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Sakmongkol ak 47

Sunday 28 September 2008

UMNO's Badan and Nyawa

UMNO's Badan and Nyawa dividing the loot?

When commenting on the actions taken by the two top UMNO leaders on the their plan to hand over powers, Tengku Razaleigh had this to say;

"I think I speak for the country when I say we are embarrassed at the sight of two grown men playing this endless children's game of 'yours and mine' with the most important responsibility in the land, oblivious of the law, oblivious to the damage they are doing to the nation.

"Instead of a national economic plan or any kind of reform all the UMNO leadership has given us since March 8 is a transition plan designed to save two individuals from the inconvenience of facing elections.

"Their personal careers appear to be more important than the future of the nation," the UMNO stalwart said yesterday.

Which makes the action by the duo, very laughable. The fate of UMNO is decided between the two. That means the fate of the country.

Which quickly reminds Sakmongkol of the great P.Ramlee comedy, Nujum Pak Belalang( a film made in 1959).

The scene played out by the two thieves, Badan (aziz Sattar) and Nyawa( S Shamsuddin) is now eerily re-enacted by our modern badan and nyawa of UMNO- the president and deputy president.

In the scene, the dialogue between the two, if Sakmogkol remembers roughly went like this;

After entering the cave, the 2 thieves sat down to divide the loot.

Aziz sattar took the headdress from Shamsudin and started counting:-

Satu untuk engkau, satu untuk aku

Dua untuk engkau, dua untuk aku

Tiga untuk engkau, tiga untuk aku..

Shamsudin grew exasperated and exclaimed;

Lama sangat dah, mari aku bilang.

Whereupon he started:-

Nyawa: 1 utk engkau, 1 utk aku. 2 utk engkau, 2 utk aku. 3 utk engkau, 3 utk aku. errr... lepas tiga no brapa ar??
Badan: Hentam sajalah...
Nyawa: Hentam sajalah utk engkau, hentam sajalah utk aku. Lepas hentam sajalah??
Badan: Bedal daa...
Nyawa: Bedal daa utk engkau. Bedal daa utk aku. Lepas bedal daa??
Badan: Ei, dlm dunia mana ada nombor bedal daa!!
Nyawa: Ei, dlm dunia mana ada nombor bedal daa utk engkau. Ei, dlm dunia mana ada nombor bedal daa utk aku.
Badan: Aku bagi kan lah...
Nyawa: Aku bagi kan lah utk engkau. Aku bagi kan lah utk aku...
Badan: Ei, ko nak mampus ye??
Nyawa: Ei, ko nak mampus ye utk engkau. Ei, ko nak mampus ye utk aku.
Badan: E-eeiii... dia ni....
Nyawa: E-eeiii... dia ni....utk engkau. E-eeiii... dia ni.... utk aku.

The scene went to and fro. Just like what is being re-enacted today. Our two leaders are doing what the two thieves in Nujum Pak Belalang were doing in 1959 and what Tengku Razaleigh is saying in 2008.


mamasita 28 September 2008 at 01:50  

hahahahahahaha!must get the tape!Where do you think I can find it?RTM?Please siarkan filem lama ini very soon.We need the therapy or else all of us will go bonkass with the political chess game!No matter how many times you see this part of the movie,it never fails to leave one laughing like a horse!

tunku 28 September 2008 at 02:18  

May Allah bless you and family.
Selamat Hari Raya
Maaf Zahir Batin

Anonymous,  28 September 2008 at 03:17  

Nujum Pak Belalang is exactly right. The present scenario in Umno is beginning to look like a bad joke being played out on the Malaysian public - two men trying to decide the fate of the country between them. So now we're saddled with two bad political jokes; this and the other one being played out by another wannabe PM.

I'm not terribly clued up on politics but I've always trusted politicians to do the right thing until now. So far we've not done too badly - look at Ghana (ex-Brit, independent 1957, multi-ethnic, multi-religion, relatively peaceful). I'm not running down Ghana, and this is a crude comparison, but by most counts we're ahead. I hope we can continue to progress...

TRH has hit the nail on the head when he said Umno's head honchos are more interested in looking after themselves than the country.

TRH and Muhyiddin have differentiated themselves by standing firm on their positions regarding the change in Umno's pecking order. Najib will have a fight on his hands for the top job unless TRH is merely trying to goad him into de-coupling from the PM, show some intestinal fortitude and stand up for himself.

Anonymous,  28 September 2008 at 06:00  

Unlike the Nujum Pak Belalang movie which is funny, Pak Lah & Najib version is rather irritating to watch. I don't think the audience can take it much longer. The play must stop. Someone, please get rid the tape now!!!
Btw, Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir & Batin.

Ariff Sabri 28 September 2008 at 06:25  

i am afraid the tape will be banned by the government. its too surreal.

tunku: may Allah bless you and yr family too. selamat hari raya, maaf zahir batin.

dr a tabib.
i share your hopes that the shenanigans of our leaders are not a bad joke on us. i share yr optimism that we continue our progress with good leadership.

en. ismail.
many share yr revulsion on what is going on today.
selamat hari raya to you and family.

thank you all for visiting this blog and share my humble opinions on many things which are most of the times, unsolicited.

walla 28 September 2008 at 10:53  

i hope that the country will improve and progress made, more money for you, and peace across the land, insights from the One coming easy, family safe, and good friends multiply. Also beautiful girls smile more to you (with twinkles in the lovely eyes) making you feel young again.

Anything else is just distraction.

mamasita 28 September 2008 at 11:38  

Hai walla..don't despair..he is already surrounded by many young beautiful girls!And he can have more if that is his fountain of youth!I am grow old gracefully!

Anonymous,  28 September 2008 at 14:30  

did you notice sak, even the initials of "badanwi" and "nyawajib" match that of the "nujum pak belalang" comics?

except their antics are anything but funny.


walla, if your post is a season's greeting to mr sak, i have to say it's the most original ever! :D

and on that note...


let me also wish the en ariff and family a selamat hari raya aidilfitri, maaf zahir batin!

drive safely and don't overeat!

Ariff Sabri 28 September 2008 at 14:37  

thanks for pointing that out. i didnt notice it. now please watch the video clip that i just posted.

selamat hari raya to you and family too. maaf zahir dan batin wherever you are.

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