Lupalah brother ... nasib baik ada menantu Oxford.This just confirms the hand of Khairy and the Tingkat boys in the mess of this country the past four years.
By Little Bird
Kawan-kawan, there was much confusion over the PM's dissolution of Parliament earlier this week. The man is a complete fiasco. Many people, including Star columnist Jocelyn Tan, were wondering why the DPM Najib Tun Razak looked embarrassed and confused while standing beside the PM during the announcement.
We thought he was lying on Tuesday 12 February '08 when he said, 'No I will not be calling for the polls tomorrow 13 February'. Of course when he did announce the polls on the 13th he once again looked like a total idiot. This dude is totally unaware of his surroundings. Sources say that he was not lying. He was actually telling the truth, in his own way.
The story is like this. The YDP Agong was supposed to travel to the United Arab Emirates on 13th February 2008. So Badawi had no plans to get the King's consent on the 13th to dissolve Parliament. But he forgot that he would be meeting the Agong on Wednesday morning anyway, for the pre-Cabinet brief. The Agong was leaving for the UAE only later in the day. The S-I-L Khairy then reminded him to get the King's consent for the dissolution of Parliament. It was only after this reminder that Badawi brought the matter to the King.
Hence the dissolution of Parliament.
This is why RTM again could not provide the live telecast of the PM's announcement. The PM simply forgot to inform his Minister of Information to get ready. RTM reporters say that they were only told to go to the PM's office late Wednesday morning for a Press Conference, but NO ONE knew what it was about. The crew reached the PM's office without live telecast equipment. Only TV3 came better prepared.
Hence, except for TV3, there was no live telecast of the dissolution of Parliament by RTM. Again, Dato Zam's RTM has bungled the live telecast. Four years ago, RTM bungled the 'PM's first 100 days in office'. TV3 beat them to it too.
Badawi is so very predictable. It is true that it was his plan all along to declare the dissolution of Parliament on the 13th day of the month. He thinks that the number 13 will bring HIM luck. So far his leadership has been a shambles for the country. But it is also true that he simply forgot about this, until reminded again by his son-in-law.