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Sakmongkol ak 47

Friday, 15 October 2010

Monaco is Islamic Fashion Capital of the world.

When news that a by-election is going to be held, the UMNO president wasn't around in Malaysia. He was possibly in Brussels. Or probably in Monaco partaking in glitz of the IFF- Islamic Fashion Festival. It was a 3 day event.
Reza Shah and Tom Abang Saufi would be parading young and nubile models showcasing what is interpreted as Islamic fashion. Maybe later that night, Reza Shah would be organizing the pocho pocho dance. To Monaco-ise a Malaysian event is now defined as a value added move. It's like getting the seal of HRH the Queen.
Now we know, because of this event- Prince Albert is a friend to the Muslims, so is Evelyn Genta. Even Michelle Yeoh and lover Jean Todt are supporters of Islam. Curiously, we didn't see any Muslim Clerics asked to come along to fatwa-ise the event.
We, the common people are of course bemused why an Islamic event has to be held in Monaco of all places. Certainly Monaco isn't Islamic by any measure. It's a gambling haven. It's that source of place where people like Tony Fernandez, Francis Yeoh and the people who get a kick appearing in Prestige Magazine feel more at home.
Maybe we have a new 1Malaysia-ised definition of what is Islam or isn't. Questionable source of money given by opposition parties is haram. If given by BN or UMNO is halal. So, if the PM says Monaco is Islamic, who are we to dispute his definition?
But please, we the people are not stupid anymore . we too can doa each morning- wa haramun kalau makan sorang, wa halalun kalau konsi berdua.
Finance for the Malaysian participation was provided by the Sarawak government. Tok Uban was there on hand to lend support to a Sarawakian fashionista.
The Sarawak government probably paid all the participating fee of €1000 per head. Maybe more if additional appearance fees for Datin Sri Rosmah who sang was included. Perhaps if you count all those starlets, singers, girlfriends, mistresses and toyboys, the cost would have been more than one million € . It's not every day, a Malaysian 1st lady gets to sing with Prince Albert of Monaco on stage. It isn't every day, one gets to participate singing 'we are the world' with Prince Albert.
This is another one of those ridiculous ideas of building a bridge that leads to nowhere. How does having a fashion show in Monaco further Malaysia's interests? Why should the Sarawak government finance the €1000 per head event? Maybe the most important outcome of that event was Taib Mahmud getting endorsement from the PM to have another go at leading Sarawak.
One shouldn't expect any decision of serious significance being made amidst the pomp and glitz of such occasion. Yet, no one wanted to spoil the brief respite from political havoc, the PM and his entourage enjoyed there.


Anonymous,  15 October 2010 at 12:32  

In any case neither Najib nor UMNO was ever Islamic in substance. How may of its leaders drink, gamble and womanize? How many of them are corrupted from head to toe?

They only project themselves to the gullible and naive kampong folks that they are defenders of Islam.

OneMalaysian,  15 October 2010 at 12:36  

Dear Sakmongkol

“One shouldn't expect any decision of serious significance being made amidst the pomp and glitz of such occasion. Yet, no one wanted to spoil the brief respite from political havoc, the PM and his entourage enjoyed there”.

This reminds me of Marie-Antoinette who was reputed to have said, “Let them eat cake”. We know what eventually happened to her.

We have this 40% stuck in near abject poverty in our kampongs and in the rural backyards of Sarawak. Yet these leaders – can we really call them leaders? – and their wives/mistresses/girl friends are cavorting with kings and princes like we have no such problem. Perhaps they are eager to send the message that Malaysia has arrived, about 9 years ahead of schedule.

Anonymous,  15 October 2010 at 13:45  

Bulan Mei Ratu Dangdut Gerudi, Inul Daratista tidak dibenarkan membuat dua konsert di Sabah.

Begitu juga penyanyi sensasi dan seksi Amerika Beyonce Knowles turut di ban dari membuat persembahan.

Macam mana pula artis gay Adam Lambert boleh dibenarkan? Ini dah luar tabie.

Ini akan memberi satu tamparan malu kepada kerajaan Najib Tun Razak. Semasa Anwar sedang dibicara di mahkamah atas tuduhan sodomi, kerajaan mempromosi gaya hidup luar tabie gay .

Asam Pedas,  15 October 2010 at 14:59  

Dato Sak,

Since the government wants Malaysia to be High Income Nation by 2020, so better start living the dream for those who can effort. Screw the poor, enrich the powerful and damn with socialism. That is Capitalism and Malaysia perhaps has perfected it better than the Westerners.

About having the Islamic fashion show in Monaco, it is THE perfect place to dispel the Islamic-phobia as inspired and suggested by the administration. Should not be surprise we will see our Islamic professors start flying in drove to preach the truth about Islam to US. First stop must be Monaco.

Come UMNO General Assembly next week, then showlah the leaders are more Malay than the rest of Malays in the audience with fiery speeches on the need to be humble and fighting Malay rights. Don't forget to wear that high songkok which seems to be in-trend now.

Are You Gonna Go My Way,  15 October 2010 at 15:58  

Islam being used to make money since the beginning. Haj Pilgrimage, halal hub, banking, music, books etc.. and now fashion. Next will be sport...i mean sport toto the halal one.

There will also be new version of halal gay, halal lesbian and right now we already have halal sugar daddy...practiced by umno top playboys.

Red Alfa 15 October 2010 at 17:25  

Salam Dato'

Yet again and starkly presented, Najib's Government has lost its way and knows not where to go or how to get back!

Anonymous,  15 October 2010 at 17:41  

How much did the taxpayers fork out for this junket?

Anonymous,  15 October 2010 at 19:37  

having travelled within sarawak, I feel sorry
for the poor in sarawak. This is 1 place where
1 percent probably owned 90 per cent of the

And the shameless waste, I cannot imagine
taib and his family and his cohorts alling
themselves muslim or have anything to do
with something truly islamic

look at the sheer waste and plunder -

50 miles of log jam , not only an ecological disaster
but a brainless management of resource that if properly
harvested could be encashed that could feed the poor in the interior

I am ashamed that this taib referred himself as a muslim-when in fact he is nothing but
a sampah character,

how in the world could a civilised university have invited
a sampah like him to give a lecture there?

he must have made a substantial contribution to oxford in
'mother england' - a country that had produced a big sampah like
the tony'the-butcher-of bagdad'blair

what was the first lady rosmah who claimed to discuss 'intellectual
matters' at the dinner table with pee em and family been thinking when
she graciously accepted the money from taib when sarawakians are probably
among the the poorest in 1 malaysia ?

was she overstretching her claim a little teeny weeny bit?

image image image

at the end of the day it would look like our leader and his consort are like
the characters in the fable- the emperor [and his consort ] with beautiful islamik clothes that are only visible to theselves!!!

khong khek khuat

Anonymous,  16 October 2010 at 08:25  

Project Monaco Runway. What! no Heidi Klum?
I want my money back.

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