Sunday, May 11, 2008
When I saw the above photo in today's New Straits Times I couldn't believe my eyes. But there it was. Najib Razak, wife beside him, standing before what looks like a pump-type explosives detonator like the kind we see in old World War II movies. I don't know who's in charge of his public image and public relations but he/she sure ain't doing the DPM any favors. With all the rumours, allegations and mamak stall talk going around about explosives and people being blown up and all would you allow yourself (or your client) to be pictured in the media standing in front of something like that? I know I wouldn't. But then I am not a panicky politician so maybe I can still think a bit la.
But the most explosive and tragic part of the above story is that after the latest National Service participant death all Najib said was, "We cannot scrap the programme just like that as many parties are involved." Many parties involved so cannot stop the programme??? Imagine if you are the parent of one of the victims and you have lost your child forever. Fuck I care about how many parties are involved. I want the programme stopped. If not permanently then halted until investigations into the deaths have been completed and everything proven to be in the best working condition. Apparently that's not the way things are done in Bolehland when it involves people's lives. Somebody died? Oh well...sorry la...but we cannot promise that it won't happen again...and we can't stop this thing because too many parties are involved.
In case you forget there are quite a number of parties in the Barisan Nasional, yes?
And of course, please watch out for what Lee Lam Thye will say this time.
Oh by the way, that photo up there just demands to be captioned. Have fun and post them up on the comments section ya?