- paraphrasing a poem by (and with apologies) to Mootori Norinaga
Tian Chua, Tian Chua!
Like a kamikaze pilot, he knows only one course, towards the enemy (whoever that might be), without any care that there's no fuel for his return for he doesn’t need to return, hurling towards his ultimate sacrifice, for a cause already lost.
Last week malaysiakini reported Anwar Ibrahim demanding DPM Najib Razak explain a claim by prosecution witness Burmaa Oyunchimeg - that she was shown a photo by the late Altantuyaa Shaariibuu which included a Malaysian officer called Najib Razak together with Altantuyaa and Razak Baginda. But Burmaa did not produce the photo for the court.
I blogged on this in O Tian Chua, what have you done! where I also related that Malaysia’s foremost wannabe martyr compensated for the lack of damning evidence (for Najib) by doctoring a photo showing the alleged threesome having a French dinner. The lady in Tian Chua's photo was also rather well endowed, designed, I suppose, to titillate viewers.
Despite all pretences, denials and lawyer burok-ish (barrack room) arguments by Tian's supporters, there wasn’t any doubt in the minds of Malaysians that the woman in Tian's doctored photo, and posted on his blog, represented Altantuyaa. There wasn’t also any doubt that Tian had implied Najib Razak knew Altantuyaa despite the DPM’s denial.
In fact Tian admitted he created the photo.
Tian is known for his recklessness but the doctored photo exceeded even his normal martyr-ish antics. He did some damage control in a following posting the next day, realising the enormity of his blunder.
It wasn’t just slander with a libel suit hanging over his head like the sword of Damocles – worse, it provided Najib and UMNO with the wherewithal to counter-attack and distract from an embarrassingly seething simmering smoking situation for Najib.
Well, trust Tian Chua to blunder impetuously with the insinuation backfiring on him and his PKR. Sleazy, grubby and unethical were the words used to describe Tian's crazy tactic. Suddenly Najib and UMNO were on high moral grounds.
You’ll never catch the DAP indulging in such salacious stupid and slanderous excesses.
But then Tian Chua being Tian Chua, no one had expected him to apologise (despite the wee backpedalling the day following the silly posting). In fact when AFP interviewed him, he was gleefully back in his element, stating (as reported by malaysiakini):
"This photo is just my imagination. It is aimed to push Najib to explain his link in the case. I will not withdraw the photo or apologise."
"I want the authorities to handle the case in a transparent way and for Najib to reveal his relations with Altantuya."
The difference between a martyr and a wannabe martyr is the former is prepared to be crucified for his beliefs, while the latter just wants to be crucified, full stop!
Banzai, Tian Chua ;-)
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Mootori Norinaga’s original poem as adopted by the Japanese Kamikaze Special Attack Force:
"Shikishima no Yamato-gokoro wo hito towaba, asahi ni niou yamazakura bana"
"If someone asks about the spirit of Japan, it is the flowers of mountain cherry blossom that are fragrant in the rising sun"
Ugh, tell me about it. To all the people who keep defending Tian Chua and criticising BN's "melodramatic" responses: what the hell did you think was going to happen?ReplyDelete
TC screwed up. His less than satisfying "explanations" just prove that he realises it but refuses to admit his mistake. Now BN has the moral high ground. Never thought that'd happen.
"what the hell did you think was going to happen?"ReplyDelete
exactly what TC wanted to happen.
Forgive my caviling, but when you quoted from Motoori, you spelt "bama" in the sentence "asahi ni niou yamazakura bama". It should have been "baNA" which is the same as "hana" or flower.
Thanks Marquis - always good to have a Japanese language expert correct me. CheersReplyDelete
exactly what TC wanted to happen.ReplyDelete
?? TC wanted BN to lambast him and the rest of the Opposition through the mass media they control, thereby dominating the news cycle for weeks and inserting themselves as the moral superior and depicting the Opposition as cheap unprofessional political stuntmen unworthy of the rakyat's trust?
well, what the heck for all the photo part!and the controversy it has caused.ReplyDelete
This trial has now reached joke proportions now that the admission by the 2nd accused (Sirul)has been thrown out today by the High Court!
Just as other before, his case will get distracted by another mysterious "third force", which, in the absence of TV3 actually filming the whole murder story, will result in the 3 accused getting off scott free! Any bets?
"?? TC wanted BN to lambast him and the rest of the Opposition through the mass media they control, thereby dominating the news cycle for weeks and inserting themselves as the moral superior and depicting the Opposition as cheap unprofessional political stuntmen unworthy of the rakyat's trust?"ReplyDelete
Physics mandates that an overkill tilts the balance. He ain't that dumb, Hardy!
TC got what he wanted - the Issue of Najib and the Altantuya trial is now firmly in the public domain, reported daily in the MSM.ReplyDelete
Every time UMNO opens it mouth to claim its "moral high ground" its pulling attention to the issue.
And this is an issue which until last week was only spinning round in a few Blogs and at Keadilan rallies.
You bloggers have to realise that 90% of the country doesn't read political blogs.
"Physics mandates that an overkill tilts the balance. He ain't that dumb, Hardy!"ReplyDelete
Yes he is. The Najib connection would have appeared regardless of TC or not. And even if it didn't, the guy is already tainted. His PM hopes are dead.
"You bloggers have to realise that 90% of the country doesn't read political blogs."
Ah, condescension. Not to mention irrelevant. I don't suppose TC wanted to paint the Opposition as a bunch of amateurs who are completely out of their depth, hmm?
TSUN TZU’S ART OF WAR…IF YOU WANT TO MAKE THE ENEMY SOLDIERS NERVOUS…BEAT THE WAR DRUM SUDDENLY AT MIDNIGHT, THEN STOP, BEAT AGAIN AT MORNING , THEN STOP, THEN BEAT AGAIN NON STOP…BUT NO ATTACK…ONLY TO MAKE THEM FREAKED OUT, NERVOUS AND SLEEPLESS NIGHT…THE PIC OF”FRENCH DINNER” IS THE FAKE WAR DRUM… AND THE UMNO NO.2 IS NOW FREAKED OUT AND SLEEPLESS TOO…HELL BREAK LOSE IF THEY DARE TOUCH TIAN CHUA…AS THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING…BE AFRAID ..VERY AFRAID..AS MORE “FRENCH DINNER.”"INDIAN DINNER”"MONGOLIAN DINNER” “MALAY DINNER”…..WILL COME OUT………ReplyDelete
I'm sorry, my eyes glazed over halfway through the first sentence.ReplyDelete
Hi Jeffrey Hardy Quah,ReplyDelete
You have nothing better to do than to denigrate other commentators posts ?
Tian Chua is certainly not a cherry blossom; more likely a blurry possumReplyDelete
When the post is a barely comprehensible ALL CAPS POST, then yes. Hell, it's everyone's duty to do so. Sheesh.ReplyDelete