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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Global Embarassment

Some weeks ago somebody sent me the link to a video of our Prime Minister being interviewed "live" on CNN. It was during the Davos World Economic Conference or whatever. What got my attention wasn't Davos. It was the way the prime minister of my country presented himself on live global television.

First. He was dressed like an out of work French peasant from one of those bad cliched Hollywood war movies of the 1950's.

Second. His command of the English language was that of a pre-school retard.

Third. His reasoning in replying to the interviewer's questions was akin to that of a ..... (I spent 30 minutes trying to think of a comparison but couldn't because there was nothing that I wanted to insult that bad)

But to be fair there was one thing he did do well. He managed to stump the CNN interviewer. It was very obvious that the CNN fler was totally at a loss of how to handle our YAB. Malaysia Boleh!

You just have to watch and make your own mind up. Do you want this man to be prime minister of your country?




NIAMAH!!!

91 comments:

Anonymous said...

That further emphasize the typical Boleh-culture, buat-bodoh or buat-tak-tahu when it comes to Q&A. People wear hat, we wear hat, people wear jacket, we wear jacket. I am sure he thought that he looked really cool on TV like that. He blended really well with the european farmers and cattle breeders, boleh join they all go to bid in lelong-lembu daa.

Dhahran Sea said...

What can I say? Yes, he did look rather funny dressed up like that at such a conference - a bit out of place really... maybe there was a mistake in hiring one Bernard "Belacan" for the wardrobe? His English? Well, he's not into TVC scripts or storylines... to be fair, I can still decipher what he's saying, despite the Malenglish-speak accent, obviously not as polished or pure mat salleh out of Yorkshire dales... anyway, yes, I do agree with you that perhaps we could expect a better performance from a PM of a country like Malaysia...

Cruel Angel said...

Magnificent!

The cold weather in Swiss must has froozen this "Sharp" mind

kingtut said...

I am quite awestruck now..

Anonymous said...

Hi Patrick

Thanks for showing this youtube of our "beloved" PM. The first thing came on my mind, i tried too as well like u to find a suitable phrase but the 1st that pop after seeing this hilarious interview is "Nin Na Beh WTF". Plus i was laughing and choking with my ciggie.

Ala dia panic la, cant comprehend what the interviewer is asking. Remember Zam?? Hahahaha same la cuma abang Zam lagi gabra and in self denial.Morons!! How can be he be pm wei???

mervyn said...

Oh yeah pat i forgot to add, ala itu topi kebun!!! HAhahahaha...

Anonymous said...

did he go there to make roti canai n teh tarik for the world delegates?

if not, one just wonders why he's there at all.

Glocal - Global teaboy

callmeneo said...

Until now I still can't believe he is our PM... Is it just a dream? I am ashamed when think about all our country leaders academic background as compared with our neighbor SIngapore... Chiak lat!

Laimun said...

I say Patrick, actually ahhh, "Looks like me, sounds like me but it's not me!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Yes, he certainly was wearing a "French cap".

Anonymous said...

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pah nur said...

This video cannot be trueeee...
Khabar khabar angin onlyyyyy....
That man in the video is not badawi, although it may look, smell and sound like him.

You have to understand. Badawi must promote Islam Hadari by not telling lies, very unislamic you know.. The next best thing to do is to simply evade the question by just answering for the heck of answering, and put on a mat rempit blurr expression when doing it.(that is the key trick) It doesn't matter if it doesn't answer the question at hand. The power of omission of words my friends..ask the lawyers..they'll tell the art of omitting and evading questions.

Anonymous said...

you know patrick i have to disagree with you on that unperfect english part.. theres a saying cakap saja pandai tarak guna.. english wont save malaysia..but if we have capability and brain thats what count..

for many of you here voting for him last time and now feeling cheated i say you deserve it.. like patrick here say dapat gula2 3 biji you r satisfied.. so what now you want to complain? unless you want to be badawi also.. cakap saja pandai come to action undi time you still kena sembelih by the same party again and again

Anonymous said...

hi uncle pat!!
wayy to goo!!!
its hillarious..hahaha
agree with laimun..
looks like me..lalala..

Anonymous said...

Hey, I know this guy!!!

He's the village idiot!!!

mervyn said...

astalafuaaaazziiiiiiiiim!!!! apa nak jadi pak lah??!! Masih boleh senyum kambing kat tv pasal "i don recall who is Anwar"??? *shakehead*

chiaklat kiong kan liao malaysia

megaman said...

I think we've set our expectations too high.

