Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"BROTHER" greets "BROTHER" in London

Got the following email message from a friend..

He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

CNN may not have shown this photo. 

TV reporters are too busy focusing on the Queen receiving the VIP guests at Buckingham Palace. 

This was a "touching" Kodak moment outside 10 Downing Street that won't be forgotten by this London cop.

A powerful photo!
Remember the cops on duty are not supposed to shake hands, but the two brothers couldn't resist the historic moment. The black cop never imagined in his wildest dream that he would usher a black American President into the British corridors of power. Nice!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Arguments of Socratic proportion for KJ

I am quite surprise that a no brainer decision such as DS Najib appointing what seems to be a capable and CLEAN cabinet has found arguments of Socratic proportion against it in a series of posts and comments that follow in the euradite Sakmongkol AK47 blog.

Well! In not so many words, Scorates and corruption.. It must rank high in the list of ultimate oxymorons. Dato Sak seems to get totally suckered by KJ's enormous talent and use the full extend of his cerebral AK47 firepower to argue KJ should be in the cabinet NOW. 

He seems oblivious to the fact that KJ was found guilty of corruption and in the politics of these days and age that is an enormous liability, and find it difficult to understand on the balance of KJ's enormous proven liability against his enormous unproven talent, the tilt is on KJ's liability to be factored in DS Najib's decision making. 

Datuk Sak even agreeed at one point what a deft political move by Najib not to include KJ in his cabinet given the scenario but a recurring theme in his posts is TDM as the figure behind the decision.

This is not giving DS Najib a lot of credit, we are talking about a guy who got to be in a position where Ku Li, Musa Hitam, Ghaffar Baba and Anwar Ibrahim never got to be, here. Pak Lah was an exception, its written in the 'Luh Mahfuz' a bozo was to be Najib's predecessor probably as a 'hikmah' for him to take lessons from.

Whether TDM is around or not to make DS Najib's life miserable or otherwise, DS Najib needs a capable and CLEAN cabinet PERIOD and he make the decision for a capable and CLEAN cabinet. 

If anything, TDM and just about a zillion others including yours truly with his 'pistol air' was only pointing out the obvious.

Friday, April 10, 2009

KJ, the cabinet..

The cabinet was announced! Not exactly same old, same old.. but not exactly WOW! either.

It was not a surprise that KJ was not in the line-up. With Najib shouting his lungs out calling for UMNO to transform from its corrupt fat-cat ways, appointing KJ would be like a premature ejaculation. 

But all is not lost, he's young, he got time on his side and he got the parliament and UMNO Youth as platforms to make himself visible. If he is really that good as some people say he is, the fact would not be lost on his skeptics and surely not on the leadership. He can use the time not in the cabinet to rehabilitate his image, his money politics, his spoil brat image. These days the leadership bar has been raised. 

In addition, he can reflect on his left leaning idea wrt UMNO that his FIL was disastrously trying to push, and exmine it in proper perspective and with the benefit of hindsight, to get a better handle of the task to be undertaken. It's delicate job and requires a lot of maturity. The half-baked policies of the last 5 years have imaturity stamped all over it.

In time, if the idea is of any good and the conditions are more opportune, and if he is of any good as a leader and properly prepped to be cabinet-ready, who knows what height he is be able to achieve..

We don't want someone to cluelessly announce to the 30, 40 thousands odd Malay class F contractors to go find another job as if he got all the answers and then flip-flop his way out of it, and becomes a habit of his administration. At the end of it left the country and the Malays in ruins. 

Anyway.. Congratulations! to those appointed to the cabinet. Your PERFORMANCE are under scrutiny, yes there's DS Najib's KPI but more damning will be the RAKYAT's ie. their votes. So get cracking..

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bertemu buku dengan ruas..

Well folks! BN wins the batang and lost the bukits. 

We must remember before Najib's ascension, UMNO was totally demoralized and dangerously disintegrating into oblivion if it continues with its fat-cat ways and the PR was ready to zero-in for the kill. With Najib pushing all the right buttons UMNO came out of the recent GA with somewhat of a renewed hope of being transformed though not entirely, there are still bad-asses in the lower enchelon of the top leadership 'saf'. 

