Yesterday, when all my troubles seem'd so far away, remarked d Beatles, this lazy BUMmer was roused from the hot lazy hazy afterenoon nap by a call from a newsdog. I never turned down any requeest for an interview from this species of whch I have been a member for some 3decades plus-- and I more or less guess'd WHO instigated the caller to disturb me at my br ak. Well, here's the news story centre-stage in NST this moUrn at BF table, on page 3, first few and last sad paragraphs:
DESIDERATA: Forced to come out of my hiberNATION -- Yes, I've MIGRATED to this place because I don't agree with one stupid nu'e minSTER who said "IF YOU NO LIKE MALAYSIA'S ELECTORAL SYSTEM, YOU MIGRATE!" SEE, Desi's an obedient citizen. I do take our miniSTERS" advice seriously!
Back to more serious mode, I must first say I emphatise with the PROTAGONIST of the two news stories, namely marketing manager, Melissa Gooi, who I would classify as either an "UNWITTING VICTIM or just another COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF OUR BASTARDISED POLTICAL LANDSCAPE. (The other "four" the police are now looking for -- Weennee Tan, Shuh Chien Loo, Hun Keat Wong and Carol Tay.-- are to my mind without doubt, "UNWITTING" victims of circumstance (hence I used the term SAD) by "engaging" in a CONversation started by the protagonist and which they could NOT have foreseen would turn from placid lake into "troubled" waters.
"Unwitting" is NO EXCUSE for all involved, just a MITIGATING FACTOR in court, because they are all well above the age of consent, (18?) and partially quoting another Beatles' ... "...should have known better".
I am more CONvinced Melissa's just COLLATERAL DAMAGE of the Malaysian political landscaoe of the past DECADE ie the atmosphere governing the past THREE GEs (GE stands for General Elections-lah, WHY I see some blank faces wan?)
WHY DESI SAYS SHE'S COLLATERAL DAMAGE
Let's first imagine the US attacks an Afghan miliary target -- they fired a few missiles, all hit the intended military targets, but ONE knotty stray missile hit the Red Cross run refugee camp -- so the casualties here became what you would term "COLLATERAL" casualties ie secondary victims besides the Afgahn fighters the Americans targeted. What readers could do, just as the US soldiers would lament: "OOOPS, SORRY! WE DIDN'T MEAN TO HIT YOU!"
Now, I would imagine the FACEbooked protaganist, Melissa, was so riled up by parts of that speech on His Royal Birthday which I guess'd had referred to "Advising the people to accept the GE13 results", BUT A BIG PART OF THE RAKYAT FELT THAT THE GE13 WAS NOT FAIR OR CLEAN, and many have asked for the top guns of the ELECTION COMMISSION to be sacked.: I think this open criticism of the conduct of the EC -- with the BIGGEST NUMBER OF ELECTION PETITIONS TO BE FILED SOON, more than 30 by Pakatan Rakyat, according to Rafizi Ramli, and more than 50 by Barisan Nasional according to Najib Tun Razak -- so the people's voices MUST BE HEARD WITH COMPASSION by the Ruler/s, is this not to be expected?
Now, her comment could be heart-felt and she needed to practise freedom of expression, being a basic human right in a parliamentary democracy. Being a BLOGGER as well as a Fereelance Journalist), I believe the pasr decade has seen a dimunition of PEOPLE'S RIGHTS to sdpeak up freely -- hence the HUGE TURNOUTS at Bersih's rallies in the city of KUala Lumpur. THe trouble is exerbated by a compliant MEDIA, especially the mainstream media, including THE NEW STRAITS TIMES, thanks for giving me the 15minutes of fame, BUT I PUT ON RECORD, I don't receive a single dime for my interview, OK!
THINKING ALOUD -- still ALLOWED AT MY MIDNIGHT VOICES abode here/hear! -- I would believe Melissa could even be thinking like what Desi's been thinking the past TWO GEs, what the blardy F***s the Perkosa thieves like Ibrahim ah-Lah-i and Zulkeflee Ding-a Din, and a wilddog bloggernammed PapaGomo-pile of shit izzit?-- he brings a terrible disGRACE too us BUMmers! -- and that nincomPOOP newspaper Utusan Malaysia, to get away with MURDER OF THE MENTAL KIND, and the authorities DID/DO NOT THINK THEY HAVE COMMITTED ANY OFFENCE.
So, how could you contain the wrath of Malaysians like Melissa Gooi and Desi from getting RILED UP ? The only difference is she's about HALF my age. I am 65 but feel 56 todie!
Oh LOrd, please protect me from the enemy within the Malaysian borders. I now escape to the warmth of my HIBERnation -- so dear Rockybru, please don't refer me again to your MSM reporters cun? -- don't(a)rouse me from my nap, Mr NST reporter,OK! -- Gbless all fair and free Malaysians, Amen/Amin
Desi after midnight picked up this BERNAMA report via mole.my:) OR :( because I feel there is an IMPORTANT POINT contained within that all parties pondering the issue surrounding Melissa Gooi, IMHO, OK! You can beg to defer to Desi wan!