Politicians Say The Stupidest Things.
The Star today published an interview with Azalina Othman, the minister of tourism who is embroiled in some controversy involving the MACC's investigation of her ministry and her staff for corruption. Anyway, the interview isn't what interested me. It is the usual political drivel in politic-speak which nobody really understands anyway. What caught my attention were these 2 questions the reporter asked and Azalina's answers to them. Be careful from here on because you might hurt your jaw from laughing too hard. Ready?
The Star: Why did you take your father with you? (She went to see PM Badawi on Thursday)
Her classic stupid reply: I am not married. I can't be walking alone right? Being a Muslim woman, the right person to accompany a single woman would be the father.
Huh??? What??? You are not married and so you can't be walking alone???
And then further in, the paper published this quote (with nice photo and all) from UMNO potential Deputy Prez, Muhyiddin Yassin which is so laughable it almost defies belief.
He was rubbishing Universiti Malaya's findings of a recent survey on the public's choice for the Umno deputy president and so he said,
"I also went to university. I can concoct a study to show whether I'm winning or losing."
Meaning? You also went to university so you also can concoct falsehoods? Is that what our univeristy graduates learn to do?
Not to be outdone, the Toyo fler jumps right in.
"If all the allegations were true, why attack me in the State Assembly? If there is any wrongdoing, report it directly to the MACC."
Why not accuse you in the State Assembly AND report you to MACC too? Any particular reason?
And finally, today must be a very good day for Mat Rempits all over the country. They must be laughing their heads off.
The newspaper headline read "SELANGOR POLICE TO COME DOWN HARD ON MAT REMPIT"
The state deputy police chief Jamshah Mustapha threatened that he will not tolerate Mat Rempits breaking the law. And as usual the threat was that the police will "come down hard" on them. As any ordinary Malaysian motorist will tell you Jamshah, Mat Rempits thumb their noses at the police all over the country everyday la. So your threats are as empty as politicians' promises so why waste your breath?
Motorcyclists run red lights in front of traffic policemen. They don't wear crash helmets. And the other day I saw a kap cai fler cross a junction on a red light and drive across the road to park right next to a police patrol car going the opposite direction!!! This was not on some kampung road. It was on the Sultan Ismail/Jalan Ampang junction.
Come down hard issit? Don't say stupid things la. Just shard up la. Can or not?