The spirit of Malaysian politics?

It appears that a new form of supernatural power is making its spooky presence felt in Malaysian politics of late.

As it is, we already have to contend with the strange phenomenon of ‘phantom voters’ during electoral contests.

And now Malaysian politics, it seems, is ‘blessed’ with that certain kind of charm.

To be sure, this is all happening in the context of raw political power that has become the object of relentless pursuit among certain politicians.


Malaysiakini reports:

As the clock ticks down for the transition of power, the tension in Umno appears to have taken a supernatural twist.

A police bomb squad, which conducted a routine sweep of the Umno headquarters in Kuala Lumpur a few days ago, stumbled upon suspicious items under the party president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s table.

The check was conducted on the meeting room located on the 39th floor of the Putra World Trade Centre in view of the coming Umno supreme council meeting, which will be the last to be held before the party polls which is slated to kick off on March 24.

According to a report in Sin Chew Daily today, bomb squad personnel found two tiny pieces of paper with Jawi inscriptions as well as a piece of wood wrapped in a white piece of paper.

“The pieces of paper were so small that it could be hidden in the mouth and this is an highly suspicious act,” read the front-page report.


1 Response to “The spirit of Malaysian politics?”

  1. 1 BT Lee 19 March 2009 at 12:29 pm

    It’s already a known fact that some politicians use bomoh to enhance their chance of staying in power…

    It’s not something new.

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