If you guys think you have it bad, politically that is, just imagine what I have just gleaned from Malaysiakini article Ku Li's campaign gains momentum.
It seems that irrelevant-to-UMNO Ku Li, once cosmopolitan prince now turned proponent of ketuanan Melayu, is gaining slow but steady momentum in his campaign, and Malaysiakini gave one typical reason (see follows) for his resurrected rejuvenated relevance to the UMNO presidential race:
One branch veteran in Kuala Terengganu reasoned with his peers: "Umno today is no longer what it used to be. Everything revolves around one man and democracy has died in this party.
"While they (leaders) tell us not to contest for the top two posts, they encourage us to fight to the death at the bottom (from the supreme council level to the branch level).
"During the elections, we work our hearts out to put them in the leadership but once they are there, they forget about us. One branch leader who wanted to meet an Umno minister had to wait seven years."
Till now, he has still not met the minister, revealed the branch leader.
"Their (the top leaders’) membership fee is RM1, so is ours. Why should our RM1 not be allowed to decide the party leadership?" he questioned.
In accordance with technicolour-coated Joseph’s interpretation of the Pharoah’s dream, 7 years did the Pharaoh put his people to harvest and stow the corn, 7 years did the famine struck but the Egyptians were saved, and 7 years did an UMNO branch leader waited to see an UMNO minister but in vain.
Now this one about Ku Li may be damaging to him – Malaysiakini journalist Tony Thien wrote in his article Shift in Sabah political alliance this month? that “... state PKR liaison committee chief Ansari Abdullah has again told Malaysiakini “to expect something big to happen in the week”.
Like his deputy, Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, who is also national PKR vice-president, he declined to go into any details. “June 18 is an auspicious date for the Chinese,” was all Kitingan would say.
But it is not certain how the political situation is expected to unfold. As many as 18 Sabah MPs could quit BN, according to a senior correspondent of a national English daily who is based in Kota Kinabalu.
One proposal which has been mooted is for Razaleigh to be interim prime minister in a new grand coalition that would include parties in Pakatan Rakyat and a number of ex-BN parties.
Did you get that?
“... Razaleigh to be interim prime minister in a new grand coalition that would include parties in Pakatan Rakyat and a number of ex-BN parties ...”.
Holy Mother and the archangels! Can that be true? How did Tony Thien come by that information?
PAS may go along, but will DAP play ball?
And what about the de facto deformasi man, because once Ku Li gets the PM post, interim (ha ha ha) or not, it’s ta ta for Mr Deformasi’s dreams ... forever.