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Cepat! Cepat! Abandon Ship!!!!

Posted by ErnieJean on October 9, 2008

Doesn't this picture make your heart sink?

Does this "Handover" picture make your heart sink?

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.

 
To be honest, his annoucement yesterday came as no surprise. No one in their sane mind would wanna stick around much longer when the nation’s more or less plundered dry and there’s a gorgeous retirement home awaiting him and his darling in the Land of the Kangaroos.
 
And of course, I know that it would be utterly rude to flog a dying horse, wouldn’t it? But, COME ON!!! Don’t you think some of the ruling coalition’s “concubines” went a little overboard with their “reactions” to Badawi’s announcement?
 
Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon :

“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? :P

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!!!

‘Within the 10-member Asean trading bloc, Malaysia was glaring as the only country to record a negative flow. This took place despite the fact that the Southeast Asian region recorded its highest ever FDI inflow - which leapt 81.1 percent to RM209.2 billion in 2007 from RM115.5 billion in 2006.’ - G. Krishnan

‘Within the 10-member Asean trading bloc, Malaysia was glaring as the only country to record a negative flow. This took place despite the fact that the Southeast Asian region recorded its highest ever FDI inflow - which leapt 81.1 percent to RM209.2 billion in 2007 from RM115.5 billion in 2006.’ - Malaysiakini

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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?😡

9 Responses to “Cepat! Cepat! Abandon Ship!!!!”

  1. KANINABOO said

    Dollah sudah out….
    Samy-no-value, kau bila pulak???!

  2. erniejean said

    Kaninaboo, judging from Semi’s response, looks like he really wants that Tunship badly. ;D

  3. mamasita said

    Waaaaaaahh!Boohooo hooo hooo!Whats going to happen to most of us?We are not rich people?What about our brothers and sisters who are having financial problems?What about those who are really poor?If our economy has taken the journey from bad to worse,imagine the unhappiness of families everywhere in Malaysia.Loads of emotional depression,broken families,rise in crime rates,increase in suicides,bankruptcies etc etc..How tearful!

  4. Cherubim said

    -9 billion.

    SAY WHAAAAAAAAATTT???

  5. truthsucks said

    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.”

    Wah.. no Umno Youth thugs censure this guy.. calling malaysia a third world country..

    Or is it finally they admit they have sunk malaysia into 3rd world misery?

  6. cancan said

    How do we want to remember Abdullah Badawi as the PM of Malaysia in history?

    http://www.kingsmary.blogspot.com/

  7. Dr. Mad-hatter Mohamed said

    As I read all this hoo-haah about Badawi leaving, I felt so exited and happy, until the reality hit me….if Badawi leaves, Najib is going lead the country. Don’t know bout you but I would rather have Badawi there longer then let the other idiot run the country. Remember, Najib was Mahatir’s protege. Oh damn, I’ve fallen into a state of depression again…..

    BmN

  8. erniejean said

    Actually, based on Badawi’s knack for lying and flip-flopping, and from the way he replied to questions raised during his announcement, some folks out there think he’s not really letting go yet…..that all these are just a smokescreen…..something bigger’s a-brewing……check out Haris Ibrahim’s blog for more…..

    Folks, us ordinary hard working citizens are being played around like dummies, all for the pleasure of these AMNO sadists…….

  9. barbie said

    Cheebuy.. me damn malu as a Sarawakian reading that James Masing’s remark. What a dog! Dumbass, he’s abandoning the ship because it is sinking lah!! What ‘he cares for the nation’. BN politicians really no class.

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