Disillusioned by political parties


By Simon Cringe

Disillusionment. That was my motivation in writing the earlier article. Whoever takes over the government will not make any difference.

The cost of living is already way too high. Go ask a mamak shop to reduce his teh tarik price; see if they listen. Point being the cost of living will not drop simply because there’s a new prime minister in Putrajaya.

Surprisingly, judging from the comments in my previous ramblings; many misunderstood my point. Including my old sparring partner Ah Beng who used to fawn for attention from Fa Abdul though he was more attracted to Scott Ng, it seems.

Let me clear it up for you.

PKR and PPBM are cut from the same cloth. You know what cloth I’m talking about. Do you honestly believe they can change their game once they come into power? Can a leopard change its spots?

Or has their sweet words melted your heart and you are now and forever hopelessly love-stricken and you swoon at their every word?

Who started this privatisation of government-linked companies, thereby exposing it to corruption? Remember MAS? No takers?

Amanah is a splinter of PAS. No, not the Splinter in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. So, we shall back hudud then? Can we have a show of hands? Oops … no hands … chopped off.

That leaves DAP, which is perceived as a race-based party. And “below market price” – which is a good thing, isn’t it?

Don’t be naïve, readers.

This is not about us, the rakyat. It has always been about them.

You actually believe in the deepest recesses of your heart that they care about your bunion and wart?

As one commenter aptly put, my writing style befits a discourse in a mamak shop. Right on the money, pal. The silent majority are not articulate like you. We have our “discourses” in mamak shops over a teh tarik.

Remember that Uncle from Penang who got caught in a video being a broker or something or other? He was in a coffee shop, too.

I want a government that cares for my bunions and warts.

What do you want?

*Simon Cringe is an FMT reader.

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Read earlier letter by Simon Cringe:

The Opposition doesn’t stand a chance in hell