Yesterday I posted UMNO - the 'calm' before the storm, where I observed that the most vogue word currently for the movers and shakers in UMNO is ‘calm’ ;-).
As if hearing me (or perhaps he did ke ke ke), Hishamuddin has since uttered that word too. Hmmm, maybe he thought he had better registered himself as an UMNO mover and shaker.
In Malaysiakini, I read of him saying: "I urge members to remain calm and to stay strong. In the context of Umno Youth, we are one team. Mukhriz either understands this principle or pretends to not understand."
He was admonishing Mukhriz for demanding that AAB steps down as a condition for his (Mukhriz’s) continuing membership of UMNO.
In Hishammuddin 'stunned' by Mukhriz demand Malaysiakini reported Mukhriz saying: "My preference is that action will be taken (against president AAB) before the beginning of our branch meetings which is in July. Then I reserve the right to make a different stance on the matter."
Mukhriz’s dad, mum and brother Mokhzani have already resigned from UMNO.
Meanwhile we learn in Malaysiakini that Mukhriz attacks gov't in Parliament for allowing Halliburton, a top American oil and gas services company and defence contractor, to open a factory in Johor. He queried the AAB government for this political incongruity when it had professed to be against the war in Iraq.
Mukhriz said: "This corporation is involved in the murder of more than one million innocent Iraqi civilians and I want to know why our government has allowed it to open a factory in Johor."
Attacking AAB from another front, Mukhriz’s dad warned: "We have heard a lot about the possibility of BN members hopping into opposition parties. If 35 members join the opposition, BN will fall. The opposition will win and form the next government."
"What will happen to all the BN party hoppers? They won’t become PM because surely the Pakatan leader will become PM. Other Pakatan members will also become ministers and deputy ministers."
"How many of these posts remain available for BN hoppers? Surely not all of them will get a post. They will continue to be Pakatan followers ..."
Good tactic, Doc, ‘cause nothing motivates like greed. But yet at the same time he wanted BN MPs to leave BN … oh, I see ... only to pressure AAB to resign ... but this tactic doesn’t seem to work as AAB continues to enjoy the confidence of (whatever are left of) the BN people. Maybe they remember a bloke by the name of Ku Li?
But then no worries Doc, 'cause Nallakaruppan today claimed in Malaysiakini Nalla: Anwar lying on crossovers that his old tennis partner, PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, has not been telling the froggie truth.
Well, we better warn the Princess not to kiss the frog then, as according to Nalla, there won't be any Prince Charming, at least not a de jure one.
Nalla declared: "He is lying. I don't believe him, and I don't trust him."
Really? Now, who would have thought of Nalla not trusting his old tennis partner and (former) good buddy ;-)
Not to be left out of the furor over the vital future of Malay political dominance in Malaysia, National Islamic Students Association of Malaysia vice-president Munirah Bahari chipped in to contribute her perception on what has been the problem. She condemned the white blouse uniform worn by girls at government schools.
"The white blouse is too transparent for girls and it becomes a source of attraction. This could see them getting molested, having pre-marital sex and all sorts of things. It becomes a distraction to men, who are drawn to it, whether or not they like looking at it."
"All this leads to babies born out of wedlock and to an extent, even prostitution."
She not only said that it encouraged rape and pre-marital sex, but that (some of) the girls used the white blouse to lure men. Munirah asserted: "This is the source of the problem, where we can see that schoolgirls themselves are capable of using this to attract men to them."
Really? Oooooh, those Jezebels ;-) Now where is that close-one-eye bloke and his fellow bocor-ite when the occasion calls for their puerile remarks, or alternatively, where's the other bloke who could see all the way up a MAS stewardess skirt?
Wow, if we all adhere to Munirah’s prescription of 'covering up' according to Islamic precepts to fend off social ills including rape, sexual harassment and even premarital sex of teenage schoolgirls, then I reckon 'ketuanan Melayu' terjamin kukuh.