Sunday, October 28, 2007
Thank you, NST!
Okay everybody, all stand up and give 3 cheers to The New Straits Times. Then if you haven't already, rush out and get yourself a copy of this newspaper. They have performed a great national service in today's edition.
The NST today dedicated 3 full pages to an interview with Nazri Abdul Aziz the de facto law minister. (The meaning of de facto: being such in effect though not formally recognized.)
It is a compelling read. It is hilarious. Tragic. Terrifying. All at the same time.
It also a very clear portrayal of the kind of morons that we Malaysians allow to manage our lives and our country. Especially, those of us who do not exercise our power and right of the vote.
I urge you. Read the interview in the New Straits Times today. Don't let morons like that continue to take you for fools. Or if you do...then you are a de facto moron too.
This interview published in today's New Sunday Times is...
1. A covert operation by Pak Lah's administration to get rid of this clown. I mean why else would the NST (and we know who owns it) give him so much rope to hang himself. Public hangings illegal some more.
2. A covert operation by the opposition. (this is the most unlikely)
3. The NST's way of firing some editor or other. Syabas to the one who approved this interview and to the journalist, Aniza Damis who conducted the interview. Great piece of writing, Aniza.
"I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, "I'm a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!" So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!" (Howard Beale in NETWORK <1976>)