Thursday, March 24, 2011
A Brief Foray into the Acquaintance of Malaysia's Alphabet-based Dato's
It would be a formidable shame to think that Malaysia's alphabet-based Dato's are just limited to the usual suspects: Dato' T, Dato' K, Dato' M etc etc. Nooooo! Our country is RICH with these singular, titular, hieroglyphics personalities. And here's some (in no way exhaustive) listing ....
Dato' A is for Ali Rustam: were he born 500 years ago
The Portuguese would have 2nd thoughts rowing into this Archipelago
Dato' B is Bakar Baginda, though he isn't one
He would've, by now, wished he didn't have TOO much fun
Dato' C is the ambivalents, both named Chua
One just a follower, the other BECAME a porn star
Dato' D is DJ Dave, a crooner both in Malay and Hindustan
Shoulda got all the limelight if it wasnt for Dato Shah Rukh Khan
Dato' E is Eskay - a part of the "T" trinity
The Father, Son and some Video Publicity
Dato' F is Fadzil Noor, former Parti Islam Head
Can't say anything much here --- respect for the dead
Dato' G is G Palanivel, MIC henchman extraordinaire
Lets wait till PRU13 to see if he is still there
Dato' H is Hishamuddin --- doesnt bear the resemblance of grandfather
Mostly known for being a dignified, terrifed, petrified Keris Wielder
Dato' I is Ibrahim Ali, scourge of the Perkasa Malays
Love him, hate him but he's just doing what's good for his race!
Dato' J is JJ, our American Ambassador walking tall
He's now stationed in Washington, naughty fingers and all
Dato' K is of course, the hubby of Siti Nurhaliza
And boy! What he wouldn't do, what he wouldn't buy to plizza!
Dato' L is for all the Lees and the Leongs out there
You've seen one, you've seen 'em all, fair and square
Dato' M is of course Dato' Seri Mahathir, a Tun in actuality
He didnt shoot the sherrif---he shot his deputy!
Dato' N is Nik Aziz, a formidable Northern State Moulvi
Ashamed to be a malay, wished he was an Arab Badvi
Dato' O is Onn bin Jaafar, he dealt in Politics like it was an art
Granddad of Dato' H, but about four times as smart
Dato' P is Peter Chin, heading the Environment Ministry
He'll scowl if you throw some rubbish or fart unnecessarily
Dato' Q stands for no one - not many in Malaysia has that initial really
And for the ones that DO have, none a Dato unfortunately
Dato' R is Aharuddin Attan. And I know that wont sound as cool
But mention Dato' Rocky and the ladies will start to drool
Dato' S is for that blogger in Pahang, and if you don't mind bersekongkol,
Open up his website and you will meet Dato' Sakmongkol
Dato' T is for any Dato Terlampau, and there's quite a few out there
Overdosed in viagra, all Mak Jandas beware!
Dato' U is for Uthayakumar. Whats that? I didnt get that right?
Oh how dumb of me. He's really a British Knight!
Dato' V is VK Lingam, a study in mis-identity
Cos people look like him, smell like him, but they weren't him personally
Dato' W is Datin Seri Wan Azizah, M.D.
Wife of God's great gift, it just so happened to be
Dato' X, as of now, hasn't been assigned to anybody
Interested? Do a scandal and we'll tag it to you unreservedly
Dato' Y is a mysterious man not identified till today
Bears the world's most sought-after DNA
Dato' Z is for former PKR hunkman Zaid
He's chubby, cheery, bubbly, tipsy. Enough said.
Lastly, Leman Pulut coulda been a Dato, Leman could have so much fun
But none of the kids are married yet: how could I have a grandson?