DANG! If you don’t scare too easily but if it scares somebody, then it is BIG enough. And it looks like both in Sabah and Sarawak, some people are scared……and that scare has come in with the tide from across the South China Sea onto the Peninsula shores….. So scared that they are trying the old scare tactic of fear mongering, and morbidly reminding us of the scepter of May 13 1969! Chew May Fun, MCA Wanita chief tried that scare and it cost her the elections, her supporters told her in her face after she lamented her loss.
I remember that Sunday 16 May 2010 very distinctly. It was 11.00am. Lim Kit Siang left his room, came over to me and said despondently, “Let’s have an early lunch.” Walking down the stairs he said he feared that his Sibu Miracle will not materialize. I asked, “Why not?” “In urban areas the turnout is only 30%!”
This was my first time in Sibu and he would have a better feel about things. But I remember that around 8am Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad had accompanied MP of Seputeh, Theresa Kok to Church to meet the people. They were told that most Christians attended the 10am service. The pair left for the other polling stations but was back in the Church by 10am.
I told YB Kit, “The service will take an hour and I learnt that after service families normally go out for lunch. Maybe, they will go out to vote after that.” I doubt that moved him as the lunch proceeded with an unappetizing flow of conversation with many unnerving silent gaps.
At 4pm he tweeted: From incoming results, hopes of a Sibu Miracle more than alive despite initial reservations. At 430pm he tapped me on the shoulder and we went for tea across the centre……and the rest is history. DAP’s Wong Ho Leng secured 18211 to SUPP 14267, a majority of 3944 despite Najibs pledge to the people in Rajan Park the night before – You help me, I help you!
The church, previously only concerned in the “hereafter” are now also concerned about the “herenow” and undeniably proved to be the THIRD FORCE.
WHEN YOU DREAM BIG
YOU INVARIABLY SCARE
THE SEEMINGLY INVINCIBLE BN.