I heard similar remarks in two coffee shops - one in KL and another in Malacca - about Bersih. Its not about a clean elections or a transparent Election Commission.
What's in store is more shocking. Its about 'Let the Malays kill each other' or 'Kasi Melayu sama Melayu galuh sampai mati'. Its a ploy to run a wedge between Malays of different political ideology, exploiting their weakness and divide to plunge them into a civil war.
Its hard to believe but after hours of chat with some level-headed citizens, including the non-Malays, we conclude that such remarks contain some truth. And with foreign elements trying to interfere in our political system, wanting to help Pakatan Rakyat achieve their objective of ruling the country, another conclusion is drawn - the Malays are ultimately blind and stupid!
For Pakatan to complaint about election discrepancies is really beyond comprehension. They won five states in the last national poll, and they didnt make any noise at all. However, when Anwar Ibrahim failed in his Sept 16 bid, they began to find fresh avenues to substantiate their claim for political supremacy.
After a series of by-elections that saw Barisan Nasional and Pakatan scored an even victory, Anwar and friends still couldnt accept the fact that the electoral system was not bias and free of any political detente. Not even the government or the ruling party has a say in it.
But sour grapes remain sour grapes. Until their objective is met, Pakatan will keep on blaming whatever system installed to champion their 'foreign-controlled' cause.
Parti Keadilan was not aware of it. Its Malay members also failed to distinguish the dirty agenda behind Bersih. And so were the 100 per cent Malay and Muslim members of Pas.
This is not about racism (or could it be?). Realizing its not easy to bring down Umno-led Barisan Nasional, some extremists formed a cahoot to break the Malays apart. Pas was their easy target. And so, they succeeded in persuading the Islamic party not to enter into the proposed 'Malay unity' talks.
Then, they saw Perkasa - a non-political formidable Malay force - as the major obstacle in their effort to rattle BN, notably the Malays in Umno. And so, together with Anwar (whose PKR is only to champion his dream of becoming a prime minister) and Pas, they managed to get this Ambiga who inspired Bersih on the pretext of election fouls.
It works well enough.
With the Malays in Pas and PKR, they will march in Kuala Lumpur on July 9 by using the 'free election' ticket. Perkasa's Ibrahim Ali who has vowed to stop and confront them, will lead thousands of members to 'dilute' them.
Of course, the police will come in full force to put things under control. As most members of the Force are also Malays, they may as well have to be prepared to brace for an 'all-Malay' confrontation, and if this happens, the non-Malays will stay away.
And recognising the fact that the Malays are well-divided, Bersih 2.0 will be a platform to neutralise them politically. A bloodshed among them will be a definite answer to undermine BN in the next general election.
Its a simple theory. Whether it makes any sense or not, its up to the Malays in Pas, PKR and Perkasa to consider. I may sound stupid but in journalism, stupid questions often get good answers!