Opposition Supporters Rally Behind Pak Lah

Posted on March 10, 2008


Amid growing calls for Abdullah Badawi to resign as Prime Minister following the shock losses suffered by Barisan Nasional in the just-concluded general elections, a grouping of opposition supporters today rallied at an undisclosed location in support of Pak Lah. The supporters were seen carrying banners with the slogan “Stay another 5 years” and “Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s clearly working” as the factors resulting in Saturday’s big win for the Opposition became clear. “Our victory in the recent General Election is 99.99% due to Abdullah”, said one jubilant PKR supporter, borrowing from the infamous and mathematically inaccurate analysis of Umno secretary-general Khalil Yaakob during the landslide 2004 elections.

There have been persistent rumours that Abdullah Badawi might be suffering from deafness when he was quoted as saying “I don’t know who is pressuring me to quit”, despite a call to resign from the very noisy ex-Premier Mahathir Mohamad. “People are saying the PM is out of touch, but I think it’s a simple case of deafness,” claimed Dr Noor Hayati Abu Samah, a senior ENT (ear-nose-throat) specialist at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre. Some opposition supporters, however, are indifferent to the PM’s future. “Even if he resigns, he will most likely be succeeded by Najib Razak, and we know many Malaysians are uncomfortable with him and his equally unlikable partner,” said concerned citizen turned armchair political analyst Chee Soon Chuan. “I may not be a professional political analyst like Abdul Razak Baginda, but even I can tell that UMNO is in a bit of a mess”.

-Ihsan TakdaNama, berita tidak rasmi Malaysia.