The KLIA, recent winner of the world's best airport (if you believe that I've got land to sell you in Florida), was the scene of a high drama robbery. RM3.5 million were lost, 2 persons were hurt by bullets. Police found a total of 45 spent shells after the incident. Imagine that! 45 shots were fired!!! Even in the most violent Hollywood action film that would be a major scene man! But this happened in our very own KLIA. Pride of the nation. Airport in the rainforest. World's best. Even better than Singapore's Changi we'll have you know.
Okay, it happened so it's an opportunity for a politician to say something and get some press. This time the chance was handed to Transport Minister, Ong Teng Keat. And so he says....
...... the robbery happened in a public area and could not be considered a breach of security at KLIA.
“Therefore MAB (Malaysia Airport Bhd) is not responsible. It is a public matter for the police. MAB will give full cooperation in the investigations,” he said.
DUH!!! Kind of missing the big picture, moron! But I guess for an airport administration and a ministry that can't even rid the nation's premier gateway airport of taxi touts nor solve the illegal parking problem outside the arrival and departure halls it is kind of tough to expect them to be able to provide travellers and businesses with a safe and organised airport. But I will say one thing for this latest MCA clown. He did a grand tai chi move. "It is not our fault. It is a matter for the police. So , over to you, Musa. And while I am at it...here's a finger in your face, Syed."
Eh! Keris, it ain't the medium it is the message. Get it? You might want to start by recognising that young people are intelligent, pro-active, patriotic PEOPLE. And stop putting them into convenient boxes labelled Malay, Chinese, Indian, Lain-lain. And making them endure this shit you call National Serivce. Another thing is this. Have you ever wondered why whenever politicians speak of "the Youth" they make it sound like a disease?
Anyway, I would suggest that Keris and his rookie blogger colleagues not hold their breath about this new "initiative". If Khir Toyo's blog and some of the other blogs I've read that were started by politicians both from BN and PR are anything to go by Malaysian youngsters ain't going to be flocking to them anytime soon.
And in sports, the new Youth and Sports Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that...""We will look for training bases in Europe and other parts of the world. For example, we can send our gymnasts to Romania and Russia while the swimmers can be based in Australia." What a great revelation!!! Train our athletes in the countries that are world beaters in that particular sport!!
Now why didn't anyone think of that. And while you're at it also tell us why your colleagues came up with the ridiculous idea of spending billions of the rakyat's money on that Brickendonbury place.
Ismail's reason for abandoning that project was even more laughable. Listen to this..."I am making the decision based on the Herts Council's decision. I feel that if we were to appeal against the decision, they will make the same decision again. It is not easy to appeal against the decision. It is also costly. My job is to consider whether to pursue it and the decision has been made; we are not pursuing it."
The Brits have from Day 1 said they weren't going to have any of that shit. Now only realised issit? Duh! But sounds good la as a statement for a new minister wanting to gain points.
And finally, some verbal diarrhoea from our new minister of tourism. Azalina has urged Pakatan Rakyat states not to sabotage activities or programmes carried out by the Tourism Ministry.
Huh? As an ordinary Malaysian I was made to understand that just a few days ago you, as minister of tourism, had sent out a message to the Pakatan states that more or less meant, "Well you screwed with us in the elections so now F**K you!" So now the Pakatan flers in Langkawi are raiding entertainment outlets during the recent water festival which presumably is part of your ministry's programme to promote Malaysia as the world's best tourism destination. Well maybe the Kedah flers didn't think so. I mean how can they trust you now?