... with apologies to Charles Dickens for misappropriating and paraphrasing the title of his Classic wakakaka.
Today I’m talking about the daughters of local politicians, not sons like Mukhriz, Lim GE, Lim Si Pin or Chua Tee Yong, or son-in-law like KJ wakakaka.
But for this post, I’ll limit myself to just two daughters of the two principal political antagonists Dr Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim, respectively Marina Mahathir and Nuruh Izzah.
First of all, let me be truthful and declare my personal position, that I know Marina through blogging, but alas sob sob sob, not the latter sweetie.
I have also followed Marina’s activities in, firstly, her former role as the Head of Malaysia’s AIDS Foundation, socio-activist in women affairs, a socio-political blogger at her website Rantings byMM, and at her column in The Star, while I cannot but help hearing constantly from the avalanche of adulation, acclaim and accolades for Nurul by her devoted supporters wakakaka.
Marina is of course not a politician, unlike Nurul.
When I think of these two sweeties, I am reminded immediately of the biblical saying that the sins of the father will be visited upon their children for several generations …
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me – Deuteronomy 5:9
And also from Isaiah:
I will even repay into their bosom, both their own iniquities and the iniquities of their fathers together – Isaiah 65:6-7
… which I opine is utter nonsense on the basis of logic, commonsense and secular justice.
Many of those I know dislike or at best, are suspicious of Marina because of their immense dislike, if not hatred, of Dr Mahathir – hence the biblical quote of 'sins of father visited upon the children' would be most appropriate in Marina’s case.
Okay, I’m sure by now, you would have got it that the “many of those I know” are Pakatan people wakakaka.
By contrast, to these same people, Nurul is virtually the equivalent of Virgin Mary, Jeanne d’Arc and Rosa Parks all rolled into one. They have even proposed (preposterously, if I may add) that should her dad be jailed for Sodomy II, she be selected as the Prime Minister of the new (hoped for) Pakatan government.
Now, I'm willing to accept Dr Wan Azizah as a substitute PM, but young Nurul ...? Puhleeeze lah, but then, such is fanaticism.
As if that was not enough, Nurul has also been conferred the title ‘Princess Reformasi’. That either implies her dad is the Sultan Reformasi wakakaka or worse (what I suspect), she is the PKR’s version of Nyai Loro Kidal, the anwaristas' Goddess of Reformasi, though quite frankly, there is nothing to substantiate or justify the bestowment of that title on her - please explain how she is Princess Reformasi? In fact, I believe Fuziah Salleh, the MP for Kuantan, has done far more as a PKR politician than Nurul.
Mind, I have nothing against Nurul. My criticisms above is directed not at innocent her but rather those mindless muddle-headed Myrmidons of PKR whose adoration, adulation and acclamation for her (because she so happens to be the daughter of The Great One) have been as amaurotic as the Graeae deprived of their sole eye.
There’s no doubt Nurul Izzah has a bright future as a politician. But I cannot bring myself to see her as (the preposterously titled) Princess Reformasi or, gawd, gasp, omigosh, the ‘PM anointed’ in the event her father is not available to head a Pakatan government.
Sorry, I don’t share such a moronic view which would be that exclusively of the anwarista cultists.
OTOH, whatever good Marina Mahathir might have done, they (as well as some UMNO-BN people too) would impute some ignoble motive on her part.
Sometime back, I read an article (somewhere) where the author aired his distrust of Marina’s motive in walking with Bersih 2.0, suggesting she possessed a secret agenda to infiltrate Bersih a la the Trojan Horse to destroy it from within. Well …
Then there were others who questioned her ’enjoyment of the privileges’ of being a PM’s daughter as if she could only be free of guilt if she had chosen someone else to be her parents. Such has been the stupidity of those mindless comments.
And incidentally did Nurul not enjoy the same privileges when Anwar was the powerful rightwing DPM from UMNO? Anwaristas' double standard?
