Unbelievable but it is true. Our people are running so much out of ideas to demonise the Opposition that they have to resort to this, in the words of Lim Kit Siang' 'cock and bull' story.
The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Special Intelligence Branch has revealed that there are Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorists and individuals linked to the communist movement who try to penetrate the opposition parties and become candidates for the coming general election.
Bukit Aman Social Extremist Division chief assistant director E2 (M) Datuk Mohd Sofian Md Makinuddin said the special branch detected several JI elements who attempted to infiltrate PAS besides some communist movement elements into DAP.
"Several leaders from the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) also frequent Bangkok and southern Thailand, believed to attend secret meetings with former Malayan Communist Party (PKM) leaders there.
"The effect is new political ideas which have the potential of threatening the nation's core values have spread. The movement receives support from foreign non-governmental organisations (NGO) which assist in terms of finance, training locally and abroad as well as exposure to specific expertise in facing the general election."
He said this when delivering a lecture titled "Keselamatan Negara Tanggungjawab Bersama" (National Security A Shared Responsibility) at the National Youth Leaders Convention in Parliament building Thursday.
I simply find it preposterous that communism is being used as the bogeyman again in this time and age. I can't blame Mohd Sofian for coming up with such tall tale being a product of our mediocre education system where world view is either minimal or zero. Except for North Korea, China, Vietnam and Russia have become even more capitalistic than us and because of their dynamic economies, UMNO has no choice but to grovel to them for a share of their trading pie.
If it is true that communism is making a come back, I am trying to imagine Chin Peng and his band of maybe five octogenarians trying to take over PutraJaya with tongkats and some old rusty Enfield rifles left over from World War II. Probably the excitement will kill them before our guys could even open the first shot. This scenario will be a good skit for Douglas Lim and his MACC comedian friends.