Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Indonesians in Palmerah Get High

Image credit: https://twitter.com/malesbanget/status/576289117421613056/photo/1

The police in Palmerah, a sub-district of West Jakarta in Indonesia managed to give the entire neighborhood an overwhelmingly feel-good tingle – unintentionally, of course – when they burned 3.3 tons of confiscated marijuana. (It is often called ‘pot’, ‘grass’, or ‘weed’ and in Malaysia, we call it ‘ganja’).
The local residents got ‘high’ when the plume of smoke blew into their streets – and they didn’t even know it. The police had forgotten to mention to these folks that the smoke may affect them. I wish I was there!
Yesterday, the Dewan Rakyat Speaker rejected a motion by PKR lawmaker Sim Tze Tzin to sack the IGP – on grounds that Khalid Abu Bakar's actions were allocated to him under the laws to ensure the nation's security and public order.
A decision that was not unexpected.
On Monday, I was at Mercu UEM in KL Sentral to deliver an Advanced speech from the “Speeches by Management” manual. The speech about “Communicating Change” was described by fellow Toastmasters as interesting. Hmmm… Regrettably, we started seven minutes late. This KL Advanced Toastmasters meeting earned a 4 over 10 score.

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