Wednesday, January 5, 2011

what happened to Perak?? Harakah Daily..

There's something about Perak
Selena Tay

As a drunk man was staggering home, he thought of an ingenious way to conceal his condition from his wife: he will sit in his study and read a book; who ever heard of a drunken person reading a book?

When his wife demanded to know what he was doing there in the corner of his study, he replied cheerfully, "reading, my dear".

"You're drunk!" said his wife, "Shut that suitcase and come down to dinner."

The above story from the late Father Anthony de Mello, S.J. reminded me of the Barisan Nasional-led Perak state government which is trying very hard to conceal the fact that all is not well in the Silver State since the infamous power grab by BN on February 5, 2009.

Due to this unprecedented, dark, dastardly and diabolical deed, Perak is now in a sad and sorry state. It has surely lost its silver shine and although BN tries to put up a facade, it has been found out through its own faults, follies, foibles and fluffed-ups.

Perak was starting to prosper again under the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state administration but since reverting to BN, it has become a total shambles.

The BN Perak government is rudderless, has no clear direction and lack focus. It is as if it is bungling in the dark tunnel of oblivion.

My mother's side has her roots in Perak and although she is now staying in KL, we always want to hear news of the state. But now everything seems to be unclear. In Bahasa Malaysia, the word most apt to describe this sad situation is 'samar-samar'. The English translation is 'blurry', not the translation, but the Perak situation, that is.

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