Monday, July 24, 2017

Malaysian is Australia's MasterChef 2017

Congratulations to (Melbourne based) Diana Chan of Johor for winning the Australian MasterChef 2017 competition



From the Sydney Morning Herald (extracts):

... the final challenge was the one that almost broke her. For six gruelling hours, Chan and Ungermann had to recreate a dessert by world champion chocolatier Kirsten Tibballs.

The dish was a series of faux fruits that, when cut open, oozed apple sauce and salted caramel. Chan had trouble assembling the complex elements, and broke her pear's stem with just seconds left on the clock.

"Doing that cook was the most stressful situation I've ever been in in my life," she said. "By the end, it was just all waterworks."

Chan said after seven months in front of the cameras, she's now knuckling down to make sure her dream of opening a restaurant becomes a reality. She said fans could expect to purchase fast, "wholesome meals" that embrace fusion flavours.

"I definitely want to have Malaysian influences," she said. "But balanced, wholesome and delicious – that's my criteria."


(left) Diana Chan, (centre) Sarah Tiong, Malaysia's other strong competitor


Die from rabies or be eaten alive by dogs

From RT 20 Aug, 2016 (selected extracts):

A pack of 50 canines killed and partly ate a 65-year-old women in a gruesome attack in a village in southern India. The woman was mauled as she tried to use a beach toilet.



strays poisoned in India 

The incident happened on Friday night in the coastal village of Pulluvila in India’s southern state of Kerala, NDTV reports.

At around 21:00 local time, a woman identified by authorities as Sheeluamma, 65, went to the nearby beach to use a lavatory, since she did not have any at home. A pack of some 50 stray dogs surrounded and attacked the victim. While hearing his mother screaming, the woman’s son tried to rescue her from the canines.

The man was then also attacked by stray dogs but “escaped unhurt by jumping into the sea”, according to the Times of India.

More locals then rushed to the scene, helping to scare away the dogs and bringing the woman to the Medical College hospital. Officials say she died there due to her severe injuries.

Following the assault, residents vented their anger at authorities for failing to tackle the problem with repeated stray dog attacks. [...]


The authorities in Kerala recently appointed a special commission, which came to a staggering conclusion that around 100,000 people had been attacked by stray dogs since early 2015, the Times of India reports.

According to the outlet, the animals are even not shying away from going into crowded places. In July a canine entered a school campus in Kerala state, attacking children who were playing outside, two of whom were injured.

“Hearing their cry for help, teachers came out and drove the dog away. Both kids were rushed to the General Hospital,” local media reported.

The problem of stray dog attacks is also a major challenge for authorities in the neighboring Pakistan, where thousands of attacks on people are reported each year.


strays poisoned in Karachi 

Officials in the country’s largest city of Karachi recently poisoned some 700 stray dogs in an attempt to try and curb the problem.

However this did not sit well with the locals who slammed the move, venting their feelings on social media.


There are also do-gooder Dog Lovers in Karachi who voiced their anger at the authorities poisoning 700 strays.

This was remarkable considering Pakistan was and still is an Islamic Nation (like Malaysia is as declared by then-PM Mahathir in 2002 - see Lim Kit Siang's 929 & 617 Declarations).

Anyway India (in Kerala) also used the same technique of culling, by poisoning, and likewise in Australia but only in the wilderness in Oz where feral dogs have become a threat to humans and other endangered wildlife.

Meanwhile, in Malaysia we have read of the 5th victim killed from rabies infection.


This is ridiculous when 5 Malaysian citizens could still die from rabies in 21st Century Malaysia.

I urge the health authorities to stop pussyfooting around and cull all strays, effective now. It's dangerous to public safety and health (you can either die from rabies or be eaten).

Violent or argumentative Dog-loving protesters will be required to adopt a Rabies-infected stray to take home if they (the Dog Lovers) become public nuisance.







Ahmad Zahid tok-kok

Sometimes I could not help but laugh at Ahmad Zahid's hilarious kok-tok, wakakaka.

Do you recall in 1998, two decades ago, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was UMNO Youth Chief and the ally of (then DPM) Anwar Ibrahim.

