Whilst all eyes are glued to Sodomy II, undercurrents are stirring in 3 PR's held states. Sodomy II will be another soon-to-be forgotten "scripted" case and if we were to go by the records, I have not seen nor read many sequel movies who could outgross the first.
TV3's news on 7th February 2010 caught my attention. If that is TV3's professionalism, then Malaysia is in the pits.
First off the blokes is Zahid's comment on the so-called PR's internal squabble involving Zahrain (PKR) and the CM (DAP). Zahid openly stated that the time is ripe for UMNO (BN) to be the mandate to take over Penang from PR. Then as if on que, TV3 follow through with news report of (Malay) stalls owners lamenting on their fate since their (illegal) stalls have been demolished.
Does that mean that it is OK for (Malay) traders to operate illegal stalls? Even if they operate it illegally then the law could touch them? Which laws are these? IS BN teaching traders to operate illegal stalls? Since the stalls are illegal, they do not have to pay for any licenses, is that what BN is teaching us? There is no need to apply for licences and every Tom, Dick and Harry can set up illegal stalls wherever they want?
Further, Is Zahid offering carrots to Zahrain? Isn't it strange for Zahrain to go "underground" now leaving his supporters scattered like chicks? Remembering what 2009 CNY, is it possible for Zahrain to be in Pekan right now meeting a shaman to ward off evil spirits? That's what Osman Jailu and Jamauluddin Radzi did in 2009 before Perak fell to BN. If that is the case, then this Pekan shaman should be hailed as the greatest Malaysian shaman and deserves to be in Malaysia book of records.
Talking about Zahid, is Penang his follow through after his 2009's role in Perak? If that is the case, then typical of Zahid to first expose the threat on Malaysian security and 2 days on said that the issue has been closed. How? Zahid mentioned that the issue has been resolved by the PM's department. How convenient. I want to know what are the actions taken on those who sells our security secrets. At least, I want to know who they are.
Kedah? TV3 make a fool of themselves when the station cover about the water problems in campuses and Shafie Afdal taking the lead to issue statement potraying how this could have happen in Kedah after more than 40 years of development.
Shafie Afdal must be sleeping through the years! Kedah was governed by BN since independence and only fell to PR in 2008. What Shafie Afdal is saying is just like another Malay proverb "Ludah ke langit terkena muka sendiri". Kedah water problem has been there since BN days and Shafie's just re-conformed what we already knew - BN failed to provide basic necessities to the rakyat.
Shafie need not go far. He can always return to his native state and find water supply is wanting there. Who rules Sabah? Is it not BN? If Sabah is too far for Shafie, he can go to neighbouring Perlis and he will notice the same water supply problem there. If that does not satisfy him, he can always go down to Negeri Sembilan and check out the boarding school hostels and he will get a clear picture of how BN failed to provide claean and continuous water supply to some of the schools there.
Selangor? Aaaah this is Najib's state. For now I see Melaka is doing a "Menjaga tepi kain orang" on Selangor. Remember YBK (Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan)? In a power struggle, the state government has demanded YBK to pay the outstanding quit rent totalling almost RM 5.4 M. Melaka, as in Ali Rustam the one who was barred from contesting UMNO's Deputy President post dreamed of becoming a white knight and offer to pay the quit rent on behalf of YBK.
Khalid rejected the payment by citing section 98 of the National land code. That leaves me wondering - Does Ali Rustam knows what he's doing? Does YBK understand the National land code? Did Najib plan the whole thing?
3 PR states under different attacks. Penang starts off with internal bickering, Kedah goes with infrastructure inadequacies, Selangor sticks with bureaucratic red tapes. All aimed at getting the leaders on high alert whilst the cooking in Perak is getting ready to be served on 9th Feb 2010. On principle, I wish Nizar get's his post back but Zambry will be the one smiling. Personally, whatever the decision, the Federal court judges sitting on this case need tyo answer to their conscious. Millions of ringgit in gratuity could not wipe out whatever guilty conscious incurred during their tenure as judges. After all, isn't "Harimau mati meninggalkan belang, manusia mati meninggalkan nama"?
For the time being, let Mustapha barks on Nik Aziz's stand on Kelantan royalty money. Mustpha is not in the same league as Nik Aziz so there is no need to hype on Mustapha - not yet. Not when Ibrahim Ali's Perkasa growls louder than Mustapha. In the end, Mustapha will be another whimpering cat who failed to impress the Pekan shaman.
Individually, Zahid's Penang Shafie's Kedah and Najib's Selangor is just another storm in a tea cup. Combined with TV3, it might change the perception. With the Tiger looming in the background, this CNY will be another important episode in Malaysian politics.
Some may ask why nightcaller? It is my favourite TV series way back in the 80's.
Back then, Jack Killian @ nighthawk goes on the air nightly to talk about issues in USA whilst this scribe reach out to the netizens with apolitical views on issues that interest him inclusive of global issues. In commenting to other blogs, he goes by the nick nightcaller with the callsign "Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are..."