Monday, February 02, 2009


As for the current political turmoil in the state of Perak (read yesterday's The Malaysian Insider report, here), I have no problems if people want to hop and jump like frogs or defect like rats deserting a sinking ship. To me its simply a matter of personal survival old bean, but if it is the other way around then we do have to question their sanity. It pains me to discuss morality and integrity bla-bla when the whole game stinks to high heaven.

With DPM Najib smelling like roses especially after the recent IJN and KLIA East episodes, I do wonder whether all these are just elaborately crafted but badly scripted wayang kulit for the masses? After all, he has unfortunately or otherwise been associated with 'missing persons' before and I have a sneaking suspicion that there is more than meets the eye here.

Perhaps instead of introducing an anti-party hopping law, which may be against the 'freedom of association' proviso in the Federal Constitution, it may just be wise to consider Pas vice-president Husam Musa's call for a dissolution of parliament for fresh polls as a better option.

Lets see if this government has the gumption to seek a fresh mandate instead of resorting to cloak-and-dagger chicanery to stay in power.

Update at 1630hrs: In a breaking news, Malaysiakini reports, here, that PKR Ipoh Barat division head Fauzi Muda has leveled the damning claim in a statutory declaration that UMNO deputy president Najib Abdul Razak had tried last year to induce him to secure the crossover of two Pakatan Rakyat representatives in Perak for RM50 million. Sheeesh.

1 comment:

  1. RM 50 million! It really pays to be a politician in Malaysia.
    Sorta like a hooker!
    Only its your honour which is on sale.


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