Monday, December 7, 2015

Najib Razak, Escapologist Extraordinaire

On Thursday, Prime Minister Najib Razak had a chance to present himself in Parliament to answer allegations over the RM2.6 billion donation deposited into his bank accounts.
 
All he had to do was to clear the air and that’ll be the end of it and he can just move on.
 
But yet again, he did another Houdini. As Centre to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4) director Cynthia Gabriel lamented: "Najib’s absence from Parliament has given Malaysians a clear impression that the prime minister will not and cannot be bothered to be accountable, has skeletons in his closets, and is too afraid to man up and face the music from Malaysians".
 
I think Najib is the greatest escapologist, eclipsing the greats such as Steve Santini, Dorothy Dietrich, Bill Shirk and not to mention, Harry Houdini. These escape artists can free themselves from restraints (handcuffs, straitjackets, cages, coffins, steel boxes, barrels, bags, burning buildings, fish-tanks and other perils, often in combination) but Najib is even better! He can escape from the truth. Even as it follows him everywhere – he has this amazing ability to ‘instantly’ disappear when the truth catches up with him. The inconvenience of truth, I guess.
 
National squash queen 32-year-old Nicol David retained the Hong Kong Open after defeating arch rival Laura Massaro in straight sets 15-13, 11-9 and 11-3 in 39 minutes yesterday. This was David’s 80th PSA Tour title in the 100th final appearance of her career. She’s had a lean year and hopefully, she’s now back on a winning streak. I am sure she can't wait for 2016.
 
Liverpool yesterday were brought down to earth. They lacked their usual intensity and allowed Newcastle to get into the game and then punished the Reds with a 2-0 win. Methinks Jurgen Klopp got his team wrong this time.

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