Saturday, 15 March 2008

Treachery - Our Tabloids Spin Themselves Dizzy!

Apparently March 15 is World Treachery Day. This is according to our tabloids (which are often mistaken for mainstream media).

Very few know that in Malaysia, there is no such thing as mainstream media, only government controlled tabloids, dodgy as that sounds.

Right on the front page of the New Straits Times, vague references to Brutus and Julius Caesar are drawn. Strategically located next to it are comparisons between Mahathir & Tunku and Mukhriz & Abdullah.

Like father, like son.

Mukhriz echoes his father in calling for Abdullah's resignation. The NST makes it seem like it was a turn about face. Not at all.

It was Mukhriz's stand from the beginning that Abdullah should step down. Our spin-doctors tried to alter the original meaning and hope the letter would never be found.

Their hopes were in vain. A copy of Mukhriz's letter to Mahathir was published in mypaper and every other blogger and his dog published it. That meant that every other net surfer, his brother and their collective dogs were circulating it and disseminating the information.

Read the letter at Rocky's Bru.

Abdullah evidently doesn't want to leave. Consistent to his "nice-guy" image, he has left the matter to UMNO Youth head Hishammuddin Hussein aka keris-waver.

They can't sacrifice Mukhriz as an MP because their numbers in parliament are few. Yet, the only recourse seems to be some form of disciplinary action.

But whatever. The bickering hardly bothers me. UMNO will be the death of themselves, bless their little black hearts.


Vijay said...

'Nice-guy' image? The man would rather pass over duties to another because he is not able to face confrontations.

The man is a coward.

Hisham doing the work of the whip now, is he? I guess the infighting in the ruling coalition has polarized into 2 camps, then, number 1 and number 2.

Thing is that no matter who wins, the ruling coalition still loses. Both men are cowards.

Crankshaft said...

Of course, I don't want Abdullah to step down just yet. He's stupid, but necessary. I might be a bit more amenable to this idea if Najib steps down as well.

bayi said...

In fact, it would be most amendable if the whole lot of them, i.e. AAB, Najib, the keris waver, the SIL, the fat lady and all the other kaki bodek were to step down.

Let the party rejuvenate with some fresh young uncorrupted blood. Then perhaps MCA and MIC can revolt and chase out the old obsolete guys who seem to stay on forever without understanding the electorates.