Sunday, April 10, 2011
I cruised into different constituencies with my camera to catch the colourful posters around town and popped into Desa Wira to check if 'my' horses were around. The most obvious thing that caught my eye were the rows of BN flags that lined, not just streets but houses and stalls as well and I couldn't help but wonder whether Ms Chiew knows that there are dirt poor people living in the literal slums of her constituency. I wonder if she has even seen the state of the houses or driven on the roads. Has she seen the kids play muddied football in the after effects of the rain or spoken to the Ramly Burger stall owner?
As a banana I remain partyless because I don't identify with any party, cute mascot or otherwise. This includes DAP and if I were a Batu Kawa voter, I don't see how my supposed MP identifies with me. If I can't identify with a Chinese MP, how much less the Malays in the Settlement Areas? The incumbent may be Chinese as well but at least he belongs to a party that screams Malay supremacy even though it is done at the cost of the people they claim to protect; people who continue to vote and stand beind them because of the need to identify and create an identity
Having said all that, she did finally lean across the table to greet me, about 15 minutes later. It could have been 15 minutes too late.