Sunday, October 08, 2006

Boss' word not final

Touche - boss has spoken, but the lieutenants are now weighing in on the issue in spite of the boss saying that he has closed the case and he will move on.

What am I referring to? Non other than the consternation over remarks made by Singapore's SM Lee about the systematic marginalisation of non-Malay races in Malaysia. Who are adding their two cents worth (for that's really all that its worth after the boss has spoken). Maximus Ongkili, who is Minister in the PM's department. I wonder if his ofice has such thick walls that he doesn't know what his boss just said. The other is Dato' Seri Syed Hamid Albar, the Foreign Minister. He just cannot not say something. But he is a man of high ambitions, stretching from the Mahathir days.

Even Mahathir Mohammad is giving his satu sen worth, but on a different issue. He is taking issue with SM Lee's characterisation of him as a difficult person to work with. Dr M counters that SM Lee is arrogant. Touche. It takes two to tango and men of strong characters to create sparks. If you ask me (I know you didn't), I prefer the Lee sparks any day although Dr M's sparks can sometimes raze a country as he is threatening to do to his own nowadays. Mahathir is not satisfied with life. He just cannot rest in peace, err, I mean leave well alone.

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