We first became familiar with Selena (and thus possibly, her political preference) after her FMT article Pakatan’s ‘shadow cabinet’ list which prompted me to post 'Whispered' shadow cabinet bloated like satiated leech?
In that post of mine, I raised some questions about the reliability of Sweetie's article, such as her claim to have had personal conversations with shadow ministers, their friends or their acquaintances. I had then remarked that there was no shadow minister in Pakatan, other than Anwar Ibrahim as the PM-designate, because Pakatan has studiously avoided having a shadow cabinet for reasons known only to the coalition.
Of course I have my opinion as to why, but the far more important point was my amazement at Sweetie's claim of talking with non-existent shadow ministers ..... unless of course she had the conversation with the self-appointed wet-dreaming shadow Home Minister wakakaka.
Then, in another FMT article The doctor decides …? she claimed to have heard from a 'reporter friend' (but whom kaytee suspects was a PKR source, and wouldn't surprise me if he/she was the the same one as the so-called 'shadow minister' wakakaka) that (extract of her article):
... the doctor has taken over Umno and right now the grassroots reports are being forwarded to him.
But the big news is that the doctor is planning to have the polls held in September. This is because it seems that the doctor has got tired of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s feet-dragging and lack of confidence.
Therefore he now enters the fray in order to have things up and running according to his way.
Of course the 'doctor' was Dr Mahathir, who, according to sweetie Selena, has taken hold of the reins (note: not 'helm' wakakaka) of UMNO and would be going for an election in September.
Unfortunately for the credibility of her source, Dr Mahathir had at that time informed Sinar Harian otherwise, that PM Najib was to be complimented for going the full five year term until as late as the early part of March 2008 before advising HM the Agong to dissolve Federal Parliament and call for the 13th general election.
When the election may be called, provided it doesn’t exceed the constitutionally permitted 5-year term, is, as allowed by the Constitution, the prerogative of the PM.
Obviously it’s in Najib’s interest to delay the election as late as possible given the odds are currently stacked against him, some of which have been caused by his leadership (or lack of) and some by his undermining UMNO warlords including Dr Mahathir.
But, September 2012 to very early March (or late February) 2013 is approximately 6 months or half a year! And we are told a week in politics can be a lifetime. Thus it’s entirely to Najib’s advantage and of course to Anwar’s disadvantage as UMNO and its apparatus (nudge nudge, wink wink) can do a lot in 6 months to ensure it wins, by hook or by crook, more probably the latter.
For example, we have been clamoring for overseas Malaysians to vote, but now that the EC says okay, that will be done, we suddenly are having second thoughts, because overseas voting can well be another source of phantom voters wakakaka, far better than the military postal votes because accounting for them will probably be far more tricky. And don’t be surprised to discover if there are 5,000 overseas voters registered to vote in the federal constituency of Lembah Pantai and some marginal state constituencies in Selangor, Johor and Kedah.
Naturally it would be to Anwar’s advantage to stampede UMNO warlords into an earlier general election, with each of them greedily and selfishly eyeing their respective prospects within the party. I suspect that was the aim of the source for that FMT article, a discussion reflected in my posting Deceitful Durian of Discord.
Now those UMNO warlords are certainly very powerful, cunning, manipulative and ambitious political animals but sometimes one gathers some of them are low brow (like Moo-Moo and Mr Hangman) and might actually believe in such an apple of discord as Dr Mahathir wanting an early election.
Anyway, as if running out of 'whispered news' from her 'Deep Throats', sweetie Sekena has penned an FMT article about Pakatan's sexy 10 wakakaka.
Naturally, now that I suspect the origin of Selena's source, or her political preference or even her political affiliation, I wasn't surprised to read that half of the so-called Sexy 10 are PKR pollies wakakaka. However Sweetie kindly awards poor DAP and poor PAS two places each, while conferring upon PSM one of the Sexy's.
Mind, I don't have difficulty with her grossly unbalanced apportioning (one could quite easily award all 10 places to DAP or PAS) or the personalities she named, save two.
Her 5 sexy PKR politicians are:
2. Rafizi Ramli (PKR strategist)
3. Baru Bian (PKR state assemblyman, Ba Ke’la’lan in Sarawak)
4. Fuziah Salleh (PKR MP, Kuantan)
5. N Surendran (PKR Vice-President)
The common factor prevalent in all the above politicians is intelligence, guts and having a particular speciality in their cause. Being intelligent is sexy. Intelligence is the new sexy.
