First it was the Penang CM Lim Guan Eng calling Consumers Association of Penang head S.M. Mohd Idris an old man.
No excuse for that even he was trying to wriggle his way out of that predicament by saying that his remark should be read in the whole context of the sentence.
By calling a person old would mean nothing than to imply that the person has outlived his purpose, their judgment is questionable, and that their age belies their capability.
Mohd Idris was merely asking Guan Eng why Penangites were not consulted or given a clearer picture of the mega projects in the state. Certainly he does not deserve to be called an old man for asking that question.
Now we have the Penang Wanita MCA chief Tan Cheng Liang being branded lao geh boh or old hen by Pakatan members and supporters.
She was one of the invited speakers at a All-Women Forum held in Penang recently. The event to discuss gender equality was interrupted by the audience, some who were Pakatan members.
Other than calling her an old hen, some also threatened to hit her and the participants who posed questions to Pakatan leaders during the forum.
The name calling has gone too far and is hitting below the belt. Derogatory terms like lao geh boh can also mean an old prostitute.
Political differences and political discourse are part and parcel of the democratic process in a country but when it goes beyond the line of decorum, it is ugly, abusive and insulting.
When such hurting words are used on a woman, it even leaves much to be desired on those who resort to such lowest form of immorality in politics.
Calling someone bastard, prostitute or cursing ones family should not be tolerated by either side of the political divide.
But apparently it is in the culture of Pakatan leaders who find pride and glory in resorting to name calling.
DAP’s Central Publicity and Political Education Director Hew Kuan Yau can probably beat anyone hands down with his record.
He has called journalists from the Chinese press “prostitutes” especially those from the small towns.
Hew also called MCA President Chua Soi Lek “soh hai” (literally translated as stupid cunt) and “ham ka charn” (Cantonese to condemn a person’s entire family to perish) during the DAP’s 45th anniversary dinner on Oct 13, 2011.
In contrast, Chua merely responded by saying that it was up to the people to decide whether they wanted a government that focused on using foul words, personal attacks and empty promises; or one that seriously tried to resolve issues faced by the people.
Hew who is also the DAP national election publicity bureau head had also branded Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen a “nightclub mummy”.
Then we have the Perak DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming calling Mentri Besar Dr Zambry Abd Kadir a “metallic black person.”
Immediately after branding Zamry a “metallic black”, this little racist scum remarked that Zambry was a “haram jadah’ which means an illegimate child or to put it bluntly – a bastard.
The brand of politics that the Opposition is adopting today smacks of profanity and vulgarity to the highest level.
Where are we heading?