I was born on the prairies, where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures. [GERONIMO]
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The sewer politics of UMNO
Despite a heated defense by Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, who insists there is basis for the Umno bloggers' accusations that Lim Guan Eng's 16-year-old son is a sex maniac, DAP leaders have provided proof to show up the "Umno lies".
DAP MP for Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua said the girl appearing besides Marcus Lim in the blogs run by Papagomo and Bukit Gelugor Umno chief Novandri Hasan, was 21-year-old chess Grandmaster Anya Sun Corke.
Anya, who represents England, is currently an undergraduate of Wellesley College in the United States. She has no ties to Penang,
“The chess board has been edited from the picture. This proves beyond doubt that the accusations by these Umno cyber-troopers are nothing but barbaric lies," Tony Pua told a press conference on Wednesday.
What say you now, 'Oxonian'?
Attention has immediately swung to Khairy because of his heated insistence that the gutter politicking waged by the Umno bloggers was fair. He accused Pakatan Rakyat leaders of using similar tactics in the past against BN families.
However, the most sensational scandal involving BN leaders relates to Prime Minister Najib Razak himself and his alleged affair with Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu. This is hardly a fabrication unlike the Marcus-Anya pix-combo put up by the Umno bloggers. While Najib may deny knowing Altantuya, there are grounds to be suspicious as her murder involved his aide-de-camp and two former bodyguards.
Other BN family scandals involve the son of Minister in the Prime Minister's Department - Nazri Aziz - and Najib's own son Norashman. However both these young men were already young adults and not 16-year-olds like Marcus when they were caught in intimate poses with their girlfriends.
Both young men had been photographed in pubs and at parties having a good time. The pictures were also not tampered with and may not have been released by the Pakatan parties, as suggested by Khairy, but could have come from infighting Umno rivals wishing to do Nazri and Najib an ill turn.
Yet, Khairy, who has two sons of pre-school age of his own, found nothing unethical or wrong with the latest scandal stirred up by the Umno bloggers.
“Bro, what BN leaders & their families get from opposition is far worse. Don’t be hypocritical,” Khairy wrote on his Twitter.
Strip his degree
Lim Kit Siang, who is the granddad of Marcus, immediately shot back. "Coming from an Oxonian? Should strip his degree."
Indeed the time may have come for Malaysians to stand up to gutter politics and demand the Najib and his government acknowledges Umno's problem.
So severe is the Umno addiction to sex that even free-and-fair-polls NGO Bersih has listed clean politicking as one of its 8 key demands to the federal government to clean up the electoral system before the 13th General Election is held.
Is that all UMNO can think of is sex, sex, sex, sex and more sex? You can view Anya Sun Corke's photo here. The actual picture used by the pro-UMNO bloggers is on page 2 of the photo gallery. Ms Anya should sue the pants off those who have implicated her in the case and using her photo without prior permission.