It looks like he's uncomfortable and nervous being interviewed by the CNN reporter who is shooting some very sharp questions.

Well, what do you expect from a jaguh kampung ?

It's a totally different class, he may be able to charm the rural folks but I really doubt he would be able to charm the more mature westerners like our Bapa Kemerdekaan, Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Anonymous said...

He should get together with his macha in America and compare notes. Finally decide who is Dumb and who is Dumber. Both also got Big Ears. Both also claim to be deeply religious. Both also got piss poor memory. Both also can't speak or think properly. Both also got the presence of a stick in the mud. Except the America mali one doesn't sleep so much. Or does he?

fiona said...

I share your sentiments, Patrick. But it's broken promises, not broken English (nor bad fashion sense) that makes a bad Prime Minister.

Anonymous said...

I can't stop thinking about the French peasant comparison,,,,,, it's so true !

arieff said...

Hmmmm I think it's rather right for me not to comment on Mr Badawi's personal choice of clothings or his fashion taste...

But as a country leader, he should be more selective in his choice of garments the next time he's going to be on air, watched by people around the globe....Good luck on that....

As for his language, it's an unfair criticism by Uncle Pat...No offence, but I've heard you talk before (live) Uncle Pat, and sorry to say, honestly you are not much better...But again, he's a country leader!

Not to say that I'm perfect and all, but it just proves that everyone has their own shortcomings, and there's a lot of room for improvement.... Well, maybe not for Mr Badawi, if he is not to be elected again or if BN lose.. =p

As for the election, good luck Malaysia....

Anonymous said...

I must admit that I was CHEATED in '04. I lost dinner table, exactly 365 days after he was elected. Why? I betted that he would walk the talk!!!!Now, I know what to do with such useless PM!

Anonymous said...

ok i watched the interview, but, what was he SAYING?

i heard english but i cannot comprehend at all!

footiam said...

There's nothing wrong with the dressing. When you are overseas in a kwai loh land, you have to dress like that. And he really can't hear. He said that. You don't expect someone to answer properly if he can't hear. Never mind the English. He is not Kwai Loh.

Anonymous said...

very canggih english i would say, haha. the funniest part of the video is that he wasn't even answering the questions - i guess he didn't understand the questions...!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry for disrespecting the PM, but this idiot really really makes a fool out of himself.

zorro said...

NIAMAH, you are back. I was too afraid to ask about the long irritating (you silence is never elegant!)silence....dont want to kena from you. but I am glad that you are back....cyberspace wont be so bland and uninteresting any more. More power to you Patrick.

Anonymous said...

Da latest outfit from emperor's new clothes line..

misslaych- said...

*thumps own forehead*
oh.my.gawd.
*speechless*
*shakes head*

patrickteoh said...

Thank you my old friend, Zorro. Working in Singapore makes it a little harder to blog. But I try. Thanks for visiting and keeping the faith. I shall be back to vote March 8.

TheInternet.Why? said...

Wow, this asshole used to be our Malaysian Ambassador to the UN!

Why is there no minister or MP that talks English in a perfect manner? Why does politicians have to be so "Malaysian" when talking in English? Is it wrong to talk in a Received Pronounciation English? Are politicians scared to be called "anjing penjajah" when they talk in perfect English? Even Opposition MPs like Lim Kit Siang talks in bad English!

Oh, and Patrick, you are Malaysia's very own Sidney Poitier & Sean Penn! We are very proud for having a political actor like you! :D

David said...

My impression of the video is that the interview recording was certainly not done in the most ideal of circumstances.

As a former civil servant I thought that he did reasonably well in his responses. The international media is not the easiest to handle in any situation.

FootUpUr said...

footiam: niamah, you stoopid is it. next time you go to angmoh country and wear stupid cap, please don't say you are from here.

And it quite seems like he says he couldn't hear because he's trying to buy time or evade the question. Come on lah, these are professional CNN technicians who put the earpieces on, and who do so for thousands of VIPs. This PM can hear the first few questions but suddenly cannot hear that question?

artchan said...

footupur.....exactly what i wanted to say to this footiam fler.

I watched the video..and the answers from the Iman Chief were evasive and half thought and half baked.

Anonymous said...

*from this video, i felt ashamed as a malaysian* :(

barney said...

Blogger R&R said:

Therefore, logically, if you vote for retards, you DESERVE to suffer under retarded rule. If you vote for assholes, then you DESERVE to be shit upon. If you vote for clowns, you bloody well DESERVE to have your country run like a frickin circus.


