Just curious whether you can see me sitting in between the two gentlemen. I don't blame you if you can't, because at times I can become invisible!
(Photo, from The STAR)
Today, I'd like to write a little bit about "politics". Which is not my stuff, actually. Here's an "imagined dialogue" on politics (?). Imagined by the invisible man!
AI: Nice teh tarik, ha?
NR: Ya. You should drink as much as possible today. Starting tomorrow there will be no more sugar subsidy. Teh tarik naik hargalah!
AI: If I were PM, everything would be subsidised! You, not sensitive to people's needs la. Next time, see what I will do when I become PM.
NR: You will not be able to do anything!
AI: Awat tak boleh? Why do you say that?
NR: Because you will never be PM. As long as I am around. And as long as Muhyiddin is around.
AI: Hahaha, that's what you don't know .....! I've got another "target date" now. Many of your people will surely join my group!
NR: Kakaka ... you only have "tak get date". Tak dapat punya date punya cerita!
AI: Ooops .... loceng bunyi. Time's up! Teh tarik with subsidised sugar, tastes really nice la.
NR: Yup! But I will still take back the sugar subsidy. You can't take my place just because of that, right?
(Temuk imagining ... both of them walking back to the Dewan ...)
TEMUK: Aiyoyo! Outside the Dewan, they still talked about position, about politics! Why didn't they talk about the birds and the bees? Or about sambal petai, kuteow goreng, make-up powder, the goodness of gamat or haruan, or about playing football on a muddy field during the primary school days?
TEMUK: Oh, oh! They might have talked about all these. About anything in the world, except positions and politics! I wasn't there, actually! And I'm not invisible!