On Saturday night, at a Ponggal Festival (Tamil New Year) event at Bukit Bintang, the PM pleadged to the Indian community yesterday that he would consider declaring Thaipusam a national holiday.
“I have to hold a meeting before a decision can be made. I promise you, I’ll consider it,”
Take note - Saturday night
And then on Sunday evening, he announces to a crowd of "20,000" that he had considered the request by the MIC to declare Thaipusam a public holiday, "we" discussed this matter and decided to let it be a holiday because "would be traffic jams everywhere in Kuala Lumpur ".
Lulu's wondering, did the PM
a. Hold a meeting on Sunday morning?
if he did, then Lulu doubts if it were a meeting with BN component leaders or Cabinet ministers as OKT was busy in Sg Way trying to promote his golden girl, the soon to be Senator CMF.
"we" could be the 4th floor boys, right?
b. Lie on Saturday night that he will hold a meeting on Sunday morning when the matter had already been decided
Zorro's Hantu had already informed him that Hindraf has subtly hinted to Hantu that THAIPUSAM WILL BE DECLARED A NATIONAL HOLIDAY before 23rd January.
c. Buckle under pressure in the presence of a lukewarm crowd
Our PM's addicted to people fawning all over him and kissing the ground he walks on. He needs it, he thrives on it.
One of Haris's readers wrote an account of the mammoth syncophant gathering that wasn't. He wrote about how the same 10 rows of people from the middle segment standing up and clapping enthusiastically,the rest of the stadium remained seated indifferently, not bothering to stand or clap for that matter.
Being the weak insecure chap who loves praises and kissasses, could the PM have panicked and buckled under his insecurity and because he needed so much to be accepted and praised, declared Thaipusam a holiday for KL and Putrajaya ahead of consulting the cabinet?
What do you think happened? What other scenarios could there be which Lulu had not thought of?