This post is written for the sake of the political novice who has just joined politics and may not know certain hidden meanings of phrases commonly used by top politicians. Please bookmark this page as it will be updated as and when new material surfaces.
Hopefully with this guide, we shall groom a group of future politicians who will be as savvy as the present batch and hopefully they will continue the great tradition of Malaysian politicians ..
This is one of the few areas where Malaysia can probably be in the top five of the world and the top ranking should make all of us proud..
- you want to chop someone — reshuffle
- you are forced to patch up with your enemy — unity plan.
- Patch up with an enemy with great influence – Greater Unity plan.
- talking about your enemy — he is still my friend
- you want to stab him at the back — he is still my friend but principle more important than friendship
- you want to stay on despite vote of no confidence — still have unfinished work to do for community and country
- you renegade your earlier promise – circumstances have changed
- you want to call an EGM to challenge the top — democracy at work
- you want to stop the top from calling an emergency since u have the support of the CC — following the provision of the party Constitution
- you want to reappoint an old and veteran member – we need experience
- you want to promote a young supporter — party renewal process by injecting new blood
- getting your own son appointed as CC — meritocracy at work
- your enemy appointing his son to the CC — nepotism
- you want a position — not fighting for position (position is not important) but fighting for principle
- you want to stop someone taking your position — “just say aloud you want my position lah, i will let you have it.”
- you overstay your welcome — community needs me
- a policy is announced — (even when you have not read about it) this is a people friendly policy
- the same policy is being withdrawn — the government has people’s interest at heart.
- to bodek you superior – he is a conscientious fellow
- when you change side and want to abandon the same superior — he has no conscience
- you wish to travel overseas on public money — to-learn-first-hand study tour for the benefit of the rakyat
- you jump from one party to another — abandon the dark forces and join hands with the good
- your enemy jumps from one party to another – he is a ‘frog’
- lost in a party election – some dark forces sabotage me
- win in a party election – democracy at work. or The better person wins
- all seem lost and party positions are being withdrawn by top leader — cry aloud and use lots of tissues in front of the press