The brave boys in blue on their way to a march...sorry I mean a rally. Got to get the category right.
It's Friday so I thought I would try and look for something funny to post up here for the weekend. There's not really been much that is funny in the newspapers recently. Okay la so we all thought Ng Yen Yen's spend of RM1.8million to build 6 Facebook pages for Tourism Malaysia was quite funny. Actually, her explanation on video was quite entertaining too......
And did you notice her choreographed hand gestures? That was genuinely funny. And in the funnies stakes she was just ahead of deputy prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin who announced to anyone who still wanted to listen that "...we (I suppose meaning Umno or/and the BN government) have nothing to hide especially when it involves public expenditure." If not for the DPM the 1st part of the week would have been positively boring. Reality comedy-wise. Thank you, YB.
And while leafing through today's Star I found a couple of funnies to share with you. The first one is on page 2 titled Umno Youth plans march. Apparently, in a case of "if you can't beat them join them", Umno Youth chief, Khairy Kamaluddin announced that the wing will be organising a march on the same day the Bersih 2.0 flers plan to demonstrate for fair elections. Okay la, so some of you are really worried about what is going to happen on the day of the march (-es) and if there might be violence and injuries. So what is so funny about that, you ask? Well, for one Khairy announced that the reason for the Umno Youth demo is "to create awareness on the shortcomings of the election system and propose suggestions to improve the election process." Huh? Isn't that what Bersih 2.0 wants to do? So why is Umno Youth organising their own march to demand the same thing? Why not join with Bersih 2.0? After all both groups are Malaysians wanting a better-run country ma. Regardless of race some more. That would be truly 1Malaysia, right? Or a step in the right direction. But being that I guess it will never happen. Now, that's funny. This next bit also very funny one...
Khairy alleged that many voters' names were moved by the Opposition from its winning Parliamentary constituencies to losing ones. You understand that or not? When I read that I was also confused. Huh? What? So I did some asking around. What the accusation meant was this. Let's say Mr.X of Opposition won with a majority of 20,000 in the last election when all he needed was a simple majority of 10,000 to credibly keep the seat. So he got surplus lor. So Mr. X then gets the other 10,000 flers who voted for him to all agree to go to the national registration department and change their addresses and then re-register with the new addresses so that they can vote in the constituencies where the Opposition is weak. Now if you're a Malaysian you will know what an incredible and impossible task that is going to be. But Khairy says that is what is happening. Maybe he knows how it's done. From experience.
In the same Star story it is also reported that DPM Muhyiddin warned that Bersih should think "carefully about what it is doing and its effect on the country and impact on the people." That is also funny. In a 'hmmmmmm......' kind of way.
In the meantime, Puteri Umno has joined a "chorus of protests" against the planned Bersih 2.0 rally Actually why is the Umno one called a march and Bersih one called a 'rally'? March got no water-cannon and tear gas issit? And why no protests against the Umno Youth "march"?
Eh? I just thought of something. Both the March and the Rally are going to be heading to the Agung's house, the Istana to present their cases to His Majesty. Then how ah? Interesting leh.
Wah! Actually this week ending quite funny la.
p/s And have a great Father's Day!