Those were the days
Teganung and Kelantang........
The Mat Che Su and Dali Omar days in the late 60's and early 70's.
When over a football match, a whole bus could get burnt in Jertih.
Kelantan could win over giants like Singapura [ Wilfrid Skinner and Majid Ariff come to mind !]or Selangor [ Ghani Minhat, even the Koreans feared him ].
Teganung could even lose to minnows,Perlis
But when Kelantan meet Teganung...all hell broke lose.
And why Jertih, where buses of either side got burnt or stones and abuse hurled.
It is still very well at least some 15 kilometres in Teganung territory but Jertih in Besut represent 'disputed' territory. Just like the West Bank in Palestine. Disputed borders probably some 100 years back, rightly belonging to Kelantan, I was told. So disputed that the then Kelantan Sultan at that time, probably out of wisdom, decided to 'lose' it sportingly to his brother Sultan from Teganung over a 'cock' fight.
Up to today, The people of the Teganung district of Besut bear dual 'stateship' : They are 'orang Teganung' in technical term but in spirit and in linggo they are Kelantanese.A Kelantanese when meeting a Besut chap in neutral territory say KL, would say, " Demo orghe kito.... ".
The Besut chap would not say no with rare exceptions, except perhaps ex YB Idris Jusoh. Even then perhaps because of 'Petronas Wang Ihsang'. [ Tok Pha, of Kelantan now is in similar predicament,you can see it coming out of his orifices even ! ].I am still wondering though why he did not last long as A Teganung MB ! A one term MB, just like what is currently feared most by Najib Tun Razak....
A one term PM, oh my God !!
There is a definite stigmata to being a 'one term anything', since usually the 1st term is usually more the rule than not that it is usually a gift from someone or va gift from the 'inbuilt' system like the archaic UMNO intra party presidential electoral system .
ISA is a gift from Najib Razak to us Malaysians. It certainly does not come free or due to any feeling of altruism from the beleaugered PM !. Your guys have to thank BERSIH etc etc and etc and etc,last but not least to hundreds of bloggers like me who collectively add up to the total collective National 'animal noise' going on in the country that finally break Najib Tun Razak who certainly does not want to see the spectre of a 'one term PM'.
A PM has very little choice when his trusted SB tells him he would not see the light of the day come next General ELECTION ! I can imagine the PM and his Mrs waking up in the wee hours of the morning, breaking up in cold sweat :
"One term PM, Darling ! No way, we have to do something !",
said the clever one of the two.
My God ! Tun Razak would certainly turn in his grave !
Whoever in the past predicted that the proverbial 'lallang' rarely moves!
When it move, IT MOVES. Thank you Najib!
Back to the subject of Teganung and Kelantang,one similarity though which Teganung and Kelantan share very well is the preponderance of 'ulama' who unlike the 'West coast variety' are always ready to speak their minds freely and openly, from 'time immemorial'. One of my current favourite is Ustaz Azhar Idrus. He has a 'funny' and candid way of giving 'daawah and ceramah' :
click here,for 'Melayu dok leh masuk shurga'
'Asal usul maknusia', click here
'Pakailah topi keledar', click here
He is 'funny', even on serious matters. His Teganung linggo is 'classic'.
But his message , we need to give some serious thots !
I like him.
Some relevant topics on the previous blog :
One Billion RM Frigate ,click here
Are We Ready for Good Governance ?, click here
BERSIH, click here
From Libya to Tok Bali, click here
Mohd Hassan Marican, click here