Cocky Arrogant Tokong


Free Malaysia Today (FMT) – Mansor did not deny audio contents

Penang DCM I, Mansor Othman, thought he was safe within the confines, comradeship and confidentiality of a closed-door PKR special (to Chinese echelon leaders) meeting, when he let loose his opinion of CM Lim Guan Eng wakakaka.

And it sure as mafulat didn’t help when his CM boss belongs to a different (and potentially rival) political party. Alamak, not brilliant ler for a PKR No 2 saying his DAP No 1 is cocky, arrogant and (considered by Penangites as a) tokong, wakakaka.

As FMT journalist Athi Shanker (who I suspect from his previous writings doesn’t like DAP, wakakaka) cleverly put it:

Just when PKR thought the worst was over, the CAT has reared its ugly head again, much to the chagrin of the party’s Penang chief and Deputy Chief Minister I Mansor Othman.

CAT here is not the “competency, accountability and transparency” tune routinely sung by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng about his Pakatan Rakyat state administration.

In this instance CAT means “cocky, arrogant, tokong”, a refence Mansor allegedly made to Lim.

Guan Yu (Kwan Kong) worshipped for integrity, honour, righteousness & brotherhood

Now, we have two types of C.A.T in Penang wakakaka. But really man, I should be pissed as I’m a dog lover and consider cats only good as door stoppers (sorry darling, wakakaka), but jokes aside, as I had written in my post  PKR and its arrogant tokong one month ago:

Loose lips sink ships, or in this case, (the potential to sink) the Rocket spaceship. As they say, ‘perception’ matters in politics and whether there’s any truth in PKR Mansor Othman’s vocalized opinion of Lim GE, doesn’t matter a bloody fig.

Each and everyone of his enemies, from those in MCA to pro-UMNO and ultra anti-Lim GE bloggers (wakakaka), and even those in PKR, will have a field day dissecting, pseudo-analyzing and writing ugly dissertations on Lim Guan Eng’s political leadership.

The significant political damage would be to the reputation of Lim Guan Eng among his nascent and growing Malay supporters, while Mansor Othman merely suffers the embarrassment of being exposed for badmouthing an ally and boss, though in a worst case scenario he may have (post the next Penang State election) a frigidly courteous, cold and contentious boss.

But in visualizing the worst case scenario, maybe we’re falling prey to Athi Shanker’s projection in FMT that:

Whether or not Mansor’s alleged description of Lim was spot on, the Penanti assemblyman has surely fueled Lim’s wrath.

Mansor now faces a tough political future in Penang so long as Lim, from Malacca, hangs around in the island-state.

A PKR source said Mansor, who is a party vice-president, must now move out of Penang to safeguard his political interests, alleging that Lim could be “vindictive and vengeful.”

The source said PKR feared that Lim would order DAP leaders and members not to help Mansor’s campaign in the coming general election.

As I mentioned, Athi Shanker might possibly be not well disposed to the DAP and could be imagining the worst of Lim Guan Eng.

Lim GE is not so small-minded as Shanker has penned, based on his sources. We should remember Lim has been a man who was willing to be jailed for the justice of an (then) under-age Malacca Malay girl. We may say he possesses very high quality values, and would not be a person to be vindictive, much as BN wants us to believe.

And if you believe in God, as Lim GE does, wakakaka (sorry for the wakakaka, just ignore me, kaytee the blooming atheist), then we could say the Almighty has rewarded him for his courageous and Guan Yu-like righteous deed for a Malacca Malay girl and her grandmother.

Now, back to topic, much as it may sound strange for me who’s not well disposed towards PKR wakakaka, I personally didn’t and still won’t place much blame on Mansor for his indiscretion in badmouthing Lim GE behind the latter’s back. The brouhaha has been nothing more than just a storm in a Pakatan teacup.

Hey, badmouthing someone behind his back, while in itself is bad, means it’s suppose to be a private opinion or an opinion expressed among confidantes, wakakaka, and not intended as a biadap-ish disrespect. Surely most of us at one time or another have mafulat-ishly mumbled & muttered imprecations at someone, even those close to us, privately of course or only in thoughts. There is only one rule when doing so, don’t get caught and be publicly exposed, wakakaka.

