Wednesday, March 19, 2008

No winds of Change in the Land beneath the Winds (5)


Already, there are rumors of elected representatives offering to cross over to Keadilan. Whether this takes place or not is really immaterial. Sabah politicians are typified by the likes of Bung Mokhtar – overfed and undereducated, insatiably greedy and incorrigibly corrupted...



No winds of Change in the Land beneath the winds (5)

“Bagus bah sekarang….UMNO akan salurkan lebih banyak wang untuk Sabah.”

“Saya mau undi pembangkang tapi saya kena bagi 30 ringgit bah…”

“Itu DAP tidak mau DEB di Penang.”

“Sekarang BN akan balas Sabah dengan lebih banyak pembangunan and menteri kabinet”

Working in Sabah is really a test of one’s patience. Being uneducated is one thing, being voluntarily ignorant is another.

If I get stupid statements from the ignorant and impoverished rural folks, it is only to be expected and I can fully understand their predicament.

It is totally the opposite however if I get stupid answers and retarded statements from the educated Sabahans in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. I can never understand how a Sabahans think, if they at all. I will never be able to step into their shoes and walk a mile in them cos their BN leaders who have done so have robbed them off their shoes. I am unable to see the world as a Sabahan does.

To many Sabahans, the land of Sabah is their be all, end all – their destiny from the cradle to the grave.

They look upon Sabah as though Sabah is all there is. They think Sabah, talk Sabah, and sleep Sabah. When they vote, they vote for anything Sabah, like Parti Bersatu Sabah, Sabah Progressive Party and Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah. Anything with a Peninsular origin will be rejected, anything except UMNO of course, and who knows for what reasons Sabahans look only towards UMNO for leadership and direction.



Most Sabahans thought that their blind loyalty to UMNO in the recent elections would be rewarded accordingly – more development funds, more cabinet representation, more Sabah in everything and anything. There was great anticipation to the day of announcing the new Malaysian cabinet. Well, the day has come and gone.

Once again, they have been let down by UMNO. Their ‘representation’ in the new Malaysian cabinet has remained status quo. It’s the same few lame Sabah faces - Bernard Dompok (PM’s Department), Shafie Apdal (Culture, Heritage) and Maximus Ongkili (Science, Technology and Innovation).

Already, there are rumors of elected representatives offering to cross over to Keadilan. Whether this takes place or not is really immaterial. Sabah politicians are typified by the likes of Bung Mokhtar – overfed and undereducated, insatiably greedy and incorrigibly corrupted.

Money and power will change these politicians’ loyalty, but what about the common man on the street?

Sadly, the fact remains, Sabahans will still lap up every word that comes from the mouth of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Put Najib or Hishammudin or Khairy Jamaludin or even a rotten potato as PM and Sabahans will still support him.

They will never learn from their mistakes. Like a stupid girl, they will forever be looking out for the jerk that cheated her wealth and dignity yet continue to believe that the jerk is sincere and true.


1 comment:

CK Tan said...

"Working in Sabah is really a test of one’s patience"

haha.... and being born in Sabah sometimes can kill me, with all this ignorance and sheer stupidity you mentioned above.