Given the scenario UMNO/BN loss is not too bad, they are hanging in there. A PR loss especially in Bukit Gantang on the other hand would spell disaster for them and would have send their loose coalition's momentum completely in the opposite direction. 

PR might have won but with Najib's ascension their momentum have hit a bit of a drag. In Najib the PR have met a worthy opponent, 'bertemu buku dengan ruas' as the Malay puts it. The momentum the PR build on TUN flip-flop's UMNO is no more.

It will not be lost on PR that there's a swing of Malay voters to UMNO and on UMNO/BN of the still recaltirant Chinese voters. These are as one ancient mariner blogger puts it loose-ends that needs to be tighten up and from now until the 13th GE battle-royal, come any by-election there will be good battles to be fought.

Moving forward, Najib must bring the battle to the PR. He needs to stay on the course of 'berubah or rebah' transformation he sets, appoint a capable and clean cabinet, keep his fingers on the pulse of the rakyat always, do the necessary and deliver.

Let the battle begins!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Important discovery, e = mc2 is nothing..

Tun flip-flop is gone, TDM is back in UMNO fold, Najib is the President of UMNO and PM of this great country's of ours. His 1Malaysia idea sounds kosher, the votings in the 3 by-elections are proceeding smoothly, seems everything's honky dory, hope the people vote wisely and may the best party wins. 

As such I agree with what the The Voice said, here, about the partisan bloggers to be civil with one another and 'agree to disagree'.

Meanwhile, let's take time-out, I'll relate to you folks an important discovery..

A Facebook friend of mine was posting notes on Facebook on those 101 stuffs, you know.. Management 101, Family 101, stuffs like that.

I thought it was good but I thought it would be better if he could post stuffs that are more of my immediate concern at the moment, so I asked if he got something on Wife 101 or Girlfriend 101.

He came back with the stuff below, I had a good laugh.. no! I was rolling on the floor laughing my ass off and I thought I share it with you folks! You just have to appreciate the sheer elegance of the mathematics..

WOMEN 101 - Courtesey of a Facebook friend

Much as I admire the mathematics I don't believe in the conclusion though.. I'll be in real problem without my women.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sireh pulang ke gangang, pinang pulang ke tampuk

Congratulation DS Najib for being appointed the 6th PM of Malaysia!!!

Despite the opposition trying every dirty tricks in the book to stop his ascension, it is DS Najib's DESTINY to ascend to the office of the PM of Malaysia.

A Pahang aristocrat, DS Najib is one of the hereditary Orang Besar Berempat carrying the title Orang Kaya Indra Shahbandar is the eldest son of the Legendary Tun Abdul Razak the country's 2nd PM and nephew of Tun Hussein Onn the country's 3rd PM. He is thus a political blueblood brought up in an environment of leadership and groomed for leadership, and his tour of duty serving 3 PMs in the various cabinet postitions and the UMNO leadership hierachy has horned his andministrative and leadership skills to follow in his father's giant footstep. 

Sireh pulang ke gangang, pinang pulang ke tampuk, is an apt Malay description of DS Najib ascension to the PM office.

There never was a time when just about everyone in the country is so invested in the appointment of a new Prime Minister, for it signals the end of a very destabilising out-of-touch TUN Flip-Flop era. 

For UMNO, its is a God given opportunity to be resusitated from the moral degradation that have made them look like a fat-cats regime out-of-touch with the masses, and winning back all the lost grounds during TUN Flip-Flop era.

For the rakyat folks, a new hope of a clean, professional, hands-on cabinet formed, one that gets real job done like tackling the economics crisis for starters.

For the opposition, their days of them taking pot-shots at UMNO/BN, gnawing at UMNO/BN grounds and UMNO/BN giving them as-good-as walkover in any by-election is over. 

For Nizar, DS Najib is giving all the right signals, looks like UMNO is not about to be minced meat, your DERHAKA ASS is probably going to be grass after all.

For Anwar, you have run out of tricks, your DESTINY awaits you..