Monday, April 27, 2009
When one listens to our leaders , he or she can be forgiven for assuming that Malaysia is the centre of this universe. Read this article by Jonathan Kent which appeared in Malaysiakini.
I refer to the Malaysiakini report There's a plot to topple PM: Rais.
Though I hold Foreign Affairs Minister Rais Yatim in considerable esteem, I feel bound to disabuse him of the notion that there is an international media conspiracy to topple the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
I must point out the sad but unavoidable fact that almost nobody in the international media gives a fig for Malaysia.
Having reported for more than five years on the country, I know from bitter experience that it was a constant battle to interest any editor in the place.
The idea that they have either the time or the interest to plot anything other than a beach holiday in Malaysia is, I am afraid, misguided.
There is a market for funny Malaysian animal stories - so photos of a python dying after eating too many goats will find a market along with a couple of lines of copy.
Important Malaysians who should know better saying silly things also gets attention and a few laughs.
However, as far as everyday news about Malaysia is concerned I am afraid that the only real foreign market is Singapore - and Singaporeans are only interested because very little that could be called newsworthy happens in Singapore.
If Najib is attracting unwanted international media attention it is probably because it is really rather unusual for a head of government to find himself linked to the brutal murder of an attractive young woman or to huge and questionable commission payments for the purchase of armaments.
In the absence of hard facts, the story there is in large measure not so much Najib's guilt or innocence, something which few international journalists feel qualified to judge, but the fact that so many Malaysians seem to be disposed to believe the heinous allegations leveled at their prime minister.
That, in turn, is in no small part a reflection of the fact that there is now no institution in Malaysia sufficiently independent, impartial and respected to authoritatively clear Najib's name.
That is a tragedy both for Najib and for Malaysia
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Hey guys, do I have to tell Who is this..?
Many had asked me, why i have been quiet for some time.. Well, it is very dificult to write when one is laughing and rolling on the floor..with tears of insane humour enveloping the eyes.. .."So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter" thats what Gordon W. Allport said.
I was hysterically in laughter..imagining our beloved Datuk Seri Najib, taking over from Sleeping beauty Badawi.. Then when the actuall take over came..I burst into a avalanche of laughing fits... May be good old Najib farted nitrous oxide. According to wikipedia, laughter indicates merriment, satisfaction or derision and they should include that some people may laugh when there is a prospect of extreme heartbreak... or agony.
And to make matter worst.. Our much hyped (Thank you TV3 and RTM: this world will never see a better butt polishers than these) Mr PM had to come out with something so.. so..so.. funny. "One Malaysia"! Unless if you think that we still harbour the "divide" feeling of East Malaysia or West Malaysia.. you are singing the wrong lyrics for the wrong song again.
Or is it, you mispronounced the word. I guess he has dropped the letter "g". It should have been "gone" Malaysia, indicating "habis lah Malaysia"
..or is it "z"one, indicating Malaysia to become corruption zone, or is it "t"one Malaysia, which means they will use all the goverment agency to control and tone the people of Malaysia.
Pardon me sir, how dare you talk about One Malaysia when your party and its media arm, shamelessly ride on racial agendas. Your intelligence unit either misled you by telling that 90 % population of Malaysia are Blind and Deaf or simply stupid. Pardon me again, sir, the only stupid thing around now is ..a party which did not learn anything from the March 08 defeat or the consecutive by election defeats. You know which party it is, as you are leading it now.
Sir how can we attain one Malaysia when there is this coloum : race, in every application form handed out by the goverment. Why the "oneness" that you propagate, is not observed. Or is it, just a catchy motto for you to shout.
If that is the case..you can shout, you can scream or you can even sing... but dont take the rakyat for fools. As we know when you have your ways..its "d"one Malaysia.. as there wont be traces of justice in anything.. and you will strip it down to "b"one Malaysia where nothing will be left and then the country will end up "L"one Malaysia in the list of hopeless nation. Pardon me sir.