Gods we can live with

Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim viewing the damage at the Metro Tabernacle Church in Desa Melawati with Hulu Kelang Assembly Azmin Ali right behind him in blue

JAN 9 — The country is in a mess.

The homemade bombs trying to bring down churches, and people outside mosque trying to bring down ideas, these are just Malaysia’s ‘chickens coming home to roost’.

We have some serious problems, and we need some serious people to solve it.

We have for far too long been crafty in putting everything off and imagining eventually our problems will go away. Continue reading “Gods we can live with”

The nanti ends for Penanti

May 18 — There was to be an announcement a while back, it got dragged on for what seemed an eternity. Finally with the wisdom and foresight that only someone with Najib Razak’s experience and breeding could have had, they have decided to pass.

It was a ding-dong from the word go, when Fairus Khairuddin resigned as Penanti state assemblymen, as Umno just kept everyone guessing.

So the tennis ball exchanged ended. Continue reading “The nanti ends for Penanti”

Perak – The Rock Opera (courtesy of the Beatles)

May 15 — Let’s skip the hackneyed rigmarole on Perak, and talk about the Beatles. Songs from the Beatles (and album) that do represent the developments in Perak. I’ve listed them, and they don’t follow a logical pattern. It helps heaps if you know your Beatles.

I want you (She’s so heavy) — Abbey Road

The collective feeling of Umno politicians towards Perak after they lost it to Pakatan Rakyat on March 8, 2008.
“I want you, I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad, it’s driving me mad.”
Continue reading “Perak – The Rock Opera (courtesy of the Beatles)”

No country for hate men

May 8 — Umno — for a party that abuses the word “struggle” assiduously, as the principle, key and drive for the party, Umno doesn’t allow other people’s struggles that much space.

That is why they really, really don’t get it.

And that is why the party is heading to a tipping point, and the possibility of losing federal government growing real by the day. Continue reading “No country for hate men”

Najib sidesteps reality

APRIL 17 — They say the righteous man feels a pang of shame — a deeply imbued inadequacy. It is not that what he preaches is wrong, flawed or deceitful. Quite the contrary.

He feels he struggles to meet those ideals himself. The words are prophetically radiating from the mountain top, and they are his own words. But he struggles to reach the perch himself.

So will Najib Razak in the weeks to come, feel that burden of promise, for he prescribed an idea beyond and above his own personal convictions — 1 Malaysia. The trouble to begin with is his predecessor did unintentionally bring to the fore, prevailing universal ideas of rights of man.   Continue reading “Najib sidesteps reality”

Who will Hisham Hussein arrest first?

APRIL 16— After an eternity in the ministry of education, where he managed to promise people indefinitely that he would try to bring policies that will stop the muck education is in for decades — now he can start to play police and thief, as the home minister.

So Hishamuddin ‘Always endeavouring to look strong and manly by gripping effeminately phallic symbols like keris’ Hussein, is now the man sent to replace baldy.

It is too tempting to not guess who is on the printed list Hisham places under his pillow nightly, hoping it would give a sense of strength in his dreams. Continue reading “Who will Hisham Hussein arrest first?”