He (Ahmad Zahid) was touted as Anwar's vanguard to oust Dr Mahathir from the PM position well ahead of schedule (ie. Mahathir's planned and then-abandoned plan to retire, as is happening now, wakakaka).

The tactic then was to voice allegations of Mahathir’s cronyism and nepotism. On June 1998, The New York Times ( NYT ) reported in its World Business page:

In what was seen as a jab at Mr Mahathir’s 17-year leadership, the head of Umno’s youth wing, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, had called for an end to cronyism and nepotism during a speech to delegates.

“Why were big loans to big businessmen approved so easily when small guys had to wait so long to get a loan of RM50,000?” (US$12,500) Mr Ahmad Zahid asked.

The NYT also reported that the PM (Mahathir then) responded to Zahid’s allegation the next day by posting hundreds of names of people who have won government projects in recent years, a list which included his accuser, Zahid.

Though Mahathir failed to answer Ahmad Zahid's accusation, his Blitzkrieg-style counter-attack was sufficient to silent the young upstart.

Subsequently, Zahid’s superior survival skills [wakakaka] had him confessing that Anwar was the person who instructed him to attack Dr Mahathir with allegations of cronyism and nepotism.


'twas anwar, not innocent me
wakakaka

The New Straits Times (June 19, 1999) informed us that Zahid finished his confessional by apologising to the then PM, and with a flamboyant flourish, acknowledged Dr Mahathir’s rebuke of him as a father-to-son advice.

Father to son advice. Wakakaka.

Though many at that time wondered whether Mahathir was repulsed, revolted and repelled by Zahid’s smarmy volte-face (considering he was Anwar’s vanguard in that intra-party power manoeuvre) or was instead somewhat mollified by Zahid's bodek-speak, as Mahathir was known to appreciate 'due repentance', wakakaka, by UMNO blokes who attempted to rebel against him.

That was when Ahmad Zahid first amused me by his kok-tok, wakakaka.

The second time was ten years later, around December 2010.

Then I posted Patriotism - a useful UMNO word in which I wrote:

Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi stated in response to a question in Parliament that the low number of Chinese and Indian recruits in the military could be due to the Chinese and Indians [being] 'not patriotic enough'.

DAP’s Kulasegaran was the man who called Zahid a 'patriot coward', wakakaka, when he scooted out of the Dewan Rakyat to evade opposition questions on his nonsensical 'non-Malays lack spirit of patriotism' controversy.


But following that, Zahid made some half-hearted back-down, trying to spin his way out of his self created bigoted mess in much the same way as he had spun his way back into mainstream UMNO after deserting the Anwar Ibrahim camp in 1998, wakakaka.

Clever bloke and a potential general in the art of tactical redeployment wakakaka.

When Ahmad Zahid was back again in Parliament then, Kulasegaran latched on to him and fired several barrage of HE (high explosive) artillery shells, passing a motion to deduct a symbolic but very indicting RM10 from Zahid’s pay.

The thought of such a symbolic parliamentary censure forced Zahid to come out in girlish defence of his credentials.


ahmad zahidi? wakakaka 

Why ‘girlish’? I’ll come to that shortly.

In a shameless 180 degrees direction about-turn which Ahmad Zahid has been notoriously renowned for, wakakaka, he praised the contribution of non-Malays in the armed forces during the emergency period and the Indonesian confrontation (tho' he failed to mention their contributions on overseas missions like in the Congo) who had “given their limbs and lives for this beloved country”. Zahid then claimed the following as proof that he wasn’t racist:

"I have many Indian and Chinese friends and voters in my area who are non-Malays. Did you ever have friend in university who are not of your race?

"I used to share a room in the dorm with an Indian, in my final year in University Malaya. I shared a room with an Indian."


The roar of wakakaka’s from the opposition bench shook the foundations of the already unstable Parliament building. Kula sneeringly commented: "What does that have to do with anything? That does not explain the statement you made as a minister."

I too was overwhelmed by a humongous bout of heavy wakakaka-ing at Zahid’s fallback on such a girlish meaningless reply.

So that he slept with an Indian was proof he was not a racist? Wakakaka again.


