Friday, March 20, 2009

A Deepavali Prediction (reprise)

A dear friend I've known for more than 40 years showed up yesterday with a beautiful companion. I already had several other visitors who came to spend a mellow Sunday afternoon at the river. As usually happens when a group of convivial friends assemble on my scenic veranda, we soon were discussing the political impasse that has brought deep furrows to many a Malaysian brow.

There was talk of the obscene manner in which the Umno old guard was throwing their financial support behind Najib's quest for prime ministership out of sheer desperation. Their fear and panic are quite understandable. Indeed, they are essentially fighting to save their own skins, and certainly not because they give two hoots about the welfare of this country. The possibility of a Pakatan Rakyat government is all too real to them - notwithstanding the jeers and taunts of ill-wishers and establishment pundits who point fingers and wag tongues at the apparent "failure" of Anwar Ibrahim's 916 takeover plan.

Umnoputera capitalists who built their business empires on the fast track during Mahathir's 22-year reign, are petrified by the thought that a new government will implement genuine reforms of the judiciary, the Anti-Corruption Agency and the police; unmuzzle the mainstream media and - in the process of a massive spring cleaning - uncover a terracotta army of cobwebby skeletons, thereby exposing them to prosecution and public humiliation, leading to enforced exile or even imprisonment.

Anyway, my old friend said something that pricked all our ears. Apparently, he has been consulting a medical astrologer named Dr K who practises traditional Indian horoscopy in combination with powerful astrological software. Not only can he generate detailed horoscopic charts on his computer in a matter of seconds, he also happens to be unerringly intuitive in his interpretation of the data.

In February 2008, weeks before the general election of March 8th which altered the political destiny of Malaysia, this astrologer had dropped a hint that the nation was in for a couple of years of extraordinary upheaval: by the end of 2008, he said, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his son-in-law would be removed from power by their own party. At the time, my friend was skeptical about this prediction - it seemed so totally unlikely.

But now, twelve months after GE12, Dr K's prediction is beginning to manifest with uncanny accuracy. So my friend started taking seriously what Dr K had told him in February last year. The astrologer's specialty is medical diagnosis and prognosis, but his methodology could easily be applied to corporations and entire countries.

And what Dr K had predicted, in addition, was that Umno's power succession plan was ill-fated and would end in utter disarray. By early 2009 there would be a vote of no-confidence against whomsoever inherited the PM's job, resulting in Parliament being dissolved and fresh elections called. A new government would be voted in and Umno would take on the role of parliamentary Opposition.

This would not spell the end of Malaysia's political and financial turmoil - but if we successfully navigate our way through the turbulent sea changes of 2009, Malaysia will rise like a phoenix from 2010 onwards. Dr K concluded: "If you were thinking of taking all your money out of Malaysia, that would be a foolish move. From 2010 onwards this country will shine like a beacon of peace and prosperity in the world."

I've always felt that this country was born under a lucky sign. And that the day will soon come when all of us can celebrate our unity in glorious diversity - and the wealth of genetic resources that is the true legacy of having been visited and influenced by so many different cultures, ancient and modern. Happy Deepavali, folks, one and all!

[Originally posted 27 October 2008]


Anonymous said...


I have been reading this over & over again & hope to God that this will come to pass...

Donplaypuks® said...

When the Malays themselves are calling for Rosemajib's head and for HRH not to accept him as head honcho, the writing is on the wall,

Little need then for crystal ball gazing!

May it become true!

Implosion said...

Hi Antares

I must say I absolutely loved the two posts before this one.

Thanks for sharing the nostalgic pics and wonderful email from an old friend. To a whippersnapper like myself, I find myself asking the question: what inspires friendships like those? My answer to myself would be to live truthfully. And alas, I have yet to master that.

And the previous post, I had attempted to fathom the decay of ethics and morality with a post using Kohlberg's Stages. It was thought provoking and I think I'm gonna brood over that one for a few days.

asiseesit said...

really? then i must put off my migration plan and hang in there.

but seriously, the more UMNO do or justifies, the more they're resented. becoming more desperate with each act and leaving a lot of stones unturned for others to uncover. still, being in power gives them every right to use government resources which they think they owns it.

Anonymous said...

If this comes true then it will be the dawning of the Age of Aquarius for our country!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't help but keep going back to this article of yours after I came across this comment from a reader in Malaysia-Today :

A Comment written by pelanduk chuan, February 09, 2009 01:19:58

Let me share a recent Chinese Deity's CNY warnings for 2009 with all here:

a)UMNO goons will start some voilent crash that resulting in blood letting
b)Collapse of power in KL in april 2009
c)Severe drought early 2009
d)Epidemic natural disaster april/may

See his point b)Collapse of power in KL april 2009. Does it mean a vote of no-confidence resulting in Parliament being dissolved, as stated in your article? Are you both referring to the same thing?

Do we still have HOPE?

Starmandala said...

We have to wake up, people, and realize that the world as we know it has always been secretly controlled by the underworld, i.e., the crime syndicates - whether you call it the Mafia, Yakuza, Triads, O.T.O. or Illuminati. The visible governments are merely stage props to keep the somnambulist taxpaying populace reassured that all goes well & it's business-as-usual. Same goes in Malaysia. The crime bosses want Najib as PM because he will be a hate-absorber (like George W. Bush), distracting people from the wheeling-dealing going on behind closed doors. The crime bosses control the PDRM via Musa Hassan & Gani Patail. Both men have committed enough crimes between them to be imprisoned 30 years if they were ever to face trial for their misdeeds. That's why they're fighting tooth & nail to keep Umno/BN in power & stop Anwar from becoming PM. Mahathir & Daim are also behind Najib, simply because they're afraid a Pakatan Rakyat government would expose them as criminals of the highest magnitude, which they are.

Monsterball said...

At this point I can see something big, very big is brewing in the country.

But I really don't know it will end well or end disastrously for the country.

Najib could well become the most divisive and authoritarian Prime Minister in Malaysian history.

But there is also the possibility he may be able to pull off a major fracture in the support for change in this country. Fear and threats have worked successfully before to frighten the majority into supporting BN, and there's no certainty it won't work again.

Anonymous said... have no idea how fervently I an praying for that prediction to come true......

If Najib and his new team are indeed going to take control of this nation for the next few years, Malaysia is as good as gone.

Starmandala said...

Well, here we are 5 years down the line from 2010 and the country has never been messier nor can I recall a time when the situation looked grimmer. Either Dr K isn't quite as good at predictions after all - or somebody is using powerful sorcery to stay in power!