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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Shahidan Kassim Baba O'Riley

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And that's the name Walski chooses to call this wannabe has-been from now on... Why? Oh, for one, because he can. And also because today Walski has chosen to make this post a little idiotic.

Like the statement Shahidan Kassim Baba O'Reilly made over the weekend (via Bernama, emphasis by myAsylum).

Perlis Umno liaison chief Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim has slammed former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim over his remarks on "ketuanan Melayu" (Malay supremacy) which Shahidan regards as extreme.

"Zaid should repent. Otherwise, he should get out of the 'rumpun Melayu' (Malay grouping)," said the former Perlis Menteri Besar, here today.

Shahidan, who is also Arau Umno division chief, said Zaid "is a Malay and should be behaving like a Malay".

"He should have the Malay spirit and not question 'ketuanan Melayu' openly," Shahidan said when met at the closing of the Perlis Open Cycling Championship 2008 and the Women's Cycling Championship for the President's Cup, here.

He said if Zaid continued to question the Malay supremacy concept, then he should no longer be a Malay because as a Malay he should be defending the Malays and not running them down.

Shahidan, who is also an Umno Supreme Council member, wants Zahid to apologise for his remarks.

(source: Bernama)

This has to go down as one of the most stupid statements ever made by a politician. Is, was or has been. For a number of physically impossible reasons.
(impossible is NOTHING, just like Shahidan, and more, in the full post)

Image hosting by PhotobucketThe Who joining Walski to take a piss at this monumental stupidity...

First of all, how the heck does one "get out of the rumpun Melayu"? We're not exactly talking about shrubbery here. Rumpun lalang, maybe. But rumpun Melayu?

At least, blowholes on whales actually serve a porpoise....

And is criticism of things Ketuanan Melayu a sin now? So much so that Zaid has to repent? Or... since the state Mufti's called it quits, is Shahidan Kassim Baba O'Riley now a one-man fatwa machine?

You know, if Shahidan Kassim Baba O'Riley holds the secret of how someone can no longer be a Malay (or switch races of any variety), Walski will personally nominate the guy for a Nobel prize in Genetics!

For a change, it would be something actually useful that this political wasteland has to offer...

But Walski is a little dumbfounded as to exactly what Shahidan Kassim Baba O'Riley means by "Malay spirit". Is it the over-aged Tapai variety? Or the Pontianak Toyol Sundal Malam Kelmarin Dulu variety?

So, basing on what the guy said, does it mean that it's OK to question Ketuanan Melayu, as long as it's not done "openly"?

One of the fringe benefits, perhaps, of being an UMNO politician in Malaysia is that one can say the most ludicrous things and still be looked up to... Okay, only idiots would look up to such a dunce - openly, anyway. But then again, we are talking about UMNO... world-class brown-nosers, and cult-of-personality personified.

Perhaps Shahidan Kassim Baba O'Riley forgets that some citizens of this country are Malaysians first, and feel obligated to speak out against things that are detrimental to the nation, regardless of who, or what, is the detriment.

Then again, Walski shouldn't expect much of a has been, walking political wasteland, now, should he?

Having high hopes for Shahidan Kassim Baba O'Riley... now, THAT would really be extreme...

The Who-dunnit musical attribution post footnote: In case the rock classic Baba O'Riley (by The Who) doesn't ring a bell, it's used as the theme song for CSI: NY. Yup, that way-cool theme song actually has a name... and is a real song. And Walski will take Mac over "H" any 'ol time... The modified image you see above is based on the album cover of "Who's Next", the 1971 album by The Who, one of rock's most influential bands of the 60's and 70's, and the album on which Baba O'RIley was released. Shahidan Kassim Baba O'Riley, on the other hand, has no known musical references. Not on this planet, at least.