Now read the MM Online Zahid: BN expects defeat in urban seats (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Barisan Nasional (BN) has given up on several urban seats, including the Bukit Bintang and Seputeh constituencies in Kuala Lumpur which are DAP strongholds, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

The party vice president said even if Umno placed its secretary general, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, against Seputeh incumbent Teresa Kok, the latter would still win the seat.

Wakakaka. 

Please note those high-lighted phrases, to wit:

(i) ... even if Umno placed its sec-gen Ku Nan ... against sweetie Teresa Kok,

(ii) ... Teresa would still win ... 

Ahmad Zahid has not failed us with his usual kok-tok, which has been about Ku Nan's chances in a contest with Teresa Kok in the federal constituency of Seputeh.

Ya, like Ku Nan has a snow flake's chance in Hell.

Even if Najib, Mahathir, Lim Kit Siang, Wan Azizah, Lim Guan Eng, Nurul Izzah were each to stand against Teresa in Seputeh, they will be lucky not to have their deposit confiscated, wakakaka.

Once in an earlier post I wrote that I pitied those MCA kamikaze candidates sent to stand in Bukit Bintang during Lee Lam Thye's days.

Then, Lee was virtually a demigod in the eyes of his constituency and woe betide any political challenger for his seat.

My uncle told me in each general election he actually felt sorry for those MCA pollies who were ‘nominated’ by MCA leaders to stand against Lee. They were probably unpopular members, good only as cannon fodders wakakaka.


Maybe the following poem by kamikaze pilot, the late Matomi Ugaki, should be dedicated to those foolish or 'pushed forward' to stand against Lee Lam Thye:

Flowers of the special attack are falling
When the spring is leaving.
Gone with the spring
Are young boys like cherry blossoms.
Gone are the blossoms,
Leaving cherry trees only with leaves.


MCA cherry blossoms? Totally crushed by Lee Lam Thye! Wakakaka!

But the same could be said for those who stood against or want to stand against Sweetie Sassy Teresa in Seputeh.


Malaysia's political Amazon


won't you vote for her? 

In 2008 she won the constituency with 81.38% of the total votes cast, and in 2013 she increased that to 85.95%. No one in Malaysia has ever won a constituency with such overwhelming majority.

And Ahmad Zahid has the unrealistic audacity to say silly words like:

... even if Umno placed its sec-gen Ku Nan ... against sweetie Teresa Kok, ... Teresa would still win ... 


as if Ku Nan was UMNO's best, who as we all know, could only survive in Putrajaya constituency of 17,000 total votes.

If UMNO were foolish enough to place him in Seputeh against the Sassy Sweetie, I have no doubt Ku Nan will only emerge without both his deposit and his underwear, and his nuts totally crushed. And I'm only partially blaming sweetie Teresa for that inevitable eventuality, wakakaka.


remnants of Ku Nan, wakakaka 

Get fucking real Ahmad Zahid, though don't stop tok-ing kok as you can continue to amuse us.

Wakakaka.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The necessary destruction of DAP

MM Online - Minister: BN to prepare manifesto specifically for Penang (extracts):



BUKIT MERTAJAM, July 23 — Barisan Nasional (BN) will draw up a manifesto specifically for Penang, to give people in the state the opportunity to choose between the two opposing coalitions, BN and Pakatan Harapan, in the coming 14th general election.

Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak said Penang BN would outline several policies and programmes to be implemented if BN is given the mandate to govern the state.

“DAP has ruled Penang for nine years, with 51 promises made to the people and they have been given the opportunity to evaluate this. Surely, the people could study and see whether the state government has fulfilled these promises or not.

“The people should be able to choose. We want to practise healthy politics. We are offering a promise to the people of Penang and let them choose. They will be able to see the weaknesses. We want to compete in a healthy manner, with the people determining the outcome.”


Well, BN (including its predecessor Perikatan or in Penang Hokkien, P'ang Choon - kapal layar) ruled Penang for 51 years (1957 - 2008) during which we saw Penang became a sleepy hollow, lost its free port status, Georgetown lost its city status, and its development fell far far behind Selangor.



(left) Perikatan, (right) BN 

We also saw our hope of 1969, the Gerakan Party, become a 'useless' party under its 3rd Gerakan CM in its claim to represent us, the rakyat of Penang.

