Antara Saudara Mara 21

“Jadilah pemimpin untuk dirimu, anakku.
Sebulum engkau menjadi pemimpin bagi orang lain.”
Dewi Kunti

https://www.kompasiana.com/elfat67/5b7f2cbfab12ae5a4b4f8303/wayang-gelung-keling-dan-wahyu-dharma-prabu-puntadewa

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/

Antara Saudara Mara 18

Kleptocracy verdict tomorrow! 3 out of 4 saudara are still in the game for the 9th PM Malaysia. In fact, you could argue that Mahathir also is still in the game, by proxy! Depending on the SRC International BHD verdict, Najib may be having to go proxy from 28 July onwards.

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 Mahathir (1998 – 2020)

After Ismail’s ‘Wanita Lemas’ 1988 re-presented in Art KL-itique blog.

1998 – Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is sacked from all posts in government posts, expelled from UMNO and charged under corruption and sodomy laws.

Source Image: http://artklitique.blogspot.com/2019/10/foreboding-purpose-national-art-gallery.html

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/