Monday, January 26, 2015

Race-baiting Hadi Awang

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang (left) last Friday warned DAP that their push for local council elections in Penang could widen the racial divide in Chinese-majority urban areas and lead to a repeat of the May 13, 1969 race riots.
I'm sorry but I couldn’t see the connection. I tried very hard. And I am still stumped after thirty minutes. Okay, it was only twenty minutes but it was still hard work. I really don’t know what he was talking about. In case he is simply stupid, let me tell him that local government elections were part of our electoral landscape before the BN government did away with them.
I wish Hadi will stop talking rot! I am being polite. He is talking more and more like a deranged politician who cannot tell the difference from his mouth and his arse. A person of his stature shouldn’t be race-baiting!
I am trying hard to find a reason, any reason to explain the drivel that came from his mouth. Maybe he has lost his marbles but if he has, it is best he learns to keep his opinions to himself. By opening that gap in his face, he runs the danger of also embarrassing his party.

A thought just crossed my mind. Maybe, Hadi is an UMNO tool all along. 
At the Women's JP Morgan Tournament of Champions 2015 (January 16-23), World #5 Alison Waters trounced defending champion Nicol David in the quarter-finals. The former came into the match having beaten David only once in 24 previous meetings. And yet David lost 9-11, 12-10, 7-11, 1-11 in 56 minutes. David clearly wasn’t at her best – in fact, her trademark energy was missing.
Fellow Malaysian Low Wee Wern was already knocked out in the first round when she lost to Amanda Sobhy 7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 8-11, 7-11 in sixty-one minutes.
On Wednesday, I attended the Kijang Toastmasters meeting at Bank Negara Malaysia’s Lanai Kijang. I purposely went there to deliver CC speech #5 (it was titled ‘The Hulk”) so that busy Tan Lay Theng could evaluate me. Even though the speech met the objectives but by my standards, it wasn’t good enough. I was disappointed too.
As for the meeting, it started seven minutes late and so, it could only earn 3.5 marks out of 10 from me. Still, it was a good meeting but Toastmasters must demonstrate seriousness about keeping to time.


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