Allow me to take this opportunity to introduce readers to WHISTLER. In an email to me yesterday he reminded me of our meeting in August in the Oval. Of course I remember him. I recall him as being Impeccably attired with suitably contrasting suspenders (braces as the Brits would insist) and an unmistakably Kiton necktie. He sure made a statement. He endeared himself to me immediately. He may appear ostentatious but not loud or overbearing unlike one guy two tables away from us who seemed to enjoy listening to his own voice. He has an alluring dry wit that seems to complement his choice of “bone dry” Shiraz or Syrah. Dang, a spiritual man after my own heart and a veritable sommelier to boot. In a nutshell, a consummate man of the world contemplating mid 50. In between sips he intimated that he was willing to contribute to our cause for a New Malaysia. “But don’t call me Hantu. You have already 4? I am not a whistle-blower, just call me Whistler.” This is as dry as they come, no?
According to Whistler, in a bold move PM Najib is INTENDING to send a delegation to California and Russia in response to this appeal:
California Umno Club chairman Muhammad Danial Zuraidi said although there were briefings on the concept given to club leaders, none was organised for other Malaysians abroad.
Moscow Umno Club chairman Muhammad Akmal Salleh said such explanations would ensure that the concept would not be misinterpreted.
He said Malaysians residing overseas obtained most of the information on government policies, including the 1Malaysia concept, through the Internet, where their validity could be disputed.
“Actually, many of our own members and Malaysian nationals living abroad still do not understand the 1Malaysia concept, so I hope the Government or Umno can explain what is actually happening in Malaysia,” he said.
Heading the delegation would be the “I am Malay First and Malaysian next” DPM. The Deputy Prime Minister had chosen to reject the goal of 1Malaysia, by insisting that he is “Malay first” and subsequently ridiculing the concept of “Malaysian first” by saying “How can I say I'm Malaysian first and Malay second? All the Malays will shun me... and it's not proper.”
The other members of the delegation are:
AHMAD ISMAIL of Permatang Pauh “pendatang” fame.
NASIR SAFAR, dismissed special assistant to PM Najib who said the Chinese came as prostitutes and the Indians as beggars.
BTN's deputy director HANIM HUSSAIN who branded Chinese as si mata sepek and Indians as si kaki botol-
Kulai Headmistress, SITI INSHAH MANSOR, who advised that the Chinese should return to China and observed that the prayer strings tied around the necks and wrists of Indian students made them look like dogs.
The PRINCIPAL of SMK Bukit Selambau in Kedah (until now nameless) had told a group of Chinese students to go back to China when he spotted them having breakfast in the school canteen on the first day of Ramadan.
And of course………
Rapper NAMEWEE tasked with composing a rap number on 1Malaysia with verses for each member of the delegation to sing to our audience in California and Moscow.
RIDUAN TEE ABDULLAH was recommended by Perkesa but the Cabinet doubted the claim of his retreaded ethnicity. So he stays put.
Mentoring or chaperoning the delegation would be Senior Minister RAIS YATIM who as Information Minister would record the whole proceedings on YouTube.
I will have to say this. PM is ON the ball. Don’t anyone play play with his 1Malaysia ball.