Disturbing news. I just can't believe what I heard and read. The info was rather alarming, notably the density of reasons behind it.
If it's true that this few pro-government bloggers are joining the Opposition - especially the DAP - something must have gone wrong with them... or the government which they have been supporting all this years.
But why DAP? This Chinese-based party is not relevant anymore to Malaysia's multiracial politics. Its cahoot with PAS and PKR is dwindling. Pakatan Rakyat is not only an Opposition pact but also a 'dangerously subversive' political party.
Pakatan wants to incite the Malays' anger by abolishing the monarchy. The are also telling the Chinese that the Malays are racist and anti-Chinese while to the Indians, they strewed the seeds of hatred by saying they will forever remain as the oppressed citizens.
The motive is clear - to create political chaos like what is taking place in some Middle East countries, with the hope for foreign intervention as this will open up the passage for the creating up of a Republic of Malaysia. And to them, it is the duty of the Opposition to oppose every effort introduced by the government to sustain economic growth and continuous development for the rakyat.
However, I am most perturbed by the news that this few Malay bloggers are turning to DAP (read Jebat Berkokok).
I tried to identify reasons for this. As far this few people are concerned, they were once very close to the administration, being friends to the Cabinet and among the most 'genuine' supporter of Umno.
What went wrong? Are they being ignored by the government, being put on the sideline or any other reasons? What actually frustrates them?
On second thought, I know some former senior government officers who joined the Opposition after leaving the service. They were frustrated for not getting anything. In fact, one of the most senior journalists during Tun Dr Mahathir's era is now against the govt, except for the fact that he remains as an Umno member and still getting the govt pension.
What is actually wrong here? The government system or this individuals? I believe it's both. Many say PM Najib's government is good at making announcement but it falls short of implementation.
However, some individuals, including bloggers who strongly support the government have been trying to seek small favors from the administration. Yes, some ministers, deputy minister and secretary-generals did promise them some favors to sustain their living but in the end, nothing was delivered.
Other reasons? I am not quite certain about it but the saying 'out of sight, out of mind' is too good to be true...