A most virulent virus

There is a virus going around and this virus is unique to Malaysia.

No, I am not talking about H1N1 which is a global virus.

This virus only affects those who are members inside political parties (some powerful NGOs may be susceptible too), and it becomes more virulent after 308, and infects  especially those who are YBs.

I refer to a virus which I call ‘factionalising’ virus ( … according to my dictionary, factionalising means creating factions)…. The property of this virus is to cause a fever without raising the temperature of the person infected. The fever is ‘power-craze’ fever, meaning whoever gets this virus will be power crazy and will create factions inside the party for the sake of either pulling down whoever is up there or kicking out whoever is moving up and threatening position of the affected person up there.

The dominant party has been affected and has seen one president being pushed out and another one assuming the position of the president.

The second biggest component party  is the most seriously affected, resulting in everyone trying to stab everyone else and move up..No more friendship, comradeship and…’other-ships’.

PKR is not immune either and has seen one vice president taking leave because of differences between him and another vice president who is the president’s blue eye boy.

Now, even the religious party is not immune. The spiritual leader has openly called for an EGM to axe those leaders who are affected by this virus, and who are willing to go back to BN again since that way, positions and trappings would become theirs again. The old spiritual leader has seen the virus and hence has called for a meeting to axe those who are affected.

MIC has been affected, and one of those affected refused to give way and the virus  has completely weakened them so much so that another party (MSP) might replace them in the near future. Even NGOs like the one fighting for “Makkal Sathi’ has been infected with this virus and the movement H has been splintered to so many factions.

PPP has also been infected and 2 AGMs resulted from the infection.

Gerakan so far has not been infected, but since the next party election is 2 years away, anything can happen, especially there are already some undercurrents flowing beneath the calm surface, and these currents might get stronger if infected by this virus.

The virus has made the whole political scene so much uncertain. Just 2 or 3 months ago, PR was riding so high that it was almost certain that they would win the next generation election, and the only thing that can prevent them from doing it is for them to shoot themselves in the legs. These they have done, possibly because of this virus, and resulting in  all the infightings even before they win the GE.

SO far, there is no cure for this virus and once infected, the party would be divided and split and factionalised and each faction will fight against the other  , and often the fight would be even more vicious among the so-called comrades than figthing the opponents outside.

With this virus around, nothing is predictable anymore in this country. After all, this is the land where anything is possible… That is why the nickname “Bolehland”.


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. justin choo
    Oct 26, 2009 @ 17:02:41


    I hope I am the first to comment so you can’t easilly ignore it.

    “Gerakan so far has not been infected, ……these currents might get stronger if infected by this virus.”
    I strongly suggest you go invent something like a stink bomb with this virus and explode it during your next CC meeting. Thsi will create some actions in Gerakan. But be careful, Dr not to be infected yourself.


  2. klm
    Oct 26, 2009 @ 19:47:16

    Dr. Hsu. My diagnosis of the “Gerakan so far has not been infected” condition is that Gerakan is dead. Virus cannot infect a dead body. Gerakan is already mummified.


  3. disgusted
    Oct 26, 2009 @ 21:39:10

    Ha, haaa Kim, you have a PhD in sarcasm. It’s a compliment.


  4. Atila
    Oct 26, 2009 @ 21:44:21

    Dr. Hsu

    ““Gerakan so far has not been infected, ……these currents might get stronger if infected by this virus.”

    In my opinion, Gerakan has the virus but
    the virus is now evolving becoz was being vaccined by the top guns in Gerakan.
    Lets see next 30 months whether the virus
    will be immune to the vaccines.

    Mayhap you should create a wave in Gerakan, a tsunami, in CC meeting this Thursday.


  5. spot red
    Oct 26, 2009 @ 22:24:01

    Ya, that virus have also infected PGRM but no symptom show up yet… ( possess very long incubation period, may be )

    a virus infection without or with late symptom is much much more dengerous than that virus with clear cut symptom..

    Is this correct? Dr. Hsu

    spot red


  6. Atila
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 00:51:56

    Oooppps …

    sorry Dr Hsu….CC meeting this Friday!


