Frog Statues

By TAY TIAN YAN/Translated by DOMINIC LOH/Sin Chew Daily

Someone has suggested that we should locate a hill in Perak to carve huge statues of four "political frogs," not unlike the world-famous Mount Rushmore statues.

The statues were carved on Mount Rushmore to immortalise the four US presidents, reminding the world of the great contributions of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

The statues on Perak's limestone hill, meanwhile, will serve to remind the public of four great "political frogs": Hee Yit Foong, Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi, Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu and Nasaruddin Hashim, who have overturned Perak politics and betrayed the voters in the state.

On the pretext of some minor illnesses, these four frogs went into hiding for a few days, and easily toppled a democratically elected state government. This is a miracle that deserves to be engraved onto a hill.

It's not hard to find the right location, for Perak has plenty of limestone hills. What a waste if these wonderful hills are not put to proper use!

Just beside the North-South Highway alone are a good number of limestone hills offering excellent vistas and are clearly visible from passing vehicles.

After the statues are carved onto the hill, perhaps a museum should also be set up at the foothill to perpetuate the story of these "political frogs."

A "political corridor" could be set up on a piece of vacant land beside the museum, and renowned political analysts could be invited to give regular speeches on the regression of the Malaysian politics. Perhaps these frogs could also be invited to personally share their valuable experiences of party-hopping with visitors.

The remaining plot, meanwhile, should be turned into a frog research centre, where researchers will conduct professional studies on different classes of political frogs. Among the topics of study are frog ecosystem, growing environment, motives of hopping, height and difficulty of hopping.

Upon completion, this project is bound to attract large masses of tourists from within and without the country, overtaking in popularity Perak Caves, Pulau Pangkor, Taiping Lake Gardens and Bukit Larut to become the top destination in the state.

I'm not sure whether the BN state government is interested in such a project. Otherwise, just leave it to Pakatan Rakyat.