Saudara Baru!

Proverbs that come to mind –

The first year it sleeps, the second year it creeps, the third year it leaps.

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.

An image of a bamboo has already been formed in mind before it is committed to the painting canvas.

Best Player Award!

“Without being together we would not have the kind of clout that we need in order to unseat the government!” What a champ … Mahathir is the master of the soundbite and much much more besides … no doubt the best player on the field … nevertheless, its time to step aside and let others play!

Nenek Sudah Tua!

Twice former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is reported, in Singapore’s Straits Times, to have sarcastically said that he would like to form a new party for Malays who are keen to enrich themselves quickly. The beauty of Dr M’s political style has always been the efficaciously ironic rhetoric that he has been able to cast so very precisely in the gap between falsehood and truth. The ultimate irony of his situation today is that, by force his own trajectory, he has caused that very space of irony to evaporate! Although I still think he is the coolest politician in the sadly depleted Malay (read Malaysian) leadership of the day, I would be remiss were I not to say … Cukup lah bapak … Nenek sudah Tua!

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