Dear dear dear sweetie Selena Tay, journalist in Free Malaysia Today (FMT). Oh dear, oh dear, oh dearie, sweetie.
We first became familiar with Selena (and thus possibly, her political preference) after her FMT article Pakatan’s ‘shadow cabinet’ list which prompted me to post 'Whispered' shadow cabinet bloated like satiated leech?
In that post of mine, I raised some questions about the reliability of Sweetie's article, such as her claim to have had personal conversations with shadow ministers, their friends or their acquaintances. I had then remarked that there was no shadow minister in Pakatan, other than Anwar Ibrahim as the PM-designate, because Pakatan has studiously avoided having a shadow cabinet for reasons known only to the coalition.
Of course I have my opinion as to why, but the far more important point was my amazement at Sweetie's claim of talking with non-existent shadow ministers ..... unless of course she had the conversation with the self-appointed wet-dreaming shadow Home Minister wakakaka.
Then, in another FMT article The doctor decides …? she claimed to have heard from a 'reporter friend' (but whom kaytee suspects was a PKR source, and wouldn't surprise me if he/she was the the same one as the so-called 'shadow minister' wakakaka) that (extract of her article):
... the doctor has taken over Umno and right now the grassroots reports are being forwarded to him.
But the big news is that the doctor is planning to have the polls held in September. This is because it seems that the doctor has got tired of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s feet-dragging and lack of confidence.
Therefore he now enters the fray in order to have things up and running according to his way.
Of course the 'doctor' was Dr Mahathir, who, according to sweetie Selena, has taken hold of the reins (note: not 'helm' wakakaka) of UMNO and would be going for an election in September.
Unfortunately for the credibility of her source, Dr Mahathir had at that time informed Sinar Harian otherwise, that PM Najib was to be complimented for going the full five year term until as late as the early part of March 2008 before advising HM the Agong to dissolve Federal Parliament and call for the 13th general election.
When the election may be called, provided it doesn’t exceed the constitutionally permitted 5-year term, is, as allowed by the Constitution, the prerogative of the PM.
Obviously it’s in Najib’s interest to delay the election as late as possible given the odds are currently stacked against him, some of which have been caused by his leadership (or lack of) and some by his undermining UMNO warlords including Dr Mahathir.
But, September 2012 to very early March (or late February) 2013 is approximately 6 months or half a year! And we are told a week in politics can be a lifetime. Thus it’s entirely to Najib’s advantage and of course to Anwar’s disadvantage as UMNO and its apparatus (nudge nudge, wink wink) can do a lot in 6 months to ensure it wins, by hook or by crook, more probably the latter.
For example, we have been clamoring for overseas Malaysians to vote, but now that the EC says okay, that will be done, we suddenly are having second thoughts, because overseas voting can well be another source of phantom voters wakakaka, far better than the military postal votes because accounting for them will probably be far more tricky. And don’t be surprised to discover if there are 5,000 overseas voters registered to vote in the federal constituency of Lembah Pantai and some marginal state constituencies in Selangor, Johor and Kedah.
Naturally it would be to Anwar’s advantage to stampede UMNO warlords into an earlier general election, with each of them greedily and selfishly eyeing their respective prospects within the party. I suspect that was the aim of the source for that FMT article, a discussion reflected in my posting Deceitful Durian of Discord.
Now those UMNO warlords are certainly very powerful, cunning, manipulative and ambitious political animals but sometimes one gathers some of them are low brow (like Moo-Moo and Mr Hangman) and might actually believe in such an apple of discord as Dr Mahathir wanting an early election.
Anyway, as if running out of 'whispered news' from her 'Deep Throats', sweetie Sekena has penned an FMT article about Pakatan's sexy 10 wakakaka.
Naturally, now that I suspect the origin of Selena's source, or her political preference or even her political affiliation, I wasn't surprised to read that half of the so-called Sexy 10 are PKR pollies wakakaka. However Sweetie kindly awards poor DAP and poor PAS two places each, while conferring upon PSM one of the Sexy's.
Mind, I don't have difficulty with her grossly unbalanced apportioning (one could quite easily award all 10 places to DAP or PAS) or the personalities she named, save two.
Her 5 sexy PKR politicians are: