Cepat! Cepat! Abandon Ship!!!!
Posted by ErnieJean on October 9, 2008
So, after months of being in denial and futile attempts to cling on to anything “floating” for survival, the man who would be known in the future as “The Father Of Flip Flops And Redundant Corridors” has finally decided that retiring gracefully is a good idea after all.
“It was Abdullah’s sincerity and positive attitude that allowed for a smooth and stable transition plan. We respect his decision. The Prime Minister has initiated reforms and is determined to implement them before he steps down”. (Typical response as expected of a spineless jellyfish)
MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu :
Abdullah’s decision “will ensure a smoother transition and help to strengthen the nation. We will continue to give our full support to both Abdullah and Najib.” (Well, not like MIC had another venue to show their support to, in the first place)
Umno information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib :
“Abdullah had placed the nation’s interest before his own. From greater freedom in the media to allowing open criticism, even permitting Members of Parliament to speak more freely, Pak Lah has done it in his leadership tenure” *Vomit*
Liberal Democratic Party president Datuk V.K. Liew :
“Abdullah showed courage and responsibility in not seeking re-election and informing Barisan leaders of his decision. We wish to record our highest appreciation to Abdullah for being a liberal leader and allowing democracy to flourish”
Parti Rakyat Sarawak president Datuk James Masing :
“….is a brave and wise one which Umno and Malaysians must appreciate. It means he puts the nation’s welfare first. It is a rare trait among Third World leaders.” (Wallau Eh!!! Shoe polisher to the max!!!)
Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman :
“Abdullah’s decision showed his wisdom and sense of responsibility.” *Gag*
MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting :
“We appreciate all the efforts and contributions by Abdullah as Prime Minister. We also value the sincerity shown by him during his tenure as Barisan Nasional chairman,”
But this remains my most-est favourite of ’em all……..The one and only that had this tinge of rebellion/dissatisfaction, perhaps? 😛
PPP president Datuk M. Kayveas (with mixed feeelings apparently) :
“We cannot deny that there has been a lot of pressure. We actually do not have a say except that we have to respect his decision.”
One more thing……..this smart-alecky-glossed-over political analysis by Malaysian Insider :
It is game over for Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Abdullah was not given much of a choice about his fate.His 2010 transition plan was shredded by his deputy and the Umno Supreme Council today and he was presented with little choice but to accept the exit plan.
Excuse me…..the main reason why our friend here has decided to “abandon ship” earlier than planned is bcos……..It’s the ECONOMY, DUMMY!!!
Looks like the rat is jumping ship a lot sooner than he is leading us on to think……Apparently our friend’s going for a 2 month vacation before handing over. I”m just wondering what’s going to happen to his 5 missions (which incidentally couldn’t be accomplished even after 5 years in power) that he had listed in his “To Do List” before stepping down?
And why would anyone on the verge of retirement want to take a two month break just before leaving? After all, he/she will be virtually on vacation everyday for the rest of the remaining 10-20 years of one’s life!? One final opportunity to milk the Rakyat for a free trip, perhaps? 😡