Antara Saudara Mara 8


Tun Mutahir, ‘Memanda’ Baginda;
Tun Mahathir, Bendahara semasa;
Tun yang lama, mangsa rajanya,
yang muda pulak? leraiannya bermula!

Pantun ‘pascha tradisi’ merujuk kepada sejarah dan bahasa Melayu asli –
1. ‘Mamak Bendahara’ atau ‘Memanda’ adalah panggilan yang menggambarkan hubungan Sultan pada bendaharanya.


Antara Saudara Mara 7

Tuan Harapan ke … Perikatan?

A great conflict was about to come off between the Birds and the Beasts. When the two armies were collected together the Bat hesitated which to join. The Birds that passed his perch said: “Come with us”; but he said: “I am a Beast.” Later on, some Beasts who were passing underneath him looked up and said: “Come with us”; but he said: “I am a Bird.” Luckily at the last moment peace was made, and no battle took place, so the Bat came to the Birds and wished to join in the rejoicings, but they all turned against him and he had to fly away. He then went to the Beasts, but soon had to beat a retreat, or else they would have torn him to pieces. “Ah”, said the Bat, “I see now,

He that is neither one thing nor the other has no friends.”

The above is the fable of “The Bats, the Birds and the Beasts” cited in full from the Aesop’s Fables.


Antara Saudara Mara 6

Mahathir rejected a proposal that PKR president Anwar Ibrahim become the deputy prime minister if Mahathir succeeded in forming the new government. This is according to Malaysiakini, who further reported that Mahathir explained his decision to another news carrier thus, “Anwar is more in tune with politicking rather than as an administrator.” What then of the mandate of the people, given on the basis of his agreement to transfer the Prime Ministership to Anwar? Indeed, it seems that the Pakatan Coalition was built on a false promise! A hollow pact (pakatan) if there ever was one!


Ayam rakyat disambar helang,
Sawah jelata di rosak lalang;
Wahai Tun yang moyangnya Mamak,
lidah mu Keling, jelas ternampak!

Pantun ‘pascha tradisi’ merujuk kepada bunga bunga bahasa Melayu asli –
1. Ayam ditambat disambar helang, Sawah ditanam tumbuh lalang
2. Lidah Keling


Antara Saudara Mara 5

Sorry Dr M

  1. You cant blame Myuhiddin for Najib’s comeback.
  2. Najib came back because you demurred on your promise to Anwar.
  3. Najib came back because of the weakness in Pakatan Harapan due to the originary fallacy that you and Anwar were united.
  4. Najib came back because you lost your channel to the Agong when you tried to usurp his role by announcing that vote of confidence on 2 March 2020, feigning that His Majesty had consented.
  5. Najib came back because you lost credibility and trust when you tried to form a parliamentary dictatorship that was not acceptable to anyone.
  6. Najib came back because you were working with PAS to while PAS was working with UMNO.
  7. Najib came back because of you!
  8. If you are unable to strike an honest and enduring alliance with Anwar, Najib will remain.

Still, we have to acknowledge that, right or wrong, Dr M’s way is a தனி வழி (one of SUPERSTAR Rajinikanth’s greatest punchlines is “En vazhi thani vazhi,”  which means, “My path is a unique path.”)

Indeed, in spite of all of the above intrigue and conflict, Anwar and Harapan still back Mahathir as their prime ministerial candidate. Even after a massive box office failure, the SUPERSTAR still remains the SUPERSTAR!



Antara Saudara Mara 4


Bagai katak di tengah malam,
berputar pusing, melompat lambung;
Bermain sehingga tak lagi perasan ,
di mana depan, di mana belakang!

Nampaknya ‘main belakang’ bukan sahaja kata penghinaan merujuk kepada maksiat … tapi sudah menjadi istilah penggambaran hakikat politik Melayu sezaman!