As Desi was driving home from BF at the Furong Pasar -- political placidity ruled the moUrn except for some diehard MCA oldtimers who rued the days Koon Swan was "wrongly charged in Singapore and jailed wrt Pan-El -- a familiar refrain came over the airwaves.
I couldN'T place the song, but hey, the title above was easily recalled -- So Nowadays
one jest Googled slyrics stanza and the above -- presto, "THE ROSE" appears! In the bad olde days the refrain would've kep Desi's mind half-focused on the tasks at hand, and even after 13 battle rounds, I would NOT have found my "rose". So thank me for my sharing', make out dat 20mil, wilya!?
Lyrics - Bette Midler - The Rose Lyrics
THE ROSE LYRICS
Review The Song (5) Send "The Rose" Ringtone to your Cell
LISTen via LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR6okRuOLc8
Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower
And you, its only seed
It's the heart, afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It's the dream, afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul, afraid of dying
That never learns to live
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose
THERE are many soulful Malaysians -- Singaporeans2? -- out there/dare reflecting on the wrongs the government/s had done them by.
Here's current MCA prez sympathising -- or emphatising izizt? -- with ex-MCA pres, but my Q is: THe Malaysian government also sent the ex-Prez to jail for a year...WHY NOT YOU ASK OWN GOVERNMENT TO "MAKE AMENDS" FIRST, Dr Chua?
Fromthe star online~~~
ednesday September 12, 2012
Singapore govt should make amends to Koon Swan
KUALA LUMPUR: The Singapore government and judiciary has a responsibility to redeem the reputation of ex-MCA president Tan Koon Swan, who was wrongly prosecuted over the Pan-El crisis in the 1980s.
Party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said the Singaporean authorities should do “whatever needs to be done”.
“We will give him (Tan) our full support and sympathy if what was disclosed by the former Singaporean prosecutor is true,” said Dr Chua during a press conference after chairing the party's presidential council meeting at Wisma MCA yesterday.
It was reported that former Singapore prosecutor Glenn Knight had apologised to Tan for wrongly prosecuting him in the Pan-El crisis in the mid-1980s.
In 1985, Knight, the first director of the Singapore Commercial Affairs Department (CAD), prosecuted Tan, who faced 15 charges including criminal breach of trust (CBT) and share manipulation, after the collapse of Pan-El Industries which temporarily halted the Malaysia and Singapore stock exchanges.
Tan, who had a stake in Pan-El, pleaded guilty and was jailed two years and fined S$1mil. He quit as MCA president after his sentencing.
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