Friday, April 25, 2014

Najib Razak is Clever

Sometimes, we should give credit to Najib Razak (left) when it is due. He is not always that clueless. Take for instance, the interview with CNN that was published this morning.

The clever Prime Minister had displayed cool confidence when faced with questions on MH370. When Najib was asked about the response of Malaysia’s air defence when MH370 went missing, he replied that radar operators did track an unidentified aircraft flying over Malaysian airspace. (Meaning, the radar was working! We had wrongly assumed that it, like everything else in Malaysia, was broken!)

Then he elaborated by saying that the plane was not hostile because it was behaving like a commercial airline, so no fighters were scrambled to intercept it. (Meaning, the plane was more than a flying machine and the Royal Malaysian Air Force possess this advanced technology that can discern a plane’s ‘behaviour’. That explains why so many countries are involved in the search for MH370 because they are all wanting to get a close look at this high tech whatchamacallit).

I don't know about you but I think it makes a lot of sense! Otherwise, how to explain why the RMAF weren't concerned or even alarmed about the 'trespass'?

And let’s please try not to condemn Najib. We shouldn’t be so critical of him just because he may not appear to be that interested in the missing MH370 – other than making a couple of press statements – instead, leaving the matter to Hishammuddin Hussein, the acting Transport Minister.

We are Malaysians and it is our sacred duty to support our Prime Minister and we can show this support by making a genuine attempt to understand him. No doubt, he is a simpleton; he manages tasks singly. And so, he can only agonize over one problem at a time.

Therefore, to him, it is more important to be more concerned about the fate of struggling Malaysians trying to survive the escalating cost of living in this country – than to worry about the thirty-eight Malaysians on board MH370. Najib is not being indifferent or insensitive. It is a question of priorities, that is all.

We must know how an idiot’s mind works. That is why he is busy doing this: 

Yesterday, I was at Wisma Mont Kiara in KL’s Mont Kiara to attend the Ireka Toastmasters meeting. I was the General Evaluator as well as the evaluator for CC speech #9 – it had an interesting title “Ooh! My English”.

A good meeting even if there were only twelve of us. And we started and ended on time. I would give this meeting a score of a 7 over 10.

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