Saturday, September 15, 2012

Betraying Friends

Malcolm X once said: “To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.”

In Malaysian politics, betrayal is very common! One case concerns a MCA lapdog. This Penang back-stabber forsook his friends just so he can score some political points. He wanted to shamelessly suck up to Prime Minister Najib Razak. State MCA Bukit Bendera chief Tan Khai Beng made a police report against fifteen of his Facebook 'friends' on Monday and all because they had allegedly posted an image of Najib with a shoe-print on his face.

Photos of him (above photo and on the right) lodging the report at Penang’s Pattani Road police station have been circulated, with netizens warning others to block him from their site as well as to remove profile photos of the shoe-print in order to avoid trouble. The super-efficient police of course have started investigations into Tan’s complaint.

Certainly, Tan is one person that we must shun at all costs. If he can betray his friends, can you imagine how he will treat others?

Sleep well, Judas aka Tan Khai Beng!

On Wednesday evening, I went to the PriceWaterhouse Coopers Toastmasters meeting to evaluate a member who delivered an Advanced speech. And since I was there, I also took up the role of the General Evaluator. A decent meeting and I especially enjoyed Sebastian Aw’s presentations. A 5 out of a 10 score for this meeting.

Once this meeting concluded, I dropped by at Shah’s Village Hotel in Petaling Jaya’s Lorong Sultan to attend the MIMPJ Toastmasters meeting. I reached in time to listen to the speeches and evaluations and even met up with old friends. The one speaker who impressed me was Hong Soon Loong who evaluated Arthur Lai’s Advanced speech because he was insightful, illuminating and incisive. Anyway, this meeting earned a 5 out of a 10 score too.

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