In a post titled A letter to PKR I wrote of my disgust for Baru, as follows (extract only):
I think it’s high time you guys decide whether your party is a multi-racial one, as you've often claimed, or in fact a two-tier 1Bumi 9Non political organization, not unlike the two-tier BN of 1UMNO 9Others. I ask because your Sarawak state chief has just been pushing the 1Bumi line, arguing that the PR Sarawak state shadow cabinet does not have enough bumis.
If he is so conscious about racial equity, then please be frank and declare your party as one like BN, of 1Bumi 9Nons. But I sympathize with you because its seems Bian can’t make up his mind about his bumi status, as yesterday he challenged DAP to prove its (DAP’s) multiracial credentials.
He wasn't alone in his jealous outburst because I recall that Nik Nazmi, your chief of communications or whatever, had (post-election) jealously sniped at DAP in an article he wrote in The Malaysian Insider, challenging it to stand in a Malay-Melanau majority seat.
Baru Bian, hot one day on multi-racialism and cold the next when he suddenly turned sizzling on ketuanan bumi, not unlike a cacing kena abu or a kera kena belacan, twisting and turning and a hopping around, probably because he wasn't nominated opposition leader, wakakaka.
Baru Bian one of Pakatan's Sexy 10? Pordah dahleeeng!
Now, on to my fave person, dear Mr Manmanlai wakakaka.
There are two reasons why I don't agree to Sweetie nominating Anwar Ibrahim. The first is because of the the literal meaning of the word 'sexy' which his enemies may seize on it make much ado. Besides, it's really bad fengsui to mention the word insofar as Anwar is concerned. And coincidenatlly today we read in FMT of him being involved in allegedly another sodomy.
Anyway, leaving that aside, because that subject doesn't interest me, I do wonder at Sweetie's reason for selecting him as one of Pakatan's Sexy 10, as follows (extract):
Top on the list is Anwar Ibrahim himself. He gets to be in the list for saying that petrol price will be reduced the very next day if he becomes prime minister. Now this is sexy indeed and this columnist is expecting the price of RON95 to be reduced from the current RM1.90 to RM1.40 if indeed he becomes the prime minister. This is a reasonable demand considering the fact that one of Malaysia’s natural resources is petroleum.
Really? To me it's such a pathetic reason to nominate someone for doing better in a Dutch auction on petrol price.
We are all just a wee too familiar with Anwar for promising people the world. We know that he has promised Sarawak and Sabah 20% in oil royalties, which he, when UMNO Finance Minister, rejected appeals from the very same Sarawakians/Sabahans for an increase in the 5% mark.
And what if that promise is financially-economically unrealistic, reckless and irresponsible?
Be that as it may, as we could argue till the NFC cows come home wakakaka, but do we nominate a pollie as 'sexy' just because he promises to lower the price of essential goods?
Let me provide an erudite exemplary example of a sexy pollie. Someone who was willing to risk it all for the betterment and justice of a fellow citizen, someone like Lim Guan Eng who went to prison in 1994 because he spoke out (not about promising lower fuel prices or increased oil royalties) but for the rights and justice of an under-aged Malay girl in Malacca who was statutorily raped, and who said:
If I fail and have to go to jail, I have no regrets. I have no regrets of going down fighting for the principles of truth and justice. And pursuit of human rights, especially women's rights. There can be no women's rights if women rape victims are considered equally responsible, and even detained, whilst the accused remain free.
Lim GE was jailed for 18 months while Mr Manmanlai was a very silent UMNO DPM of Malaysia. Did DPM Anwar say anything about the woeful injustice against Lim GE? OTOH, sweetie Marina Mahathir bravely said of the alleged statutory rape which the government cited as lacking evidence in its refusal to press charges against the alleged perpetrator:
There are injustices in the law which are mind-boggling ... The lesson is clear - choose your rapist carefully ... As a woman, especially a Muslim woman, I am angry, disgusted and ashamed ... As a mother, I now have real fears for my daughter. What protection can we hope for our daughters if, in the interests of politics, a minor can so easily be sacrificed?
And finally, I suppose we can guess who's sweetie Selena's source because, most surprisingly given her iconic status, competency and charm, Nurul Izzah is not even among the Pakatan Sexy 10. Why not?
If you are still guessing (as to sweetie's source), here's a clue, it's someone who's dead set against 'political dynasty', which may mean anything though I would imagine, was directed specifically against Nurul Izzah assuming the No 1 position in PKR should Anwar fall under a truck; yes, someone who sees Nurul as a clear and present danger to his own position.