It is not so much the country Mexico but the song Mexico by James Taylor. Just play the You Tube above.
The lyric is not quite that direct but I think it is close to the Rais episode with Rocky and Bigdog.
Way down here you need a reason to moveFew bloggers expressed hope that Rais and Rocky will shake hand. Bujai here is one of them.
Feel a fool running your stateside games
Lose your load, leave your mind behind, Baby James
It sounds so simple I just got to go
The sun's so hot I forgot to go home
Guess I'll have to go now
But, the question is: Is it that simple?
Oh, down in MexicoDato Ahmad Talib knows better.
I never really been so I don't really know
I guess I'll have to go
I never really been but I'd sure like to go
I guess I'll have to go now
Rais had initiated an action to make a police report. That will not reverse police and MCMC investigation.
Do they think that by a handshake, police and MCMC should stop? What kind of a third world country do they think Malaysia is?
What made they think, if MCMC officer called Rocky Bru within 2 hours after Rais filed a police report, someone is willing to shake hand? That is not the message I get. And, I can't see a Senior Minister, an UMNO Senior Minister would apologise to just a blogger.
Even, if my perception that Rais flexed his authority and political muscle to direct MCMC to initiate investigation immediately (and I am not alone. Read here), it was done within the ambit of the law.
Thus, it demean the law and order of this country, if things are swept under the carpet. These bloggers are too simplistic Melayu.
Police and MCMC should continue their work without interference.
For Rais and the affected bloggers, berani buat berani tanggung. But if there is no case, there must not be interference to insist on making it a case.
Jangan menyusahkan orang. Nanti orang dendam.
Rais and Rocky in better times
As far as I see, Rais did a Skodeng and it is not too difficult to understand. He was being hypersensitive.
What Bigdog wrote can be simplistically understood. He heard a rumour that Rais's son was given a contract. He explicitly did not believe it. And he proposed the bidding process be more transparent to quash such rumours. Kapish.
Rocky was reported by NST saying, "It was not an accusation, not even a claim. It was a constructive message for the minister and the ministry.
"To stop people from talking, he should make the award of the grants as transparent as possible."
If that is not understood, Rocky's posting mentioned a phrase "talk is cheap."
Rais is claimed by someone close to him as having a great command of English and a master in the Queen's English. But that phrase is an American colloquil term or bahasa pasar for those not so conversant in English. Maybe, I say it again, maybe Rais did not understand it.
"Talk is cheap" is almost similar to the Malay phrase "cakap senang" or talking is easy but doing or in this case, proving is difficult.
Do you understand why the rigid British education is inferior now, Bigdog?
It is rigidity and hypersensitivity that had implicated Hasan Skodeng. Che Khalid of TNB wrongful interpreted a satire as a serious act of distributing false news.
Similarly, only a hypersensitive Rais could presumed such words as, as he claimed in his report below:
1. Datuk Rocky’s innuendo was malicious in intent, which breached the Sect 233 of the Multimedia ActI had been warned of this side of Rais's character. One such talk is written by blogger Aspan Alias here.
2. He never regarded himself of his ministry as a “Santa”
3. He vehemently denied Datuk Rocky’s allegations which is smearing the good name of his officers
4. The acticle was published in Rocky’s Bru on 9 October 2010.
But, I thought I was smart and dispelled it becuase I was impressed with him. I lent him support for Vice Presidency in the last UMNO election of office bearer.
It is not so much what is written in the police report but more of Rais taking it as a personal offense and dishonour when his son was implicated. Bigdog's reply from here is right. Read below:
If Rais thinks that Rocky’s posting challenged his pride and shamed his family, then the Police report also had the same affect on Rocky.Such claim of implicating a son dishonours ones family does not make common sense.
Yesterday when the Police and MCMC vehicles came to his home, imagine the impression the neighbours had on him. Imagine Rocky’s children and mother-in-law who had to go through the ‘confiscation’ process.
Not to mention his children were denied connectivity to broadband till Telekom Malaysia could reinstate another machine. We are very sure Rais as a Minister-in-charge of Information, Communications and Culture and lawyer very well know of this process!
While this blogger may not know much of the Pepatih tradition, but with some level of confidence, I'd say that the general traditional practises of the world would be the son defending the father to preserve family honour.
And, not the other way around.
It could badly reflect on Rais as an overprotective parent. Usually children of overprotective parent are spoilt. Hope not for Rais's children.
In all these, many would be wondering. Is there more than midst the eyes? My Anger here think so.
Oh, MexicoGo Guadalajara!
It sounds so simple I just got to go