Gerakan's abysmal incompetence was clearly and shamefully obvious in the case of the 2006 illegal demolition of a Taoist temple (Tou Mu Kong) in Bukit Mertajam where the police acted like gungho cowboys, threatened the temple authorities and their representative, and started shooting, while the BN CM dared not even speak out against the illegalities.

The arrogance of UMNO-ites was grossly despicable and intolerant in destroying that Taoist Temple against a 'stay' order by the Penang state 'exco' and exacerbated by the FACT that the temple was standing on its OWN land.

See my 2006 posts to know why the demolition of the temple was conducted illegally by the Deputy CM at that time, abetted by the feral and intolerant Islamist Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) and local PDRM:


For those intolerant MPSP staff and police, their arrogant, feral intolerance was a case of:

"Rumah besar tak berani, Rumah tokong tak peduli".

Thus, no matter how bad the Pakatan state government (as led by the DAP since 2008) might have been or is, it will never be as rotten as the previous BN government.



The BN or rather UMNO-led government has been damn shivering shit scared of the DAP for quite a while, with its covert cunning campaign focused on destroying the Rocket Party.

We have witnessed the RoS nasty insidious tactics against the DAP Party through an exaggerated disapproval of its CEC election in both 2012 and 2013.

While there could be justification for criticism of the 2012 CEC election, why should the disapproval of the 2013 elections be only raised in 2017, right on the virtual 'eve' of GE-14.

Why is the DG of RoS now cold shouldering a legitimate request from the DAP to see him, after having delayed an official letter for more than a week, which was only issued after the Deputy Home Minister ordered him to do so?

RoS in partnership with the EC are trying to sabotage the DAP's ability to stand in GE-14 as a legitimate political party which can use its own banner/logo.

Why has the so-called 'bungalow' corruption case against Lim Guan Eng been delayed for years? Will that UMNO-rised  'Sword of Damocles' hanging above Guan Eng's head be only brought into fruition on the eve of GE-014?



Why is the nonsensical sexual harassment accusation brought against the (then) teenage son of Lim Guan Eng still an open police file?

The above so-called sexual harassment accusation had long being dismissed by the so-called victim, a British chess master, Ms Anya Sun Corke.

On 21 Oct 2011, Malaysia-Today published Anya Corke: I Don’t Know Guan Eng’s Son (relevant extracts):


Anya Sun Corker 

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The girl whose photograph was used by pro-Umno bloggers to level accusations of sexual harassment against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s son has denied ever meeting or hearing of the 16-year-old schoolboy.

Chess grandmaster Anya Sun Corke said today that she was “shocked, dismayed and baffled” as to how her photo was used without her knowledge or consent.

“I have never met or even heard of any of the people involved. I have never been physically assaulted in any way. I have never been victimised in any way by this boy or his family.

“The only way in which my ‘modesty was outraged’ has been by the publication of my picture in connection with these scurrilous and unfounded rumours,” the undergraduate at Wellesley College said in a statement.

Pro-Umno bloggers had claimed that Lim’s son had assaulted a 16-year-old schoolmate and tried to escape punishment by using his father’s name.

It seems UMNO sees the destruction of the DAP as necessary for the destruction of Pakatan Harapan.



MCA and Gerakan have but no choice but to attempt their best to destroy the DAP. Failing to win against DAP in GE-14 will spell their own doom.

With apologies to the late Cato the Elder, allow me to paraphrase his immortalised declaration against Rome's greatest enemy, Carthage:




'Ceterum autem censeo Carthaginem DAP esse delendam' 

(“Furthermore, I consider that Carthage DAP must be destroyed”)

Very Youthful Mahathir advises: Demonise thy enemy

Malaysiakini - Kit Siang out of Harapan's line-up to 'make way for youths' (extracts):


youthful kiddy 09-years old Maddy 

DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has said that he will not be playing a leading role in Pakatan Harapan, in the hopes that more youths will take up the mantle of responsibility instead.

"That is one of the reasons I am not in the (Pakatan Harapan leadership) line-up...We want to see more youths"


LKS has demonstrated that by supporting VERY youthful leader Mahathir Mohamad to be the Chairman, who is in reality now the Top Dog of Pakatan Harapan, a self-confession by Mahathir that has set Pakatan leaders from PKR and DAP rushing pell-mell into defensive comments.


you're my'boy', maddy
and you're a f* china-apek, kit 

LKS has again bullshitted kau kau.

