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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Malaysian Mandate of Heaven

Currently Ku Li is in a bit of an embarrassing strife because of an unsigned Stat Dec, but it won't matter much because I suspect Najib really doesn't give two figs about Ku Li being mentioned or involved in a document as an alternative PM, as he only wanted Ku Li's public declaration of support for him (a gimmickry as it has been) to show the Heartland that other than an unhappy unpleasant and unreasonable old man, everyone in UMNO supports his PM-ship.

In UMNO there's always all kinds of Machiavellian manoeuvres, all of which we can indeed assume to be surely Machiavellian wakakaka, and where the only difference is only in each's degree of intensity (the Machiavellian nature, that is), wakakaka again.

Ku Li had once tried to move democratically against UMNO Baru on a Semangat 46 platform but alas, he found out that fighting from outside against UMNO was near impossible. UMNO had/has the resources (very very deep pockets), the political infrastructure and network, control of the so-called apolitical (but very political) government institutions, and control of the media - it's only in recent times some media outlets have broken free of UMNO's control but this phenomenon may be short-lived.

Thus, more so for an UMNO man, erstwhile, former or ex, he or she must get back into UMNO to be able to ascend to where he wants to be, particularly if he/she aspires to be PM.

Would Mahathir have become PM if Razak (Najib's dad) didn't invite and accept him back?

Would AAB (previously aligned with Ku Li) have become PM if he didn't kuai kuai kowtow to Mahathir and return to the Mothership?

Thus Ku Li returns to UMNO, to wait and wait and wait for his chance to become PM. But he was both too cautious to take opportunistic chances and also too much of a proud aristocrat to kowtow kuai kuai to the demands and conditions of a commoner like Mahathir.

Yes, poor Ku Li was not as sly and as quietly kuai-laan as AAB and Najib who both acted as if they would 'tremblingly hear and obey' but gave Mahathir the two fingers once they become PM, wakakaka.

Alas, but it has to be said that AAB didn't fare too well in this regard though Najib seems to be resisting Mahathir's multiple attempts to dislodge him, wakakaka.

Anyway, there is no denying Ku Li has always wanted to be PM, which explains the SD the DAP has shown in an attempt to chip away and undermine the perceived support Ku Li has declared for Ah Jib Gor - see MM Online's Zahid can corroborate Ku Li’s role in SD, says DAP man.

However, this time I suspect Ku Li might have finally abandoned his 35 years' dream - one which sadly for him couldn't be realized only because he had foolishly given way to Mahathir as Hussein Onn's deputy because he had wanted to first sort out UMNO's financial business (Ku Li had the highest support compared to the other 2 UMNO VPs), and eventually as Malaysia's 4th PM, and only because he also foolishly believed Mahathir would keep his word to have him as DPM.

Sigh, he doesn't have the Mandate of Heaven, wakakaka.

Mandate of Heaven 

In this regard, yes, we could say Mahathir had been treacherous to Ku Li in not keeping his words, an agreement to make the latter as his DPM as Ku Li had willingly given way to him to be deputy president UMNO and of course the PM, but then what do you expect when that's UMNO, a veritable nest of vipers.

Nonetheless, why has he (Mahathir) complained about AAB and Najib not keeping their word to him? Didn't he set the example vis-a-vis Ku Li for them to follow?

Ain't karma such a bitch? Wakakaka.

But wait, I apologise for boring you with this sense of outrage at the blatant double standards because I kept forgetting that's UMNO, wakakaka.

And that's why, to reiterate, UMNO is a nest of vipers with mucho Machiavellian activities and schemes, wakakaka, which BTW should also include Anwar's attempted move against Mahathir back in 1998.

And to show my argument is true that UMNO blokes like Ku Li and Anwar (and indeed even Mahathir himself) prefer to be within UMNO than outside, let's see what Anwar did after he was out-manoeuvred by Mahathir following the failed attempt to oust the Old Man in June 1998.

OK, let's hear what he said just a mere two months later, on 12 August 1998, during the opening of the then-new Penang UMNO building. That was when the UMNO jungle drums were already beating away that Anwar was going for broke for the presidency of UMNO because of the virtually irreparable rift between the two UMNO top leaders, wakakaka. Anwar said:

"I have said this many times, but it has all been for nought, but right here in front of my Penang friends, I want to announce my full support and loyalty to Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed for him to remain as party president."

"Dr. Mahathir is not a new leader. He has vast experience in all matters. If you compare me to him, I am just a student. I can never go against my mentor, much less my father. We may have some differences but it is impossible to believe that these petty differences will split us up. When it comes to important matters, including economic issues, we stand united."

Well, … mentor-student, vast experience in all matters and father-son ... what do we make of those sweet endearing words?

Hmmm, Anwar had said this of Mahathir during AAB's time when the latter was encountering mucho problemo with His Imperial Maharaja, wakakaka, that Mahathir was suffering from delusion about his stewardship of the country:

“He is surrounded by tok ampu (apple polishers) who never tell him the real picture. That is why he never gets the real truth. In that sense, I pity the man.”

