"The MCA & MIC have merged after the elections and adopted a new moniker - Liberated Association of National Chinese and Indian Alliance Union or LANCIAU fer short!"
The gem above is one of numerous examples of rib-tickling smses flying around in the aftermath of the polls. Am sure everyone's inboxes has been flooded with similar gags, so please do share the wittier ones at the comments box. And judging by the way almost everyone's mobile seems to be beeping constantly & followed by a few hearty guffaws, it would seem the BIGGEST winner in this whole campaign has been the telcos!
Yes, the Internet with its blogs, youtube & sources of alternative info (take a well-earned bow Malaysia Kini) played its part but it still only has a very limited reach. Unlike the mobile phone which is something virtually everyone in the country owns - from the janitor to the CEO.
During the run up to 8Mar, all sorts of info, pleas, half-truths, slander & of course, jokes, were circulated in the millions in the form of smses. This was really the weapon that broke the Barisan Fooking Nasional's stranglehold on info. Fer example, when some UMNO firebrand makes a racist remark in a ceramah in a Malay heartland constituency, it no longer stays in that limited area. It gets leaked to a wider audience via sms. Quick, inexpensive and as we have seen, fooking effective.
From the Makkal Sakti campaign that saw its message spread far & wide (I got smses from various races) & become a clarion call fer change to the constant list of reminders of Barisan Fooking Nasional's neverending list of misdemeanours, the humble mobile phone literally brought the message to the people.
Am sure all the Telcos made a killing during the elections. How they must wish like Sepp Blater that this showcase event is held every two years! Maybe Celcom/Hotlink/Digi should consider sponsoring the opposition parties. How bout it? If the opposition is to make further inroads, they will need some form of cash injection & who better than those who have profited most from this elections!
ps: To me friend Mr Anand of Celcom - The headline is a hint fer you to propose this idea to yer bosses. And thanx fer the joke above!