Posted: 13 Jun 2013 07:19 PM PDT
The Kelantan prince has initiated the meetings at his White House-styled residence in Langgak Golf here, to discuss strategies to get enough numbers in the 13th Parliament to take Datuk Seri Najib Razak's job.
Posted: 13 Jun 2013 08:49 AM PDT
Before I come to the current hot and perhaps wishful topic of Tengku Razaleigh (Ku Li) forming a 3rd Force to seize power and the PM post from Najib Razak, I might explain a wee bit about my choice of the post title, appropriated from a famous German fantasy novel (as well as the films based on it).
The NeverEnding Story is an apt title to describe the political 'odyssey' and specifically the various campaigns of Anwar Ibrahim in his search for his personal Holy Grail, the appointment of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Incidentally, The Odyssey is an epic poem which is attributed to the famous Greek poet, Homer. The Odyssey describes Odysseus' (or better known by his classical-Roman name, Ulysses') 10-year wandering within the Mediterranean theatre in his attempt to return home to his Kingdom of Ithaca on the west cost of Greece after the Trojan War (described in another Homer's poem The Iliad).
Odysseus suffered the almost never-ending wanderings because he pissed off Poseidon (known as Neptune in Classical-Roman myths), the God of the Seas, for blinding his son, Polyphemus the Cyclops. Poseidon through his control of the seas prevented Odysseus from being able to sail directly to his homeland to reclaim his crown as King of Ithaca.
Homer wrote of Poseidon's hatred for Odysseus: "But victory never comes cheap. Poseidon's anger had indeed been kindled. He roused the winds and tides against Ulysses [Odysseus] and sent word to island ogres and monsters of the deep."
Because of Odysseus wanderings, one filled with hardships, dangers, perilous adventures and a multitude of near failures, any similar long, arduous and dangerous journey has come to be termed or described as an odyssey.
In this, Anwar Ibrahim's similar decade-plus (almost 14 years) long journey to realize his personal political ambition has been an odyssey. Reminding ourselves of Anwar's 'Long March' (the Chinese version of a political odyssey, albeit a physical one as well) is important because of reasons to be made apparent soon.
Hmmm, I just wonder who could be Anwar's Poseidon? wakakaka. And if you're thinking it must be Mahathir, matey you're wrong. It's Anwar's own impatience. Insofar as his PM aspirations and ambitions are concerned, Anwar Ibrahim has been his own worst enemy.
I have posted on more than one occasion about Anwar Ibrahim's near misses at Malaysia's top political position, as follows:
and many other posts.
Within those two posts, you will be able to read extracts such as, respectively:
on Monday 21 August 2008 - Not satisfied with the Pakatan achieving a tsunamic victory (alas, there was nothing for him personally, when UMNO continued to snub him), he sought to destabilize a democratically elected government.
In the 6-months long process of snapping at AAB's heels and attempting to crush Najib's wayward balls, he has pushed himself and his Pakatan into a blind alley, where he now cannot extricate himself if he doesn't become PM by 16 September 2008.
What he should have done was to consolidate the Pakatan's new power, formed a shadow cabinet to train his colleagues on ministerial functions, and developed the 5 Pakatan held States as models of democracy, freedom and free speech, non-corruptibility, good governance with full transparency and public accountability, and race-less equality and opportunity.
And he would have easily become PM in 2012 …
… but alas no ..
T'was again his impatience to reach the top – and he now suffers all sorts of allegation like the alleged sodomy charge, [...]
on Monday 14 July 2008 - Anwar's Achilles heel is showing through again, refusing to wait for the next general election – of course there are other factors as well which I will blog on tomorrow. Hence the PKR's almost daily broadcast about pending party defections … perhaps to pressure other UMNO stalwarts if not AAB, but wakakaka, they sneakily (and more wisely) turn towards PAS instead of Anwar.
Expect him to continue and even escalate his campaign of political destabilization, as he becomes more frantic with the approaching September 16 in just 2 months time.
And Malaysiakini has just published 'Opposition had planned demo today' where it reported Home Affairs Minister Syed Hamid claiming that, this month alone, his ministry has received information that numerous demonstrations were to be staged by the opposition (he probably meant PKR) with the sole purpose of toppling the government.
... and of course there is the Great 916 Shame and also the post titled The Curse of Marina Lee Abdullah? wakakaka.
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