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.”
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
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!
Tidak dapat kami mengerti kejadian semasa tanpa kefahaman struktur ataupun hakikat yang ternyata dalam agama, adab dan bahasa. Pendekatan sebegini terhadap phenomena sezaman, yang merangkumi pembacaan melalui kaca budaya sesuatu bangsalah yang saya telah mengistilahkan ‘pascha tradisi’.