Snake oil, that magic potion, which is supposed to cure anything ailing you from a headache to a complicated auto-immune problem is getting popular again. It's cousin, Gambir Sarawak, that aphrodisiac from the sap of some tree in Sarawak is enjoying similar if not disproportionate popularity. And all these soon after Malaysia sent its astronaut on a tour package to outer space. The aura and the tintillating heights of excitement are enough to launch Malaysia to Vision 2020 in good stead. Well, after some doubts by Mahathir Mohammad its impassioned proponent.
But wait, what's cooking in Perak? The Ruler internationally renowned for being a constitutional law heavyweight seems to have two Heads of government. The popularly elected and duly instituted Menteri Besar has been deprived of his legitimate function, whilst the usurper, has called on the decent citizens of Perak and addressed their conscience in the following words:
“ I understand the question and I want to make it clear that I would not be here if my position was considered illegitimate and illegal."
“ I ask from the heart that we show our readiness to the Sultan."
Zambry Abd Kadir (Phd.), Datuk [Please accept me as MB - Zambry to Perak people]
I can't honestly say I understand what this man is saying. No  - sounds like he's selling snake oil.
No  - that sounds like he's hawking Gambir Sarawak.
I hope on April 7, Polling Day for the 3 Bukits, if it ever comes, many Malaysians will be the wiser. Or someone will have to come down from the mountain and settle for lower bukits.