Sunday, October 14, 2007

Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things

It wasn't exactly an outstanding book, but it is a "Good Bad Book", a term coined by George Orwell.

"Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things is a collection of over 100 Quotes. Amir said it will make you go hmmm and gaga.

Amir promised more to come; that's why he called this book Vol 1.

The interesting point to note is how Amir started with the Introduction using Winston Churchill's quote:

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."

But I too like books of Quotation, Amir?

I like to quote here some of his work:

Shoot II: "They [taxi drivers who cheat tourists] should be lined up against the wall and shot. They are the new enemies, the same as communists. I am not joking, this is a serious matter. If they can be shot, all the better."

(This comment was made by Sheikh Kadir Sheikh Fadzir, the then Cultural, Arts and Tourism Minister, Berita Harian, 26 August 2002).

It was a nice one. I was just wondering Amir, that our ministers deemed it necessary, if the law would permit, to shoot taxi driver who cheat the tourist. What then about those ministers, politicians, and civil servants who cheated millions and billions from the taxpayers' money? Should they just be shot at the wall or should it be far greater torture on them such as, gang-raped them, make them eat shit, slew them and throw their bodies to the vultures.

I darned think it will happen to them but the punishment may be meted out on those policemen who take $50 along the highways and expressways.

I also have another of Amir's book, "Generation - A Collection Of Comtemporary Malaysian Ideas", co-authored with Kam Raslan and Sheryll Stothard, published by Hikayat Press, 1996.

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