Friday, January 25, 2013

Thank You Ibrahim Ali!

I had actually wanted to write on the Shah Alam HIgh Court ruling that election promises made during an election continued to exist for interpretation as a policy by those who were elected based on the promises, in an unsuccessful application by the Selangor government and the Menteri Besar to strike out a suit that had been filed by a group of single mothers.

The court ruled that in consequence, the plaintiffs had a reasonable expectation to pursue their legal action.

Although the court's decision is only a ruling, the case is going to full trail and because of the sub-jaundiced, oops, sub-judice rule, I don't want to get myself in hot soup.

So I will write a little on Ibrahim Ali.

This guy has been called many names, not the least among which is 'Ibrahim Perkosa' (probably a play on Perkasa, the Malay right wing NGO that he heads)

I am not going to try the Malay interpretation of 'perkosa' because I don't think it is nice.  But I can report that he has also been called 'katak'.  And I can report here that 'katak' is just a frog in Malay.

A frog is not such a bad thing.

We need frogs too, otherwise the fragile Malaysian bio-eco system will go kapuk and we don't want this to happen otherwise what will we do with Putrajaya's wetland?

Balance is important.

Yin and yang is important.

But with IA (I much prefer to call him this rather than being 'kurang ajar' [rude]), I am not too certain if the Chinese are right about balance.

With IA, I much prefer him to be more yang than yin.

Aggressive, on the go, on the offensive, speak off the cuff without thinking and without any fear of any consequence because you know that you have 'aw pak suar' (Hokkien for behind your back mountain) to stay you up when you fall.

After he had called for the burning of Malay language bibles, IA now claims that he didn't mean to offend the Christians.

Right, of course you didn't mean anything you say.

They don't called you katak for nothing.

You hop here, you hop there.

You say A, you say B.

We love you IA.

You are making us love the opposition more.

And for that, we thank you!

6 comments:

  1. Oh my, I don't think I will ever figure out what's going on in politics. Do appreciate reading your thoughts on the matter though.

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  2. Malaysian politics is all about being on the gravy train and keeping it to yourself and your family and cronies forever, if you can. And, very unfortunately, race and religion are the favourite means to achieve the objective. But Malaysians are wising up, thanks in no small measure to the internet and the alternative media; and, except for the die-hards who hope to continue to benefit by supporting the status quo,, even if this is only in the form of the breadcrumbs now and then, more and more Malaysians are not going to play along. Proof is that in the past, if someone had brought up or deliberately tried to pitch one race against another, whether through religious or racial provocation, it would have led to an explosive situation. Today, despite obvious attempts by sponsored goons on and off, especially as the 13th GE gets closer and closer, Malaysians just go about their daily business. We can expect the tactics used to get dirtier and dirtier as the fateful date approaches.

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  3. It's so interesting to read about the politics of another country.

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    1. Malaysia's all about building a super INDECENT BIG nest for yourself by whatever means (usually nicely packaged as in the self-sacrificial service of king and country) and the rest be damned. Of course, politicians everywhere talk about serving their country. Here in Bolehland, they have taken it to ludicrous levels. And nobody bats an eyelid that he/she is obviously and conspicuously lying. Because no politikus (political rats, 'tikus' is rats in the Malay language) here, have any sense of shame anymore, especially those who have been part of the more than half a century of the country's administration that has been helmed by 'taiko' (big boss) Umno all these years. No minister here understands, let alone accepts, the 'foreign' concept of ministerial responsibility (no matter how serious a blunder or failure in the discharge of his/her responsibility) although he/she would be very proud to trumpet that the country practises the Westminster model of parliamentary democracy of which he/she is a august part. Ha ha. Yes, so far Malaysians are aware of one minister who had resigned on account of being caught red handed on video in a sex scandal. A great record by any standard!

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