Thanks to word of "mouse", I know now that Zainudin Maidin, Tan Sri, the former Utusan Malaysia editor-in-chief who had a rather disastrous stint as Information Minister but made it as Tokoh Wartawan Negara while in Cabinet, is today a blogger, just like me. No need to recall the exact words he said of bloggers when he was high up there in the government but, like Khairy Jamaluddin, the subject of his twisty latest posting, Khairy can become PM in his old days, Zam his trying to claw back and no one can stop that. Of course, in KJ's case, Najib Razak can easily stop the young man's clawback.
Except that I don't think the PM should - or would.
|KJ and Pak Lah
KJ is head of Umno Youth and therefore wields considerable power - he has a huge army of youths under his command and he possess all those qualities Zam has dutifully listed down in his posting. KJ is combatant, willing, and able. In my opinion, there is no better place to put KJ then to head BN's future offensive in the PR stronghold of Penang, where Anwar Ibrahim resides and Lim Guan Eng reigns.
And he is Pak Lah's son-in-law. The former PM has said he would like not to contest in PRU13. I am sure KJ will be welcomed by the UMNO warlords in Kepala Batas if Pak Lah has no objection to the son-in-law carrying on the legacy...