Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dulcis est mendacium, et conveniens

Well, it must be said that, if there are any anti-climatic scenes in any movie, today must be the pen-ultimate among them all.

There were rumors that the list of new UMNO State Chief Liaison will be out today. There were calls and sms streaming in and out today. The hopes for the wave of changes for the state of Kedah ran sky-high, and it should be. Why? Well, after the non-stop falling flat on their faces performance by the pas-led government, and the all too often sleeping UMNO, too drowsy to jump and tackle any issues that seems to place Kedahans out of their breathing spaces.

The past one month seems to drive most Kedahans to the edge of their seats with much empathy. Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir was reported that he will be able and ready to lead if given the chance. That, I guess, drove many into a high-hope frenzy. Here, finally, an iconic character, a son of another icon of Kedah, finally stated that he is able and ready after much hesitance since 2008. To Kedahans, here is a leader who the general public can always reach out and relate to; a new blood instead of the already worn out state UMNO leaders who Kedahans never bother to think about. Even better than the so-called know-it-all old and useless UMNO warlords who seem to be spending most of their time sharpening their knives to cut away any blossoming flower that might overshadow their old weary and dying petals.

And the dream that Datuk Seri Najib had planted? Wow, Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian Diutamakan. For the first time since the decrepit Pak Lah, people's voice will be heard, and considered too. The Kedah public remembers too well. When the UMNO Youth state candidates campaigned, everybody seems to be "Mukhriz's buddy." Confidence grew when they gave Mukhriz a thumping nomination. Little did they guess that those same people, after winning their respective posts corkscrewed Mukhriz to make him come out last in the UMNO Youth Chief election, where most of them betrayed and "sold" themselves to to the odious Khairy Jambanludin. I think that was the last time ever they ever believed in their so-called state leaders. Najib's banner seems to promise that the people comes first, and their views matter most...that is definitely better than pak lah's terbuang, tembelang...I can't even remember what that was. The people put their trust in Najib. The largely victimized Kedah, has put their trust in Najib's promises.

The list came out around 3.30-4.00pm, and finally...all the fuss and excitement died suddenly to a whimper after it was announced that Dato Bashah is the new UMNO Kedah Chief Liaison, and Mukhriz is the Deputy. Calls and sms of excitement quickly turned to screams and notes of anger and dissatisfaction. The old UMNO warlords laughed contently and pas supporters breathed a few sighs of relief. Well, to pas, they feel that their chances to rule Kedah for another term has been gift-wrapped on a silver platter by Najib.

The new bloods are disillusioned again. Yes, even if BN manages to wrest Kedah again, what chances of improvements will there be? In fact, will Mahadzir Khalid go down in history as the last MB from UMNO? Was Najib ever serious with his Rakyat Didahulukan slogan, or is fast becoming a farce, as stated by a good friend of mine? Don't get me wrong, Bashah is a loyal man, and very affable in his duties. Unfortunately that ends there. Without a clear vision/direction, a leadership quality and credibility and mostly, without respect, he might end up in the same gutters as the incompetent Mahadzir Khalid.

 At a time where Kedahans believe that UMNO Kedah should be revolutionized by new and younger blood, a lame duck was given the task. What a letdown, and with that announcement, more and more youngsters seem to be leaving as they see that the people were never heard or even mattered by Najib, only those who are loyal, competent or not, will be given the crown to the throne. To them, enough is enough. If they want to be screwed in this manner, they would've chosen anwar...

I guess that's the fate of UMNO Kedah so far, haru biru, while the Kedahans can just sit on their garden swing and while rocking themselves to an evening kip, wait for more and more gaffs from the present pas-led state government and UMNO as

well. Well, 2 shows for the price of 1. Thank you Najib, this is where people realize that your slogan is just a bad dream that extended from the scary pak lah days.

There might be silver lining in all this mockery, but with bated breath I will wait.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Senarai Pengerusi dan Timbalan Pengerusi Perhubungan UMNO Negeri 2011

From Berita Harian On-line:

Senarai Pengerusi dan Timbalan Pengerusi Perhubungan UMNO Negeri 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: Berikut senarai Pengerusi dan Timbalan Pengerusi Perhubungan UMNO negeri 2011 yang diumumkan Setiausaha Agung UMNO, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor di sini hari ini.

Pengerusi: Datuk Seri Md Isa Sabu
Timbalan : Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim (muka baru)

Pengerusi: Datuk Paduka Ahmad Bashah Md Hanapiah (muka baru)
Timbalan : Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir (muka baru)

Pulau Pinang
Pengerusi: Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman (muka baru)
Timbalan : Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir (muka baru)
Pengerusi: Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir
Timbalan : Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah

Pengerusi: Datuk Seri Najib Razak
Timbalan : Datuk Seri Noh Omar

Wilayah Persekutuan
Pengerusi: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Timbalan : Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin

Negeri Sembilan
Pengerusi: Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan
Timbalan : Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor

Pengerusi: Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam
Timbalan : Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop

Pengerusi: Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman
Timbalan : Datuk Dr Latiff Ahmad

Pengerusi: Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob
Timbalan : Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsuddin

Pengerusi: Datuk Seri Ahmad Said (muka baru)
Timbalan : Yahya Khatib Mohamad (muka baru)

Pengerusi: Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed
Timbalan : Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin

Pengerusi: Datuk Seri Musa Aman
Timbalan : Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak

My Take: Thank you, Datuk Seri Najib, at a time when Kedahans expect a strong rooster for the cock-fight, you placed a lame duck. Rakyat didahulukan is fast becoming  a farce and a dying dream....

