While we’re waiting on tenterhooks for the MB announcement, here’s some light relief.
Mat Sabu photo credit to superblog MyMassa and his contributor seorang Pemerhati PAS Terengganu di muktamar Batu Pahat. Many thanks!
Selekeh, perut kurang buncit, pipi sedikit cengkung
Selekeh semakin kurang, perut masih kurang buncit, pipi naik sedikit
Semakin rapi, menutup perut buncit, pipi semakin kembang
Rambut semakin kemas, perut semakin terboroi buncit, mata semakin sepet
And there you have it – the change!
Urban legend attributes to Mat Sabu the famous saying, “Saya lebih rela makan babi dengan Lim Guan Eng dari makan ayam dengan Najib”.
There is a reference to the meme by Ustaz Fathul Bari Mat Jahya (video here) which indicates that the Mat Sabu story – possibly apocryphal – has been making the rounds although its origin is not able to be pinpointed.
(Meme is “an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations”.)
How to explain Mat Sabu’s transformation?
The chubbiness rubbed off from the Chinese politician – including the proverbial stereotype of sepet eyes – and is absorbed by the Malay politician from too much close proximity…
For that matter, Dyana Sofya also appeared suspiciously mata sepet in her by-election posters put up in Teluk Intan Chinese areas but strangely not so sepet in her Malay garb (wearing baju kurung and selendang) posters displayed in Malay areas.
You judge for yourself – see HERE – whether the DAP candidate was deliberately Sinocized in her image in order to appeal to the Chinese electorate.
I wouldn’t put it past the DAP’s sleek branding and marketing tactic of suiting their product – the Malay Dyana – to the taste of the Chinese consumer.
After all, one of their icons used to hold a job as Event Manager before entering politics. And speaking of the Prada wearer … Hannah Yeoh, like Mat Sabu, has also UBAH-ed tremendously.
Below is a svelte photo of the Jerusubang Adun when she first entered politics.
Then came the Bak Kut Teh and all the buka puasa in the surau-surau dan masjid-masjid.
And along with all that came the chins below.
And as with Mat Sabu’s “pipi semakin kembang”, likewise Hannah’s guppy cheeks.
The yellow costumed phase followed where the Daspsters lorded it over Bersih 2.0 and 3.0.
Similar to Mat Sabu, some politicians in the DAP (I’m referring to the evangelistas, of course) showed Leadership by Example in effecting CHANGE on their body shape.
BELOW: The spare tyre from Bak Kut Teh evidently
Look what power did to the DAP!