Today, I…


Actually, it is yesterday (Monday) but I have been busy editing videos so I didn’t managed to blog.  So, I will just live in Monday eventhough it is already Tuesday.   Today, I went to the CM’s office with Maran and Jimmy.  Maran is our trainer from Malaysiakini but famously known as the guy who interviewed Manohara and left his heart in Jakarta.  LOL.

Maran’s original intention was to ask the CM about Kampung Buah Pala.  However, Mr. Sugumaran appeared suddenly and we thought our original plan of having the exclusive interview is probably diverted.  Then again, the CM said we are lucky to have such coincidences.  He shared with Maran about the dilemma and why he cannot make certain decisions eventhough his heart is on the villagers.


While the interview was going on, I took photos with my DSLR. And I forced Jimmy to take photo of me with my own DSLR while I was toying with the D5000 belonging to someone else. It is not often one gets to have exclusive interviews with the CM, you know?


I cannot believe how I can get such opportunity to arrange for interview with the CM. ( is me, me, me who managed to coax the CM to agree, with the help of some trusted aides) Probably, God plans it that way. I am fearless and damn convinced that he will say yes. And he did!


Actually, the CM is really a funny guy. He has such a big heart for the people and it is rather sad that the media has painted such image of him.

After Maran finished interviewing him, I told the CM, “Wait…I want to be in the video, I got one question to ask you.” So, he graciously sat down and wait for me to jump into the video frame and sat down next to his seat. And I asked him about citizen journalism…See? I told you I got very thick skin, right?


However….seriously, I am thankful that the CM gave us this opportunity to better understand him. Thank you, CM.

16 thoughts on “Today, I…

  1. hoo wah!!! u moved into his office liau ah??
    tot I was gonna see u putting your arm on his shoulder or his on yr waist!!! if no hav, i can PS for you nevmind.

    when can we c the interview?

    p/s I saw 3 camcorders there…. pity 2 were both at the same position, it will be nice to have one on a different angle ie wide angle or even from CM rear. then u hav many angles for the video editing later. much more interesting 4 the viewers. just my 2cents.

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  2. Bryan – No need lah, I caddy boy/girl carry tripod for Maran only. Not my own exclusive interview with Obama yet.

    claire – I showed my #2 son the videos.

    JT – Maran does the video, with his sifu magic touch. Jimmy and I only put the camera for fun only. Maran’s video is a Sony while ours Canon. Usually, we cannot get the same results with different cameras. You know lah, our ciplak ones cannot set the same settings of WB, exposure etc. Come out different lightings and colours one. We are not like Al Jazeera with professionals guys handling lightings.

  3. Wah… you now very powerful lah in Penang. Next time I got anything to complain will let you know, then the complain will direct go to CM. Yay !

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  4. Blogger to Money making blogger to Journalist. Eh, become talk show host lah!!!

    But if you become politician ar, I want a piece of land so that I can built a 24m bungalow which cost only 3.5m. cayalah!!!

  5. apa nama – You got it wrong lah, ini PR, bukan BN. You join PAHAM lah, since you tak paham.

    MG – Ya, the bridge photo at the back makes it look like my hand is there. Cham lor…I no so despo lah. Ish.

    amino – Silap orang. Ini CM by the book, no kamching-kamching one.

  6. can u imagine this kind of opportunity with the stuffy former CM KTK? not in a million yrs!!

  7. Lillian, next time please ask the CM how he managed to keep his hair so neat one.Aiyoh, like Brycreem ad la!

  8. Wah, Lilian can see you all “kembang” already, taking picture with your “ou cheong”, this picture forever priceless loh!
    Keep this picture nicely, can show off to your grand kids next time!

  9. momo – Actually, it was a mystery until one day, I saw LKS combing his hair while he was doing nothing, i.e. waiting for an event to start. LOL, now I know. But if one day, if I get an exclusive interview with CM, I ask all these kepoh questions, ok? Hmmmm….maybe I do a ‘Let’s ask the CM’ questions from my blog readers and then, I interview him hor?

  10. toolan – Chey, I dunno how many pics I took with CM liao. He is easily accessible to us Penangites one. Anyone can go up to him and take a pic mah. Not like the photo is ‘This is citizen journalist Chan Lilian saving CM from burning Komtar’ LOL.

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