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Monday, March 17, 2008

Clueless UMNO-putera mis-Adventures

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Updated @ 1621hrs: Thanks to Mob1900 via a comment to this post, Walski is able to confidently state that cluelessness is not only limited to the puteras, but also to the other gender-half. Don't you just love equal opportunity cluelessness? The extra bit is in the full post, after the break.

UMNO-puteras (and puteris) - you have to love their simple-minded cluelessness, sometimes. Always a good laugh reading about their exploits in the press.

Walski couldn't help but notice some of this clueless behavior today and over the weekend. And what better way to celebrate this exhibition of clulessness than to share the joy with you folks.

Hang Clueless
Contrary to popular belief, Hang Tuah is alive and well, and living in Perak. But the ravages of time has left him somewhat clueless. Particularly as to how a democracy works.

This modern day Hang Clueless Tuah should really look up the word coalition, and learn what the word means. Granted the DAP/PAS/PKR coalition may not be as established as the BN one - yes, BN is a coalition, too, surprise, surprise.

He probably also got a little confused to the fact that it is a different sultan than the one whom he gave his undivided loyalty to. Or does any sultan do? If that's the case, then it could be that he's been under the influence of the many CON-sultans running about these days.

Many would agree, based on legends about this historical figure, that Hang Tuah during his time was equally clueless as to right and wrong. And really got his priorities screwed up. But this screwed up-ness has been the traditional Malay benchmark for unquestioning loyalty. Which probably explains the continued cluelessness centuries after he walked the earth...

Walski can only hope that this is NOT representative of how youth in Malaysia think...
(high profile cluelessness, and more, in the full post)

Mat Clueless
More popularly known as Mat Tyson - for reasons unknown to Walski (and frankly doesn't care) - former Selangor Chief Minister Tan Sri Muhammad2 Taib has labelled Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, newly sworn-in Chief Minister of Selangor, as ungrateful.

SHAH ALAM: Umno information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib yesterday described Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as an ungrateful person for making disparaging remarks about the New Economic Policy (NEP).

He said Abdul Khalid seemed to have forgotten that the policy had helped many Malays, including himself, to become successful on a par with other races.

Abdul Khalid had also played an instrumental role in implementing it when he was the chief executive officer of Permodalan Nasional Berhad and Amanah Saham Nasional.

"I am surprised he could make remarks that the NEP had not benefited Malays when, in fact, it did a lot to uplift the community. Furthermore, he was involved in its planning and execution." -- Bernama

(source: NaSTy Pee)

Interestingly enough, although the NaSTy Pee article makes a reference to Bernama (the Malaysian National News Agency), Walski couldn't find it anywhere on the agency's site. What Mat Clueless doesn't seem to realize (or care) is the abuses that have happened in the name of the NEP. Like closed-door tender exercises. And in any case, isn't it more important that Khalid has pledged that no community will be sidelined?

Funny, but it appears as if this sentimentality over the NEP is primarily being voiced by the UMNO-puteras and those closely associated with the party. Threats to the Never-Ending gravy train, perhaps? Or just plain clueless?

Elfi the Clueless
What is it with people named Elfi? (Hat-tip to The Malaysian, emphasis by myAsylum)

IPOH, March 16 - A group calling itself "Suara Rakyat Perak" (Voice of the People of Perak) Sunday handed over a memorandum to Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak objecting to a statement by DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang which called on DAP assemblymen in the state to boycott the swearing-in of the Menteri Besar.

Lim had on Thursday instructed all 18 DAP assemblymen in Perak not to attend the swearing-in of the menteri besar that was to be held on Friday. However, due to certain developments the ceremony was postponed.

Also on Friday, Lim made an apology to Sultan Azlan Shah and the Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah and explained that it was not meant to question Sultan Azlan Shah and Raja, both whom he said he (Lim) held in high regard.

The group's spokesman Elfi Mat Noor said the memorandum was received by Raja Di Hilir Perak, Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa, who represented the Sultan, at Istana Kinta at 9am.

"In it we stated our undivided support for the royal institution in Perak and our exception to the statement made by Lim Kit Siang," he told reporters.

The group had earlier held a peaceful protest at the Ipoh Padang here.

(source: Bernama)

A couple of reasons why Walski finds this totally clueless - first of all, Uncle Lim had already apologized. Fine, Elfi was probably asleep on Friday and Saturday. But even more clueless is the fact that the People of Perak had already spoken one week earlier!

Unclear on the process of democracy? Asleep for the whole week? Or just plain clueless?

And finally... (hat-tip: poster maestro Mob1900)

Updated: Minah Clueless
It would appear that Walski had earlier been unfair to the fairer sex, highlighting only the putera antics... In any case, Walski's discovered a whole new meaning to the term Non-Government (as in NGO). And wouldn't you know it? This, too, came via NaSTy Pee (surprise, surprise, surprise).

Nine women NGOs have made an urgent plea for the Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah to postpone the swearing-in ceremony scheduled tomorrow and to consider instead the option of a minority BN government.

In a hastily called press conference leading to it being held at the coffee house of a hotel here, the group representatives said they were worried and had no confidence that the coalition government of DAP, Parti Keadilan Rakyat and PAS would be able to achieve a stable state government.

The group, naming themselves the Perak Malay Women NGO Meeting, cited the much-publicised bickering of the three parties as a pointer to this assumption which they reached in a meeting on Saturday. The nine organisations are the districts Perak Women and Family Development Council, the (WI) Women Grouping, Gerakwanis Belia 4B, Perak Malaysian Muslim Women Welfare Body, Perak Women Cooperative, members of the Pertubuhan Peladang Kawasan (PPK), Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung (JKKK), the Henry Gurney Alumni and the women members of the Gabungan Pelajar Melayu Semenanjung (GPMS).

No big deal, right? Just a bunch of concerned women citizens expressing their lack of confidence in the newly formed state government... right? Well, guess what's further down in the news report?

The group’s chairman Datuk Kamilia Ibrahim, who is also Wanita Umno Exco member, said the respective organisations undertake to submit their individual memorandum on the matter to the Sultan Azlan Shah as soon as possible.

They also agreed to submit written legal submissions from both lawyers and constitutional experts to Sultan Azlan Shah on the matter of the minority state government proposal.

(source: another bowl of NaSTy Pee)

Bingo! That wonderful four-letter acronym again... Nice to know that UMNO doesn't practice sexual discrimination... at least when it comes to cluelessness!

Walski's "no, it's not a footnote reference" footnote - as some of you smarty-pants readers would've noticed, there is no #2 footnote reference. "Muhammad2" is Walski's abbreviation for "Muhammad to the power of 2"... Just in case you were wondering...