Now, when Anwar lavished those sweet syrupy words of  … mentor-student, vast experience in all matters and father-son ... for Mahathir on 12 August 1998, wasn't he also one of those tok ampu he complained surrounded Mahathir? Wakakaka.

And we all knew his tok ampu-ness' sweet honey-laced words cut no ice with an already furious fuming Mahathir.

Yes, Anwar knew the near insurmountable difficulties of becoming PM when outside UMNO, which was why he fought tooth and nail to get back into the Mothership, even unto suing Mahathir and the government in 1998 for unconstitutional dismissal of him from his DPM and Finance Minister's positions - my late Bhai was his lawyer. Utusan reported:

He also sought a declaration that his dismissal as from 5.30pm on Sept 2 1998 is null and void, inconsequential and of no effect.

Anwar, who is also seeking a declaration that he is still a minister in the cabinet, is also asking for cost and any further or other relief deemed fit and proper by the court.

But as I mentioned it's not easy to fight 'city hall' from outside for reasons listed above - naturally he lost and Mahathir triumphed over him once more in that court case.

But he still didn't give up because when he was released by AAB in 2006, we were told by a Malaysiakini news report on 10 August 2006 that he sought out Ku Li for advice on his political future.

This was what I had blogged a day after the Malaysiakini report:

Tengku Razaleigh (Ku Li) has confirmed what I have been averring all along – that Anwar Ibrahim yearns and plans to return to UMNO.

I had stated that once a person has experienced power at the very top, as Anwar Ibrahim had before he was ousted on the eve of his prime ministership, that person would find it extremely difficult to accept being at a lower political position, like say, a mere opposition leader.

And in Malaysia, there is only one avenue to the top of the political hierarchy, via UMNO, full stop!

After Anwar was released from prison, he went to see Ku Li. Ku Li advised him that there were only two parties for Anwar to reach the top, rejoin UMNO or join PAS to become its head and transform the Islamist party into a modern attractive and powerful alternative party. If he was able to achieve the latter he could even be the first PAS PM. Ku Li also advised him to stop mucking around with loser PKR.

But obviously UMNO is the easier path of the two. Ku Li said: “I advised him if you want to get back to mainstream politics, or want to be prime minister, you should go back to UMNO. How? He has to work it out. I am not to advise him [on that]."

Ku Li told Anwar: "Your wife (Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) only won because it was your (previous) seat in Permatang Pauh".

[recall in the 2004 GE how Wan Azizah scrapped through after a couple of recounts (losing in the first two counts), winning with 21,737 votes to UMNO Pirdaus Ismail's 21,147, a scary majority of only 590 votes which in practical terms translated into a win by only 296 votes - and that was what must have influenced Ku Li's words]

However, Ku Li told Malaysiakini he doubt whether Anwar will win if he (Anwar) were to stand again in Permatang Pauh - unless he stands on either PAS or UMNO ticket.

According to Ku Li, Anwar agreed to his advice.

But alas for him, he couldn't batter down the shut-very-tight UMNO gates, wakakaka, despite his attempts to charm AAB, on which I have a couple of posts, wakakaka.

Hmmm again, I wonder whether it was a coincidence that GAN (Gerakan Anti Najib) or as it's known today by its English acronym ANC, started around that time in which a poor and already dead Shaariibuu Altantuyaa was repetitively 'murdered' by Malaysian politics (extracts):

By sheer speed of their computation of advantage
What to extract, exploit, extricate from my name
Squeezing the very last speck of desiccated blood
From my hyper cold shattered fragments of bones

Eager hands raided the ossuary for me to be laid
As stepping stones for the progress of a demigod
On Ardha-Matanga, 4 tasks & seven white trunks
Saluting Brahma, walking to Amarawati by a lake

As the pseudo-pious pirouetting pachyderm crushes

What little good left of my name, what trust exists
In my family’s hope for requital of my cruel murder
I realize those raucous battle cries were not for me 

Oh, what filial piety PKR had shown to Altantuyaa

Even in 2008 when Pakatan Rakyat was riding a political tsunami and performed its best, it was still short of 30 seats for a majority, testifying to the difficulties in (not impossibility of) dislodging a 50-year old established 'city hall'.

The BN's majority of 58 seats in 2008 (140 vs PR's 82) meant that Pakatan was short of 30 seats, a charming round figure, to depose BN from majority rule, but alas Anwar didn't couldn't wait until GE-13.

His impatience led to the shameful 916, a sickening best-forgotten attempt to subvert the supremacy of the ballot box, and an event which saw ONLY my Bhai speaking out angrily against the sleazy slimy sickening frog-ology-to-majority-rule, a trademark of tadpoles hatched in the cesspool.

But I wonder whether the new charming 'de facto' (wakakaka) PKR leader, will play the game that AAB and Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had played quite successfully?

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