prescript 1: Thanks again to all who came for last Sunday’s vigil in memory of Syukree. I was compelled to speak there for the first time in tribute to the young man gone too soon. Thanks as well to all bloggers who wrote about the vigil.
prescript 2: Might write more on this later, but don’t forget to sign the petition to HRH the Sultan of Selangor to kindly have a look into the unethical antics his Chief Police Officer has been up to.
Blogging has been relatively slow sorry, with some holiday mood kicking in, but just some quick notes.
Firstly, KeADILan has gone ahead and reshuffled a little bit the state leaders (“State Liasion Chiefs”) around the country.
Notably, DSAI himself has been made state chief for Sabah and Sarawak. Such an appointment is something of a procedural oddity – one that obviously signals a very firm commitment to making serious inroads in East Malaysia.
On the whole, I think the move is a welcome one. Too long have our brothers and sisters across the South China Sea been neglected and given a bad deal. Sending the top gun to personally oversee developments there is I think appropriate.
In other news, Mat Sabu seems to be out of the running for the KT candidacy? If so, this is a little unfortunate, as I quite like the guy (on top of everything, he’s quite entertaining. Don’t be surprised if it’s just a ruse though, politics = possible).
I quite like Syed Azman too, so I’d be happy with him.
But I’m not going to meddle too much in Pas internal politics, save perhaps to note that like all political parties, I think there are divergent factions, and I think the final announcement of the candidate may reveal certain trends.
Over lunch the other day, my colleagues and I were joking: perhaps the selection of Wan Farid was a typical hedge bet by Najib.
If he wins, he can say it’s because of the transition plan. If he loses, he can say it was because it was Abdullah’s man.
Alright, will beg your pardon if this blog quiets down a bit for Christmas and new year – family time!! :)