But do not be surprised or shocked because LKS has lose all political principles and morality since he teams up with his erstwhile arch-foe Mahathir, a despicable dictatorial despot who has an abysmal frightening track record of more than half a century.

There is only one possible reason why LKS has been omitted in the recent PH leadership lineup where all 3 top leaders, Chairman, President and (as a consolation to obtain cooperation from imprisoned Anwar) the "de factor leader", are only Malays.

The Melayu-tulen lineup is deliberate and meant for the Heartland, to encourage them into accepting PH as a Malay or more truthfully, Malay-dominated party.


Mahathir has admittedly to this including his own part in making the Malays in the Heartland despise and fear the DAP - see FMT's Yes, I portrayed DAP as an evil party, admits Mahathir in which he confessed how he convinced the Malays into abhorring the DAP, stating, I portrayed it as an evil party that wanted to control Malaysia and one that did not care about the fate of the Malays”.


He advised: “If we want to win, we must demonise the opponent."

Would that be also another self-confession he has been deliberately demonising Najib? Wakakaka.

In manufacturing the charming chong-ing camouflage of PH, Mahathir-LKS' stealth-y policy is not too difficult because it's consistent with the already-in-place characteristics of Pribumi and PKR, the latter of which we see only Malays in its core group.


In the end it's still race, racial and racist politics in Malaysia. It's bad enough with BN pushing this terrible bigoted political policy for aeons, but now it's made worse by Pakatan Harapan joining in the racist competition.

But then, with a man like Mahathir as its Chairman, what else could we have expected. The disappointment has been in PKR and Lim Kit Siang abetting such a most un-reformist behaviour, totally at odds with the core chapters of PKR and the DAP.  




Thus, even if PH wins GE-14 I predict DAP will become another Gerakan or MCA. That will happen when Pribumi, PKR and Amanah break off with the DAP and merge with the remnants of UMNO and even PAS to form UMNO Baru Baru, consistent with the deliberately nurtured racism of the new coalition.

Alhamdulillah, Perpaduan Bangsa Melayu masih utuh!

And for his willingness to behave kuai kuai, LKS may be appointed Minister of Federal Territories or Tourism.


Finally, those Chinese and Indian fractions of PKR will have to save themselves wakakaka or hang on as coolies and mandors to the sarong-tails of Gerakan, Mic, MCA or DAP in subservience to ketuanan UMNO Baru Baru. Wakakaka.

But it's another chapter of LKS' duplicity.




helping Mahathir 'demonise' LKS in anticipation of PH winning GE14

wakakaka
 



Saturday, July 22, 2017

Undeniably, Mahathir shackled Judiciary

From FMT:

Sri Ram blames Mahathir, ex-AG for removing judicial power

V Anbalagan

| July 22, 2017


Retired judge tells forum Federal Constitution was amended in 1988 after former AG Abu Talib Othman allegedly complained that judges interfered in his work.




KUALA LUMPUR: A retired judge has alleged that Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former attorney-general (AG) Abu Talib Othman were behind the amendment to the Federal Constitution in 1988, which removed the judicial power of the courts.


Gopal Sri Ram said this came about after the then Supreme Court ruled in the case of Public Prosecutor v Yap Peng that the AG, who is also the public prosecutor, could not at his discretion apply to transfer criminal cases for trial.


In 1987, the apex court in a majority 3-2 ruling held that the public prosecutor’s move to use Section 418A of the Criminal Procedure Code was against Article 121 (1).


The majority held that the power to transfer cases was an exercise of judicial power.


Sri Ram, who represented Yap Peng in the trial, alleged Talib had informed the government that he could not function as “judges were giving him a lot of problems and the solution was to introduce legislation”.


He said the government then organised a series of highly-charged road shows for about four to five months to inform the public that the judiciary had no business to interfere with the powers of the AG.


“As a result, Article 121 (1) was the first in a series of Mahathir’s amendments in 1988.


