Sundays are for family. Sundays are lazy days when time is yours to do as you please.In the time when my parents were still with us those were days when there would be Nasi Lemak with ikan bilis, prawn sambal and chicken fried in turmeric on the table for breakfast.I would wake up early to be the first to collect the Sunday Times that had been thrown over the gate by the newspaper delivery man (always an Indian) and bring it inside for Father to read. If every one was awake we would have breakfast together - if not, to each his own. As lazy as Sundays were it was a time when the house would be much alive because Father was in the house and mother would already be in the kitchen preparing lunch. And throughout the house there was that serenity and the "feel good" oomph that only family life could give you.
I think of those times with nostalgia and affection. My parents are long departed and I am estranged from my two brothers and sister and distance does not make any reconciliation easier but we all live with what we have got. What I have now is my own family and a life in a place where all that I want from life is possible.
It was in this frame of mind that I awoke this Sunday morning and I know I should have waited before I powered on my Mac this morning! But that I did... and soon the familiar feeling of disgust and contempt bordering on hate for the manner politics is done in Malaysia started to come over me.
How is it possible that people holding high public office can be oblivious to that sense of duty and responsibility that goes with their appointment? What drives this Shafee buffoon to make a spectacle of himself like a baboon on heat flaying at an issue already done with? Why urinate on himself by inciting odium and revulsion from the public and his peers by crossing the bounds of decency in talking up the matter regarding Saiful's anus again and again? What possible advantage could it be for him to do this save for one factor and one factor alone! That of currying the favor of his political masters and hopefully with that will come to him, the offer of the post of AG....has the decay in our moral and ethics reached into the most senior of those in the legal profession?
And then I come across this:
education world class'
Education Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh says Malaysia is now the ninth most popular destination for foreign students in various fields, including engineering, agriculture and information and communication technology.
From Besut Trengganu, Idris Jusoh, the Education Minister tells us that Malaysia's higher education in now on par with those of developed nations, including Britain, Germany and Australia. Really Idris?
Following is an extract from the blog of Dr Puad Zarkashi once Deputy Minister of Education.Read it and ask yourself how can a Deputy Minister of Education grasps of the English language be so painfully inadequate without him knowing that it is so? Did not anybody in his Ministry or Umno told him that?