Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Of parallelism... Zimbabwe way

Nothing last forever...

For Mugabe, it takes 37 years, halfway impeachment proceedings to bring the grand ol' man down. It has to happen. Whilst Zimbabweans rejoice with now hopes, what about us 6 hours ahead of the African nation?

Frankly, I see it coming last week. It might be nostalgic, it might be heart-broken, it could be tear-jerking but finally the curtains comes down for Mugabe.

What happens in the African nation shows that no power is absolute and there is no absolute power nor can one dictates when he is coming or going.

Let's be brief here. There are many parallelism between Mugabe and our own in Malaysia. Consider these :-

1. Grace Mugabe is Mugabe's second marriage. So is our 1MPM6 and his second marriage;
2. Grace Mugabe leads an opulent life and lavish lifestyle. Ours is not far behind;
3. Grace Mugabe used to be Mugabe's typist(?) before they got hitched. 1MPM6 entertain the daily "visitor" when he was Pahang's MB;
4. Mugabe's children from his second marriage flaunt their wealth to the extent of pouring champagne on their Rolex wristwatch. Malaysia's 1MPM6's step-son flaunt his wealth investing in Red granite and a close friend of J Lo;
5. Zimbabwe slid from an African basket of wealth to a pariah state. Malaysia slipped from being one of Asian top nation to scratching the barrel under current leadership;

Whatever, let's pray that Malaysia did not has to go Zimbabwe way to get fresh and dynamic leaders to lead the nation.

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Of unbecoming... or is it be coming?

Yesterday when I was young, there were instances when you see 2 feuding friends putting pieces of paper on the ground symbolising their father's heads and dare the other party to step on the symbolic "head" which sooner or later ended in fights, grappling to the ground....

It is not the same with Julio's melodious "Yesterday when I was young"...

Yesterday when I was young,
The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue,
I teased at life as if it were a foolish game,
The way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame;
The thousand dreams I dreamed,
The splendid things I planned
I always built, alas,
on weak and shifting sand;

That was yesterday... lightyears before...

That is what 1MPM6 uttered during the recently concluded MCA meeting. Of course tere will always be two sides of a coin with those for and against his statement.

Politically, I am not interested to pre-judge 1MPM6 for his statement. However, I am looking from a different view....

Born in an aristocrat family in Pekan, Pahang, it is not surprising for 1MPM6 to be taught of manners, including respect the elders and controlled speech. There is not much peer pressure in Pekan and being in the aristocratic family, his circle of friends should be those who share the same upbringing and good moral judgement.

It is not easy to switch to the "darker side" unless 1MPM6 is under tremendous duress and pressure, especially with so many conflicting reports of GE 14 possible outcome. The recent paradise papers, House of Sauds purge, PAS' RM 70M suit against Sarawak report may lead to 1MPM6's unexpected character change.

It is not easy for 1MPM6 to go through when his anti-corruption watchdog is accussed of being morally wrong. In a mirror case, there is another almost similar case involving a female senior police officer was caught red handed by her husband for having an affair with another man.

Now, if MACC top officer goes free, will the ACP goes free too? Or will there be double standards here?

What about 1MPM6's top prosecutor? RPK corrected his earlier statement and believed that there are those who resort to card dropping for financial gains at the expense of Attorney General. Unfortunately, RPK zoom the person to Tabung Haji's top offcer.. who happens to be 1MPM6's inner circle man.

With all these dramas and claims, it is not surprising for 1MPM6 to slip his tongue.... and you can see from his reaction that this is not scripted. He may be cursing himself for the slip... as years of upbringing destroyed within those few seconds... 1MPM6 cannot blame Tun M for that nor should he blame the weather for the incident.

Maybe it is time for 1MPM6 to overhaul his inner circle, his top dogs men of justice, his foreign donors... it is getting too hot under the collar despite Metrological dept forecasting wet days ahead in Penang, Kelantan and Kedah...

Me? It's time to relax, sit back and enjoy Julio's redetion of "Yesterday when I was young" again...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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