Monday, May 16, 2011

Funky Families-The Anwar Ibrahim and British Royal Family

Funky by all definitions in scandals and affairs of the heart, the British Royal family is the most widely known and recognised royal family on this planet.

Way back in time, the obsessive matrimonial exploits of King Henry VIII to the intrigues of his daughter Elizabeth I, will forever be etched in history.

The 20th century, Edward VIII sacrificing the throne for the love of his life and the tragedy of the ill fated marriage of Crown Prince Charles to Princess Diana, providing more saga and mystique.

Most recently in this 21st century, the marriage of Prince William and model Kate Middleton, has hogged the celebrity limelight and generated the same worldwide attention his late mother, Princess Diana received in the previous.

In Malaysia, we too have a funky family though not of the royal kind but kind of political, that of Datuk Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim.

Like the British Royals, Datuk Seri Anwar is widely recognised locally and internationally and like the British Royal family, his family has similarly been dragged into sex scandals.

Once heir to the throne, the ex-convict has risen from the asshes, like the proverbial Phoenix, to be heir apparent again.

By an extensive PR exercises, he is being promoted to be not unlike Bian Baru in Sarawak, PM designate of all Malaysia as declared by coalition partner and super supremacist strategist, the Chinese based DAP.

However while the PR exercises in the Sarawak SE has benefited the Chinese based partner and master propagandist party, Bian Baru of the justice party, PKR found no justice at the hands of it's hip partner, the DAP.

Despite his fortunes turning backwards by a second sodomy trial, Datuk Seri Anwar's PR is unwavering, ably assisted by the suffering, fateful and faithful wife, former Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Wan Azizah.

Datuk Seri Wan Azizah has stood by her husband through thin and thick.

She relinquished the Permatang Pauh seat she held for her husband, who won handsomely in the ensuing by-election, becoming the biggest Member in Parliament for the opposition.

The faithful wife, who is the President of the justice party PKR or Party Keadilan Rakyat and which Datuk Seri Anwar is the defacto leader, is now rocked by another sex scandal. How long she remains suffering time will tell.

The up and coming heir apparent of the justice party, is none other than the daughter of the President of the PKR and of the defacto leader, Nurul Izzah, a Member of Parliament and Vice-President of the family club same party.

There is no shortage of intrigue and controversies in the succession line to the PKR leadership but Nurul Izzah finds herself neatly behind the best friend and close confidant of the defacto leader, Deputy President of the party, Azmin Ali.

As she should, Nurul Izzah is playing the role perfectly as the supporting daughter in both the second sodomy trial and the latest sex tape scandal involving her father.

Just like her father who said that his life was in danger in the first Sodomy case and this time around as well, Nurul Izzah has not been spared from threat but in her case she has reported to the police of a threat against her daughter. I do hope that hers is not a case of theatrics.

Yes we have high profile funky families in Malaysia.


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