Take the best, and do not be distracted by the rest

Posted on February 20, 2012

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I could not be at the Bandar Tun Razak ABU ceramah last Friday, but folk at the ABU secretariat inform me that it was well-attended.

Don’t know how many of you who got whacked and cajoled in RPK’s “ABU? Betul ke?” were able to make that ceramah, but if you could not, don’t sweat it.

If you understand the ABU game plan, and yes, we do have one, then you’ll understand that our target audience are principally those who do not have access to the internet.

Not you, who is reading this now.

Don’t get me wrong.

We welcome you to the ABU ceramah, and you might well learn a thing or two by attending.

But chances are that, other than the UMNO cybertroopers who have to cari makan and so must come to sites like this and bising, most of you are already well informed and have already decided to ABU come the 13th GE.

And, yes, those working the ABU initiative do have a strategy, contrary to what some might say.

Read RPK’s post just referred to again and you’ll see he makes the assumption that we’re pinning all our hopes on Pakatan and Pakatan alone, without more.

Not so.

In my ‘Strategising ABU’ post, this is what  I said :

“We’ve done our homework, and identified the vulnerable BN seats that can be taken and the vulnerable opposition seats that need to be defended.

In Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak.

For obvious reasons, I’m not going to detail those seats I’ve just mentioned.

Suffice to say that, if we can prise those vulnerable seats away from BN, and successfully defend the existing opposition seats, we should take Putrajaya with a total of 141 seats.

Now, I want to clarify here that by ‘we’, I do not mean Pakatan Rakyat.

I mean the 3 Pakatan parties, working cohesively with the many other non-BN parties in Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak.

And us, the rakyat.

Lets be very, very clear about this.

Pakatan Rakyat cannot and will not be able to bring BN to its knees by itself.

Its going to require the combined force of all these parties working towards 1 goal : ABU” .

See that?

Not just Pakatan but the combined force of all the non-BN parties working with us, the rakyat.

RPK does get it wrong sometimes.

Proves he is human.

Yet his recent exposes clearly show that notwithstanding his being based in Manchester, his tentacles still reach deep into the corridors of power here.

Remember the expose on Saiful bonking the DPP last year?

The sand-mining scandal?

And more recently, the RM2.2 billion pay off to the ex-CJ and the present UMNO legal advisor for delivering Perak to UMNO?

The guy still has it!

What he may not have, though, is an on the spot self-assessment of situations on the ground.

Like the mood in the streets during BERSIH 2.0.

Or like how ABU is faring now.

So just put it down to this the next time he goes off on a tangent and decides to take a swipe at ABU.

I’m going to do just that.

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