Thursday, February 19, 2009

PERAK WITH MALAYSIAKINI: A simple twist of fate

There is an old song by Bob Dylan with a similar title. Before we go on with the lyrics, lets tread along the tight rope. Joan Baez played it in a jazzy mood. And as the mood wears thin, the rope is getting tighter! It will snap!!

Perak MB to take "follow-up" action
Feb 18 2009 Wed

Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said he and the six executive council members will take "follow-up" actions following their suspensions by the state legislative assembly's Rights and Privileges Committee.

He declined to say what the actions would be but said that the suspensions were made "in total disregard to the power of the Sultan of Perak to appoint the Menteri Besar and the executive council."

The committee also barred Zambry and his executive council from attending the state legislative assembly for 18 months and 12 months respectively, effective today.

All of them were summoned to appear before the Rights and Privileges Committee following complaints by DAP assemblyman for Canning, Wong Kah Woh, who claimed that their appointment to their respective posts contravened the state constitution, and in contempt of the assembly because the 10th Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin had not officially resigned.

Speaker V Sivakumar who announced the suspension, said Zambry and his executive council failed to offer any explanation pertaining to their actions.
[Perak MB says he will take "follow-up" action ]

The lyrics

Simple Twist Of Fate

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones
It was then he felt alone and wished that he'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate.

They walked alone by the old canal
A little confused I remember well
And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burning bright
He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate.

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walking on by the arcade
As the light bust through a-beat-up shade where he was waking up
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate.

He woke up the room was bare
He didn't see her anywhere
He told himself he didn't care pushed the window open wide
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate.

He hears the ticking of the clocks
And walks along with a parrot that talks
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailers all come in
Maybe she'll pick him out again how long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate.

People tell me it's a sin
To know and feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin but I lost the ring
She was born in spring but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.