Thursday, October 1, 2015

1MDB is Just Noise

PM Najib Razak, who is in New York told American fund managers yesterday to ignore the “noise” back home in Malaysia related to 1MDB.
 
"The government is here to stay," Najib said. Then he added: "I am not in a hurry to go back home for fear of losing my job or something like that". He sure is so damn confident that he won’t be kicked out any time soon. Brash. Brazen. Bold. That’s our Najib, all right!
 
On Monday, bad news greeted squash fans.
 
Although the sport was among eight shortlisted for possible inclusion at the 2020 Olympics – it failed to make the final list of five sports, recommended by Tokyo's organizers.
 
The fortunate five proposed for the 2020 Summer Games were baseball/softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing. And regrettably, squash together with bowling and wushu were left out.
 
The International Olympic Committee intends to make the final decision on which sports will be accepted for Tokyo next year – selecting from the favored five.
 
Squash is played in more than 185 countries and yet it is overlooked. Again.
 
I was in Bankers Club in KL’s Jalan Imbi to attend the ITC Bintang Toastmasters meeting. where it featured six speakers. Yesterday’s meeting was special in that it loosely followed the format of The Voice reality show – there was a council of three “judges” to critique the assignment speeches.


























I was one of the speakers and I presented CC #8 titled “Money Makes the World Go Round”.

My props were a wad of cash and a Toastmaster guest, Mei Lin! Methinks it was a good speech and I was voted Best Speaker too!

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