When Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arrived at Universiti Selangor (Unisel) to give a talk last week, he was introduced as the "eighth prime minister of Malaysia". There was deafening applause from the floor. The man making the introduction was Unisel vice-chancellor Mohammad Redzuan Othman, who has been devoted to Mr Anwar since their undergraduate years in Universiti Malaya. Mr Anwar basked in the adulation. But it was a different story a day later when he was informed of several banners that had appeared overnight in the city, lauding him as the eighth prime minister while asking Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down. He immediately asked his party officials to remove the banners. Just as Dr Mahathir is finding it tough to be prime minister the second time around, Mr Anwar is finding it to be a case of "so close yet so far away". He is surely aware of the joke that he might be "PM-in-waiting forever". Moreover, all eyes tend to turn on him each time there are allegations of a plot against … [Read more...] about Who will blink first
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There was deafening applause from the floor. The man making the introduction was Unisel vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Mohammad Redzuan Othman who has been devoted to Anwar since their undergraduate years in Universiti Malaya. Anwar basked in the adulation. But it was a different story a day later when he was informed of several banners that had appeared overnight in the city, lauding him as the eighth prime minister while asking Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down. He immediately asked his party officials to remove the banners. Just as Dr Mahathir is finding it tough to be prime minister the second time around, Anwar is finding it to be a case of so close yet so far away. He is surely aware of the joke that he might be “PM-in-waiting forever”. Moreover, all eyes tend to turn on him each time there are allegations of a plot against Dr Mahathir. That was what happened when news of a potential vote of no confidence in Parliament … [Read more...] about Anwar and PM – who will blink first?
By Vinay Menon Entertainment Columnist Fri., Nov. 2, 2018 Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson dated for roughly 155 days. The filming of Titanic lasted five days longer and, when you think about it, had a similar ending. Did you know the eastern chipmunk can remain inside a burrow nearly seven months longer than Ariana and Pete shacked up? If this relationship were a can of StarKist tuna, it would still have three to five years of shelf life. Why am I boring you with these numerical correlates? To make a simple point: Davidson may well spend his remaining years regretting those 223,200 minutes. For a love that lasted a blink of an eye, his future is suddenly blinded. After they broke up two weeks ago, Davidson is not just the bad guy — he’s up against a girl who can do no wrong. Article Continued Below Now, look. I don’t want any trouble with the Arianators. Ms. Grande’s fans are fiercely loyal and, if I’m being honest, scary. … [Read more...] about Pete Davidson is back on his heels, so why keep kicking him in the butt?
The silly season persists, I observe. Take this as a shining example of ab irato: the Pooterish cockalorum Nigel Pike, in his rush to support the unsupportable, has found a new word, used in the letter by me he refers to: nictitate, and with it he threatens apoplectic froth. Such is his gushing revelation, he desperately offers us a definition. Oh, dear; I’m truly sorry if I’ve touched that exposed nerve again, Nige. There’s more: The fact that Trump was eventually shamed into offering what Nigel calls his “immediate” tweet, or belated condolences to the bereaved McCain family (with no mention of the deceased, we note) is neither here not there, and with lowered, raised, and lowered again half-mast flags notwithstanding. In supporting his vainglorious work of creative fiction, the klazomaniac Mr Pooter-Pike offers us this shameless fanfaronade: “The notion that anyone [sic] with views to the right of Stalin is necessarily a white-skinned, … [Read more...] about Trump’s ‘grieving’ was over in the blink of an eye
By Rosie DiManno Star Columnist Thu., April 19, 2018 Tick-tick-tick … The big bong is swinging for the Leafs. Down three games to one in their playoff rumble with the Bruins. Not doing much rumbling about it at all, really, sinking 3-1 below the surface, air bubbles popping. Start here: Twenty-eight seconds. Article Continued Below Time enough for about 13 blinks of an eye. Or about 40 heartbeats, for an average human being. Or, at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night, one stunned-silent shudder. It was the length and breadth of Game 4 playoff hockey it took to jolt the crowd out of its rollicking Game On mood, twitchy maybe but cautiously confident in their Maple Leafs. And then abruptly the Bruins were up 1-0. Not that it foretold anything, of course. Heck, more than 59 minutes were left, minimum. But a distinct dread took hold in the bones — that this was going to be hard, maybe the toughest confrontation in the series thus far, each … [Read more...] about Things go south for Leafs in the blink of an eye