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Bean Laden said...

Vote for BN

BADUT NASIONAL !!!!!

cheers....... Malaysia

Anonymous said...

I wonder why this interview was never showed in malaysian TV... hmn....

joseph_jm89 said...

niamaeh put ley.. he's a damn faker.. i can't hear you shit..

Anonymous said...

The guy with the cap is the PM of Malaysia ah? I thought he was one of the Chinese hawker in Switzerland China Town

Anonymous said...

Well everyone has spoken. Let me speak. He says people in Islamic country are poor and that is why the terrorism is happening, and in the capacity of OIC leader he is trying to solve them. But back in Malaysia he put the same category of people in ISA. He is not doing what he says.

lucid frog said...

aiyoh...

Anonymous said...

is it possible that the host designed it so that all the leaders that was at Davos,wear the national costume ?

Anonymous said...

After watching this video, i feel so sad. Even more cynical, helpless and sorry. Going to be 30 this year and have never voted because i dont see any one group that is truly intersted to serve the people without thinking of themselves first.

Pat, thanks for the awareness. I just wish there was more i can do for my country.

Busy Bee said...

i am embarassed, really, i am.

on march 8th, i will be voting for the first time. and i am embarassed by the fact that this is the person whose party i have to evaluate.

the verdict is so clear i am afraid.

really malu lah.

Anonymous said...

Vote Kayveas as PM..

Anonymous said...

What do you expect from a PM from a country that goes for cronyism instead of meritocracy.

Anonymous said...

Lame excuse saying that he cannot hear - I would have thought that CNN / PM would test out the sound system before the interview.

Anonymous said...

i'm not a fan of anyone. But laughing and belittling & making fun of him will not bring anyone any good.

Thanks for the video (U-tube). It's enlightening. But the words in your post is not at all amusing. Nor is it enlightening.

Anonymous said...

Dear patrick, i would appreciate better if you could professionally comment on the video. Tat way you will be able to "buid-up" readers.

Your words of contempt, all the mockeries, scoffing, ridicules simply reflect your very own characteristics. It is a global embarassment in itself. And naming yourself an Anak Bangsa Malaysia? Isn't it ironic at its core?

If you truly love Malaysia you will not use such scorn to express your unhappiness. There are many other ways and words to address your feelings, where ppl will still get your point (understand you). You have good command in English, I believe? Pls make good use of it. For goodness sake.

You're no longer a kid. Learn to speak like an adult. A matured adult.

Dr.Prince (王子- 陳琮祐) said...

I must cast my first vote this time!! especially when my IC was used by someone else to register for voting in previous round. This is very unethical. All I know, I've never registered for it. I must practice mt right, and I hope everyone does that too.

Anonymous said...

Dia tidak pandai dengar soalan dan jawab pun tak berkenaan. Tak satu soalan dia jawab dengan betul. Seluruh dunia ketawa PM kita. Matilah kita. Malu saya.
Izam (USA)

mob1900 said...

Luddite. That's the 19th century english worker/peasant who believed steam engines would took over their jobs(which it did in most cases) and spent most of their time destroying machinery and still make it for their 4'clock tea-session of Guinness!

Anonymous said...

looks like he was in genting or some place like that perhaps playing golf.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video, i was once his admirer but now he's a bad person, he lied n probably back home he speaks this english with jeanne.
i'm searching for a new country to live coz here too much corruption n too stressful with many clown politician grab it all living together.
bye bye malaysia. antway he is selling malaysia already with all his corridors opens.

wits0 said...

Patrick, I haved never called him, "Pak lah", not from the beginning nor have i ever voted BN. It was really an outrageous joke(in bad taste) when during the 2004 election that the MCA typos called him, "Justice Bao", over the radio wave ads, over an over again!

Anonymous said...

i always told my non malay friends, even if you vote the opposition, BN will still win (i say like that just to get them to vote opposition)
BN did win in 2004 but i think i still want to use the same phrase this time.. we've got nothing to lose if the BN really lose this time around

barry said...

Patrick,

You should have been nominated and run wangsamaju area and we will love to see you kick some ass esp. those hound dog in the Parliment.Those bocor guys,keluar keluar dari sini and racist guys...they really need some guys to kick thier ass.


Barry

`;' said...

Truly, I have expected a prime minister to do better, to be able to answer question cleverly, if not eloquently at least an ANSWER.

