Politik Kebangsaan (1136 -2020)

After a cartoon by Zunar re-presented in sil!sos.my

1136 – Kesultanan Kedah bermula dengan pertabalan Sultan Mudzafar Shah I
1511 – Afonso de Albuquerque mengambil Kota Melaka
1957 – Merdeka!
1971 – Dasar Ekonomi Baru diasaskan.
1981 – Dr. Mahathir Mohamad menjadi Perdana Menteri Malaysia.

Kebangsaan
Anugerah dari raja-raja,
melalui perantaraan si penjajah;
Rakyat bersama membina negara,
demi keutuhan agama dan bangsa …
… lerainya ketuanan seorang dua.
Ya saya!

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source image: https://cilisos.my/pdrm-demands-credit-card-info-of-people-who-bought-zunars-comic/

Politik Identiti (1996 -2020)

After cover of a book by Lat titled Dr.Who?!, 2020 from a thesis fragment found online.

1996 – Pop star M. Nasir gets boycotted by state owned media for being kurang ajar or kasar towards the sitting Prime Minister in asking, audaciously, “Siapa Mahathir?”

2004 – Esteemed Malaysian cartoonist Lat launches his 27th book titled titled Dr Who?!: Capturing the Life and Times of a Leader in Cartoons. Epitomizing the notion of halus, Lat was able to get Mahathir himself to launch the book. Surely, the latent reference to M. Nasir’s earlier question was heard by Malaysians even at the time!

2020 – M. Nasir’s alleged insult has now become a genuine question on every Malaysian’s mind! Who is he really? What does he stand for … does he stand for anything beyond Machiavellian self-interest?

Source Image: Click to access Pages_from_nor_amriah.TGB050030.part2(Chapter_4).pdf

https://www.malaysiakini.com/hiburan/405711

Politik Wangsa Baru (1978 – 2020)

After a print by Ismail Zain titled ‘Al Kesah’ 1988 re-presented in essay on Researchgate.

1978 – The CBS prime-time TV series ‘Dallas’ started screening.

1981 – Mahathir Mohamad became Prime Minister of Malaysia for the first time.

1988 – Ismail Zain presents ‘Digital Collage’ at the National Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.

2006 – Mahathir said “I didn’t want to give the impression that I’m creating a dynasty”.

2020 – Mahathir floated a political scenario in which Mukhriz would become deputy PM.

Source Image: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Al-Kesah-1988-Computer-print-20cm-x-21cm_fig6_268055501

https://dallas.fandom.com/wiki/Dallas_(first_series)

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/51484

http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news/155577/mahathir-allies-break-away-from-ph-over-choice-of-anwar-as-pm/

Politik Harapan (2017 – 2020)

After a cartoon from the Wak Ketok series by Ali Sanat in Utusan Melayu, 1930’s, re-presented in the Komik Melayu Malaysia Blog.

2017 – Mahathir’s BERSATU officially joined Pakatan Harapan.

Context of the original cartoon is not know to me … mungkinkah kuda itu melambangkan seseorang/sesuatu yang tertentu?

Source Image: https://rudimahmood.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/mencari-susur-galur-sejarah-di-manakah-jejaknya/

Politik Melayu (1969 – ?)

After a cartoon by Morgan Chua, Far Eastern Economic Review, 26 February 1987

1969 Mahathir writes an open Letter to the sitting PM, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra.

Hang Tua (sangat) menewaskan Tunku, Hussein, Razaleigh, Musa, Anwar, Badawi, Najib, Mahathir (diri sendiri), Anwar (sudah kena dua kali), … dan pencabar siapa lagi dalam masa yang akan datang?


Source Image: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14672715.1990.10413110

Politik Perkauman (1947 – 2020)

After a cartoon in Kenchana, 1 November 1947 re-presented in an essay by Lee Kam Hing in Asia-The Winning of Independence, McMillam, 1981

1947 – Kenchana
1970 – The Malay Dilemma
2020 – Mahathir interview, Asia Times, June 26

According to Muhammed Abdul Khalid and Li Yang, an analysis of pre-tax national income in Malaysia over the period 2002 to 2014 shows that “the Bumiputera in the top income groups (the top 1 per cent and the 10 per cent) benefited the most from economic growth. In sharp contrast, the income of the Chinese in the top income groups deteriorated. In a way, the strong growth in high-income Bumiputera occurred at the cost of a decrease in Chinese and the slow growth of Indians in the top income groups.”

Source Image: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-349-16634-3_6

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2019/09/11/income-inequality-among-different-ethnic-groups-the-case-of-malaysia/

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/06/27/dr-wee-unfair-to-label-chinese-as-a-039wealthy-lot039

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.

http://www.listofproverbs.com/keywords/bamboo/

https://bambubatu.com/bamboo-proverbs-great-quotes-about-bamboo/