Monday, October 27, 2008

A Deepavali Special

The main flavour of this blog is to shock and awe. And sometimes, awwwww. SO prepare to be shocked and awed. And fucked up the ass.

Before Deepavali ends, I would like to say Happy Deepavali and goodbye to a man who has made Malaysian politics a colourful, comical, and delightfully ridiculous show on earth.

Happy Deepavali, Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu. Or as I would call him, Pretty Soldier Samy V.

For five thousand years, Samy Vellu has been a mainstay of Malaysian politics and the BN government. He was the Works Minister, which used to oversee that huge organisation - JKR.

WHat is JKR, you ask?

Well, in Kuantan, JKR is known as Jangan Kerja Rajin. Jika Kerja Rajin, Jentera Kita Rosak. Jurutera Kita Risau. Jadi Kita Relaks.

Samy Vellu's soundbites were almost always good.

"Kalau hari-hari hujan, siapa salah? Tuhan salah?"

A lot of people accused him of corruption. To date, none of those accusations were proven.

Whether he did or did not, he sure was funny!

I believe that the Malaysian political landscape is becoming more vicious and dangerous, without the accidental humour provided by Samy Vellu.

His (full) exit (probably next year) will leave a comical vacuum which other politicians will struggle to fill.

Farewell, swe-um. Farewell, prince. Anggamah would have been proud.