Friends in the Pakatan submarine keeping separate beds

This was first seen at The Malaysian Insider, July 7 2009. Iā€™m putting up my old copies up. Some of the information, ideas and thoughts may be dated in retrospect.

JULY 9 ā€” It is a Greek tragedy of sorts, the ever-increasing admonishments of Pakatan Rakyat ā€” for its alleged rising ineptitude, communication breakdowns, tantrums and obtuseness.

The Kampung Buah Pala saga, PAS-Umno talks, PKR-DAP hostilities in the Seberang Perai Municipal Council and more, resulting in some claiming that this coalition of the willing risks the ire of an electorate and may lose its present gains in the next general election, probably in 2012.

Fair enough, the warning. Continue reading “Friends in the Pakatan submarine keeping separate beds”

Pakatan’s XI

“All that I know most surely about morality and obligations, I owe to football” – Albert Camus

So in a convoluted way, I’d like to look at naming a Pakatan first eleven, if I had to name a team for the present Pakatan political players.

I’ll be using a strict 4-4-2 formation. The prevailing formations are different, but for the purposes of a team that has never won the championship (Malaysian Parliament) we might want to err on the side of caution. Continue reading “Pakatan’s XI”

Superdebate teammates (pairing politicians)

The Worlds University Debating Championship uses a four team westminster parliamentary format for competitions, with each team comprising two persons. In light of the end of the our own parliamentary session, I figured it would be cool to see who’d make great team mates, and great opponents.

The first proposing team is called opening government, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister team up. I can’t see Badawi and Najib together too long, so I am going to make Abdullah the speaker of the house since he likes to watch and at times pretend to watch while asleep. Either way Badawi is a great viewer of things. Continue reading “Superdebate teammates (pairing politicians)”