Cliches from a political crisis, again!

[...] They point out that Malaysians of this era are more demanding, cynical and prepared to make their vote count. They point out that young Malaysians do not have the same affection and respect that their fathers and mothers had for BN.

They point out that the blogs and Internet tell the story of a raging Malaysia, not the staid mainstream media. They point out that the Internet penetration among those aged 16 and 24 is 80 per cent and many in this age group will be voting in 2013.

They say that this generation does not forget or forgive easily. We shall see.

Pick the low hanging fruit

Targeting Changkat Jering assemblyman Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu and Behrang assemblyman Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi was a no-brainer from the start. From the day they were charged in court with three others for allegedly accepting bribes to approve a RM10 million housing project, they became a liability for Pakatan Rakyat and ripe for the picking by Barisan Nasional.

If they are convicted in court, it would spell the end of their political careers. There was little upside for them to remain in PKR. So when BN officials came a-calling, the duo was all ears. After all, they both could be facing jail time soon and having powerful friends in their corner could be useful.

Hard to blame BN for zooming in on Mohd Osman and Jamaluddin. They were ripe and rotten for the picking.[read more]

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