Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Faith. Altantuya. Race. King.

These are the four issues that cannot be raised within the confines of all political ceramahs for the three by-elections this April 7. Since the Siber Party of Malaysia (M) is not contesting any of the seats, we guess the ban does not apply to us.

So we can happily discuss them right here, right now. Of course you can too, outside ceramahs in Bukit Gantang, Bukit Selambau and Batang Ai. When the speakers make the sign, the listening crowd can shout Faith. Altantuya. Race. King or FARK for short.

You heard it right the first time.  Nothing in the law that stops you from using any word that you want to express yourself. And while at it, go ahead and use the word 'Allah' but not together, lah!

The thing is, the authorities are not too smart. Neither is the ruling government. What would possess them to ban such words or topics? Putting the lid to such issues will only make people talk more about it. 

Nothing better than something illicit.

No offence meant but there is no offence in speaking about any of these topics. It is not seditious but if you think that its not kosher, or halal, just shorten it and use the abbreviation to make our point that Malaysians have a right to discuss what others don't want them to discuss.

Can a Mongolian who is dead not be an issue in any elections even if she has never been there? Are instant noodle projects still the rage in election campaigns? Do the police think people are stupid?

The latest action has just resurrected the ghost of Altantuya Shaariibuu just as the country changes prime ministers. Lost political baggages have now been found in the conveyor belt of scandals and stories.

Yes, banning the dead just brings them back alive. Saying it isn't so is as good as saying it is so.

So let's say it once and for all.  Say her name loud and proud. Or just say FARK! It sounds better.

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