Friday, November 1, 2013

Muhyiddin Makes Fun of the Deceased

On Saturday, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was in Kedah for the Sungai Limau by-election campaign. There, he defended the government’s move to abolish the sugar subsidy by pointing to former Kedah Menteri Besar, the late Azizan Abdul Razak, whose legs were amputated due to diabetes prior to his death on September 26, 2013. 

[The death of Azizan, who was also Sungai Limau assemblyperson for five terms, resulted in the November 04 by-election]. 

Let’s return to Muhyiddin – he demonstrated just how rude and disrespectful he was when he used Azizan’s fate to illustrate the importance of reducing sugar consumption in order to keep diabetes at arm’s length. 

After raising a ruckus, Muhyiddin apologized on Tuesday but he wasn’t at all remorseful. He blamed others, specifically the social media for the harm caused. He had forgotten that he started it in the first place and so he should learn to be gracious, admit that the insensitive quip was tawdry and churlish and say sorry. 

On Wednesday, I was in Bukit Jalil for the AFC Toastmasters meeting. I could not help but notice that the meeting was poorly-attended. Anyway, I evaluated a CC speech and I was subsequently voted Best Evaluator. Still, it was a good meeting and I would score it a 7 over 10.

It is now ten months and my tally of regular Toastmasters meetings stands at 188 (versus 170 over the same corresponding period last year) and I visited 66 clubs (versus 57 in January-October 2012). Obviously my passion for Toastmastering is burning brightly.

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