Monday, November 13, 2006

Drama, Love, Hate, Comedy, Thriller, Suspence...All In One, Showing Today

Move over cinemas, Uncle Hos and Auntie Torrents. Give way to the all-in-one, one-stop drama, love, hate, comedy, thriller, suspence *insert your favourite film genre* in the UMNO General Assembly, starting today.

Here's a excerpt from a commentary by Sinchew:

Deputy PM Najib has said that UMNO is Malay and the Malays are UMNO; therefore, UMNO will always fight for the Malay agenda.

UMNO will continue to stick to its nationalist nature. In fact, the party seems intent on embracing this ideology even more firmly. Issues like marginalisation and bumiputera equity are just the warm-up exercises.

Of course, this is nothing new. Like a broken record, the same topics are brought out over and over, supported by stage theatrics and hollow sentiments.

Other political parties from the same period - such as India's Indian National Congress, China's Kuomintang, Egypt's National Democratic Party and South Korea's liberal party - also began as nationalist parties in response to the control imposed by their colonial masters.

However, once these nationalist parties have accomplished their historic duty to achieve independence for their country, they tend to lose their purpose. Many of the nationalist parties in Africa, Asia and Latin America have withered away into oblivion and become part of the dust of history.

Those parties that remain might still cling to their old names, but they have had to reinvent themselves in order to survive. In keeping with modern developments and the trend of globalisation, these parties now champion the twin causes of democratic freedom and equality.

UMNO is the exception. It has not changed its policies, yet it has somehow managed to survive and even thrive. Malaysia, the land of abundant resources, continues to nurture this old political party that seems to have lived past its prime.

Instead of the two issues mentioned above, Malaysians would much rather UMNO delegates at the general assembly deal with problems such as the illegally built Istana Zakaria, Malaysia's weakened position on the Corruption Perceptions Index, the escalating crime rate and the sluggish economy.

Keris-waving=past season.

Current season=flag-waving.

Sang saka...what?

To boost my theSien's sales, here are some elegant spins by our GEIC.

Dr. Mahathir was finally discharged from the hospital and made a surprise U-turn to attend the UMNO General Assembly. The crowd was just overwhelming.

Dr. M was in great disbelieve reading out a referendum to bring him back in power as the Prime Minister again. His successor (now predecessor), AAB, was with him, in elegant silence.

Dr. M gave a speech saying that everything is forgiven and that AAB can retire in peace with his son, son-in-law, et al. The crooked bridge will be revived.

Now, that would be the ultimate "Drama, Love, Hate, Comedy, Thriller, Suspence"...

Check out the original source of the pictures and the accompanying story here.

Care to make your own spin? Be moderate, okay!

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