Friday, May 05, 2006

Carry on Shahrir

Looks like it was a real bad day for Shahrir. And it might just get worse.

What did he get in return for his passion and integrity towards upholding what is good and right for this blessed country? A sword hanging over his head no less.

Check out this latest news:-

Najib to decide on Shahrir's fate (NST, 05 May 2006)
V. Vasudevan

KUALA LUMPUR: Will disciplinary action be taken against Johor Baru MP Datuk Shahrir Samad for supporting a motion by the Opposition?

The Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club chairman’s fate lies in the hands of Deputy Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional whip, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Barisan Nasional deputy whip and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said Najib would decide on the matter.

Nazri said he had spoken to Najib on the matter yesterday and ”it is now up to him”.

Shahrir had yesterday supported a motion by Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang, who sought to refer the New Straits Times to the Rights and Privileges Committee over an article.

The article had highlighted an unnamed MP who had allegedly asked the Customs and Excise Department to “close one eye” on the seizure of sawn timber from Indonesia.

Lim reckoned the report had cast aspersions on the House and its members.

Shahrir agreed but backbenchers disagreed with him. He immediately quit his post as BNBBC chief citing differences in opinion with members.


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This is a fine example of why we don't see enough GOOD MEN within the ranks of power in the ruling coalition called Barisan Nasional.

Blimey - over here they shoot down the messenger instead of the culprit!

Who's next? Who wants to do the right and patriotic thing to save Malaysia from going down the gutters? That's like asking who wants to commit harakiri, ain't it? And Pak Lah asks everyone, including opposition parties, to WORK WITH HIM. Is that supposed to be a joke? Work with him on WHAT?

What a bad bad day. I want to dedicate the following lyrics from the song BadDay by Daniel Powter to Datuk Shahrir. He sure did kicked up a few leaves and burst the magic feel good bubble of some people out there. I just pray that his passion lies intact after the dust has settled.

Service to Nation and service to GOD - at least ONE person has demonstrated amply his obedience to the Rukunegara without a shadow of doubt.

SYABAS Datuk - Tomorrow's another day. Good or Bad, it's JUST another DAY, another step nearer to the Ultimate Truth.

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Where is the moment when we need it the most?
You kick up the leaves
and the magic is lost.
They tell me your blue sky's faded to grey
They tell me your passion's gone away
And I don't need no carrying on.
Stand in the line
just ahead of the law.
You're faking a smile
with the coffee you go.
You tell me your life's been way off-line
You're falling to pieces everytime
And I don't need no carrying on.
'Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song
just to turn it around.
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile
and you go for a ride.
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming backdown
and you really don't mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day.
Well, you need a blue sky holiday
The point is
they laugh at what you say
And I don't need no carrying on.
'Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song
just to turn it around.
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile
and you go for a ride.
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming backdown
and you really don't mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day.
Sometimes the system goes on the blink
and the whole thing it turns out wrong
You might not make it back
and you know that
you could be well oh that strong
Well, I'm not wrong.
So, where is the passion when you need it the most?
Oh you and I
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost...

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Carry on Datuk Shahrir! Sticking to your principles shows that you are the gutsiest of them all.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Maverick SM said...

I don't think Najib dare impose penalty of any sort on Shahrir. It will heave-up dissents and will give rise to mutiny.

But, I do not think one good act will impute a good man. Yet to see the remainder.

6/5/06 06:29  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

I'd rather have faith in the goodness of some men than be too cynical in the face of such troubling times.

You know Mave, our country has never been so divided in our opinions over who are the good and bad guys within the ranks in Pak Lah's administration. Even some of us are not so sure where Pak Lah stands in the overall scheme of things.

Is this ultimately good or bad for the country?

6/5/06 16:51  

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