Thursday, November 22, 2007

ZAM on the way out?

Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin's latest blunder, I was told, could be his last ministerial act, emotionally that is.



Zainuddin or ZAM to fellow journalists, is on leave in the United Kingdom. Sources said he was asked to go on leave by prime minister Abdullah Ahmad (Badawi) following his now famous reaction when interviewed on the phone by Al-Jazeera.



Although the next general elections (not erection, please) is speculated to be called before April 2008, it is understood that PM Abdullah will drop (some say sack) ZAM as information minister and as the ruling party's candidate for Merbok parliamentary constituency in Kedah.


Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs minister and former long-serving Parliamentary Secretary to the Information Ministry, Shapie Afdal, is holding the fort as acting information minister.


ZAM's blunder was brought to Abdullah's attention by his close friend and confidante who is now a controversial high-flying corporate figure.


If the above infomation is authentic, I believed that Malaysians in general and I for one will not cry!
ZAM or his ministerial aides are welcomed to contact me to clarify or deny this information.

20 comments:

zorro said...

Syed, if memory does not fail me, he was banished once before to UK.
LABOR OMNIA VINCIT.
(Xaverians are linked now)

big easy said...

zam zam alla ka zam is leaving to UK to take up english classes.

btw, this is kharisa's brother.

and i'm wearing yellow at heart!

Syed Imran said...

Yes, during his days at Utusan Melayu.
LABOR OMNIA VINCIT

muteaudio said...

Nampak gayanya, burung Merbok tak bernyanyi lagi.

Labor Omnia Vincit

kawan said...

Pak Tuan,

Saya sedih jika Zam tak bertanding. Kalau betul, blogger macam you terpaksa cari pembesar lain untuk jadi bahan. Namun, ini bukanlah satu perkara yang sukar nenarkan?

Elok juga kalau Zam terus aje sambung cuti hingga pilihanraya nanti. Sebagai menteri [penerangan, Zam ni banyak ketinggalan zaman. Dia patut balik ke Zaman semasa dia menjadi wartawan dan menulis artikel menggunakan bahasa Melayu yang lintang pukang.

The man is caught in time-warp Pak Tuan!

Syed Imran said...

Kalau saudara nak bersedih, terpulanglah, saya tidak.

Bagi saya, bahan cerita tak semestinya 'pembesar' jika ZAM boleh ditakrifkan sebagai pembesar. Dalam kamus saya, seorang menteri tidak semestinya seorang pembesar. Zaman pembesar dalam sejarah kesultanan Melayu sudahpun berakhir.

Dalam kes ZAM, dialah yang membuatkan dirinya menjadi bahan cerita, sama ada bahan ketawa atau bahan kritikan.

Saya berpendapat bahawa ZAM, walaupun ada yang melihatnya sebagai seorang wartawan Melayu yang boleh dikira bagus, tetapi tidak sebagai seorang menteri penerangan.

big easy said...

ironically,

while zam is not well loved by the public (that's us).

he's well loved by his staff at the kementerian.

altho, he has always been a feudalistic butt kisser even before he became the information minister.

;)

Anonymous said...

apa la bodola... jangan lah sack Zam Mamak Goblok Yo-Yo... biarkanlah dia bertanding... biar kalah...

Anonymous said...

Why everytime these goons go on leave they must head for UK? SOmething is very fishy. Loose ends to tie. Bank accts to settle?

Cannot visit LAngkawi or Tioman meh? Or maybe T'gganu since monsoon cup is there.

What T F

Anonymous said...

Labor Omnia Vincit - funny, this is the same motto as Kajang High School!

Husin Lempoyang said...

Apalah Pak Lah dan Zam gelabah sangat dengan Gelombang Kuning?

Kalau tidak boleh mengawal diri, tidak layak jadi pemimpin.

Husin Lempoyang is cool. And he is wise.

Ana buat lebih banyak duit jual orang dari jual unta.

Boddhi said...

Tuan Syed,

Menteri-menteri selalu ambik cuti pada hujung tahun, dan port-folio depa dipangku oleh menteri lain yang tak ambik cuti....

Lagi pun itu bukan stail Pak Lah buang "rakan seperjuangan"-nya.

Kalu nak dengak cakap tokoh korporat, Pak Lah memang cari pasai...Bukankah beliau dah tak ada ramai penasihat/pembantu/menteri yang berani membela "Pentadbiran Abdullah tiga beranak" ( pinjam label Sang Kelembai! )?

Kalu ZAM pun Pak Lah nak buang pada saat-saat ini, alamatnya "tak lama Lah" !

Salam hormat.

jingoza said...

Anak mamak maidin ni bila hari dia jadi Melayu ? Heran sungguh depa diMerbuk boleh angkat mamak lintangpukang sang kelibut pembodek ni jadi wakil depa ! Apa punya mangkuk la yang calon dia !

Anonymous said...

Zam is still young and bcos of lack of knowledge, he can start reading again from standard 1.

Anonymous said...

That is why we must have careful screening and selection of Ministers not just any dunggu will do. But in reality, we select based on political support in the party not because the chosen one is the best candidate. Thats why people like Samy Vellu is "indispensible". Jeez.

Labour Kerana Buncit.

AFRAR YUNUS said...

salam pak tuan,
jika saya tidak silap, semasa di awal krisis perlembagaan, diantara mantan pm dan istana, si zam ini dipanggil ke istana johor. tika itu, saya ada juga simpati dengan dia.
tetapi, sebelum dilantik jadi timbalan menteri, dia sudah mula merapu dan memberikan komen yang bercelaru. babak selepas itu sehinggalah sekarang, zam yg satu ketika dulu 'mengangkat' tun dr m, akan menyepikan diri juga dari arena politik yg tidak bersesuaian dengannya. bagi saya, biarlah dia bermula dengan ketua cawangan dulu.
'menteri' sesuatu yang jauh untuk dia.

holytounge said...

zam zam ala ka zam pooooooofffffff!!!

holytounge said...

walau dimana kau berada,ku doakan kebahagiaanmu.......

PU3ADIL said...

Tuan Syed,

herankah Zam merapu bila diinterview oleh Aljazeera? Nazri Aziz perlu dibantu SIL bila berdepan dgn Malik Imtiaz? Bila ditanya dgn soalan mudah dan perlu dijawab tanpa berpandu kpd fakta maka merapulah jadinya... UMPOO+UMNO= MERAPU LAH NO?

Anonymous said...

zam bukan sahaja goblok he is also fanatic number 1. Hate to see his face hopefully PM will send him to become Presiden Kelab ZAM ZAM sedunia. Bye Al Kazam ZAM. A leader who others should not follow. He is dangerous.