From The Star frontpage:
Razak Baginda questioned
over abduction of Mongolian model
NOTE: Picture of Razak with full face identitied
From theSun frontapge:
>> PROMINENT THINK-TANK
PERSONALITY HELD TO HELP
NOTE: Picture of Razaka with "half face blacked" out
From the NST, frontpage:
BABY PROOF: Political analyst faces DNA test
The political analyst has been remanded for 5 days. Lawyers are fighting for early release. The problem is, who's the father of the murdered woman's baby boy? And there's a damning allegation from an arrested cop as well.
Attantuya murder case: Victim’s father, toddler arriving on Monday
KUALA LUMPUR: The father of Attantuya Shaariibuu, victim of a gruesome murder, is expected to arrive here on Monday accompanied by his 16-month-old grandson. (Full Story)
NOTE: No picture of Razak. But picture of the victim showing her full face.
Titled ATTANTUYA MURDER CASE
During lunchtime, I peeped at an NST print copy at the kedai, I now amend that there was a picture of Razak, very blur and face not idenifiable at all. My ERROR earlier was made as I relied on the Web Edition of NST. -- Apologies to All. -- YLChong
Desiderata reprises an olde POEM with suggestion of certain missives, then updates with some sin-ikle lines, CUN?
If Truth Be Told
In a land not far, far away
So near you hear its heartbeat every day
Once the minister of television declared
We'll manufacture a local series to outclass Dallas!
After decades and much murky water
Had flowed under the Bridge of Scandals
Leaders continue to exhort of the populace:
Don't watch blue movies or VCDs, it's a social evil.
Meanwhile, they yumseng till the break of dawn
And under the cover of darkness chieftains plundered
Yet others plucked the flowers
Off under-aged virgin girls.
Politicians and court jesters are so creative
This land needs no fiction writers
'Stead of soap operas, TV offers wayang and sandiwara
Their juiciness surpassing the Collins' wildest imagination.
There's the saga of one with millions headed Down Under
Apparently heârd not heard of cheques or Amex
Poor chap - onetime a graduate teacher - he landed up in court
He hardly understood that "darn'd bastard immigration form" in Inggeris.
Then another made a girl full of body
Claimed the fruit was donated by a best friend
Well, in typical Asian cheer, the reluctant host must not decline
The guest's bosomy generosity in any kind.
Live episodes entertain the people more than Hollywood's Dynasty
Proving true blue that 'Fact is stranger than fiction'
When naked Truth is revealed, sometimes ingenuously concealed,
Of under-cover trails and trysts in KL's penthouses.
When lesser souls are caught in similar bind with their pants down
In cheap lodging houses, or even just holding hands in public parks
They charge the poor blighters with khalwat (close proximity)
While upper classes continue to frolic with impunity cum immunity.
DESI: Poetry provides writers with a medium to test greater "intellectual" latitude. May we be blessed with leaders who can appreciate poetic communication, especially of the satirical kind. Pak Lah has his Seeking the Peace Within, Dr Mahathir Mohamad had his ....... (Fill in the blanks for Desi, can?)
AN UPDATE as prefaced earlier, cun?
An Olde Record Playing
Build me a four-storey house in the steal of the night, like Desi's poetry
On land as wide as that my eyes can see and as far as the hungry lenses allow me
I'm an honourable royal town Councillor, poor mouse that I am
Can't afford more than four storeys, damn, damn
Our agriciultural park land is in good and safe hands
Take my word for It! CEO of developed State assures
But from helicopter sleepy-eyed PM could see no blade of grass
Over huge expanse of bare sparse lands
Oh, between you and I, I'll do a Sandiwara act
As MB say a few words of repentance, smile with tact
You pretend to be full or remorse just these few days
Then SemuaNya Okay!
I promise thee transparency and accountability
But when I say I promise it's just my word you see
Thieves have honour among the, damn stupid fellows
Among us raified species, our word is just for show to be
These stupid electorate, they demand responsibility
Of course, to my BN colleagues, special to UMNO, and my family
NOw you guys behave yourself and see for free
Enjoy the ongoing/sexfest Hollywood production ala-VIP
You found a dead body -- is that evidence?
But remember Chinese kid in a pool such a coincidence
Or Norietta Shamsuddin sex-ed up and DNA-proven semen
filled up her vagina now cold
But the judge ruled there's not enough
to call for Accused's defence tough
YOu've got money, Get thee a good lawyer
If everything fails, cough out more Almighty dollar
At lust resort, mayhaps consult Daddy to Tom Sawyer
He would get Others to paint the fence
Just give me US Dollars, I'll pay Them a pence
UPDATEd @5.15PM Nov 12:
I am not surprise if there is a sudden twist in our Bolehland's latest sandiwara. The same theory of "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours" still applies, remember?
For those (like me) that doesn't have a chance to scratch theirs, beware when you are holding hands in the public. Be reminded to bring along the marriage cert whenever is possible.
If the friends decided not to scratch his, I wonder if we will see new scandalous headlines for the friends soon? The next time will be the same old ending of crocodile tears shedding when it reaches their boiling point.
DESI: O2dep ~~ History shows the realpolitik mainly determined by UMNO in NegaraKu is indeed often guide by mutualism of thhe worst kind -- You scratch my back, I scratch yours, with MCA and MIC et al playing secondary and tertiary roles to the UMNO main cast.
Out of all this will come mayhaps a new species who will breathe in CO2 and expire O2 and they will survive Armageddon. What a privileged species -- No eys, no ears, no mouth -- only two pairs of nose -- one to take in CO2 and the other the smell of Money.
Desi is spinning tales becos if Truth Be Told, fact will be stranger than fiction in Malaysia!:(
Anak Merdeka said...
You ARE talented, Desi! I enjoyed that little poetry inTERlude :-)
DESI: THanks Anak Merdeka -- Those lines were composed for a Thesis (related to Poetry as Communications Medium...) late 2002/early 2003; four years later the TRUTH is stranger than Fiction in NegaraKu has been proven again ... and again. Some well-placed Negarawan can indeed get away with Blue Murder!:(
Three or four years hence. another series of EPICsodes will replace the current ones -- the only difference is in the differeent Protagonists and event details. Just make sure none of Us and Freinds are caught in the Web and become Innocent Victims. UMNO learnt from the US (compare: like American experiments in Vietnam and Iraq...)to classify as Sandiwara ala Hollywood, now ala-PWTC!:(
Only here in bolehland can logic be defied; ironies are daily routines; and corruption is a cultural element of the freaking hypocrties in politics...one can get away with murder and be a martyr!
DESI: SingAlong pardner, you always put it wella: isit inspiration from the Bride awaiting G-string waiting at the Ridge? I always believe What Goes Around Must Finally Come Around. Man Proposes, God Disposes. Chinoserie, try? "Tien Yau Ngan" in Canton pop (Helen, cun?)