Friday, October 23, 2009

While waiting for Budget 2010...

While waiting for Budget 2010, the one observation that I wish to make is that the very public display of conciliation by the leaders of the MCA is to be commended. Certainly the wounds are still fresh. Yes, cynics may say that they needed a pikestaff up their arses from Najib to get them to display the public conciliation...which, in a figurative sense may have been true. But, it's a start.

The one thing that piques my interest with a curl on my lips is the extract from The Star:

At about 2.30pm, the press were ushered into the 9th floor meeting room.

Ong together with Dr Chua and other central committee members then entered the room and took their seats.

However, the chair next to Ong - meant for deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai - was empty.

Everyone waited for a while but there was still no sign of Liow.

Party secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng then walked in and had a word with Ong.

The two then went out of the room.

About 10 minutes later, Ong came back into the meeting room, followed by Wong, Liow and vice-president Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.

As all Malaysians know, reading between the lines is an artform in a nation where leaders and their Press minions have mastered the dark art of saying things without so much saying so. These are gestures, nebulous words and phrases, body language and the like. there anything that The Star report is alluding to? Might it be a pointer towards lingering, simmering matters that may fester and putrefy before breaking out as an angry pus-laden sore at some future date?

I'm not sure. As Mrs Pot sang to the Candlestand and the Clock in the Disney animation, Beauty and the Beast, maybe there's something there that wasn't there before (or, some such lyric).


walla said...

Heavy-laden must be the hearts of fine minds who have to find inner succor from the lyrics of an animation...

On second thought, that's how political characterizations have been manifested in this cartoons.

i am walla, the great.

Antares said...

Rather be forced to watch a wrestling video than be subjected to the tiresome spectacle of unprincipled Kapitans China wrestling for control of the MCA piggy bank. As far as I'm concerned, MCA and MIC are history.

de minimis said...

bro walla, you are, indeed, the great one.

bro Antares, MCA and MIC are, indeed, historic. But, consigning them to the dust-heap of history may be premature...but do keep your bag of kuaci open, for there may be more chapters yet to be written :)

donplaypuks® said...


PM Najib's budget must rank as the worst since 1957.

It is a combination of petty and irrating taxes (on credit cards), u-turning (on RPGT)and screwing foreign investors for bringing in FDI's and creating a 2 Malaysia by reducing the top rate of tax by 1% and a special 15% rate for IRD.

I get the impression they know not what they do and are hiding the truth about the real shape of our Economy.

That's what we get for letting loose rank amateurs and 'trained economists' on an unsuspecting nation!

We are all of 1 race, the Human Race

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donplaypuks® said...


You've gone awol!

I've been anxiously waiting for your objective review of the Budget.

I'm incensed by the u-turn and flip-flop on RPGT.

Please don't keep us in suspenders!! Lol

We are all of 1 race, the Human Race

de minimis said...

bro DPP

LOL! mea culpa. Too busy enjoying Life, wining and dining overseas visitors who arrive on our fair shores, reading Citizen Nades' PKFZ book, trying to get up to speed with work, etc etc. I shall endeavour to get back to blogwork :D