Was watching a "documentary" singing the praises of Najib just now.
Wanted to laugh and vomit at the same time.
Among the platitudes heaped upon this internationally-discredited person:
"his leadership skill is at par or surpassing that of his father!"
"he is a perfect gentleman...he has never ever spoken a word against his predecessor despite all things!"
"he is a well-loved politician who is very close to the rakyat"
"in the March 08 tsunami, Najib held strong the fort in Pekan" (this is after the programme unequivocally attributed the disastrous Mar08 election results solely to Badawi)
Or some such shit. Can't remember the exact words...too focused on trying to keep my dinner down.
But the real clincher was I saw Najib's mother being interviewed. As could be expected, she was praising him no end. But I thought she looked a little unnatural. She wasn't looking at the camera or the interviewer, but was looking downwards and seemed to be handling something. Then the camera cut to pictures of TAR and family.
As she went on talking i thought it became really odd as it didn't sound like natural speech cos there was no emotion at all. And there were no family anecdotes at all, just out and out praise, praise, praise (Najib was attaining almost demi-god status already!) Then I heard something like paper rustling.
Is it just me, or was NAJIB'S OWN MOTHER FORCED TO PRAISE HER SON BY READING FROM A SCRIPT??!!
WTF??!! That one also got to have script ah? Wah...this guy got to control what his mother say also ha? Why? Scared she got nothing good to say isit?!
The only other leaders I can think of who have that kind of obsession about controlling the people around him are those paranoid megalomaniacs like Chairman Mao, Great Leader Kim and Das Fuhrer. The more paranoid they got, the worst the rakyat got it from them.
And if Najib is so paranoid until he has to script his mothers words about him, well...
All I got to say is: Hold on to your butts, Malaysia, it's gonna be a helluva ride!!