Over brunch I googled Malaysian Chronicle and came upon “BLOGGERS FOR NURUL – Who Art Thou” by YLChong, aka Desi as in Desiderata2000…..my friend, who have always had a cheeky twist to his writings. But this piece was not cheeky….not even tongue-in-cheek. Dang, Desi…you are going places yah….from CPI, to FMT and now MC!
YLChong began thus:
When I received a text message via my HP yesterday reading thus: "Your resonse to BLOGGERS FOR NURUL?" from someone obviously interested in PKR politics, I replied: "Need backgd.4gOod cause, Yes, anytime, YL"
Wow, Desi! I have suddenly become “someone”. I really have no objection to you naming me. You know me. I have always been forward like I said I will not be associated with BUM 3, BUM 4 and the next BUM! And by the way, you have been a PKR member since 2005(?) and you still need background?
Today I traversed blogosphere, and spied one of the campaigners' websites: As the name implies, it's a movement to urge MP for Pantai Nurul Izzah to go for the PKR deputy president's post.
I put your blog in the invitation list and you need not have to spy around….if only you had visited my blog. I know you don’t and that was why I texted you. Movement? You getting morbid old chap?
YL also made these observations:
Two questions swiftly came to mind:
(1) Are these bloggers even card-carrying members in Parti Keadilan Rakyat?
(2) And if Nurul has herself NOT COME OUT OPENLY to say that she's interested in serving as number two highest post in her own party, why are others urging her on?
Whose ruling is this that bloggers must be card-carrying members to support a PKR candidate? None of us on the list (HERE) are card-carrying members of any political party! We will root for her, assist her but cannot vote for her. (btw Nurul and I are in touch regularly.)
You seem to have forgotten the part bloggers played on 308.
And is it a crime to be Nurul’s cheerleaders rather than be ringleaders, no? And how about this from Papa Anwar:
“I have decided not to support or object to any candidate,” he told reporters in Parliament.
The opposition leader said he just wanted the candidate to be true and loyal to the party and its struggle to initiate reforms.
“So please don't bring up the question of me and (Nurul) Izzah,” he said.
Desi signed off with:
What I am afraid of is that non-PKR members, including bloggers, step into a campaign initiated by parties with less than "principled" interests in what is essentially a matter that the PKR party members must decide for themselves. Mercenary campaigners and not well-informed outsiders may just turn out to be caught in a situation not of their own making. Or some bloggers feel they are now ready to play a "king-maker" role?
“parties with less than ‘principled’ interests”
Not well-informed outsiders
Mr Chong, I will have you know that I initiated this move (or your preferred "movement") without any promptings from anybody. You will have to take my word for this.(HERE)
Dang prissy Desi, you should take up drinking….it clears cobwebs imaginary or otherwise. Cheers old boy!
PS…what’s Yes, anytime, YL. I will check if C Z Jones wants to give you an old time peck! No I will not as you are beginning to sound like that Rais bloke.