Saturday, April 07, 2007

The King is dead. Long live the Princess?

Look, I am sure Nurul Izzah Anwar is a wonderful and sweet lady. I admire her teenage campaign to free her papa. And which child would want to see daddy in prison?

But I believe things have gone a wee too far when some members of the press (not the mainstream ones of course) start to title her as Puteri Reformasi or Princess of (political) Reforms.

It’s not her fault of course but what has she done in terms of political reforms to earn that title?

I question this cult development of her personality.

Has it been to shore up the faltering momentum of PKR, as Anwar Ibrahim hasn’t make much headway with his own campaign to resurrect his political fortune.

Or are we following the dynastic inclination of politics in the southern continent, like Pakistan, India, Bangla Desh and Sri Lanka, where daughters stepped conveniently into the shoes of famous daddies?

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