Thursday, February 26, 2009

True Colours Shown Inside and Outside Parliament

YB Karpal Singh may be disabled, but he is perhaps on of the most able person in Malaysia intellectually.He is also one of the more principled MPs and definitely one known to stand his ground despite the odds.His lesser detractors, on the other hand seem to suffer from irrepairable brain damage from years of brainwashing, ego-stroking and an implanted sense of false moral superiority.This, coupled with a skewed 'tunnel vision' syndrome that enables them to see what the choose to see, 'i-Pod syndrome' hear what they choose to hear and 'RedBox Karaoke' syndrome that leads them to believe people actually enjoy that howling noise produced when they move their lips.

Yes, YB Karpal 'showed his colours' in Parliament today.He showed us he does not flinch, he does not waver, and that he argues for far, far more than raising your right hand during oathtaking time. For those tunnel-vision sufferers, "Singh is Kinng" is a fictional, highly entertaining, bhangra charged Hindi movie which marries James Bond to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.YB Mukhriz, will due respect, please go to the movies more.Likening the usage of that term to an insult to the King is an insult to insults itself.

Why stop there?Why not condemn the usage of the 'Octopussy' for insulting , er, Octopuses?If Singh is Kinng is insulting, what about the King and I? For all its worth, I really don't know what possessed YB Karpal from proclaiming that movie title of all the movies.For movie-themed-jab-trading, I would've preferred any of the following- 'Jackass', 'Knocked Up', 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang', 'Whale Rider', 'You Got Served', 'She's The Man','The Importance of Being Ernest' ,'Imaginary Heroes',,'The Benchwarmers' or many, many other quality titles that I could choose from.

Today, Malaysia witnessed two sides of politics, the way I look at it.On one hand we have the upside, the honourable politicians whose voice resounds our own, and who are willing to put aside their differences to achieve a common goal. For a MP as senior as Karpal to acknowledge Datuk Seri Anwar as Pakatan's leader demonstrates a great deal of humility, and simply denotes Datuk Seri Anwar is doing something right.

On the other side of the spectrum, we witness the 'other' side of politics. Scruffling individuals trying to score political cheapshots by intimidating a defenseless, bodyguardless MP whose only crime seemed to be exercising his democratic right as an MP to speak in Parliament.Not surprisingly,the immediate respondents to the issue, among the 14 Barisan components came not from one party, also one particular wing of the party, furthermore 2 of the 3 runners for the no 1 spot in that particular wing.Coincidence or potshot?I digress.

I cannot but help wonder,if the sanctity of the Parliament cannot be safeguarded against blatant displays of thuggery, what hope is there for the survival of the already narrowing democratic crawlspace?

Singh help us all.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

In Defense of Eli

Who died and appointed Khir Toyo as Selangor's moral guardian?She should resigns says Captain Botox.

Look into your own backyard,Dato'.

Those commenting on the issue shamelessly speaking on morality probably are the very same bastards who fuck shemales in Pattaya.

Never mind their personal lives, because personal sex life is just what it is, personal.Its amazing to see Wanita MCA do the right thing for once.Its sad to see so many judging the poor YB.

How many of us have at one point of time trusted someone who ended up misplacing the trust?

How many times have one of us slept shirtless?

How many of us can honestly say we are so holy we have not seen a shirtless girl or a lady in panties?

Show me one such person who is not a priest, and I'll show you a homosexual starfish.

People should stop judging Eli, coz really who the fuck are we to judge her?

No one.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Why the Different Yardstick?

Quod licet iovi non licet bovi- Why the Different Yardstick?

The courts uphold a person’s right to association vehemently, even to the point of defending party hopping, yet another equally important right, the right to assemble is not defended with the same fervor. Quod licet iovi non licet bovi?

The enforcement agencies gives a higher priority to be minding what religious communities and political parties write in their own internal publications, occasionally flexing their muscles to these people who the boss is, yet does not seem perturbed with rampant misreporting, racially provocative material in some papers, or tabloid articles that make up imaginary stories about non-existent religious figures in Christianity, Hinduism and sometimes even Islam itself. Quod licet iovi non licet bovi?

When the Opposition and NGOs organize rallies, or in governmentspeak- “Illegal Assemblies”, the police are there to arrest them, throw them into ISA, and as if throwing the book at them is not good enough, sometimes other objects are thrown at them as well, including batons, fists, police shields, tear gas and water cannons. However when the Government organizes “Peaceful Demonstrations”, the police are there to escort them and if possible, they would be carrying their banners and distributing mineral waters to tired UMNO speakers. Quod licet iovi non licet bovi?

When an international rating , like the THES or the Democracy index rates us higher, which is not that high anyway, everyone jumps and praises our effective government policies that got us there.But as soon as we drop or when anyone condemns us, we dismiss such ratings as inaccurate, flawed and done with mala fide. Quod licet iovi non licet bovi?

Murderers, racists and slanderers are permitted to walk in the aisles of power while freedom fighters in democratic pursuant are painted as criminals and terrorists and treated as such. The Parliamentarian from the Ruling front gets escorted to functions and the Parliamentarian from the Opposition gets escorted to Kamunting. Quod licet iovi non licet bovi?

Quod licet iovi non licet bovi? Auri sacra fames!

* The cursed love for Gold.