Dato Seri Utama Dr Haji Rais bin Yatim, is a well known man. Nobody can complete his day without watching him on TV screen, and that is his ultimate.
I seldom miss watching him on screen while enjoying attending live concerts and giving away prizes to beautiful artists at Angkasapuri. I know he enjoys his job very much.
I wish to have a job like his but I know it is just a wild day dream for me.
He is well known for burning his bridge in 1987 after believing that Mahathir could be toppled by the UMNO General Assembly to add a new lease of his political life, by allying with the team B in the tensed party election.
BUT his bet didn’t pay him as he had to be out in oblivion for slightly more than a decade without anyone giving him a wink while then and started his maneuvering and meandering in politics to regain his positions he used to enjoy.
He regretted a lot for allying with team B, not like TR and the rest in the team who took it as part and parcel of democracy. Losing and winning run in parallel and the team took it as it was.
Rais started building back his bridge even while he was in the opposition and when his party S46, was disbanded and all its members joined UMNO, his move to rebuild his bridge became more expedient and convenient.
He succeeded and now his is back in front of the camera which he rejoices it glaringly.
The bridge that he rebuilt has to be taken with good care and he never want to burn it anymore like what he did 23 years ago.
To him the lesson and cost of burning the bridge was too dear for him to pay, and it will never happen again…swear…not again. It was not easy to rebuild it.
BUT now he is back in the lime light but this time he burns his bridge with the poor and the proletariat of Kelantan and his outburst against TR is definitely part of his move to insulate his esteemed and glamorous position in the government.
Taking the statement of TR that was misquoted by the media in the year 2000 as a very expedient and neat for him to impress the person whoever he wants to impress and to be looked tall among the rest of the present lineup.
Obviously he has done a very lengthy home work as it not an easy task to find fault in TR as far as the oil issue is concerned.
He does not focus on the reality of facts that the agreement between PETRONAS and all the States is real and to decide replacing the Royalty payment with Wang Ehsan to the people is a direct collision with the agreement inked by the State governments including Kelantan with that National Petroleum corporation.
There is a move to put Kelantanese in isolation by the Federal leaders and it is too obvious and observable.
The same contents in the agreement was signed by Sarawak and Sabah and these 2 states enjoy the Royalty even while Sabah was under opposition rule under Joseprh Pairin.Sabah is paid with Royalty without exertion. Why the difference?
Why didn’t Rais help to enlighten the people on the street to answer why the leaders at the Federal are so paranoid and unreasonable with the Kelantanese, but instead focus in attending to the misquoted statement of Tengku Razaleigh in 2000?
Rais must answer why he and the rest up there exercise double standard in the application of Law and in particular over this simple verbaged agreement?
Why are the Federal leaders too obsessed in getting at Kelantanese and to apply vengeful acts against them just because they are not supporting BN in the General Elections?
Please appreciate that the agreement was between Petronas and the government of the day not with UMNO.
Does it occur in the mind of these leaders that the rakyat is not prepared to be deceived any longer and their irritations is building up watching and witnessing the Federal Government’s attempt to find ways and means to read laws only to their ungainly interpretation.
Where is the 1Malaysia, when Sabah and Sarawak is treated differently, and Kelantan has to be reprimanded for not voting for the mismanaged BN government?
What wrong has the Kelantanese done to the country? What right has the BN Federal Government done to the Kelantanese PAS Government?
Why the Federal Malay leaders are so obsessed in hating the people of Kelantan and making use of the Mustapha Mohammad and Awang Adek to deceive their own people?
Don’t these 2 leaders have a bit of guilt being sycophants at the expense of their own people they claim to lead?
Does Rais see this in real and actual perspective? Where has the knowledge of Law which somebody has gone up to the optimum level of studies in the field gone to?
I appreciate the problem faced by the Mustapaha. He is torn in between the wants of his own Kelantanese voters and the ill intentions of their bosses in Kuala Lumpur.
BUT in this situation he should be prepared to sacrifice. If he chooses to take care of his own personal position he is taking Kelantanese as his sacrificial lamb.
So UMNO leaders of Kelantan must be prepared to tell the Federal leaders that they want the oil Royalty which is provided by the agreement and that is the main purpose of being UMNO leaders.
AND Rais who is already at this current age should also share the burden to advice the leadership what BN can expect if they go against the very basic need of the people and in this, the Kelantanese.
Tengku Razaleigh has done it. He has resigned to the fact that he has to accept the slogan ‘rakyat didahulukan’ as Najib has been selling since his ascendance to the Premiership…and why he (Najib) is not applying it like TR does?
Was he just selling the slogan for his own rhetoric? To Dr Rais Yatim I have a short line of reminder for him, ‘They who act without sufficient thoughts will often fall into unsuspected danger’.
Thanks everyone……………………………………..Aspan Alias