Plotting the Putsch

Raja Petra wrote this piece in the wee hours of the morning. Once again, it is a must read and must share piece to help all understand the goings-on in this country.

While on this rollercoaster ride, I agree with him in that there is a *putsch being plotted and playing out except the goal posts or script is being changed so often that most players are in utter confusion. So who is calling the shots? Who are being led astray? Who are throwing the red herrings

And, who really knows the true scenario?

Do not remain befuddled. Here's the compass for tread the political landscape.

* A putsch is a plotted revolt or attempt to overthrow a government, esp. one that depends upon suddenness and speed.


Does this not make you proud to be Malaysian? At last, after 58 years of Merdeka, Malaysia has finally seen its first coup d’état and a counter-coup the very next day.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

Yesterday it appeared like Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak had been cornered and that there was no way out for him. It looked like Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s fingers were tightening around Najib’s neck and that it was a matter of hours before his life was going to be squeezed out of him.

Then, late last night, the tide turned. Yesterday, what was supposed to have been Malaysia’s first coup d’état (READ HERE) now appears to have transformed into a counter-coup.

What a classic comeback!

Just to reminisce a bit about a similar situation that happened in Thailand about 40 years or so ago. Some army generals (not Tan Sris though) who were planning a coup d’état sent three tank divisions to surround the Parliament building in a bid to topple the Prime Minister.

One tank division got lost along the way and could not find the road to Bangkok (that’s why it is important to have proper signboards, and in Thai). It had to stop to ask for directions and finally after some farmers pointed the road to Bangkok the tank division continued its journey.

The second tank division managed to find Bangkok but caught in a massive traffic jam and for hours could not move. Bangkok in those days was notorious for its four-hour or more traffic jams, which practically turned Bangkok into one massive parking lot. (Therefore when you made appointments you did not specify the time but just said ‘after lunch’ or ‘before lunch’).

The third tank division managed to find its way with no problems and arrived on time. But when it found that the other two tank divisions were missing it thought that it had been sold out so it surrendered.

By the time the other two tank divisions arrived the coup was over even before it started. That was probably the shortest coup of maybe more than a dozen coups in Thailand’s history (even Thais cannot remember how many coups they have had).

Malaysia’s first coup d’état yesterday was exactly like that. Some of the conspirators got lost. Some got caught in some sort of jam. And the others found that they were not playing with a full deck after all and decided they might as well run for cover before the bullets start flying.

Sad to say, what was supposed to have been Malaysia’s first coup d’état has fallen flat, just like that one in Thailand of 40 years ago. The guns that were pointing at Najib’s head are now pointing at the heads of the coup conspirators. And, today, the conspirators are going to be flushed out one by one.

But no, they are not going to be lined up against the wall and shot for treason, although Malaysia does have a ‘waging war against the King’ law that makes treason a crime punishable by hanging, like what happened 15 years ago to the Al-Ma’unah people.

A quick death is not satisfactory. Instead they are going to be given a slow death. So stay tuned over the next few days as news of this counter-coup hits the Malaysian airwaves and one by one the coup conspirators are made to grovel in the mud while begging for mercy.

Does this not make you proud to be Malaysian? At last, after 58 years of Merdeka, Malaysia has finally seen its first coup d’état and a counter-coup the very next day.

Well, as the late Jimi Hendix said:

Purple haze, all in my brain

Lately things they don’t seem the same

Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why

Excuse me while I kiss the sky

Yes, excuse me while I kiss the sky…muah…



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