Enter Anwar, Exit Mahathir?

Always up for special consideration.

I’m entirely unsure which sounds better, Selayang Move or Sungai Petani Move. Though the former offers an exaggerated imagery of hundreds of undocumented Myanmarese fleeing immigration just outside the city’s main wet market.

We are talking about the potential by-election to put Anwar Ibrahim in Parliament.

Where five PKR lawmakers have latched on to the idea, party before self, Anwar for prime minister no matter what.

They are willing to resign, so Anwar can contest.

This is not new. Continue reading “Enter Anwar, Exit Mahathir?”

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Mahathir, Ready To Take Us For A Drive, Again.

He looks like he needs a ride.

I feel disadvantaged.

Cars. I can’t even recognise my own car in a parking lot. A very small parking lot.

I once frightened the kerjesus of a woman breastfeeding when I walked back from the ATM thinking it was my car. Neither wife nor husband were flattered.

So I am car stupid.

But stupid me can’t agree with Mahathir Mohamad’s new car project.

So in this debate, Mahathir has all the cards, I suppose.

As you can see, he likes cars. Continue reading “Mahathir, Ready To Take Us For A Drive, Again.”

Sungai Kandis Analysis: You Kinda Suck

Long queues were not a problem last weekend in Sungai Kandis

It was pointless to write about this before Monday, when the workday begins.

Because over the weekend, it seems, not enough people chose to care about the Sungai Kandis by-election. Statisticians had to reach for their binders to locate when was the last time, less than half the voters came out to vote in a by-election.

Already, the theories are flying about why only 49% of the Selangor constituency nestled in the Klang-Shah Alam zone, wanted a ballot paper.

Some of them prove Malaysians do not lack an imagination.

1. The people did not vote because they were disappointed with Pakatan Harapan Continue reading “Sungai Kandis Analysis: You Kinda Suck”

Mahathir, Needs To Lead Not Control

Change, everyone needs to.

A prime minister does a lot.

This is why in regular countries the PM has no specific ministry.

Because as PM he is ultimately responsible for all the ministers, which is why he gets to choose them.

But after choosing them, he has to let them get on with it.

Of course, a while back, a prime minister was so insecure about attacks — after his party expired when he allegedly manipulated elections — that he felt the best way to lead is to keep control.

Control of everything. Continue reading “Mahathir, Needs To Lead Not Control”

PKR E-Election Hang-ups

Flags up!

It’s the inevitable car crash no one can avert their eyes from.

The PKR party election, already in motion. The first big day is national nomination day this weekend.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has fifty-one parliamentarians and the new president will be the heir apparent to the prime minister.

Which makes it a huge freaking deal, but there is every sign, this election will be as farcical as the many before them. Continue reading “PKR E-Election Hang-ups”

The Man Who Thinks He’s King

‘I’m watching you all. Don’t be naughty’

Tony Stark can only dream about the power of a Malaysian prime minister.

Mahathir Mohamad’s coalition came into power with a clear promise to reduce the omnipresence and omnipotence of the pm, however the problem might be the man himself.

So we can see the sheer arrogance passing Khazanah, Petronas and Permodalan Nasional Berhad to the prime minister’s control.

The medical doctor does not like to hand over power, and that includes reducing his own powers. Continue reading “The Man Who Thinks He’s King”

No #MalaysiaBaru at Khazanah

Never a man for change, Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad is really slimy.

The Pakatan Harapan manifesto seeks to slice the prime minister’s department, because there is too much power in the PM’s hands.

That too much power in a few is against the idea of #MalaysiaBaru

And here now, the pm names himself as the chairman of Khazanah, with Azmin Ali and Hassan Marican as directors.

How Mahathir muda lupa. Continue reading “No #MalaysiaBaru at Khazanah”