Once when I voiced to an erstwhile (dear) friend wakakaka my admiration for Marina as an advocate for AIDS awareness through her sterling role as President of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation, I received from her a stupid sleazy sickening retort, a non sequitur and puerile revelation that Marina once wore mini-skirts.
Huh and f* cheh, as if that was her sin? Hey, I used to walk around naked, yes, naked … when I was three years old wakakaka.
The vicious malicious tattler backed off when I showed my disgust at such a gross grubby gossipy item. To be frank, I was outraged for two reasons, firstly, WTF has that got to do with her fantabulous role as an activist for AIDS awareness, and secondly (I have to admit) I was personally annoyed in missing seeing her in the mini skirt wakakaka. So I was suffering from mixed feelings, of both anger :( and frustration ;-).
It’s so typically the attitude of those who have been/are very anti Lee Lam Thye, where some PKR people hate this wonderful man who had done more for the common people of KL than they and their loud mouths could ever dream of achieving.
Lee LT is reviled by PKR people because of his post & non-political activities with some government agencies or projects. But the same fuckers remained like mutes when Anwar Ibrahim offered his (unsolicited) services wakakaka to AAB during the crooked bridge controversy – see my post A Bridge Too Far - Anwar Ibrahim.
What f* double-standard hypocrites, those anwaristas.
Today, Marina Mahathir has again shown her bravery, fairness and invincible justice for the underdogs when she stood up for the organizers of Seksualiti Merdeka, who have been mischievously libelled by the mainstream media with the usual msm lies, in their description of Seksualiti Merdeka as a ‘free sex festival’.
I was wondering how long before Marina’s public stand would shame a pro-hudud person to finally come out to declare his stand on Sexsualiti Merdeka, naturally all complete with ‘qualifications’ wakakaka.
[Footnote: when Eli Wong was under tsunamic attack (by the f* usual suspects) for the sins of sneaky shifty sleazy slug who took photos of her while she was innocently asleep, I learnt that a certain ‘someone’ in PKR had then wanted her out as she was seen as an ‘embarrassment’ to him – that f* spineless unconscionable coward]
These supporters who supported their leaders blindly are called diehards.They might have been people who have benefited under their charge or their family's.We have BN and PR diehards.To them their leaders can do no wrong.ReplyDelete
Just look at Umno/BN.They have robbed the nation of hundreds of billions.Yet there are countless of supporters who are willing to trek with them all the way to Timbaktu.The same goes to PR.Their supporters idolised them,like our tenagers idolised rock stars.
Marina Mahathir doesn't care two hoots if she stepped on somebody's toes.The same cannot be said about Nurul.Maybe it is because Marina is not a politician and Nurul is.But a good politician does not automatically make one a good leader.Good leaders are borned to lead and not to be lead.A good politician cannot be a good leader,if he or she does not dare ruffled feathers or always tow the party lines.
Lee Lam Thye was a good politician and a good leader.Although I was from Penang,I have heard a lot of good things about this man.He was a people's politician.When he left DAP,he did it for reasons known to him and his family.There were a lot of rumors on why he left,but for that we can only speculate.
A lot of bad things were said about him when he left DAP,even by people who have associated with him for a long time.But one thing is for sure,that if he was to stand on an MCA ticket later he might have won too.
LLT = "I've been bought"
Was it true that marina a/p mamaktiu refused in court to back up Lim GE's claim that the underaged girl was rogol-ed by the then melaka cm, resulting in Lim GE being jailed?ReplyDelete
Anon of 8:06 AM, November 09, 2011ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of this one, though it's bizarre and implausible how Marina could be in any position to testify that the underaged girl was raped (unless she's a doctor or in the police force) - any further info would be appreciated
Let me turn your statement around a bit, which would still be accurate.ReplyDelete
"Many of those I know dislike or at best, are suspicious of Nurul because of their immense dislike, if not hatred, of Anwar"
.....hmm...is it possible that includes Ktemoc ?
BTW, why focus so much on "Lee LT is reviled by PKR people..."
From what I gather, most of the bad blood from the Opposition against LLT is from older DAP people from the 1980's and 90's era, who felt betrayed by him.