“It has nothing to do with the 1988 judicial crisis where three Supreme Court judges were removed from office. It has to do with the ego of two men,” he said at a forum yesterday on Judicial Independence and Separation of Powers titled, “A New Hope in Light of Semenyih Jaya?”


Sri Ram said the Federal Court ruling in Semenyih Jaya that stated the 1988 amendment to check the powers of the judiciary was contrary to the basic structure of the supreme law of the land, was a courageous decision.


However, he said the judgment fell short of striking down Article 121 (1) as unconstitutional.

“It is like the Indian football team who dribble the ball beautifully but gives it to the goalkeeper,” said Sri Ram who became a judge in 1994.


Justice Zainun Ali, who delivered the landmark ruling on April 20, said the amendment undermined the principle of separation of powers and independence of the judiciary.


“With the removal of judicial power from inherent jurisdiction of the judiciary, that institution was effectively suborned to Parliament, with the implication that Parliament became sovereign,” Zainun had ruled.


In her 85-page judgment, she said the result was manifestly inconsistent with the supremacy of the constitution as enshrined in Article 4(1).


This ruling had also departed from a majority apex court decision in 2008 which gave a narrow interpretation to Article 121 (1) that the superior court derived its power from Parliament.


Meanwhile, another speaker at the forum, lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar said he was of the opinion that the recent court ruling had declared Article 121 (1) as unconstitutional.


“Four paragraphs in the judgment is explicit in declaring that the 1988 amendment is void,” he said.


Related:

Humongous hyper hypocrisy

Humongous hyper hypocrisy

The Malaysian Insight - Govt has added ‘failed judiciary’ to list of sins, says Dr Mahathir (extracts):


thanks to 'someone' we lost our jobs 

I wonder whether Mahathir was referring to his own former government of 1981 to 2003? Wakakaka.

Mahathir has the brazen shameless effrontery to say:


we were impartial, we were free from Mahathir's influence

thus we were thrown out of our jobs

The judiciary must be impartial and seen to be free from the power of the executive, said former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad on his blog today.

He said judge appointments should not be influenced by the government to ensure public confidence towards the judiciary.


Lord president Salleh Abas being 'done'  kau kau by Mahathir

Wakakaka, I am not sure whether to laugh or to cry at this old man's humongous hyper hypocrisy.


Unrepentant Mahathir

Reported by Malaysiakini just two days ago:


Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again defended his decision to sack Anwar Ibrahim as deputy prime minister in 1998.

The former premier said he was "responding to the situation at the time", where he went on record to describe his then heir-apparent as being morally unfit to lead the nation. [...]


Mahathir is just unrepentant and worse, a man who doesn't believe he's ever wrong. He has just shown his ugly nature when in just making an alliance with Anwar, he still defends his persecution of Anwar.

Such a pompous arrogant man is not fit to be a leader of a multiracial coalition like Pakatan Harapan.


can't be bothered with those Anwar arse-kissers

hmmm, maybe I can have a phone company here based on a samsung clone called Pro-sung - I'll still be chief tester

Mahathir did not wish to dwell on the past.

"Now it's different. If you keep on bringing up the past, you can never work with everybody.

“You will always be fighting with your enemies forever and that is bad," [...]


That's because he now has no friends in UMNO, thus he needs his former enemies badly. He is just an opportunist. The Otai group in PKR has been right in not trusting Mahathir. 

He has not repent, he has not reformed, he is still the ugly despicable dictatorial despot, even by his recent claim he is the Top Dog in PH, and that the country doesn't need 3 PM's, meaning he shall be the one and only PM.


And what about his other former enemy DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang?

Mahathir acknowledged that he had to "demonise his opposition" when he was in the government".

"(I did) such a good job of it now he's very much disliked by people in my old party. But most people realised that he is not as bad as I made him be"



he's now the pengkhianat bangsa 



patron of malay ultra right (anti-chinese) perkasa 

Who are the most people in UMNO who realised that LKS is not as bad as I (Mahathir) made him be since Mahathir did such a good job of it now he (LKS) is very much disliked by people in my old party?

And the Freudian slip in his statement is in my old party. Why didn't he just mention it as 'UMNO'? Why did he refer to UMNO as my old party, if not to subconsciously mean he is still thinking of re-joining UMNO, at least for his dynasty if not for himself.