘gentar’ dengan sesiapa pula mengelak berdebat dengan ketua pembangkang?

Siapa sangka tawaran alternatif Pakatan Rakyat kepada rakyat yang menduduki flat kos rendah diberikan pilihan melalui skim Pembiayaan dua peratus seperti NFC atau konsep Sewa Hingga Milik Tanpa Faedah berbanding tawaran kerajaan dengan pinjaman dari sumber KWSP dengan kadar 6.5 peratus langsung tidak diendahkan oleh menteri?

Siapa sangka Pakatan Rakyat yang sudah teruji dengan liku-liku perjuangannya, sudah membuktikan kemampuan merangka dasar dan dengan izin Maha Esa, sudah bersedia memerintah di Kerajaan Pusat jika dipilih rakyat, akan diberikan laluan mudah oleh Umno?

Jadi, janganlah kita putus harap, terus istiqamah bersih nama Malaysia dan bebaskan minda serta jiwa kerana apa yang kehidupan dan politik ajar kita adalah – semua itu mungkin walaupun ‘un-sangka-rable’.

Yes, there are things that have happened beyond our thoughts at certain point of time. Be it planned or unplanned, things have, are, and will happen as a cause or effect from even a single small action.

For example, who would ever thought that near to be a Prime Minister, now still running and attempting to be one? Who would ever thought, like a father-son relationship once, now gone as if it never happens. Just watch this.. if one can remember…

I’ve been wondering, IF DS Anwar is the current Prime Minister after taking office from Tun Mahathir as UMNO President, will he face sodomy allegations? Who will chant “Al-Juburi” if DS Anwar still with UMNO and Barisan Nasional? Will PKR and Pakatan Rakyat ever exist IF DS Anwar is the Prime Minister after Tun Dr Mahathir?… Un-sangka-rable…

Back to the article written, what have been pointed out by YB Nurul Izzah can be interesting as a point of view. Being a Pakatan Rakyat member, what have been pointed out sounded and make look like it is the work of Pakatan Rakyat, not the people / rakyat that caused some of the changes, and as if Barisan Nasional has never taken any action to make things better.

Taking consideration of how people usually react nowadays, it is more difficult to tell what Barisan Nasional has done well, without being telling it out loud. Who have thought, that Barisan Nasional is now in a position that to tell is wrong, and not to tell is also wrong?

Who have thought, doing good is now not considered as job well done, but is an expected job to be done and considered as responsibilities? And pretty much, I am not saying in political point of view, but our lifestyle, our actions in day to day living and breathing.

For an instance, when a traffic jam occurs, those who are trapped may not appreciate the police traffic on duty trying to make things smooth from all directions, under impression – “hey, it is your job. Not us to appreciate it”. However, non-appearance during those time will make PDRM not doing their job. Appreciation? Zero.

Another example is, your task and job done in the office. I am pretty sure that during year end, and while doing appraisal, most of us will try to list down all the good job done, and feeling deserved to be appreciated, promoted and getting big bonus. I bet, not many have the guts to list down and admit own weaknesses in the appraisal, and will fight tooth and nail to show it is not their fault for any short comings. When all is done, many will feel unsatisfied and unjustified for the reward they get. But hey, taking the same approach, you have been paid to do things, and you should be thanking you are not out your job for the mistakes done. You are expected to deliver for each single penny paid to you. Un-sangka-rable?

Last example that I can think of for now is… your task as parent to your child, or responsibilities to your parents. How do you handle and expect in return? How “un-sangka-rable” that some of us are being so selfish and ignorant of own responsibilities as oneself, husband/wife, father/mother, children? From being a parent point of view, have you ever think that children/youngsters nowadays can say in your face that you failed to educate them well when you try to make things right? Un-sangka-rable?

Most things happen for some reason, that only God knows why. It may be the most “un-sangka-rable” thing that can happen (like who ever wonder few years back that some of us so damn attached to  facebook and twitter, as if without it you are weirdo), part of the causes for things to happen is our own self.

So, if un-sangka-rable things happening in front of your eye, especially chaotic times.. look and ask yourself.. what have you done in order to make things “sangka-rable” and avoid the bad “un-sangka-rable”?

Question on the street: How “un-sangka-rable” you can be?

One thought on ““Un-sangka-rable”- Nurul Izzah DS Anwar

  1. i agree… things are better without Pakatan Rakyat… even if we don’t have them, Malaysian economy still continue to grow at more than 5pc… with Pakatan Rakyat at helm, i believe chaos is in order and will halt our economic growth… racial riots will happen as injustice to the Malay people will be the norm and will tilt the social balance… housing become more expensive in urban areas where PR strategy is to make housing for Malays un-purchasable… wealth will erode towards the few leaders in PR… we are seeing it now… the gross mismanagement of State led Pakatan… Bayan Mutiara, Penang… earth digging furore in Selangor… water issues becoming a problem in years to come… all reflect the mindset of rotten politicians of Pakatan Rakyat…

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