Mansor Othman’s sin had been in naively believing he was secure within the confines, comradeship and confidentiality of a closed-door PKR meeting, but alas, PKR is not unlike a vipers’ nest. The hand that has plunged the assassin stiletto into Lim’s political back is not that of Mansor Othman, though I have to say he (Mansor) had naively lent his hand to the assassin for the backstabbing job.

Tian Chua? wakakaka

It didn’t help when the PKR Chinese faction (supposedly headed by Big Boss Tian Chua wakakaka) was worried about Mansor ceding some state constituencies held or lost (in March 2008) by PKR to DAP, perhaps as a quid pro quo for DAP not to compete with PKR for the State’s Malay dominated seats(?).

That adverse scenario for the anxious PKR Chinese members was further aggravated when the x number of Chinese members wanting to present themselves as PKR state candidates realized there were only x-1 available constituencies for them, the Chinese elements of PKR.

Now, when you become aware you’re a loser, or it’s made known you’d be one vis-à-vis the list of candidates for the next election, your sour-grapes vengeful exposé of a covertly taped conversation with Mansor committing his faux pas, though totally unethical, would not surprise me in the least, given the generally PKR’s viperous environment and culture.

And assuming erstwhile PKR MP for Nibong Tebal Tan Tee Beng has been truthful (wakakaka) in stating that, when he was in PKR, Anwar approved attacks against Guan Eng because he (The Great One) considered Lim GE as kurang ajar and desired to “… reproach Lim for his wrongdoings and mismanagement in Penang”, it’s yet another salutary lesson in being careful of what you say when you are in nest of vipers.

Much as I personally dislike Anwar, and yes, he (The Great One) might have said something uncomplimentary about Lim GE, I doubt he would go to the extent of saying those stuff like what Tan would have us believe.

Okay, say maybe he did, that would then make Anwar’s unflattering remarks about Lim a trillion quadrillion quintillion times worse that that of Mansor Othman because of the words kurang ajar and the green light to publicly attack an ally. But as I said, I don’t believe Tan 100%.

Tan is the son of Tan Ghim Hwa, a Penang Gerakan Party big-shot at one time. I mentioned the father in an earlier post  Analysing Tan Tee Beng’s resignation from PKR where I penned:

But this post is not about Tan becoming a frog. If he does that, it won’t surprise me. After all, his family roots are in Gerakan-BN. His father Tan Ghim Hwa was the former Gerakan State Chairman, and known as the sworn enemy of the DAP.

Lim Kit Siang had in 1991 described Tan Ghim Hwa as a political vulture in a matter where phone threats were made against Lim, allegedly by some Gerakan Party members.

This post is more about Tan Junior’s attack against CM Lim GE in particular and the DAP in general.

We can of course speculate that his background could have been a possible factor in his latent hostility towards the DAP and the son of Lim Kit Siang, and eventually brought to the boil after some disagreement with CM Lim.

But let us not forget that he came from the Chinese section of PKR, led by (its de facto section leader wakakaka) Tian Chua.

Uncle Lim described his father as a ‘political vulture’, and for his unethical kiss-and-tell-like revelation about an alleged Anwar’s unfriendly but behind closed door indiscretion towards Lim GE, truthful or otherwise, I have to describe him as ‘politically vulgar’, wakakaka.

Okay, be that it may, obviously with elections around the corner, the BN is in full swing with its char koay teow-ing of the PKR faux pas, aimed to damage and hopefully discredit Lim GE. WTF, after all, it has no policy and nothing else to do, wakakaka.

It would appear that Gerakan Penang has been tasked with the dubious honour of playing the role of the fried noodles hawker – huan cheo chay-chay (minta chili lebih – lat cheow tor tee).

Okay, so Lim GE is C.A.T though the C.A (cocky and arrogant) is tautological. But sometimes I believe in some circumstances, when one has it, why not flaunt it, as some sweeties have done, much to my immense delight.