I usually like Bobs, back in the day, we used to call each other Bob.
But this Bob, the shoot from the hips Senator Bob Manolan upset me plenty, after he put forward an ultimatum to the Orang Asli community who dabble in Umno politics, in the lead up to the Cameron Highlands by-election.
The message: Want money and help, dump Umno and follow Pakatan Harapan.
Many have weighed in on the upcoming Port Dickson by-election. One group has not. An insignificant group. The actual voters of Port Dickson.
More than most, since located in a coastal attraction close enough to the capital, the residents in that constituency are used to people, coming and going. Procuring floaties, kites and banana ride services, before the Sunday evening drive.
Whether they see Anwar Ibrahim, his opponent or the army of supporters about to descend on the holiday town, as new friends or just people who’d take what PD can offer, will be revealed on voting day.
To the point, without any delay, are there backroom negotiations between Anwar’s men and Umno?
Has a deal been struck?
The speculations are swirling.
Like a decent play, let’s list all the players in this stage production.
Anwar Ibrahim’s protege is Ahmad Zahid Zahidi. Anwar will officially assume the PKR presidency when the annual meeting rolls in November. Zahid has been Umno president since Johnny-Come-Lately Khairy Jamaluddin was defeated for the post in June. Continue reading “PKR-Umno Secret Deal Rumours Escalate”→
Every university staff fancies it. Actually most employed in large bureaucracies rife with rituals and glamour due to cultural imageries associated with the institutions would occasionally imagine themselves being literally, the big man in campus.
Robe, mortar board and flashing lights, while the young adulate and the parents smile in approval.
It’s a self-structured game show:”Who wants to be a university rector?” — ready to be exploited by a TV station.
The Penang High Court acquitted the freshman Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng, of corruption involving the purchase of a home at below market price from an interested party, Phang Li Koon, because Guan Eng had approved her land conversion application.
The issues boiled over in 2016, in the island-state where Guan Eng was chief minister for ten years till last May.
If Pakatan lost on May 9, there would be no betting man on the island or on its mainland settlement, Seberang Perai, wagering Guan Eng would have escaped jail.
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.