Friday, 20 January 2012

A "Kopitiam talk" on RPK ...

"Loosen up and give this Petra guy his due.
The only mistake I have made was being born.
Petra is not me…so he is bound to make a mistake or two!
Hell he might even make three mistakes….so what?"
RPK dah jadi "orang kita"?


Comment A :-
"The cause of 1 ppl against tyranny of any sort, from anyone, is more important than 1 man."

(I guess I said so as well).However, I'm sure that if you owned a cosmetic product, you would put the face of Sharizat or a 95yr old hag to advertize your product.Get my drift, bro?

Comment B:
Despite the Saiful/Najib connection which was implied in past Malaysia-Today issues, I always had doubts about that: the one constant and implacable enemy that Anwar has to deal with is not Najib, but the person who kicked him out of government. ..... Hope the fading of the M family fortunes would not dent RPK's lifestyle - but that's just a hunch, of course. :)


Hello, my man!! Great to see you here again.
What you said is true- Madey is Anwar's nemesis. While the rise of Anwar may dent his family fortune, I seriously doubt it would do anything to RPKs.
Don't take RPKs words to literally, mate- he's playing a different game, just as he's done over the years.

Comment C:
I cannot ignore his subsequent attempts at undermining the Opposition and sadly ....


Actually, I read it as an attempt to thwart the "personality cult" which enamors the average Malaysian voter. We do have to realize that politics in malaysia has a life beyond Anwar- or all the reform we fight for will be doomed the day he falls/exits. It was what Mahathirism did as well.

Moreover, it is also a wake up call to PR to start working as a team- instead of squabbling publicly as they did of late.But of course- he went overboard. Pete's timing & words sucked bigtime .... he's not known to be tactful anyways. "Shock" is like his middle name ... y'know what I mean?

In fact, he did confess once (during the Perak coup, I think) that he's an activist, and "doesn't think like a politician".

For all you know, "Saint Zaid" probably whispered something in Pete's ears (at their meeting lately), to help him find some saving grace in his attempt to kiss-up PKR's @$$ (now that KITA is screwed bigtime) just as the verdict was coming up.

No matter what sweet-nothings he (Saint Zaid) spouts, to me that man is poison. He is after all the biggest beneficiary of UMNO's wheeling & dealings, while he was fine-dining .... plus he made quite a bundle from the sale of his outfit.

Comment D:
Twice in a row (including the Sarawak elections) makes it a deliberate, not accidental move.

Of course it was deliberate- the only issue here is the intentions.

Like I said,
-Maybe Zaid whispered in his ear ...
-Maybe he believes that there should be more critical comments on PR.
-Maybe he was shortchanged (read conned) by NST into getting some publicity which PR refused to give him.

While you could be right about his intentions, I still doubt it. To me, to a certain extent, he's a little "naive" in his political maneuverings - a trait I've always believed he had.

He always had a silly way of stepping on toes at times ... and kissing others' like Mahathir's.

Whatever said & done- he has contributed greatly towards the political awakening of sorts, which we have now.

I pity him, actually ... today, he is just like a "childless midwife" who has to "share" the joy (of our current political momentum), and yet not personally possessing it (by being here).
It also appears to me that (maybe) he's losing his political bearings (a little) after being away for far too long.

The political momentum has taken the country to a different level, & RPK seems a little detached from the mood on the ground.
No worries, mate- I'm sure he'll be back .... only to be an agent provocateur/ headache for whoever wins the next GE .... LOL.

Call me naive or sentimental if you must- although I have been at odds with him on a few occasions, I'd rather err on the side of caution in doubting RPK ...
Somehow, deep down, I believe that he was being sincere, and had no malicious intent.
RPK just needs to get back to where he was in the cyber world- for that, I believe, he needs to come home.
Let's see what happens...........

BTW- While we argue about politics, the powers that be are busy shifting or stealing the cheese.

It's "Operasi Sapu-Bersih" time, mate!!
Just watch the number of Mega Project launches, M&As, & "bailouts" which will happen in the coming days ... in preparation for the next GE.

Menara Warisan construction has started.
MRT project is underway (mind you, this was concocted long ago, okay) Proton has gone to DRB-Hicom.
I hear KTM is next in line.
I-Care malaysian healthcare system is being touted to the be solution to all that ails our healthcare system.