Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Lulu Wants Her Old Rehman Rashid Back

Rumour, innuendo, half-truths and damned lies are their stock- in-trade, and previously sacrosanct standards, principles and ethics are now laughable.
-Rehman Rashid Broken down in the barnyard of free expression

News, from our ever so trustworthy press.
This appeared on the papers on the 5th of March

and they forgot to do an update on her when the results came out.
But the Star didn't forget.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi felt that an apology from Utusan Malaysia was in order as it did not report Nadiah's situation correctly. “The newspaper really carried her up, giving her hope that she would score 19 As but she only got 14 As. I think the newspaper should apologise as it has embarrassed her. “She never said she would get 19 As. Nobody would be able to tell until the results come out,” he said, adding that he felt sorry for her. Abdullah said Nadiah's academic achievement was outstanding.

- Nadiah gets only 18 As instead Star 13 March [She scored 14 1As, 4 2As and 1 3Bs]

What he had blanket accussed bloggers of, he could also say the same of the print press, isn't it?

I want my old Rehman Rashid back.
The one who wrote A Malaysian Journey which Lulu "kan-cheong" journeyed with as she read of the young, Malay version of the Chinese banana, Rehman trying to adjust in MCKK
The one who opted for the sack, rather than to ghost-write other people's speeches and columns
The one who wrote an honest editorial criticising the 1987 banning of The Star, Watan and Sin Chew Jit Poh by the government during the infamous Ops Lalang and was reprimanded for it, and left shortly after
The one who when Lulu was a kiddo temp-ing at her brother-in-law's office, showed kindness to Lulu by saying hi to Lulu and listening to Lulu's luluness.

Please, could someone bring him back again?


nat said...

my humble thoughts here.

Anonymous said...

Hmm...Lulu's too young to have followed what happened to a VK Chin after being chastised and turned-over, how theStar was once a real star, not a 3 watt nitelight.


kittykat46 said...

Hi Lulu,
He's gone over to the "Other Side" lah. Didn't I say before, the Evil Empire always wins ?
My prediction - Screenshots , Rocky, Sheih...all will eventually be "turned".
Maybe someday even Lulu..hehehe...

moo_t said...

Lol, it is typical Rehman Rashid satire alright. :)

Some hint : He states some mob on crashing the new invention, because new invention destroying jobs,etc.

Anonymous said...

Only one fella can bring the old Rehman Rashid back, but he had given up after bringing Lazarus back from the dead about a thousand years ago.

Not-a-Guava said...

Must have been at the receiving end in MCKK. Its a delayed reaction to the brain.

Perish any dirty thoughts, people!

freelunch2020 said...

RR has sold his soul too? I guess he must be pressed for cash..with age, financial priorities overrule persoanl convictions?

Anonymous said...

Bullseye FL, it's that cynicism that creeps up with age on those ppl who aren't particularly truly established in honesty and forthrightness from young...the measure of the sense honour is severely challenged when age creeps up and the worldly taste for the good life not mellowed.

Oh Lulu, in Bram Stoker's book about Count Dracula, those bitten by him has little chance of redemption in this lifetime.