Umno President Death Race

Used to be a huge deal, the Umno general assembly, but this season RTM is busier showing the World Cup.

Everyday #MalaysiaBaru offers political writers enough fuel power a space rocket, and at this rate, all the way to Pluto.

Hitherto, in 72 years of existence, a total of *four men have ever challenged for the Umno presidency, otherwise incumbents or the anointed ones win without a contest.

The all so famous “Umno” no contest culture.

Today, ** seven men dare to defy the culture, and vie for the overall leadership. Continue reading “Umno President Death Race”

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Umno, Just Like My Grandma

Police removing bags, presumably with money and luxury goods in them from one of Najib’s residences.

“Our former president had sourced the funds prior to GE14 and was managing it,” said Zahid Hamidi, the acting president of Umno.

I sourced the quote from Umno’s own New Straits Times, so that we are absolutely sure, that Zahid is not misrepresented. Thor be shamed, if we ever misspeak of the fallen Umno leaders.

He was of course referring to the police seizure of RM130 million in cash and about RM200 million in gems from premises linked to Najib, the report went on to detail. Continue reading “Umno, Just Like My Grandma”

Flimsy Umno

Zahid, the big boss for now.

At the end of decision day, early in the morning of May 10, while rakyat and pundits were scratching their head guessing the total number of seats Pakatan as a coalition had, one number was rarely mentioned, which is 54.

Which is the number of seats Umno won. The Pakatan and BN overall seat counts aside, they were the largest party in Parliament, on May 10. Continue reading “Flimsy Umno”

Bad moon rising (Version 1)

Happy New Year! My column is up at The Malay Mail Online, but it is a second version. The first one was politely turned away because of its content. I’m putting it up here. For the eight people who read my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

BAD MOON RISING (COLLECTOR’S VERSION)

 

A top view of Kuala Krai at the height of December 2014's flooding
A top view of Kuala Krai at the height of December 2014’s flooding

JAN 9 โ€” My mom used to say that you should marry if you have trouble in life. Iโ€™d reply that the trouble would still be there, married or not. Sheโ€™d say sure, but trouble will seem far more tolerable with the support of a loving wife.

Iโ€™m not sure Najib Razak โ€” like me โ€” is altogether on board with that wisdom right now. His advisers might even whisper to each other โ€” while their jet plane taxies to the private hangar โ€” that the prime minister probably would be better off not married in the present climate.

Itโ€™s been that kind of a week for him. Someone get him a Frappuccino, poor devil. Continue reading “Bad moon rising (Version 1)”