::: OO7 :::

hidayah said...

ok, so his fashion sense is a bit off for doing an interview like this.

n yes, his english leave none to be desired. but, it was at least audible.

i guess, the problem with these long distance interviews is that there's always some lagging period (that explains his erm... i can't quite find a word to describe his face... while hearing the questions) and to have airplanes flying over is soo not helping.

but, he did beat around the bush when answering. politicians~~
u'd expect at least our PM to make a better impression.
n now we keep on wanting a change. but, do we have someone who could deliver that change?? all talk and no action+brain+resources, won't be bringing any good. but, then again, i don't know much. just been following Malaysian politics only recently. Loads more to learn. Peace.

coffee said...

i was too embarassed to finish watching the video.... *cringe*

He looked like he was dressed by the local Salvation Army and spoke like a horse bound for the glue factory.... oh god... what a bumbling idiot...

Auntie Dot said...

Badawi should learn how to speak, maybe make him listen to Barrack Obama's speeches.

It's amazing how he passed his exams, since he doesn't seem to have the ability to simple direct questions.

Anonymous said...

No BN people are great orators..thats for sure. The quality of education BN gahmen has set in doesn't improve you to higher standards.. 50years...ERRRRrrr..150 years more perhaps..

Anonymous said...

incompetent = no.1 criteria of Malaysia's ministers?

anfield devotee said...

If you are unfashionable, you never go out of fashion . . .

verbatim said...

this is classic AAB - look at his body language and the grimaces he's making as the questions are being asked. He either (i) heard the questions, didn't like them and so avoided answering them on purpose or(ii) heard the questions, totally misunderstood them and answered them with all of his wisdom, which isn't much. I'm inclined to think it's the first - it's a known fact among the local Press that he gets testy when they aske him 'difficult' or 'tricky' questions.

Anonymous said...

Come on, people speak with different kinds of English, and there is nothing wrong with his English at all, just accent perhaps,in the sense of the spoken language. The problem here is probably misunderstandings, there seems to be a lack of comprehension between the two. Anyhoots, you cannot judge a person simple by his appearance.

I'm not Malaysian, and this is just a general comment.

monsterball said...

He is unproductive...full of shit...and a disgrace to our country.
It seems all UMNO BARU ........from Mahathir time to now..is totally different from the original one.
And the tear gas and water treatments...treating us like animals..while we were walking peacefully ....were the most cruel and cunning actions he cooked them up.. to instigate the said walkers...including me..to be angry and create havocs....to make his 'FEAR' factor come true.
IT GOT BACKFIRED!!!
And millions ...including UMNO supporters have enough of them.
50 years is enough...especially for past 28 years...Malaysia is going down to the drain......if we all do not stop the rot....by voting them out.

Anonymous said...

Well, recently I sort of lost faith in him especially when he has clearly stated on 12 Feb that he will not announce the dissolution of Parliament on 13 Feb but the next day (on 13 Feb) he did it! Who is he trying to fool? If he has a good reason to do an U-turn, he should say it. I think he should apologise for doing that. His recent (not so recent) wedding is another example.

I was honestly hoping he could really make a difference when he started his tenure as PM. He started on good footing - visited Immigration Office in Bukit Damansara to make some changes. But I think he has failed me. He sort of like lost control of it. If you can't do it personally, get a few people (not just one) to do it for you and make sure people are aware of it.

Back to the video, I can see that he can't hear properly and he was very uncomfortable but he was trying his best to answer the questions. Therefore, I do not see anything wrong with that (honestly speaking). Clothing ... he is an old man in a cold place, what do you expect? I have no comment on that.

Vote wisely on 8 March.

Dr.Prince (王子- 陳琮祐) said...

Guess what! I receive a forwarded mail, showing a few I.C number with age over 100 year-old, and still show in the SPR server!! these information can be used for their own benefits!! check it out: http://drprince.blogspot.com, you tell me then, aren't they manipulative....are this PM 'capable' of doing that...;P

Jessica said...

pat, i couldn't agree more on bodowi....his clothes must have been from the emperor's new clothes store, given how tasteless it was. i hope you are coming back to malaysia to vote for change, come 8th march, pat!

http://verysedap.blogspot.com/2008/02/vote-for-change.html

Anonymous said...

I saw him being interviewed by some western press live on tv many years back when, I guess, he was a foreign minister. He was much better then. But that could be a more prepared speech, which means he had been provided with the questions prior to the interview, unlike this time when, it seems,it must be an impromptu or extemporaneous one.

Notwithstanding that, even if he can't come up with convincing 'substance' for his speech, he should at least get the 'style' right--the diction, intonation, rhythm, speed (M16?)--in which aspect I think he fails.

