Monday, February 25, 2008
Nurul Izzah Anwar's Electoral Debut - History in the making?
None can deny Mrs.Nurul Izzah Anwar, the daughter of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim her right to contest the Lembah Pantai Parliamentary seat against the incumbent Wanita UMNO Deputy Chief and (caretaker) Malaysian Minister for Women, Family & Community Development, Shahrizat Jalil.
Courtesy of Nurul Izzah.Com
On one hand she has the academic credentials to stand as a candidate for the seat and also is young and talented politically as she has acquired a lot of political mileage by standing by her father as he went through living hell, deposed, humiliated, beaten black and blue, incarcerated for 6 long years and finally released upon being found not guilty after his court appeal.
Courtesy of Nurul Izzah.Com
Nurul Izzah Anwar has sort of graduated from the school of hard knocks and naturally she has in her , her father's 'never say die' attitude and spirit. Anwar Ibrahim is fortunate to have such a daughter. Alhamdulillah. It's good for a father to be so blessed.
I have to accept the fact that political dynasties exist in all countries and we have living proof of that even in the world's major superpower, the United States of America where the current president George Wacko Bush Jr. is ruling over that country where his father once did.
So, who are we to deny these people their chance to go for their political goals and objectives?
Even in the BN, the top leaders of UMNO are sons of former Prime Ministers. People like Najib Tun Razak, the incumbent (caretaker) Deputy Prime Minister. His father Allahyarham Tun Abdul Razak was Malaysia's second Prime Minister.
Hishamudin Tun Hussein Onn, the incumbent UMNO Youth Chief and (caretaker) Minister of Education is the son of the 3rd Malaysian Prime Minister Allahyarham Tun Hussein Onn and his great grandfather was Dato Onn bin Jaafar, one of the founders of UMNO.
So, political dynasties are here to stay.
It's only natural then for Mrs. Nurul Izzah binti Anwar Ibrahim to enter the political fray.
As a newcomer to the mainstream Malaysian political circus, it is also going to be a tough journey for Nurul Izzah to make her mark in the hearts and minds of the people of Lembah Pantai who have been accustomed to the going on's in nightspots such as Bangsar.
The various establishments where maksiat and hedonism is the rule of the day and late nights aren't exactly going to be very gung ho about the candidacy of Anwar's daughter there as the PKR have with them the presence and support of their brothers in arms, members of PAS, the Islamic Party of Malaysia.
The sight of the skullcap wearing determined looking Muslim elders and boisterous shouts of 'Allahu Akbar' that we saw as shown in the video here yesterday when Nurul Izzah was accompanied by her supporters with all the flags, buntings and poster carriers as they 'takbir'ed their way to the nomination center must surely have caused many of the patrons of pubs and bars out there to have a case of the 'shrunken gonads' syndrome thinking that a JAWI raid must be taking place? Hehehehehehe....
Courtesy of Malaysiakini.com
'Mami' Shahrizat did not do any cleanups of that infamous Bangsar area and rather played along to the way things have always been at one of KL's infamous drinking areas there.
Wonder what's gonna be in Nurul Izzah's agenda if she gets to beat Shahrizat in the coming polls?
Will it involve 'amal makruf nahi mungkar' or will it be just another bout of mere rhetoric that politicians almost always seem to excel without fail once they get elected and anointed into power?
Not being familiar with what Nurul Izzah is capable of for frankly speaking I have yet to discover the real deal of her character and personality, I look forward to doing just that as part of my research and study of this election's candidates and who they are and what do they stand for?
Will she be interviewed by Malaysiakini and featured in their Malaysiakini.TV or do I have to satisfy myself with just reading about her and watching KeadilanTV to get more info about this good looking lady who is sure going to charm them Bangsar folks over with her drop dead gorgeous looks?
Nurul Izzah Anwar surely takes first place as being the most good looking candidate this time around!
Hehehehehe...go read the comments at You Tube. Many are already fawning over her! :P
Anyway, it is not looks that the voters of Lembah Pantai and all other constituencies have to take into consideration or be bowled over by empty rhetorics!
We need to be more observant about their true characteristics and avoid voting useless ones into power such as what took place during the last term?
No more 'close one eyes', 'leaking' insulters, 'go back to China or India' foulmouths, or racist scumbags in Parliament please!
This nation deserves better quality, intellectuals being elected into office and does not need extremists or opportunists in government.
We seriously need deserving, responsible, hardworking, smart, well read, well learned productive Members of Parliament and State Assemblies to be elected and given space to bring our country forward and achieve a developed nation status with a good, vibrant, dynamic, caring government this time around.
I will curse and put a royal hex on those who continue to cause havoc in our Parliament by raising stupid issues and champion just one particular ethnicity or faith whilst being in power!:P
I seriously hope it does not have to come to that? Hehehehehe...
I surely don't want to be like my fellow blogger penarik beca who has a permanent curse going on for Abdullah Badawi's favorite Son in Law as he has attested to doing it here. Hehehehehe!
This 12th Malaysian General Elections is sure getting to be pretty interesting!
As for Nurul Izzah's political debut, I wish her 'Good Luck!'.
La haula wala quwwata illa billah bil aliyyil adzhim! Barkatu lillahi ta'ala!