I admit I am not in her class where writing articles are concerned.
But she seemed to have contracted what I call opposition supporter dunggu syndrome.
No, I did not say she is an opposition supporter, I said contracted opposition supporter dunggu syndrome.
Opposition supporter dunggu syndrome is saying something and contradicting oneself out of some expedient self inflicted ignorance.
Even her article title No, We're Not Egypt..I think...she is not sure but is sure -
This is why we are not Egypt. In this we agree with our government. We are NOT Egypt. But then why respond in such Mubarak-like fashion?Marina, if really our police responded in Mubarak-like fashion as you suggest, you would have a Death toll from Egypt protests: At least 846.
Did our police respond like this (picture below from your own blog) Mubarak-like fashion?
That should suffice.
Another symptom of opposition supporter dunggu syndrome, the end justifies the means even if the end could be worse than the means -
And lo and behold, the Muslim Brotherhood won many seats. Well, that’s democracy, it doesn’t necessarily give you the best government.Out of respect, to your father whom I have the utmost admiration for, which you seem to have lost, I will spare you the explicit tirade I reserve for the most deserving.
In fact, I will mitigate for your sudden opposition supporter dunggu syndrome.
Nine years out of the limelight since your father's retirement is a long time.
You yearn for the VIP attention as first daughter of a famous prime minister.
Yes, life is such a bore when you are no more a centre of attention.
BERSIH 2.0 was an opportunity you could not resist to be in the limelight again.
You wrote about your BERSIH 2.0 escapade and duly received the attention you sought.
The 187 comments is testimony, including one I had an issue with because Tun Mahathir is your father.
So, when BERSIH 3.0 was announced, you saw another opportunity to increase the attention to yourself.
This time you came out guns blazing with your latest BERSIH 3.0 No, We're Not Egypt thingy.
Well, reality is hard to swallow sometimes.
All you got was paltry 5 comments (at time of my posting).
You see Marina, the first time you were just a novelty, the second time round, nobody gives a hoot.
Just like how the opposition will ride the BERSIH bandwagon and suck it dry for free attention, then drop it like a bad habit, when it does not serve any purpose for their political agenda.
Ironically all the brickbats you are receiving will get you more attention.
The position as the 1st daughter of the PM may have spoilt you but now you are spoilt goods - damaged goods.