I was wondering if he was purposely muddling through the interview...in order to evade the prickly issues being thrust upon him?

Anonymous said...

Malaysia Boleh!!! Boleh only to serve his own purpose and nothing else. The PM decisions is not for the all Malaysian but only the elected fews.

Anonymous said...

just to note, there are some delay after the interviewer asks the question. pak lah only hears it a few seconds after only.

that could be the reason for the time lag in between.

Anonymous said...

I still do not understand what makes people think that the govermnet do not walk the talk. What I am so frustrated about is that there is no Malaysian that want to create or form a new political union in order to be the new opposition at par with BN. DAP, PAS and PKR are not as large, as diverse and as competitive as BN. What Malaysia needs is a new oppostion that is as par as BN to create a healthy competition. Just like the Liberal and Conservative, Republican and Democrats. That will be just and fair for Malaysians as two parties of the same size compete. But what is happening in our country? The oppositions themselves do not compete in enough seats in order to form a government. Therefore, there is no hope for to put BN down. In fact, at least BN did not put our country into civil war or any kind that we can imagine. We still live in harmony and increasing economy, so of you want more, stop cursing and condemning anyone, and start to love the country and serve the nation! Do not just seek for GOVERNMENT'S SCHOLARSHIPS, take-off to overseas for studies and then never come back since you say Malaysia is "no good". It is your responsibility to make Malaysia a better place, so come back and help out. Do not just criticise and request for things when you yourself just sit back and demand.

Anonymous said...

pat, where can I watch Zam,s interview !? i prefer to imagin Zam as pm being interviewed in english ...!(stcin)

Anonymous said...

What in the world is he saying!?!? This is proof that all this while, he's always had a script under his turncoat.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,

Why are you showing us this... now i cannot face the friends of mine which are not Malaysians... i need to hide...

ming ys said...

Patrick if you are so opposed to Badawi why are asking people to vote Malaysia on all the TV channels. Money makes people do strange things doesn't it? Guess you are not that sincere about what you say afterall.

patrickteoh said...

Thanks ming ys. You're the 2nd person to mention this BN commercial on Malaysian TV. I just want to say categorially IT IS NOT MY VOICE ON THE COMMERCIALS.

There are some things that I just will not do.

Thank you.

msleepyhead said...

Hope this is not too late:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm0AfWqekR4

tumpang lau juak.

pamina said...

its that bad huh???

Sean E said...

Now that the opposition parties have won control of 5 state government and deny BN two third majority in the parliament, do the next stage by petition for a Royal Commission on Electoral Reform (RCER) in Malaysia.

If you want to have a better future for our children in Malaysia, do you bit by signing the on-line petition at http://bersih.org.

Why do we need to reform the Election Commission?

1) the discrepancy between number of voters in urban and rural seats is too great. The smallest parliamentary seat (Federal Territory, Putrajaya) has only 6,608 voters while the parliamentary seat for Kapar in Selangor has 112,224 voters. What this means is that one vote in the Putrajaya parliamentary constituency is equivalent to 17 votes in the Kapar constituency.

2) A common tactic is to ‘buy’ the identity card of the voters. Party members will then vote on the voters’ behalf. Random checking of a person’s identity must be conducted using those finger print checking device. Any voting done on another person’s identity must be made a serious offence under the election law.

3) The rules on postal voting must be reviewed, tightened and amended. The current rule favours the ruling party as the armed forces personnel and policemen who vote by ‘postal voting’ would obviously not jeopardize their career or promotion prospect by voting for the opposition.

nick said...

I don't like the way u use the word Retard

Be Funny, but not degradatory

Remember you made Sikh joke on radio?

My respect for you is now negative 200%

mythsn_legends said...

I am embarrassed at the way he maneuvered through the questions...goodness! Prime Minister konon-nye.....malu!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL wait till u b interviewed by CNN then u kno. ive seen prsident bush did lotsa slips and mistakes like this on u tube and guess wut hes still ruling lol

Anonymous said...

not that bad lah...

Anonymous said...

he looks like he is answering his boss's questions.. omg!!

Anonymous said...

I cant bear to watch past 00:30. That image at 00:30 is now permanently planted in my memory for the rest of my life. Thanks Pat...

Now where's that hypnotist phone number?

Cheers all, Obi Wan Kentucky...

glimpse of the past~ said...

wat struck me wus, who chose pak lah at d 1st place as a prime minister? hurm.. talking bout being cursed~ god save my country!

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