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Friday, June 29, 2012

RAIS, VINTAGE TO HERITAGE


Like Najib, Rais has a penchant to play with the finger (s). It's finger licking good. Well he has a beautiful wife taller than him. So, Rais has to put on the cap to camoulage his height.

Rais is a survivor. Benih yang baik mana dicampakan akan bercambah jua . Obtained his PhD during turmoil time.

He is the only Semangat man who made it good to the top. In politics he is well horned. Vintage.
He has dreams to be at the topmost? Does he has the substance? A very busy man now running a a mega portfolio.

He has his share of hiccups. The latest being tor-tor dance (L) of the Mandailing. There is no valid reason to declare it  a heritage for Malaysia. It is an import brought along by a minority group from Sumatra Utara province.

Could Kuda Kepang of the Javanese, Cak Lempong of the Minangkabau and other dances be also eligible for heritage?

In the early days of corporatisation, Mahathir told Samy Velu (who was beside him at the urinals) 'everything big you want to corporatise!' Well, it was a much heard joke then. This is analogous for Rais declare whatever culturally beautiful as heritage.


Provinsi Sumatra Utara designates the Tor tor dance as its herigae. The mandailings come from the south western tip of Sumatra Utara (opposite the figure).








Apparently, each provinsi in Indonesia has its own ragam sosial budaya as exemplified below.

Rais, a man of vintage wants to show that he is a man of heritage himself! His writings depict this.

Rais b Yatim. 1976. Undang-undang Adat Perpatih: common law and equity – satu analisa perbandingan. JPSM N Sembilan 3:9-19, 22-4
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