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Thursday 11 September 2008

The Ahmad Ismail Saga

This must be the handiwork of spin doctors. What is more, they are aligned with the Pak Lah and Najib leadership. The wrecking crew of Malaysian politics.

What is the handiwork am I referring to? it is the justification for the suspension of Ahmad Ismail. I have long maintained that Ahmad Ismail is an inconsequential figure. Even though he is ketua UMNO bahagian Bukit Bendera.

It does not require superior intellect nowadays to be a ketua bahagian. With a passable mind like Dato Najib’s one can already become one. The more important factor to become ketua bahagian is to have money. Lots of it. Najib has money and also the mythologized aura of Tun Razak.

We are seeing this sordid phenomenon of have money-will go, being played out in all the UMNO bahagians now. People vying to secure party posts by buying into the sought after positions. The worth of a leader, his intellect, determination and drive are no longer valued.

I shall maintain that Ahmad Ismail is suspended because the Abdullah-Najib leadership is more keen to do an Uncle Tom to the Malays. The racist pronouncements of Ahmad Ismail, if one subscribes to the idea that they are, are less important. As I have said, trading insults between the races are everyday occurrences. Its up to you, to make a bonfire out of a single spark.

It is more important to make an example of Ahmad Ismail, so that the soft bellied UMNO leadership acquires that pretentiousness of a non partisan stance. Its more important to project an image that UMNO leadership stands for multi racism and the convenient way to prove it, is to sacrifice this inconsequential rook by the name of Ahmad Ismail.

How did the Pak Lah-Najib man-Fridays do it? By alluding that Ahmad Ismail is a plant by the ogre Nana Non.

Yes, I have read the postings adduced to prove that mamak Ahmad Ismail is a stooge, a plant, a Trojan horse for Nana Non. What is the proof? It is his association and public announcements made by the poor chivalrised mamak from Bukit Bendara with and for Nana Non. In 1988 to boot.

It proves nothing. So many UMNO lackeys and running dogs now with UMNO were once associated with Anwar. Najib, Mat Taib and Muhyidin were once part of the Team Wawasan. Add to this list the Goebbelsian Zaid Hamidi and other countless nondescript UMNO rank and file.

For God Sake, that was 1998 when Nana Non was about to be dismissed and was to later face trials and eventual ismprisonment. Emotions were high then, and of course the not yet suspended Ketua Bahagian from Bukit Bendara, who himself could then be high on curried octane, professed his undying loyalty to Nana Non.

But while Nana Non was imprisoned, people changed you know. Years of easily gotten wealth through free shares and what not, power and other unholy pursuits proved to be baneful. These eroded one’s ideological purity and compromised his earlier unshakeable loyalty to Nana Non.

The need to survive overwhelmed that loyalty to be followed by the typical about-face of any UMNO hypocrite, Ahmad Ismail embraced Pak Lah and Najib.

I am sorry, I don’t buy this after the event rationalising. Its Uncle Tom still.


Zahar 11 September 2008 at 13:39  

as salaamu alaikum

Not 1988, 1998. :)

I do agree with your point. This after the fact rationalization is fishy to say the least.

They must have copied a page out of Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim's book of how to obtain and use pictures taken several years ago, and incriminate someone.

Ariff Sabri 11 September 2008 at 13:43  

i stand correced. i thank you for pointing that out.

Anonymous,  11 September 2008 at 13:55  



1. KL is cool whereas AI is restlessly impatient

2. AI’s tendency to use foreign media, personaltities and governments to “pressure” the country compared with KL’s let’s sort it out our way

3. AI’s “overly-liberal” come anybody anyway anyhow Vs KL’s gentleman’s but firm and principled approach

4. The way AI had treated his former “sifu” ex-PM Tun Dr M compared with KL’s treatment of elders such as Tunku Abdul Rahman and even his supposedly political enemy Dr M.

5. AI’s rejecetion of Islamic state (to please non-Malays, yet insisting on Islamic court in his latest sodomy case) Vs KL’s presence at the Masjid Wilayah mosque with thousand of other Muslims at the height of the “Inter-Faith” (Lina Joy)’s challenge against Muslims’ rights in this country.

6. KL= The people’s prince which is likely to be more acceptable both to the rakyats and the Agong/ Council of Rulers

7. AI’s only mandate based on PRU12 is to deny BN 2/3rd majority in order to check BN’s excesses and show how damn goods PR states are before facing the rakyat again in PRU13

8. Instead he has orchestrated an immoral move to form a back-door government.

9. KL has a comparatively better track record in government.

Ariff Sabri 11 September 2008 at 14:01  

dear anonymous/khoja nadim.
you are very insightful. pls continue the support.

Lawyer Kampung 11 September 2008 at 14:43  

I am sorry, I don’t buy this after the event rationalising. Its Uncle Tom still.

..while the shelbys, the st.clare's & the legrees of Malaysian politics are currently rolling on the floor laughing their #ss off!

Anonymous,  11 September 2008 at 15:12  

This is my first time visiting your blog. You indeed have a very interesting blog! Congrats!

I have left a comment in YB Pang Tsu Ming's blog requesting for your response to enlighten me on a statement made by you in his blog that I don't quite understand.

Thank you in advance.

Unknown 11 September 2008 at 15:42  

who would replace ketua bahagian Bukit Bendera if Ahmad's gone?

the_willow 11 September 2008 at 18:06  

Bravo. Well said. By the way, what are doing nowadays (apart from blogging)?

Ariff Sabri 11 September 2008 at 19:06  

dear lawyer kampung,
its heartening to know that some people do take the trouble to read classics like uncle tom's cabin. as to anonymous asking who shall replace ahmad ismail, i am sure there are other UMNO leadership material from bukit bendera. re willow's question, continue blogging to create awareness

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