In today's edition of The Malaysian Insider there is a report headlined ......
Very good. As it should not be. Then in the report TMI also mentions that Najib, our Prime Minister said,
“Umno was willing even back then (in 1955 during the country's 1st election before Independence) to vote candidates not from their own race, for a bigger purpose for winning elections forming a government and then independence ”
Reading that just made me want to stand up to attention, bow and say, "Thank you, Sir. For the kindness shown to us pendatangs. Thank you, Sir. You are soooooo NOT racist."
And on another completely unrelated note have you ever noticed that, except for a very few, all our political leaders SCREAM when they speak before a big crowd? As if they did not need a P.A. system and were trying to project and reach the last row 500 meters away. I noticed that a lot, when I was helping out at the DAP fund raising dinner at Pandamaran, Kelang last week. Every speaker, from Ronnie Liu to Gobind Singh Deo to Uncle Lim Kit Siang, they all screamed at the top of their voices. For 20 whole minutes each. And seemed none the worse for it. Except that they completed lost my attention after the first 3 minutes. I mean there is just so much screaming one can take, right? The past couple of days looking at photos of the speakers at the Umno General Assembly screaming does seem to be the norm at political events. Najib's grimaces in screaming pain, Khairy gestures in ultra-high decibel rhetoric and of course Sharizat continues to scream down every accusation. And she does have a very loud voice. Maybe somebody should tell politicians that the Rakyat want to hear HEART not THROAT. You know what I mean? Hiyah! Never mind.