Lim Kit Siang is only the adviser to the Democratic Action Party (DAP). His call for DAP to boycott the PAS candidate Perak MB swearing in ceremony was indeed being biadab or disrespectful to the Regent, especially since the royal decision was based on an earlier premise that the choice of candidate will be accepted by all parties. Bad advice. Lim has since apologised to the Regent but the ceremony I believe has been postponed because PKR has now threatened to leave the coalition government due to some misunderstanding. Again, PKR must have been wrongly advised. (Read the Malaysiakini report, here).
Earlier, Gerakan's Lim Keng Yaik has also voiced out his concerns to the prime minister about 'bad advisers' in the Barisan Nasional fold (read Rocky's take on this, here) and his view that 'cowboys' are spoiling the name of the party. Pretty good advice here, methinks.
Of late we are also getting free unsolicited advice from the likes of the former prime minister, his former deputy Musa Hitam et al, which to my mind are not really much help to the political situation in the country. This also reminds me of the joke about the young executive who came out of his first board meeting looking very pleased with himself. When someone asked what happened, he said, "I think I have been appointed a "sexual adviser" to the boss."
"Sexual adviser to the boss? What do you mean?"
"Well, every time I opened my mouth to say something, the boss said whenever he wants my fucking advice he will ask for it!"
A Malaysian in Trump's America
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