Does that sound like something from a school yard argument? I am sure that all of us, male and female, have had experience of that kind of guilt-ridden bravado at least once in our school lives. I know I have. But I was surprised that this kind of schoolboy/girl antics are actually not limited to school yards. They use the exact same in-your-face, dare-you-to-prove-me-wrong tactic in Malaysian politics too. What am I talking about?
I am talking about Najib Razak's statement that the government has never promised programmes or projects for the people during by-election campaigns, including the Sibu parliamentary by-election.
He said that programmes or projects implemented in Sibu were planned by the government well before the by-election.
So either way, he was lying to the people of Sibu when he said......
Well on the positive side at least he was thin-skinned enough not to reply to Wong Ho Leng's (DAP-Sibu) question in person in Parliament. Opting instead for a written reply. I suppose Najib wouldn't be able to hold back the giggles.
And now.....(cue fanfare and drumroll)...laddies and germs the award for most magnanimous YB goes to......
Rais Yatim in recognition of his courageous efforts in protecting the rights of non-Muslim Malaysians.
"Sports betting should be legalised to recognise the rights of non-Muslims"
“Whatever the Government’s taxes (from sports betting), use that fund for the good of the non-Muslim poor. The Muslims do not have to touch it”
“Do you want the calamitous result of illegal sports betting, in which Muslims are joining in hordes? Or do you regulate it where Muslims are not involved?"
All I can say to that is............