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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Jom pakat (Let's collude)

pakat - to collude, to conspire

baris - line

rakyat - citizens

nasional - national

pakatan rakyat - A collusion or conspiracy of citizens

barisan nasional - a national line - straight line - no two ways about it

I have never like the word pakat. It is a childish word, something I had used when playing police and thief or cowboys and red indians.

"I pakat with you okay. And then we pakat and attack the other people. In the end we win."

I never liked rulers as well - all you could do is draw a straight line.

"Murid-murid dalam barisan sekarang!"
"Baik cikgu!"

So, a barisan gives me an impression of rigidity. Marching cadets, or forming a line to kow tow with someone more superior.

I like the word party or parti in the new Malay language because hey, who does not like a party.

"Come to my house for a party on Saturday night okay."

"Let's go party man, this Saturday night."

So, party is a nice word, I support all parties.

Except political parties - because they are no fun at all, they trick you. They ask you to join the party, but when you do, they are not having a party at all.

Also, these political parties end up being about race ... Indian lah, Chinese lah, Malay lah, Dayak, Iban etc etc etc. Some claim to be party for everyone, but in reality, they are not.

I am really beginning to respect our colonial masters more, those Brits really knew how to divide and rule. And many many years after independence, we are still following their rule method - divide and rule. Of course, the brits learned these from others.

We need a Malaysian Shǐ Huáng Dì. Hmmmmm, maybe a Shǐ RPK.

Qin Shi Huang (259 BCE – 210 BCE),[1][2] personal name Ying Zheng, was king of the Chinese State of Qin from 246 BCE to 221 BCE during the Warring States Period.

He became the first emperor of a unified China in 221 BCE.He ruled until his death in 210 BCE at the age of 50.

After unifying China, he and his chief adviser Li Si passed a series of major economic and political reforms.

He undertook gigantic projects, including the first version of the Great Wall of China, the now famous city-sized mausoleum guarded by a life-sized Terracotta Army, and a massive national road system.

After conquering the independent Chinese states in 221 BCE, he ruled as king over all of established China. He created a new title, calling himself the First Sovereign Emperor or Shǐ Huáng Dì.

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