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Sakmongkol ak 47

Thursday, 30 October 2008

A KJ Overkill?

Sakmongkol is thankful he is not contesting for any posts in the Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO. The animosity pervading, the acrimonious brickbats, the usage of scandalous and distasteful material, has made this quest for Pemuda UMNO leadership a very divisive contest.

Sakmongkol feels lucky too that he has no interest in the ongoing contest except as an indirect stakeholder who wants to see good leadership in Pemuda UMNO.

Sakmongkol wants to make this reminder- hey you guys, this should be a contest among ourselves. Looking at the written material making their rounds, one would be forgiven to think that this is an agent orange devastated battleground.

At the receiving end is Khairy Jamaluddin. Sakmongkol is glad everyone loves---to bash him.

Sakmongkol himself has written a few pieces which appeared critical of KJ. In reality he has tried to give a balanced view by way of reasoned arguments. So far Sakmongkol has noted that the ever perceptive blogger Jebat Must Die has sensed the argument and has accordingly come out with an exhaustive analysis. To sakmongkol, the piece by JMD is meant to settle the issue.

Olympians battling each other have the motive of winning but never to humiliate their opponents. They want to defeat opponents but honour the defeated one by refusing to humiliate their rivals.

The battle for the Pemuda UMNO head has not even finished, we have immersed ourselves in an orgy of humiliation and debauchery, the intensity of which has never been witnessed before.

We are being fed with images of KJ storming the US embassy, image of KJ grimacing in anger, in action doing all sort of things which are all not so complimentary to suggest what? It is meant to evoke a feeling of revulsion.

But pray tell, how does one execute to express one’s anger at the subject matter to which KJ and the other youth members brought to bear? By having a teh tarik at a nearby stall, or have a tête-à-tête at a Starbucks joint somewhere?

The idea of being too severe on our own somehow is distasteful and unconscionable. Isn’t KJ one of us still?. Better direct the same anger and animosity towards non UMNO barbarians at the gate.

As to those romantics who imagine that getting our ideas across to recalcitrant recipients can be done in a gentlemanly and refined manner, sakmongkol ends this essay by quoting the Great Helmsman:-

a revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous.

Hello boys, when KJ was leading the UMNO boys castigating the US Embassy or leading UMNO people at by elections, weren’t we also willing participants when we saw no problem in endorsing his brave actions?

You want to fight, by all means please do. But don’t create a massacre. Sakmongkol will be giving his views on the pictures of KJ patronising a night club. This KJ must be really scaring the wits out of many people. Jeepers!


A Tabib 30 October 2008 at 15:00  


Sorry for being off-topic but since you are updating the music, can I make a few suggestions?

a. Pink Floyd's "Money" (to set the tone)
b. Ringo's "It Don't Come Easy" (for KJ)
c. Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" (for the rest of us)

Younger readers may have to look the songs up.


de minimis 30 October 2008 at 18:08  

Dato' Bro Sak

Off-tangent. But I want to join Lawyer Kampung and the rest of your loyal blogfans to congratulate you and mamasita on the much-deserved honour. Dato' Sak and Datin mamasita. An excellent development. A real "red letter" day, as they used to say in the colonial days.

If you and mamasita decide to hold a kenduri, bro walla, ben and I would not mind attending! ;) Shameless, I know!

walla 30 October 2008 at 18:38  

To see both of them again will already be sufficient delight (now you can add honour ;P)

How come no one adds:

David Gate's:

Lost without your love

John Lennon's:


John Lennon & Paul McCartney:

Here There and Everywhere

and that oldie: 'A Summer Place'

(i'm really so jurassic i forget my password needed to post congrats in mamasita's blog)

(sorry everyone, saya OTC)

Omong 30 October 2008 at 18:54  

you mean its time for silat and keris?

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 30 October 2008 at 19:40  

a tabib. will do doc.
de minimis- when mamasita and i come up to kl, we will call you up for some makan. and ben too ofcourse. we have met up with professor walla in tdi.
walla- you are terror my brother. yr postings on economics at de minimis humbles me. pls feel free to send me econ topics.
omong; sir, probably its c4 time.

Anonymous,  30 October 2008 at 20:00  

Salam Datuk!

Tahniah di atas penganugerahan pingat tersebut.

By the way, I have to say your writings on KJ is very good. You gave a more balanced approach compared to me :)

You should be an Umno Youth Head lah Datuk. I see some semblance with Tan Sri Jaafar Albar. Orangnya garang bertempat. He has this kind of restraint tenacity. People do not want to mess around with this kind of leaders.

Unlike some leaders who I'm sorry to say, berani depan geng sendiri saja, tikam angin sana sini pakai keris. Tapi bila kena herdik kelam kabut minta maaf. :)

best regards,


p.s : Tak teringin bertanding MT ke?

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 30 October 2008 at 20:16  

brother JMD,
yr posting is very good too. yours is the first to put forth reasoned arguments which i find respectable. you are a formidable sparring partner. salute.
thank you for your kind wishes. salam/sakmongkol

Anonymous,  30 October 2008 at 21:01  

KJ has nothing to lose anyway, he is still only 32, so even if he misses this boat, many more times he will make a comeback. Even if it means as opposition. Chegubard his adversary went as far, that KJ is the thorn in Keadilan side.


benj 30 October 2008 at 21:46  

May we join the chorus to congratulate Dato' and Datin.

A Tabib 30 October 2008 at 22:33  

Dato' AK,

Heartiest belated congratulations to you and Datin on the award!!!
(Sheesh. Why am I always the last to know about these things?...)

You are one brave soul. Perhaps Shakespeare says it best:

Fearless minds climb sooner unto crowns [Henry VI]

Congrats once again, and thanks for taking up the suggestion about the songs (made with tongue firmly in cheek) but CCR brings back memories :-)

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 30 October 2008 at 22:45  

benj: thank you very much for the good wishes.

a. tabib...doc thank you very much too. yes, i am a fan of CCR. the song by pink floyd, i havent heard for a long time. thanks for the suggestion.

Sarfarizmal Saad 31 October 2008 at 04:32  

Salam Blogger,

Semoga terus mengekalkan penulisan HEBAT Tuan ini dalam dunia politik yang serba mungkin ini.

Saya sentiasa akan melawat blog Tuan dari semasa ke semasa.

Semoga hubungan blogger ini akan berkekalan dalam mencambahkan lagi pengetahuan, sokongan dan pengajaran.

Salam ziarah blog anda yang HEBAT ini.


Sarfarizmal Saad

Kama At-Tarawis 31 October 2008 at 07:59  

Tahniah & heartiest congratulations on the conferment of your datukship. Finally, the jauhari sees the manikam amidst all the shards of broken glass...:)

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 31 October 2008 at 08:09  

sarfarizmal: terima kasih saudara.

kak puteri: thank you for yr very kind works. your writings are a delight to both mamasita and I. salam.

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 31 October 2008 at 08:10  

kak puteri,
blast my typo: should read for yr kind words.

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