The You-Got-To-Be-Shitting-Me award trophy
The how to keep a straight face award goes to Najib Razak for saying,
"We are not using the prosecution as a gimmick. How is it a sandiwara if he (Khir Toyo) has been charged?"
The PM was commenting on the charging of the ex-Menteri Besar of Selangor for land fraud. Full story here.
The Errr...I'm sorry I don't really know what I am talking about but I will say it anyway award goes to Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for saying,
"The important thing is the rakyat benefits from the funds. If we channel it to the Menteri Besar (of Opposition-led Selangor), I wonder how he would spend it?"
The DPM was shooting down a request in Parliament that the Federal Government extend development funds to Opposition MP's as well as BN MP's. Full story here.
The award for ex-Prime Minister most out of touch with reality goes to Mahathir Mohd. for saying,
"We were very far behind in terms of engineering when we started producing Proton cars. But we have succeeded and we are still here after some very big names have gone bankrupt."
Dr. M was urging Proton vendors to supply components for the manufacture of hybrid and electric cars. Here.
Oh by the way, do Proton car power windows still fail after 1 month? No? But I still see most Proton drivers open their car doors to pay tolls instead of using the window. Why ah? Save battery issit?
And finally, the award for best screeching, smoking U-turn goes to Nazri Aziz for saying,
"I think Malaysians should always sangka baik (assume what is good first). We are multi-racial, so we cannot have the opposite."
Nazri was speaking in defense of rapper Namewee whom he said was just "grossly misunderstood". Story here.
Nazri also added (when he should have quit while ahead) "I think he has potential. If we can help him, he will be able to become an artiste one day."
I wonder what Namewee thought of that last statement.
UPDATE 11 December, 2010
It had to happen and it did!!! Perkasa has accused the government of 'letting down the race' by giving rapper, Namewee "VIP" treatment in Parliament. Full Star story HERE
Have a good weekend.Publish Post