What does the recent GE prove? One thing that many people are not able to see is that it proves that the Malays are actually the richest people in this land called Malaysia. It is very clear and yet no one cared to write about it. Actually even I did not realise this phenomenon until Bakaq of Penaririk Beca sent me an sms about it. As those who frequent his Malaysiakita would know, Bakaq, a Malay, but different from many other Malays, he is not very rich, is presently trying to change his internet provider so he can't blog for a few days. I am sure he had been itching to write about this himself but the technical fault he is presently encountering has prevented him, so he asked if I could write something about it.
Come to think of it, Bakaq has a very valid point. Yes, indeed, the Malays are actually so bloody damn rich. Shit, why didn't I realise it? As for me of course, I belong to Bakaq's camp, so I am not rich, heck, I am damn bloody poor. Now some of you may be thinking that I am playing a prank on you but I will be giving you evidence from the recent GE.
We all know that, price increases of food and utilities has been the bone of contention with many Malaysians in the run up to the GE and opposition parties were quick to pounce on this as an issue in their campaign and the response that they got when these issues were raised was tremendous. The applause was thunderous. Why do they clap? Because they were hurt with these increases that ate into their purchasing power leaving them without much of a saving.
Now let us see the results of the GE and the many analysis made regarding it. The PR owned to the fact that their victory was a result of the massive swing of the Chinese and Indians. Even the Government admitted that the drubbing that they got was mainly due to the desertion of the non Malays. Many non Malay leaders suffered when their own people deserted them.
One interesting finding of the recent GE is that, although the sentiment shown by the non Malays is shared by the Malays, the swing, however, is not that massive. Now, if the Chinese and Indians voted for the opposition because they can't take price increases anymore, how come many Malays still voted BN? Ha, ha, the answer is that, the Malays has been secretly accumulating wealth, but being the kampung people that they are, they do not trust the banks. They stash their money in pillows and bolsters. Compare the number of pillows in a town house and the number in a kampung house. Yes, kampung people have more pillows. Contrary to popular belief, these excess pillows are not meant for visiting relatives, but rather to keep their money in.
Every time there is an increase in the price of essentials, the Malays only need to rip one of the countless pillows that they have to see them through. So price increase was not an issue for the Malays and that is reflected in the percentage of Malays voting for the BN.
Therefore, since more Chinese and Indians voted for the opposition than for the BN, it means that more Chinese and Indians are poor and since more Malays voted for the BN rather than the opposition despite the ridiculous increase in the price of food and fuel, it means that more Malays are rich.
Baffling? What is not baffling about Malaysian politics especially UMNO politics? Oh yes, before I forget, I wonder why is it that I am a Malay and I don't have that many pillows in my house? Must sms Bakaq to ask how many pillows he has.
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