Saturday, September 1, 2012

Two Malaysian Camps

Is Najib Razak (left) Prime Minister of all of Malaysia? I have my doubts. Yesterday, at the “Merdeka 55: Janji Ditepati” rally in conjunction with the Merdeka Day celebration – instead of playing it safe by preaching the message of harmony and unity – he called on Malaysians to “defend independence” against the opposition. Why couldn't he be apolitical during this one occasion? Isn’t the opposition also Malaysians? Why must he identify Malaysians as belonging to two camps? He's worried about the impending GE13, isn't he? He's frightened that the opposition may actually win! Why is he so afraid of the opposition taking over Putrajaya?

I guess those who have been guilty of crimes against the country have much to fear! The courts will be busy and the prisons will overflow with BN politicians when PR controls the government. I cannot wait for that day to come!

Celtic were careless when twice they threw away their lead to Hibernian in their SPL clash and when the final whistle blew, it was a 2-2 draw.

Mikael Lustig notched his first goal for the Hoops in the 11th minute when he fired in from a Paddy McCourt corner but a disastrous mix-up between the Swedish defender and keeper Fraser Forster in the 53rd minute allowed Tim Clancy to equalise. Lustig was involved again when Hibs skipper James McPake appeared to knock the ball into his own net (69) after the Edinburgh team's keeper Ben Williams had made a mess of a Filip Twardzik free-kick but again poor defending by the champions allowed Paul Cairney to slip all too easily into their box and level with a drive (73).

It is said that Celtic is the sole front-runner in the SPL title race and so the score from this match is unlikely to have any significant impact. This may be so but with Celtic's qualification in the Champions League, the outcome must serve as dire warning for Neil Lennon's men that this kind of play is unacceptable if you are going to be up against the likes of Barcelona, Benfica and Spartak Moscow.

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