Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pak Samad's Application

National laureate A Samad Said (left) and five other Bersih 2.0 steering committee members have applied to be interveners in the government's suit against 10 of their colleagues. [S Ambiga and nine of her steering committee members are being sued by the government – kindly read my earlier blog post on this subject at this link at http://helpvictor.blogspot.com/2012/05/government-sue-ambiga.html, published May 25, 2012].

The five others are Yeo Yang Poh, Hishamuddin Md Rais, Ahmad Syukri Che Razab, Subramaniam Pillay and Liau Kok Fah. These steadfast individuals want to be defendants on grounds that they too were involved in organizing the mammoth April 28 rally. They are not afraid to assume responsibility, to take ownership, to fight for righteousness.

I salute Bersih! United we stand!

Now I am impatiently waiting to see the burger sellers and butt dancers strutting their stuff in front of Pak Samad's house.

Last evening, I was at the MidValley Toastmasters meeting and what an evening! Forty-four people came, Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters, members and guests. Ten clubs were represented: Taman Indrahana, Sunway University, Money & You, MIM Toastmasters of Kuala Lumpur, Friendship, HELP, Taylor’s University, Scope, MIA and Faith. I was the evaluator for Timothy Nakayama who delivered an “Uplift the Spirit” speech from the Advanced manual Specialty Speeches. I was also voted Best Table Topics speaker as well as Best Evaluator – although in the former, I teamed up with the ever affable Keith Ho for the Table Topics segment that was actually “Charades” rather than impromptu speaking. (I thought it was a divergence from what we know as Table Topics although, admittedly it was entertaining! Still, I thought it was a case of creative license gone amok). I was not the only star though. I particularly enjoyed Ted Saraki’s “The Humorous Speech” from the Advanced manual Humorously Speaking. Sheryl Chieng was again in top-form as the Toastmaster of the Evening. And How Yee who was a first-time General Evaluator, did a great job! I must remember to get her to be the GE for Sunway University. Meeting score: 8 out of a 10.

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