Our ‘asshole of the month’ is non-other Penang deputy CM Mansor Othman. He really fits into the bill for cocking up so many lies and gimmicks about what he had said about his ‘tokong’ boss Lim Guan Eng.
Less than three days after sitting next to LGE during a rebuttal media conference which saw him reading the notes prepared by the CM’s office, the Penang PKR chairman came up with another boiling statement that Pakatan Rakyat was far from reaching a consensus on the list of candidates for the next general election.
And that sent shivers down Anwar Ibrahim’s backside as he is now under tremendous pressure to provide an answer to his own party PKR and allies DAP and PAS.
Remember how Mansor looked like during the press conference?
Each time when he wanted to say something, he would pause and look at LGE, afraid to err. Under the table, LGE would ‘play legs’ with him to ensure that Mansor say the right thing.
LGE was staring at him all the way. Reporters who attended the event noticed that. Maybe LGE was thinking of whacking Mansor should he say something wrong about their relationship as No.1 and No.2 when in fact there was actually no No.2 or No.3 positions in Penang Cabinet.
What a shame!
The DCM 1 was forced to eat humble pie and reduced to reading from a prepared text as he tried to appease Lim Guan Eng over his ‘cocky and arrogant’ remarks against the chief minister.
However, Mansor’s explanation was baffling at best as he wavered from outright denial of having uttered the words to then claiming that he may have said it, before going on to state that his ‘tokong’ remark against Lim had been taken out of context.
Lim, who was earlier seen scrutinising the six-paragraph statement, kept silent throughout the 10-minute press conference at the chief minister’s office in Komtar. Present were state DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow, state PKR vice-chairman Abdul Malik Abul Kassim, state Pas commissioner Salleh Man and state DAP Youth chief Ng Wei Aik.
Hahahaha! Who are you to kid, Mansor! Everybody saw how your balls dropped before LGE. You are a man without principle and you forsake your standpoint just because you want to safeguard your position.
During the Q&A session, you could not provide a straight answer when repeatedly asked whether you had indeed uttered the negative comments against Lim.
You fumbled when pressed for a definitive ‘yes’ or ‘no’ about what you had uttered about LGE and the only thing you said was: I don’t think I ever said that. I don’t think the CM is cocky and arrogant. I don’t know where those words came from. I only used the word ‘tokong’, and that was not done with ill intentions.”
You also said the state PKR was still trying to find the culprit responsible for leaking what had been discussed at the meeting.
Wah-lan-ney! You don’t admit that you are actually the culprit! Psssttt… what have you got against LGE? Why not share it with us here!
Watching you on TV that day, you looked so eager to end the session quickly. Your big boss was also heard uttering the words ‘masih teguh’ as both of you locked arms with the other state leaders and posed for photographers.
What was that for? A sign of unity or just a mere public relations exercise to help contain the fallout from your leaked memo!?
Everybody knows that the whole episode was a drama, a disastrous effort to buffer public perception of the deep distrust among the parties in Pakatan Rakyat and among their leaders, especially in the states that they govern.
What is more apparent is the widening cracks between Lim and DAP leaders in Penang, and between you and Lim and other state PKR leaders.
Both parties have publicly and privately complained about Lim’s dominance in the running of the state and his attitude. Apparently some veteran DAP leaders had Anwar to try to advise Lim to change his ways but LGE is too proud to listen.
Would you like to deny this, Mansor? And would you admit that your boss is not LGE but Anwar?