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Days Of Bile and Daggers For Anwar

Was it so strange that an insipid clod like khalid ibrahim actually banned 1Malaysia logo from being on any billboard or even sight in Selangor? Beaten in every turn, and even check-mated by Azmin at party level, Khalid seems to choose a childish move for his fast-dying MB days. Of course, we're sure that he prefers a logo of anwar's choosing of his lords and masters to be displayed all over Selangor...pending DAP's approval of course...what, you think he's actually powerful?

The butt-faced anwar, on the other hand, seems to have daggers sticking into his back in every corner he turns. Unlike the good old days of back-stabbing potential threats to his position and "back"-stabbing the other kind, he finds himself at the mercy of...the truth of course. Well, what he started as a spin for his own agenda became a twisting chokehold on himself.

My friends did say once that, when Saiful Bukhary took the "Sumpah Laknat", anwar actually ridiculed it, instead of denying or otherwise. Anwar went sliding down the edge of the razor after that.

He once announced that on 16th September 2008, Malaysia will be his. To him, at least, it seems so. After a new PM was sworn in, a cabinet reshuffle, a few more by-elections, his strong supporters ran off to the Independent caucus, anwar is still sitting uncomfortably in the Opposition chair in the parliament. Even at this time, the public has grown tired of his comedy in his court case...poor Karpal looks really tired by now. Talk about karpal, I find it very strange to see that anwar is being defended over a crime by somebody who brought the first issue up in parliament in 1997.

Perhaps the lowest point of his career was his attempt to portray himself as the "hero" of the Muslims. In a true bollywood style, he actually criticised Israel and the jews over the Freedom Flotilla incident. I guess your lords and masters did not take that too kindly. Even anwar's compassion tour to the US could not salvage his much blotched situation. You know, we used to wonder why anwar loved to meet up with Al Gore so much, but after Al-Gore was discovered having a torrid gay affair which led to his divorce from his wife, it really says a lot about anwar's friends.

At one time, anwar made a claim in parliament that the 1Malaysia was devised by APCO, based on their so-called close association with Edud Barak's 1Israel campaign. This was lopsided. Why? Well, he never explained the association between Pas' dubious :Pas For all and Israel For All tagline and not to mention PKR's eye logo similarity to their bigger lords and masters...yes, the All Seeing Eye. But anwar always thought he was good at covering up, but looks like he's come undone with the latest event which unravelled in p[arliament yesterday. A statutory declaration by an US political adviser, Robert M Shrum.was read out yesterday, which ruled out APCO's involvement with the 1Israel campaign and leaving a huge dagger up in anwar's butt...err, back. Yes, anwar was lying in parliament. Maybe the opposition should stop carrying cardboard banners in their schoolboy mannered show. The public has been in stitches, some even falling off their stool, laughing their heads off.

The WikiLeaks leaks didn't help him further. I don't truth WikiLeaks that much, but at the same time, do you actually other countries' intelligence are that stupid and simply believe what anwar claims? They might support him (or simply humour him) for another agenda of theirs...well, at least that's what they always do. Yes, I don't trust Singapore and Australia either. As usual, anwar retaliates to this, venting his anger by suing Tun Mahathir...what?

Like a friend of mine said, Anwar, you should never made that Sumpah Laknat trivial or even question it. Looks like you have to pay the piper now. There is a certain providence even in fall of a sparrow. Let's see how you get out of this divine intervention then. But anwar should be happy. He was not listed in Simon Wiesenthal Center’s 2010 list for the top anti-Semitic slurs, unlike Tun Mahathir. Maybe it shows how much the jews still love him...or so it seems. Do you still have wolfowitz to cry on, Anwar? Or off you go to see good ol' Al.

When the daggers strike, I guess Karpal has the best quote: Anwar Ibrahim harus bertaubat.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Kedah Bakal Berubah (Teaser)

Kedahans have seen, felt and were even hurt and disappointed with the failure after failure of the pas-led government of Kedah in handling major issues. Kedahans have now vied for a change and its wave shall arrive. Wait for it...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

If Mukhriz Returns II: The Old Warlords Will Be Coming Or Going?