  7. romerz
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 03:05:48

    Dr Hsu,

    I’m sure you have heard of Kaspersky anti-virus (which works well). Well the local political equivalent is the electorate from the middle ground.

    We already know that such a virus exist. We only have to find the courage to exorcise them from our shores and I believe that is coming soon given the demographics of Malaysia.

    75% born post 13 May 1969.

    60% urban and growing.

    National average age 24.6 years. (Wolfram Alpha)

    These generation XYZ are not only tech savvy but knows how much of an inconvenience viruses are a problem to their “systems”.

    I have faith in them to do the right thing and bring the necessary change to our country.

    Being not infected but within an infected environment is not good enough for me. Sorry doc I say the hard things I had to say because I think you are a good man but with a loyalty to an undeserving party!


  8. Yam Siap
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 07:38:34

    What to do Dr. Hsu these political pesonalities are make up of sharks, belukangs, maggots and scavengers. They are only interested in achieving their aims but they claim to jaga our interest.


  9. Yam Siap
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 07:42:14

    Dear KLM ‘virus cannot infect a dead body’ very true but maggots can. What say you ?


  10. A true Malaysian
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 08:54:26

    The perception of “politics is dirty” is what makes politician dirty, and we need people with vision to change this perception. Dr. Hsu, you are one of them, but the problem is you don’t regard yourself as a politician even though you are a member of a political party. Perhaps, you don’t want to be perceived as “dirty”. That’s why you don’t regard yourself as a politician, but you are actually a politician. A principled and clean politician.

    As PAS is a political party with its ideology based on Islamic teachings, it has to be “clean” and trust plays a very important part in it. I think, this is the reason why Tok Guru Nik Aziz want PAS to be, and he feels uneasy to see his men involved in Unity talk with Umno, which is infamous with their antics. So, he called for EGM to get rid of these problematic leaders, which I think, is a good move.

    These problematic leaders can be moles planted by Umno, and they have duties to showcase they are not. As simple as that.


  11. klm
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 10:44:09

    ‘virus cannot infect a dead body’ very true but maggots can. I agree. In the decaying process, maggots will eat the putrescent flesh and returning it to dust. Dust to dust as in the bible.

    Well, Gerakan is decaying. It is inhabited by maggots . The maggots are eating the flesh and fats of Gerakan. Did someone say Gerakan have assets and no debts.

    By the way, the English has a very good word to describe a political party- Moribund.

    mor⋅i⋅bund  –adjective
    1. in a dying state; near death.
    2. on the verge of extinction or termination.
    3. not progressing or advancing; stagnant: a moribund political party (a good description eh!)

    Origin: Latin moribundus dying,


  12. klm
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 10:55:24

    I have a contrary view to Dr. Hsu. Dr. Hsu sees this from the medical view. I would like to see this from the natural science point of view ala Darwin.

    The 308 election is a political meteor that crashed in Malaysia. It severely damaged the political eco system. The political parties must evolve to adapt to the new harsher environment. This is survival of the fittest. Evolve or die. That is what is happening now. All these convulsions in the parties are adaptations to the changes. Some will disappear because they cannot adapt. Some will become dominant because the dominant species like the dinosaur had its eco system destroyed.

    P/s. Dr. Hsu. I do not mean to be smart aleck. Hope you wont be upset with me. I just feel contrarian this morning and this idea popped into my head.


  13. Dr Hsu
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 11:20:42

    the weak will die from viral infection, and the strong will emerge… Virus theory is compatible with Darwinian Theory…

    Although I am not invovlved in any factions and immune from any viral infection, since i am not a politician and I have taken vaccination , i can still detect a undercurrent building up.

    It is like global warming, very subtle at first, but once the momentum gathers, it will be unstopable.

    And with a weak patient, even a mild viral infection can kill….


  14. justin choo
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 22:17:32


    Hope you read and reply my email to you.

    Thanks in advance.


  15. Dr Hsu
    Oct 28, 2009 @ 14:52:12

    PKR is heading for a split in Sabah.

    The virus has affected there too.

    Haris Ibrahim has written a very strong post on this in his People’s parliament.

    If PKR cannot win some seats in Sabah, then it can never hope to be able to topple BN…

    When PKR did not discpline Zul Noordin, it gives a signal of double standard.


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