I received calls from my friends in Kelantan informing me that a small group of UMNO activist is doing some desperate moves to convince the rural folk of Kelantan to support the idea of Kuala Lumpur offering the compassionate funds (Wang Ehsan) to Kelantan.
This time they issue leaflets and pamphlets to schools for the teachers and school pupils admonishing Tengku Razaleigh for his effort to get the oil Royalty for the oil producing states including Kelantan.
Obviously this small group is supporting the Federal Leaders from Kelantan who are in desperate attempt to mislead the people of Kelantan that they are only fit for to be beggars and just take the Wang Ehsan and keep their mouth shut.
TR’s move apparently cost these leaders a lot, as the move might circumvent their personal advantages and favors from other Federal Leaders. This is all about personal political gains; no more no less.
To them TR’s willingness to stand on stage on the invitation of the NGOs to claim for oil Royalty on last 28th January, exposed their ill intention to trick the Kekantanese by giving wang ehsan, not oil Royalty.
The leaflets issued by this group is a real reflection and an act of desperados. They cannot convince the people through other means despite of controlling the mainstream media and now resorting to cowardice act through pamphleteering with crude contents of lies and fabrication.
In my younger days or late 50s until early 60s I used to read leaflets of politics. BUT those were written and issued by the communist propagandists.
I still remember my grand father Hj Kasim, was telling my uncles not to read those leaflets as it came from communist activists as the whole family were UMNO members and the supporters of Perikatan.
The communists were desperate as they were losing the grip of support from the people and their last available means of defusing the influence of the mainstream media (radio Malaya) was by pamphleteering.
Now pamphleteering is surfacing again in Kelantan over the issue of Royalty for the oil. It is now too obvious that the group of deceivers is using the same tricks of the communists of the early sixties in their propagandist act.
To me this group should talk about it in the open through seminars and forum. Do not do things the communist way.
We have the ‘balai raya’ and the community halls in every village. Just use these facilities and talk about it in the open if you are convinced that your struggles are clean and there is no element of sediments and impurity.
The act of pamphleteering are long obsolete and don’t do it again, as it is too ‘communist-like’ and resembling shameful act of desperados.
The people of Kelantan in the end will know about the whole truth on this issue of oil Royalty and when that truth surfaces no one from the Federal would want to even wink at this group.
As it is now, majority of the Kelantanese are already aware of the real situation about this issue of oil Royalty. No one can hide things from them as from now.