Rocky The Man
Friday, October 25, 2013
Juice Morsels Before the Budget
A Kadir Jasin
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WHILE waiting for the Finance Minister, Mohd Najib Abdul Razak, to present the 2014 Budget, let’s take a break from the mundane and talk about something serious.
I have only two things to share with the esteemed readers today and both relate to the rock solid blogger, Rocky aka Akhiruddin Atan of Rocky’s Bru.
First his post on a sensational divorce proceeding between a Sharifah and her powerful husband, who, according to the blogsphere, is a key officer in the PMO.
I shall not repeat the story. If you are bored and need some free entertainment, read here. Rocky had “warned” me in an SMS to the effect that, should I choose to write on the subject, I should wear a strong condom.
The second is, despite writing about the PM’s alleged speechwriter in his blog, Rocky was the only blogger to be invited to join the Finance Minister in his pre-budget briefing for the mass media.
That’s the measure of Rocky’s influence and camaraderie with the PM. (I suspect The Star's page one story today is based on that briefing).
You’re the man, Bro. Wallahualam.
- A KADIR JASIN
- I was born in 1947 in Kedah. I came from a rice farming family. I have been a journalist since 1969. I am the Editor-in-Chief of magazine publishing company, Berita Publishing Sdn Bhd. I was Group Editor NST Sdn Bhd and Group Editor-in-Chief of NSTP Bhd between 1988 and 2000. I write fortnightly column “Other Thots” in the Malaysian Business magazine, Kunta Kinte Original in Berita Harian and A Kadir Jasin Bercerita in Dewan Masyarakat. Books: Biar Putih Tulang (1998), Other Thots – Opinions & Observations 1992-2001 (2001), The Wings of an Eagle (2003), Mencari Dugalia Huso (2006), Damned That Thots (2006), Blogger (2006), PRU 2008-Rakyat Sahut Cabaran (2008), Komedi & Tragedi-Latest in Contemporary Malaysian Politics (2009) and Membangun Bangsa dengan Pena (2009).