Most PKR Chinese people that I've spoken to don't even know Who-The-F*ck Lee Lam Thye is, which is kind of sad, in a way....
Anon of 9:11 AM, November 09, 2011: Re your "Many of those I know dislike or at best, are suspicious of Nurul because of their immense dislike, if not hatred, of Anwar"ReplyDelete
.....hmm...is it possible that includes Ktemoc?", have I shown any hostility or badmouthed Nurul? Have I shown unwarranted suspicion of Nurul as the PKR people have of Marina?
In fact I have even complimented her, but that doesn't mean I'd subscribe to the bizarre cultish and nonsensical notion of her being the Pakatan appointed PM, should her father be not available.
Actually many of the DAP people still respect LLT - it's the anwaristas who hate anyone (including DAP) who don't kowtow to Anwar. Look at what Tian Chua had been trying for years to do to DAP, and likewise with Bian Baru in Sarawak, and now we know former MCA Chua Jui Meng is attempting same to DAP in Johor.
... would love to see what happens if MM should make an offer to take Ambiga's place to officiate....ReplyDelete
Nah... just a dream...
Well,if MM were to take Ambiga's place to officiate,none of the nonsense or first class clown act that we are seeing now will be happening.These cowards including Umnoputras will not dare step on MM's toes.In fact these gutless people wouldn't even dare look MM in the eyes.
mamak reign supreme in malay landReplyDelete
HOPEfully after GE13 : -ReplyDelete
pm = wan azizah
2nd dpm = Ambiga.( or Nizar)
The post of DPM goes to a chinese and the 2nd DPM post to an indian?ReplyDelete
Mana boleh.....nanti melayu mengamok lah.
And the PAS malays will burn the country down if this were to happen.
IF ( a very very very very big IF) the opposition forms the government, this scenario is more likely -
pm - wan azizah as seat warmer for anwar before he is released from jail and absolved of sodomy charge
dpm - hadi awang
2dpm - nurul ( hehehe)
Anon of 1:57 AM, November 10, 2011, you forgot Anwar's blue-eyed boy wakakaka - he's far more important than Nurul or even Wan Azizah wakakaka againReplyDelete
Wakakaka KT.....the thought of the blue-eyed boy DID come to mind but there's a strong gravevine gossip going around that the mom-&-daughter pair gave the silent treatment to the man of the house whenever the issue of the blue-eyed boy was raised. And it seemed the latter's wife was BANNED from their home and her shadow is not allowed to cross their path....mmmm,interesting gossip from a 'reliable source' wakakakaReplyDelete
So methinks the pair will prevail.....Anwar owes too much to his family and he knows he can't have his way this time whatever his preference, hehehe
IF IF IF ...tengu R & OTK joined PR : hehehehehe !ReplyDelete
then Anwar and CJM will be terribly worried wakakakaReplyDelete
Tengku Razaleigh and Ong Tee Kiat have too much to lose if they exit BN and the parties they belong to.ReplyDelete
For all their pretty speeches , they are fully paid up members of the BN complex.
Are you with BN or are you against BN ?....yeah Bush-style.
Fact is former World-Greatest Finance Minister used to dong Blu-eyed boy's Missus. That was in the old days when he was just short of Superman.ReplyDelete
Admittedly she was quite an attractive woman in those days.
Probably has some ...um...residual affection for her, which is the reason for the hostility of Mother-daughter to Blue-Eyed Boy and Missus.
And if i may continue the saga from Anon of 10:43......ReplyDelete
the jealous sis-in-law of the Missus ( Blue-Eyed sis lah) who reportedly used to sleep with a picture of God's Gift to Malaysians under her pillow, claimed to have trailed the couple surreptiously to their clandestine rendeavous hideout, wakakaka
Poor Wify - she must have had her hands full then with so many women having the hots for the Superstud...er Superman. Those were the glorious days....so heady that combination of money, power, status, women and sex.
Never a dull day in this wondrous country of ours, right up til today, hehehe