Monday, May 21, 2012

Forget About Tunku Aziz

Tunku Abdul Aziz's resignation from the DAP is nothing out of the ordinary and we give him too much credit by continuing to harp on the matter of his departure. From what I have read of him, he is a conservative and more often than not, pro-establishment. Therefore, his supposed betrayal did not happen. I say this because he used DAP as a platform to promote himself and advance his public standing, especially since he has relinquished his high profile job in Transparency International Malaysian Chapter. In DAP, they were very kind to give him positions and this further fed his own self-importance. He knew that if he so wished, he could command media attention because DAP is the political organization that will not fail to get into the news. When he was rebuked by Lim Guan Eng for opposing Bersih 3.0, he could no longer stomach the imagined insolence and so he was obliged to quit in a huff.

I say, so be it! There are better things to talk or write about than to continue to hype about Tunku Aziz. The public attention that he is getting is most undeserving.

On Sunday, I was at UM's Perdanasiswa Auditorium to be a judge for "The Leader in Me" Oratorical Contest organized jointly by Learning Resources and Universiti Malaya. Participants came from schools and they competed in three categories, i.e. Lower Primary, Higher Primary and Lower Secondary. They were to deliver a four-minute speech and the four winners from each of the category will then deliver impromptu speeches (of three-minute duration) to determine the winners. I was astonished, even astounded that these young schoolchildren could shake off their nervousness, discard their jitters and then went on stage to speak! Even 'awesome' was a mild word to describe their performance! I found it an amazing experience! Thanks to Paulina Castanon to give me this privilege to be there! I suppose being a Toastmaster helped!

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