(a) RPK's Special Report Is Azmin Ali making his move or is this Sodomy 3? and
(b) Free Malaysia Today's A move in PKR to oust Anwar’s dynasty?
In a previous post titled Puteri Gunung Ledang's 8th condition?, my take on Malay unity, I had written of PKR's internal strife which started long ago. For my extracts to follow, I'll only start off from the last PKR party polls when we witnessed questionable and still unanswered party election process (reformasi my bloody foot!), as follows:
Since its last party elections, PKR in reality has been a house divided, very very much divided. Jonson Chong (admittedly not a Malay-Muslim) like Zaid Ibrahim left PKR in frustration over the alleged dodgy-ness in the party election process, and in parting, advised Dr Wan Azizah:
"If the president still does not take some serious action to remedy this situation, then I'm afraid the party’s days may be numbered with or without a new line-up. And let me unequivocally state that I am not addressing the de facto leader on this matter because I no longer recognize the validity of that position."
That PKR internal rivalry hasn't ended where we currently hear of Team A (headed by Azmin Ali and 101% back by Anwar Ibrahim – the team comprises PKR’s ‘inner coterie’) in acrimonious rivalry with Team W (headed by Wan Azizah – the team has Nurul, Khalid Ibrahim, Faekah Husin, etc).
See also my post Talam - DAP & PAS rescue a PKR MB while PKR act dunno. It's rumoured that Khalid Ibrahim doesn't even know where he stands (literally) in the coming state election. And we read of Azmin Ali (not Wan Azizah herself) informing us that Wan Azizah won't be standing even as a candidate in GE-13, not even for a state seat - for more, read FMT's Wan Azizah tidak bertanding PRU13.
Where’s the party unity, let alone Malay unity?
If you recall what happened before Zaid Ibrahim finally threw in the towel in exasperation, then you’d understand the vipers’ nest that’s PKR. If you can’t, then feel free to read my posts:
In the last post I wrote:
In spite of my hero Karpal Singh condemning Zaid, I have written in support of the latter – see my previous post Zaid Ibrahim - suffers no fool gladly.
When he was in PKR at the time leading to the party polls (before he tossed his hat into the election ring) Zaid Ibrahim was criticized for being erratic because one moment he said he would not challenge the deputy presidential post IF (initially) Nurul Izzah took up the challenge*, then IF (subsequently) Khalid Ibrahim did so, and the next (when both Nurul and Khalid didn't) he took up the challenge.
* Azmin Ali went into a panicky tizzy when Nurul casually mentioned her interests, and ‘advised’ Nurul against it because people would talk. Bet you Anwar had a few private words with Nurul. Khalid was too scared to do so.
The standard anwaristas' cries against Zaid Ibrahim were his inconsistencies (in supporting Nurul, then Khalid, before standing as a candidate himself), and their accusations unimaginatively attacked Zaid for his lust for power.
But I didn't see any inconsistency in Zaid’s manoeuvrings. In fact there was a very consistent objective in his support for firstly, Nurul, and subsequently for Khalid Ibrahim, before he personally challenged Azmin Ali in the party election.
That objective was to prevent Azmin Ali from coasting home on an Anwar-provided free ticket into the deputy president post. He wanted Azmin Ali stopped!
Now, on to RPK's question as reported by FMT:
Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin meanwhile raised a question if this letter was part of Azmin’s move to “finish off Wan Azizah and Nurul Izzah”.
“Or is this Sodomy 3 looming on the horizon, engineered by Azmin and gang to finish off Anwar Ibrahim instead?"
“Anyway, this letter appears to be an attempt to bring down the entire Anwar clan — father, mother and daughter,” he wrote in his article.
My take is ........ wakakaka ... now, you know I am bloody tng k'ooi (ch'ong hei or long winded, wakakaka) so I shall do a wee story using a Norse myth.
I choose the Norse myth because it has dwarves or pygmies, and as this issue that RPK presents to us involves a pathetic political pygmy (who likes to imagine people would give him thunderous applause, wakakaka), then a Norse myth would be appropriate.
It's the story of Badr or in English, Baldur, the 2nd son of Odin, his 1st son being Thor.
Okay, a condition before I proceed any further - I want you not to mind the gender too much as gods can change theirs at will, thus Baldur could be read as Odin's son or daughter - for the fun of it, let's say Baldur is Odin's daughter.
In the Norse Poetic Edda (about the Saga of the Gods) it goes like so:
Can you associated anyone in politics with Baldur yet?
Anyway, the story continues that SHe had a dream of
his her own death and his her mother had the same dreams.
Since dreams were usually prophetic, this depressed him her, so his
her mother Frigg made every object on earth vow never to hurt Baldur. All
objects made this vow except the mistletoe. Frigg had thought it too
unimportant and non-threatening to bother asking it to make the vow.
When Loki, the mischief-maker (consider him as a jealous dwarf, wakakaka) heard of this, he made a magical spear from this plant. He hurried to the place where the gods were indulging in their new pastime of hurling objects at Baldur, which would bounce off without harming
her. Loki gave the spear to Baldur's brother father, the blind god Höðr (for our story, consider him as Odin and he's bloody blind ... to blue-eyed boy's fault, wakakaka) who then inadvertently killed his brother
Do you think my tng k'ooi story, using a Norse tragic myth as an parallel example to our lamentable politics, would answer RPK's questions?
Well, forget about the silly story. Besides, Harussani and PAS won't be happy to learn that Muslims read Norse tales, wakakaka.
I opine it's not Anwar because the dwarf still needs him, for without
Odin Anwar he’s nobody other than a pathetic
political pygmy. Besides, Anwar due to his age won’t have a long tenure even if
he becomes PM.
It’s not Wan Azizah as she can’t stand for federal parliament, though you may ask why she hasn't been given a state seat in Selangor – gasp gawd omigosh, what if she becomes the MB?
That certainly won’t do because someone is eyeing that as a fall back position in case Pakatan doesn't march victoriously into Putrajaya. So no state seat for Wan Azizah even though she’s eligible to stand for the Selangor DUN.
Nurul Izaah, as bright and loved as Baldur, and doesn't that piss off a dwarf?
Yes, someone is out to get Nurul Izzah who as the brightest PKR star and a potential future PM is a threat to the ambition of Loki, the jealous pygmy.