Sunday, February 3, 2013

Vell Paari Defends Prime Minister

With GE13 around the corner, strange things are happening in Malaysia. I had blogged about MCA yesterday. Today it is MIC's turn. The BN party found its voice in order to give Mahathir Mohamad a tongue-lashing! Vell Paari, MIC strategy director and son of former MIC president Samy Vellu did not mince his words when he said that for 22 years, Mahathir used an evil ideology called ‘Mahathirism’ and now he refuses to give this up as shown by his support for Perkasa. Isn’t that what I have been saying all this while, that Mahathir is a devil incarnate?

Vell even spiced his retorts with biting sarcasm when he added: “But then we must give Perkasa credit that despite being a Malay extremist movement, it has been gracious enough to appoint a man with strong Indian roots as its patron”!

But lest we think Vell has guts, he did it only because he knows Mahathir is not in power. Also he is seeing red because Mahathir had called for Najib Razak to quit if he cannot secure a two-thirds majority. Vell saw his chance and decided to suck up to Najib by defending the prime minister against Mahathir! Obviously, Vell has his own agenda.

Besides Najib is not innocent either. He has lied, cheated and duped Malaysians. He has misused public money to buy popularity. He has misled us by spinning slogans to give the illusion of transformation. And I haven’t even begun to talk about Altantuya, Scorpene, Ampang LRT extension project and countless others – Najib seems to have a finger in most pies!

On Saturday, I was in Jalan Ampang to attend the MIMKL Toastmasters meeting where I delivered CC speech #2 (titled ‘Death Beckons’) and I was duly recognized when I was voted Best Speaker. Overall, it was a good meeting and I would give it a score of a 7 out of a 10.

In the Scottish Cup fifth round, Celtic overcame some stodgy Raith Rovers defending to defeat the latter 3-0. An incident inside the box involving both Simon Mensing and Kris Commons allowed the latter to step-up from the spot and fire Celtic into the lead (56). Then substitute James Forrest got in behind the Raith Rovers defense, round stopper David McGurn and stuck the ball (83). Three minutes later, Joe Ledley played the ball back to Charlie Mulgrew on the edge of the area and the Scottish international curled the ball beyond the outstretched arms of McGurn to seal the passage into the quarter-finals.

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