Thursday, January 31, 2013

Himpunan Hijau Becomes Political

Environmental group Himpunan Hijau decides to become political. Its president Wong Tack said the group was doing this to ensure a government that respects its people. So come GE13, it will throw its weight behind Pakatan Rakyat and vowing to see BN off in six parliamentary seats in what is referred to as the Pahang "green corridor" – these being Kuantan, Indera Mahkota, Temerloh, Raub, Cameron Highlands and Bentong.

The group's advisor Wong Chin Huat said the campaign would also focus on 14 state seats which make up 63.6 percent of the 22 needed to topple BN in Pahang for a simple majority. There are 42 state seats altogether in Pahang.

It is worth emphasizing that the aim should not be to vote BN out of the Green Corridor. Rather the aim is to vote the BN government out of this country.

Yesterday, I was at The Royal Lake Club that is nestled in KL's Lake Gardens for the Elite Toastmasters Club meeting. There I delivered another speech (titled ‘Protests’) from the Competent Communicator manual. My only complaint was that the meeting started awfully late. At 9:10 PM. Still, I am going to be forgiving because the speeches and evaluations were really praiseworthy! I know this is very uncharacteristic of me but it goes to show that speeches I often listened to at Toastmasters meetings nowadays are, more often than not, just tolerable. And the English can be abominably appalling. I must confess that I certainly enjoyed this particular meeting.

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