Archive for the 'Hopping' Category

Jumping for joy

It appears that today presents some good reason to jump for joy for frogs all over the planet, an occasion that makes some folks jump to the conclusion that it pays to jump.

Quit playing games with my (political) heart

Hopping Bayan Baru MP Zahrain Hashim insisted that he’s no quitter.

Despite his recent political transformation, he claimed that serving the rakyat was still close to his heart.

Party affiliation or allegiance is therefore not important, reminded the ex-PKR politician.

See here.

Living nervously in a leap year

It must have been the current heatwave in the country that has caused a flurry of activities among some frogs in this very year of the tiger.

Yes, your guess is right: a few of these frogs have already started jumping out of their hideouts – and into the limelight.

Not only that. These amphibians have also been noisily croaking – to the extent of making some concerned humans hopping mad!

And word has it that there might just be a wee bit more frogs jumping with joy – all in the name of race, religion and the country! Err, I mean, for the sole purpose of racing religiously in the countryside.

Incidentally, Van Halen’s famous ‘Jump’ number may well be made the anthem of the newly found commune called Froggisville.

Of ‘friendly’ representative

So Port Klang assemblyperson Badrul Hisham Abdullah finally says goodbye to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) after months of speculation by political observers about his political future and inclination.

Like his Perak counterparts, he’s now independent but ‘BN-friendly’.

One wonders whether it would be terribly ‘painful’ for Badrul to maintain his so-called independence while at the same time he commits himself to being ‘BN-friendly’.

What does it take to have such political versatility, the very stuff that such politicians are made of?

The ordinary folks in his constituency who voted for him may be excused for passionately believing that there is such a thang as ‘Malaysia Boleh’.

Incidentally, he was reported to have said this: “I was elected by the people and not by the Mentri Besar of Selangor” — in a three-page statement in response to Khalid’s call for him to quit.

In this regard, Badrul may want to remember that he was then elected by the people as a PKR candidate, not ‘independent’ nor ‘BN-friendly’.

Culture Club

Word has it that a new organisation will be set up soon in Malaysia for the purpose of acknowledging the achievements of a group of Malaysians who have made great strides in their careers, particularly in the political realm.

Called ‘Culture Club’, this outfit is to showcase those individuals who have relentlessly demonstrated that some Malaysians could develop over a long period of time a certain culture of human endurance and versatility.

Furthermore, this Club hopes to inspire and alert certain young upstarts in politics to the elasticity of human will and ambition.

In short, the very Club to remind us all in Boleh Land that nothing is impossible.

But I digress.

What may be of interest to certain observers of Malaysian politics is that the unmistakable seasoned politician Ibrahim Ali may be jumping going back to the UMNO fold.

I want you back, Ibrahim

Well, that seems to be the sentiment expressed by former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad upon learning that the controversial politician Ibrahim Ali had been asked to resign his Pasir Mas parliamentary seat by Kelantan Menteri Besar Nik Aziz Nik Mat.

See here for the full story.

What will they think of next?

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 As it is, Islam and Muslims in Malaysia have made headlines nationally and abroad for the wrong reasons in recent past.

And yet, in the wake of the unruly demonstration last Friday in Shah Alam where the protesters lost their heads (but instead gained notoriety for their sacrilegious act of parading the severed head of a cow, a sacred creature for the Hindus in particular) in their ironic attempt to supposedly defend Islam, we now have a group of Malay-Muslims attempting, without much difficulty, to sully the good image of Islam once again.

Perkasa (Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia), headed by that irrepressible politician Ibrahim Ali, reportedly sent a memorandum to the Home Ministry urging it to employ the unjust Internal Security Act (ISA) against “anyone who questions or debates the role of Islam, the status of the Malay rulers, special position of Bumiputeras and Bahasa Malaysia as the national language.”

How could anyone even think of associating Islam that preaches peace, compassion and, above all, justice with a piece of legislation that is patently unjust, i.e. ISA?

Surely Islam encourages its adherents to engage confidently in discussions and debates in a manner that befits a civilised person who has the God-given mental faculty to do so.

Needless to say, thinking of this Perkasa suggestion makes me feel like I’m getting a frog in my throat.