The only reason Umno troopers are pushing for the general election is so that they can fleece the leaders for one last time.
The MIC will be reduced to the status of a beggar with outstretched hands just like the PPP shouting, “ayoyo, amma”.
MCA has lost any semblance of credibility since it cannot be Chinese enough because it obeys the dictates of its master, Umno.
Who cares if president Dr Chua Soi Lek says MCA is the only brave party to object to the implementation of hudud?
A non-Muslim party says that in the face of Umno leaders who are Muslims and they just stood by cupping the breeches to ensure their manhood is still intact?
Why? Because they are eunuchs, they can’t feel anything there.
Everywhere we go, people are asking when is the election date? We will let the Umno hoi polloi think they have got the upper hand.
Let them be deluded into believing their own hype.
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak saw thousands of Umno members being transported into the Bukit Jalil National Stadium and he declared he wants the election now.
Umno troopers thirsty for cash
But when he sobered up from being mesmerised by a well-orchestrated attendance and realised that thousands of people attended the Bersih 3.0 gathering, he chickened out.
So again, we wait.
He was, of course, again intoxicated seeing the gathering of his one million youths who came to have a good time – roller-blading, bike-racing or just hip-hoping with the well-paid singers in attendance.
Perhaps the underage boys and girls plus the tourists who came, too, can vote Umno in the next election?
What Najib will never realise is, why are his Umno ground troops clamouring for the election date?
Let me tell you: I am just back from a gruelling two-day ceramah sessions in Terengganu and Kelantan. The interactive response from the rakyat – most notably from the marginalised Malays in the rural heartlands – is sending shivers down the spines of Umno leaders.
In Terengganu, the Umno chief distributed RM5,000 to each operations room to have them all made-up and powdered.
Much money has been spent on the election paraphernalia – bamboo poles for the flags, T-shirts and caps for the Umno troops, vests and so on.
But, more importantly, the Umno troops are growing impatient asking when is the real money coming?
Many have placed orders for that motorbike they dreamed of owning. They can’t wait to race across the padi fields in Sungai Panjang, Sungai Besar and Sekinchan.
You see, for the Umno troops, the general election is a real festive time to earn big bucks.
They want to fleece the Umno leaders for the last time before Umno loses the next polls.
The writer is a former Umno state assemblyman but joined DAP earlier this year. He is a FMT columnist.