Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Najib Supports Saudi Action

Last evening, I was at the Taman Indrahana Toastmasters meeting, together with twenty-eight other people, and including distinguished Toastmasters: Dr. William Lau (MIHRM), Marcus Chee (MIA), Chan Siew Peng (D’Utama Advanced) and Eu Choi San (Premier Advanced) – these guests jazzing up an already lively proceeding. It was a fun meeting – more so because LeAnn Tang was the Toastmaster-of-the-Evening. What was also special yesterday was the fact that we heard 3 good speeches (thanks to Karen Sze Tho, Lim Thian Seng and Yeoh Cheng Lim); so too were the evaluations (thanks to Jade Lim, Chrristine Ngiam and Dr. Devi Menon) – now this is something that doesn’t happen often! It demonstrates that we have depth of quality in our ranks. But more importantly, not only do we genuinely provide a supportive environment for our members but that our meetings are immensely enjoyable. In fact, one of our newest members, Jean herself said last night that she looked forward to attending Toastmasters meetings so much that she wished we had meetings every week! An unintended compliment that is very close to the truth!

Najib Razak unsurprisingly supported the Saudi action in Bahrain (i.e. sending troops into the troubled country – read my posting yesterday) – this move was supposedly to advance the noble objective of safeguarding stability and security in that country. What stinking rubbish! Why are we defending reactionary forces as represented by the ruling Al Khalifa family when they went against their own citizens fighting for democracy? If we don’t have the guts to reprimand the Saudis, then we should just shut up! We could always stay neutral. I suppose Saudi goodwill is more important than doing the right thing!

On January 02, 2011, I blogged about debaucher Moshe Katsav – well, he has been jailed for seven years for rape and other sex offences, according to BBC News yesterday.

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