Wednesday, 14 May 2008

The Animal Farm

You don't know how much you're missing if you don't read Harakah Daily.

This latest bit of action from our esteemed Members of Parliament is hysterical.

Parlimen riuh dengan ungkapan "Babi Negara"
Abdul Halim Mohd Rashid
Mon | May 12, 08 | 2:26:18 pm MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Mei (Hrkh) - Dewan Rakyat hari ini riuh dengan ungkapan "babi negara" apabila Ketua Penerangan PAS, Haji Mahfuz Omar menolak akronim yang diberikan oleh Ahli Parlimen Rembau, Khairy Jamaluddin bahawa PKR itu adalah singkatan kepada "projek khinzir raksasa".

"Bukan projek khinzir raksasa (PKR) tetapi projek 'babi negara' (BN)," Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena itu meningkah.

Selepas itu dewan riuh dengan perkataan "BN, babi negara" sehingga menyebabkan timbul cabaran siapa yang menyebut perkataan itu termasuk dari Khairy sendiri yang kedengaran marah dengan perkataan "babi negara" itu.

Selepas keriuhan agak berkurangan, Mahfuz bangun lagi dan menjelaskan bahawa "bukan 'projek khinzir raksasa' (PKR) tetapi projek 'babi negara' (BN)".

Mahfuz juga meminta Khairy berucap di hadapan kanak-kanak tadika dan bukan di dalam Dewan Rakyat.

What is hilarious is not so much that they were casually flinging around the insults that are generally dreaded most by Muslims.

Nor that the Pakatan Rakyat man was witty enough to return Kera Jantan's insult with a better one of his own.

It's just that when one is hurling brickbats, one should consider one's unguarded territory. In this case, the initial 'B'.

If The Kera had only given due consideration to the potential implications, he might have saved himself a remarkable amount of embarrassment.

In other words, he should have thought first before calling someone else a "Giant Pig Project".

I suppose it's also lost on him that there is no point in getting angry at the newly-coined and rather catchy "Babi Negara" aka "National Pigs" when he was the one who started the pissing contest.


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