Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Azmin Ali Has No Role in Return of Bibles

It was reported that the Selangor palace was left amused over Azmin Ali’s supposed role in the return of the confiscated Bibles on Friday.
Unnamed sources, who were said to be in the thick of the negotiations between the palace and the recalcitrant religious bodies, instead questioned the Selangor menteri besar’s part in the episode, adding he only sought an audience with Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah during the weekly meetings.
They also stressed politicians – and it supposedly includes Azmin – were not included in the conversations but were “kept updated”.
And a source (also unnamed) who is close to the palace even expressed amazement “why everyone thinks it is Azmin (who ensured the return of the bibles)”!
The Malay Mail had reported on Saturday that it was the Selangor Sultan who played a major role in returning the Bibles that were seized from the Bible Society of Malaysia during a raid by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department on January 02, 2014.
If they say so! But of course, HRH has the last say on the matter.
On Saturday afternoon, I was at Meteor House at Open Univesity Malaysia to attend the OUM Toastmasters meeting. I was there to evaluate a Toastmaster delivering CC speech #9 – it was regretably not a good speech at all because he missed the mark insofar as the speech’s objectives are concerned. And I had to tell him so. Overall, the meeting was so-so and I would score it a 4 over 10.

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