Things may get ugly before they get better...well, maybe not for anwar. It got pretty for him when he came close to snatch the premiership of Malaysia from the incompetent pak lah back in 2008. Since then it went seriously downhill for him, what with the sodomy trial and currently being sodomized by the expose by WikiLeaks and serious butt-stabbing from certain  members in the Singaporean government. I guess he'll be the butt of the jokes passing around in coffee shops and watering holes accross the nation for the next few months. Well Anwar, told you not to offend the hand that's been feeding you.

Kedah on the other hand, might witness a flurry of acrid comments and cynical snides with the heavy rumours on the return of Datuk Mukhriz to the Kedah UMNO leadership. On the grassroot and normal folks's side, they seem to be happy with what they heard, and most of them are wishing that it is FINALLY true. How many times have they heard this? None has materialized so far, so, hopefully this time, it will bear a true fruit.

Salvos have been fired from certain quarters of UMNO since that day. Certain comments were made questioning on the experience of Datuk Mukhriz himself. "He's too young", "He doesn't stay in Kedah", "He's very inexperienced" However, we did manage to smell the stench of old UMNO warlords, and methinks I saw them running in the shadows behind the unsavoury comments. These useless old warlords should be made to understand that they shouldn't rage to the dying of the lights in their careers, that is what the people want; just accept it.

We do understand that it is not cheap for these old warlords to lobby themselves for the Ketua Perhubungan Negeri for UMNO Kedah, having to spend on so many things such as bloggers, PR events and so on to boost their image. But performance and results should have been made their primary concern. Yes, I agree that the UMNO leaders did very well to contain the situation during the 2010 flood, but we're talking about the overall. Why didn't we hear anybody (including the mysteriously disappearing Pas state assemblymen) stand up for the people for the failure of the state government during the floods in the state assembly? In fact, whatever happened to the Kedah UMNO since losing the state in 2008? They seem to go into shock and never recover from it. They do stand out in activities that wreak disunity, such as fighting over the nefarious KJ, Khir Toyo and Mukhriz during the race for the Ketua Pemuda UMNO, where everybody saw Mukhriz almost discriminated by Kedah UMNO bigwigs during his campaign.

But we also know that some old warlords are quite sure of themselves. One or two of them, we knolw are quite cocksure and very confident that this feathered duck upstart named Mukhriz can be rid of. Why not? Hey, if those two can eliminate his dad from winning a delegation seat in Kubang Pasu, why not his son? Quite a pity, one of the two, I knew his dad, a very accomodating former Customs and Immigration officer. Too bad his son, who landed in several deputy minister portfolios (still is) is also eyeing the top Kedah seat, both in UMNO and state, and seems to be hell-bent in doing so.

To Kedah UMNO, the only salvo we can fire on them is what many Kedahans have accepted: they have Dared To Change. Only Kedah UMNO seems to be lagging in their mentality. Always forever stuck in their "that's my seat, don't you dare." They forgot about what the people want. These old wardogs, if they are not even be able to dare themselves to change, just put them to sleep. Not that Kedah developed much since the past 6 years or so. The major shift in Kedah's development was under Syed Nahar Shahabudin's MB-ship. He set up the master-plan, executed it and left, and Kedah grew ever since. Of course, his successors couldn't steer as well as he did. The last UMNO MB for Kedah was a total washout, and the present one is actually fast becoming a burden to the people and to Pas themselves. Of course, to have mahfuz as MB might be an insult to Kedahans' intelligence.

It is strange that the old Kedah UMNO warlords claim that the UMNO leaders should follow and respect the wants and wishes of Kedahans, but they themselves never did, and from the way it is going, they never will. If they were to actually follow what people want, they would've resigned.

The rumours on the return of Mukhriz have generated interest and excitement that can be heard from one place to another and the changes it might be bringing. As for the old useless UMNO warlords, at this moment, nobody knows whether they're coming or going.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

If Mukhriz Returns, Does UMNO Kedah Dare To Change

It is a busy month, but I did manage to attend my niece's birthday last week. My sister in law prmised me that there will be clowns and I was very excited. However, I was utterly disappointed when there were 2 actual clowns; I could've sworn I heard she said there'll be mat sabu and mahfuz, the usual clowns.

Lo and behold, in my times of absence, there were countless sms flying in, buzzing of the return of Mukhriz to the much ravaged state of Kedah, depleted by the savage untrained fingers of pas, denying their failures in helping out the Kedahans.

This is going to be a short article, I am still collecting data from different camps of pas and UMNO. We already know the sweaty-browed reaction by the pas camp, especially from mahfuz after realizing that he might not have the chance to kick azizan in the butt and usurp the throne. In the UMNO camp however, there has been a very busy influx of lobbyibg from the old horse such as det khalid, bashah, tajuddin kentucky and even mat lebai sudin, and the stronger rumor of the return of Mukhriz really making muddied waters murkier for them.

For the time being, if Mukhriz is willing to lead Kedah, will UMNO dare to change from their usual "little boy lost" attitude? We know Kedahans have been wishing for his return for some time already. What about det khalid, jo baharum and the rest of the unwanted crew?

Le chef du peuple est de retour

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