Posted on August 22nd, 2008 by Lilian • Filed under: politics
Opinions differ from each person because each of us only want to hear what we want to hear. The other night, I know I am biased because whatever I jotted down, I have already formed an opinion and already phrased how I am going to blog it.
Since the debate on the land scams in Penang between CM Lim Guan Eng and ex-CM Koh Tsu Koon was in Bahasa Malaysia, I need to hear in Bahasa Malaysia, translate it in my mind and jot it down in English so that I can type it faster. I was in a rush to go out to join my son’s pajamas party so I didn’t even check what I wrote.
Yesterday, I checked and found just a few typing errors and yes, when I was thinking Tsu, I have the letter S in my mind. I didn’t know that morons see the s and not the whole big picture. The big picture is one crazy blogger who faithfully sit down and take note of every sentences and typed the Bahasa Malaysia debate into English within 30 minutes. (my purpose was to compare how the media twisted words and oh boy, there are….)
If you want to see if what I had noted is correct, you just need to read Malaysian Insider and compare.
I like what Leslie Lau of Malaysian Insider commented :
perhaps the moment which underscored the uneasiness in which Koh found himself in tonight was when he was answering a question on how he thought land administration could be improved.
He said that improving the administration was a continuing process and was an “unending struggle”.
Perhaps that was not quite the answer that should have been given by a man defending almost two decades in power as chief minister.
Gerakan is already wracked by infighting and in much turmoil following the loss of Penang to the DAP.
Its acting president may have to do more than appear on television to regain political support.
So, boo Gerakan. You lost, Tan Sri Koh. DAP Lim Guan Eng under the Pakatan Rakyat won. Somemore, CM Lim wore pink worrrr…..
If you have time, do go over to Susan Loone’s blog and watch the video where former Gerakan leader, Dr. Toh Kin Woon shares why he has to leave Gerakan.
I am so glad that conscience wins. Dr. Toh is a man of principles and I guess his conscience doesn’t allow him to stick around with a party like Gerakan which is not relevant anymore.
I pray we have more leaders like Dr. Toh who supports the cause and not the name, party or person. Dr. Toh has mentioned it earlier that he is supporting the cause of PKR.
We are proud of you, Dr. Toh! You strengthen our faith.