PAS won back Kelantan from BN in 1999. On the dawn of the millennium, instead of an epochal promise of hope and prosperity RM1.0 million was yanked off from the State's income. The reason was obvious.
The very same UMNO people who had robbed Kelantan of their natural resources are not content to sit quietly on this but enjoyed the sufferings of the rakyat in the State. They had to employ, with our taxes, the Government's media machinery to flood mischievious spins of how PAS has twiddled their thumbs doing nothing for the State.
What does it take to be "gemilang and terbilang" and progressive and liberal when you steal from people and openly deride them for the miseries you caused? You remember pirate and robber chiefs did that in history but not on the dawn of the millenium. If there are people who need their hands cut off, it's those people who stole from Kelantan!
If the Manek Urai voters are hopeful despite biting the bullet in these hard times, there's good reason to hope. Their unrelenting struggle is about justice and fairness. The UMNO people are not doing any soul searching. They could have "lupa" they had any.
There's just one question - what took Kelantan so long to demand what is theirs? As they say, there's the right moment for the right thing to do!