Riong Kali be made a Tan Sri?

NTSP Deputy Chairman Dato’ Kalimullah “Riong Kali” Hassan highly probable be awarded the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) from the Federal Government which carry the title ‘Tan Sri’ as early as tomorrow, most probably for his role in spinning the stories and the ‘control’ he was able to enforce in most of the mainstream media, to make PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi look bloody good (though not many people actually thought he even did an adequate job at it!).

For someone who failed ‘security’ scrutiny when he was appointed Press Secretary to then Deputy Prime Minister En. Abdul Ghafar Baba more than fifteen years ago, Riong Kali later managed to wiggle himself as the speech writer to Foreign Minister and later Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

He also tried to get himself as the ‘Spokesman’ for the Seri Perdana (Just like The Whitehouse in Washington D.C. has a Spokesman) during the final leg of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as the Prime Minister, twice! Of course, he did not get anywhere. However, he really tried.

Now, it seems the Federal Government under the weak leadership of PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah is now bestowing an award fit for a national hero to a much talked about Singapore intelligence service operative in this country!

All-Blogs pro tem President Rocky and now Tangents blogger A M Ubaidah S had talked about this investiture, in accordance with this year’s official birthday celebration of the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong. What has he done, as a service to the nation and rakyat, to deserve this?

On the contrary, he had caused a ruckus more than two years ago by insulting Islam and the Muslims. On 11 June 2006, he vehemently lied about PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah meeting former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in Tokyo. He created history whens sued two prominent socio-political bloggers Ahiruddin “Rocky” Attan and Jeff Ooi, on 11 January 2007. On the same note, he gave Khairy Jamaluddin, the son-in-law a leg up and abetted in making him one of the richest unemployed nobody in this country (of course, for his own personal gain as well!).

It was said since the recently organised various meetings of UMNO Liaisons, one of the topic highlighted was about Riong Kali. Of course Penerangan UMNO had brought this up numerous times, throughout these years about the same matter and conveniently shot down as PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah was believed to have said “Dia kawan saya” when these complaints were brought up to the UMNO President’s attention.

This remarkably look like a ‘golden handshake’ and ‘face saving exit’ from NST. In retrospective, he has brought the paper from one new record low to another over these five years. NST had digressed from a less credible paper to an amazingly incredible major English daily!

The thirteen million plus Ringgit question now is, how more stupid can the weak leadership get?

*Updated as of 7.00pm

According to blogger Lee Kok Liang Jr. of Hard-T, Riong Kali will be awarded either the PJN or PSD, which will carry the title ‘Datuk’. Apparently HM SPB YDP Agong was said to have vetoed his PSM and decided to award him a lesser investiture.

*Updated as of 11.00pm

During one of the breakaway session in the UMNO “retreat” at the Glenmarie Holiday Inn today, one of the three groups deliberated extensively on the media and its failure in the context of UMNO. They insisted that Riong Kali be sacked from his position and he and Khairy Jamaluddin should no longer have any role in either the party nor the Government. On the contrary, The ‘Level Four Boys’ were the persons responsible to recommend Riong Kali be given a ‘Tan Sri-ship’.

Published in: on June 6, 2008 at 12:26  Comments (17)  

Matthias Chang now a blogger

Lawyer / political writer Matthias Chang is now a blogger. This morning, he launched his weblog Future Fast Forward. Chang, who was fourth Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s political secretary, is also an anti war activist and published a number of books on international political conspiracy involving the new-con and pro Zionists Jews.

Published in: on June 6, 2008 at 09:30  Leave a Comment