So, Do Me!

It has been an interesting week for politics in Malaysia. It started off with the non-issue of the vote of no-confidence against Jejaka Kepala Batas. Until today, there has not been a notice being filed for such a motion. The two SAPP parliamentarians never attended the sitting, citing threats made to their physical selves. To me, that is just another political ploy. You want something, you want it badly, make it happen. Don’t just support something for the sake of getting cheap publicity at the expense of the rakyat. I do not deny the fact that Sabahans are very left-out in terms of opportunities and development that there is this dire need for something to be done to arrest this backwards slide. Let’s hope that the government take notice of this and act accordingly, in the shortest possible time, without thinking that the other side might gain political mileage from all this for advocating change and progress for the Sabah people. SAPP, as a BN component party, has been issued with a show-cause letter to explain why action cannot be taken against the party. I don’t know. I wouldn’t do the same if I were the Jejaka Kepala Batas. Instead, just rap them on the hands, tell them off, then work closely with them, as well as the other dissenting MPs from Sabah to find ways to alleviate the sufferings of the Sabahans. But of course, the Jejaka Kepala Batas would like to show who holds the political will and power; therefore he must have felt compelled to tell the SAPP:

“JANGAN MAIN BELAKANG!”

My batchmate has cried foul after being suspended and sacked following allegations that he had misappropriated waste disposal contracts to certain people. Yahya Sahri, or more fon$dly known among batchmates as Mat Yoq is upset that the MB of Selangor had dismissed him without giving him the chance to explain the matter. I’m surprised Mat Yoq did not see this coming as he is not a newcomer to politics, haivng been in UMNO once and now PKR; sitting in a hotseat, he should have anticipated what political rivals would do to him – what more when those who made the accusations, I was made to understand, come from the PR coalition itself. He should tell those people:

“JANGAN MAIN BELAKANG!”

An UMNO branch head somewhere near Taiping, has won the local elections for the post of Penghulu (Village Head). He is now afraid that he might be sacked or have his UMNO membership suspended for not toeing (is that how you spell it? Toing sounds like something bouncing off a springed-bed) the party line for participating in a PR-advocated local elections. As in the case of a Gerakan vice-president (I think) and its Wilayah head, I think it would be a good platform for BN to show how the expertise of its members are needed by the PR-led state governments, and a platform for BN to channel assistance to the rakyat in PR-held areas. Of course, Jejaka Kepala Batas would take that as acts of betrayal from them. And again, the warning:

“JANGAN MAIN BELAKANG!”

After the much-publicised “Snoop Squad” hearing in MCA, its President has announced that he will not seek a re-election in the forthcoming party elections. MCA’s Deputy President is expected to do the same very soon. That leaves MCA with four hopefuls: Ong Tee Kiat, Chua Soi Lek for the President’s post; while Liow Tiong Lai, Donald Lim, and Wee Ka Siong are expected to move up. Chua Jui Meng has been quiet and has not stated his intention as yet. Anyway, Ka Ting said that, “No one is indispensable.” Maybe Jejaka Kepala Batas should think along this line too. But he is too busy watching his back.

“JANGAN MAIN BELAKANG!”

There was some confusion in the Parliament as well when no one owned up to dishing out instructions to the guards to restrict the movements of the journalists covering the Parliament. After confirming that no such order was ever issued, the BNBBC took upon itself to dismantle the barricade. This prompted Gangster Padang Rengas to attack them saying that just because those MPs are from the BNBBC, they should not behave like gangsters. This resulted in a verbal tiff between the BNBBC chairman, Tiong King Sing and Gangster Padang Rengas that had the former wanting the latter sacked as minister, and the latter issuing the former a challenge to do so. Then the DPM, who is also the BN chief whip told the two to shut up and not destroy the cohesiveness of the BN by saying:

“JANGAN MAIN BELAKANG!”

Even in the PR, a rift has been seen. After Kedah‘s MB announced that Kedah will resort to heli-logging of the Muda dam catchment area, The Chief Minister of Penang whacked the former for wanting to destroy the environment for RM16 billion in earnings. The former was cheesed-off that he publicly told the latter off saying something to the effect of:

“JANGAN MAIN BELAKANG!

And the latest for the week is, a police report has been lodged against someone famous for having committed sodomy on an aide. The accused has taken refuge in a foreign embassy building for fear of being sodomised a death threat on him since the news leaked out. Although I know old habits die hard, I have only one thing to say:

“JANGAN MAIN BELAKANG!”

Jangan Main Belakang