Friday, May 25, 2007

Lulu's Marking Her Calendar

Lulu would be so, so, so disappointed if it didn't take place.

see... it's marked in her calendar already.

from Malaysiakini,

Pua challenges Khairy to a debate

Name the time and place... These were the words of DAP leader Tony Pua to his fellow Oxford graduate Khairy Jamaluddin after issuing a challenge to him for a public debate on the civil service issue.

“Instead of asking the party and myself for an apology, Khairy should do away with emotive arguments as well as semantics and focus on the issues at hand,” he said.

Pua, who is the economic advisor to DAP secretary- general Lim Guan Eng, said the debate could be held at the Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall next Wednesday at 8pm. Or it could be held at any time or place of Khairy’s choosing, he stressed. “We will make time for him. There is no point in making statements in the press, nitpicking on certain points that I raised based on facts and not focusing on the issues at hand,” he added.

Pua said the debate should focus on three issues:
- How to prevent our education system from churning out graduates who are unable to gain employment despite the large number of advertised vacancies in the market.
- How to improve our civil service delivery system to substantially increase the satisfaction of the people and the successful completion of government projects.
- How to streamline a bloated civil service, disproportionate to the size of the Malaysian population to reduce tremendous economic burden of the government.

Pua also claimed that his earlier statement had been misconstrued by the media.

He acknowledged saying that the civil service had become a ‘dumping ground’ for unemployed Malay graduates but denied stating that the civil service was totally made up of unemployed Malays. “I have no intention to make such claims," he stressed.
Come one, come all, but please bhave yourselves.

see, like this one, welcomed
see how she sits down pleasantly, and smiles prettily. welcome-welcome!

like that one - aiyoh, keep for another glamour moment, kay. It's a debate on education and civil service between two highly educated Oxford graduates. Let's sit down and hear what they have to say.

I'm SO looking forward to it


freethinker said...

Doubt it's gonna happen

Anonymous said...

Madmonk says,

A mat rempit chief's chance to prove he is not just another political eunuch? Will he become one? Billion dollar question!!

I won't bet on him for 2 sen.

lucia said...

that SIL will sure give some kind of excuse... and maybe even further attack tony.

SK said...

See you there.

Whether KJ attends or otherwise, it's equally damaging to him, you'll know why when you're there, don't miss it. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Someone will chicken out...and I don't have to be Nostradamus.


Anonymous said...

From Malaysiakini SIL rejected by his own kind?

Quit Rembau Umno Youth, Khairy told
Fauwaz Abdul Aziz
May 24, 07 5:14pm

Khairy Jamaluddin is being urged to step down as Negeri Sembilan’s Rembau Umno Youth division chief for allegedly caving into pressure from ‘outsiders’.According to Rembau exco member Azman Mat Shah, Khairy failed to stand up for his division’s choice of delegates to the party’s upcoming annual general meeting (AGM).He alleged that Khairy, who is also Umno Youth deputy chief, acquiesced to pressure from Abdul Ghani Hassan - the brother of Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Mohamad Hassan.Abdul Ghani had allegedly over-ridden the Rembau Umno Youth division’s choice of delegates to the AGM which was made on May 13.In their place, he added, Abdul Ghani had ‘appointed’ his own preferred delegates.Azman said instead of upholding the independence of the Umno Youth wing and challenging the interference, Khairy had purportedly given his backing to Abdul Ghani.“If Khairy cannot uphold our independence from outsiders (to the wing) such as Abdul Ghani, how can we expect him to stand up to opposition parties or challenges from foreign powers?” he said when contacted.

“In such a case, Khairy is not qualified to lead even this division of Rembau,” he added.

Abdul Ghani responds

Contacted later, Abdul Ghani dismissed the allegations.

“Allegations are allegations, which anybody can make. There is no interference. No such thing. We’re all Umno members,” he said when contacted.

“I’ve known Azman for some time now. Let’s just say that all’s not quite right with that boy,” he added without elaborating.

Khairy, who is also Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s son-in-law, could not be reached for comments.

Meanwhile, Azman said following Khairy’s failure to respond to numerous attempts to talk to him on the matter, the Seliau Youth branch - which Azman heads - has drafted a resolution calling for Khairy to step down.

He said the resolution will be presented to Umno Youth chief Hishammuddin Hussien on Monday.

According to Azman, two other Youth branches in Rembau will be making identical resolutions and submitting them soon to the movement’s leadership.

Aware of the risks

Questioning Khairy’s standing and authority, Azman said he had not earned his stripes to throw his weight around in such a manner.

“There is no benchmark that Khairy has set in Rembau that he can boast of. The only thing he has done is his efforts for the Halal Hub industry.

“He may be the prime minister’s son-in-law and the deputy chief of the movement, but that doesn’t mean he can do this. Umno Youth is not for the son or son-in-law of anyone to treat the movement as he sees fit,” he added.

Azman said he is aware of the risks involved in openly criticising Khairy.

“If this causes my political death, so be it. But it has to be said that we are disappointed in the way he has cast us aside.

“There are many more issues we have with Khairy but we will raise these later when the time is right,” he added.

Anonymous said...

That's a particularly cute Lulu pic. :)


Anonymous said...

I'm quite sure that besides providing employment to such grads, the second purpose is to ensure that they'll vote for the government, especially after the hefty pay rise recently.

Anonymous said...

How do you think without all these tactics, BN can stay in power for so for. This is the type of so-call democracy we have. the final blame goes to pro-BN voters for it is them who perpetuate all the gross political hanky panky, injustice, discrimination and carried by BN leadership and its cronies. Zakaria case, leaking, corruption, etc. BN malpratices and deliberated underhanded tactics in conducting campaigns will continue as long as blind voters support this type of leadership.

Anonymous said...

Madmonk says,

Vince Lombardi once said that "leaders are like eagles. They don't flock. You find them one at a time."

In Bolehland, you can find leaders like "suk tao wu quai" (in Cantonese). They don't engage in open debate. You find them also one at a time (but inside a shell).

"He who hurries (to be a prime minister) cannot walk with dignity." (Chinese Prverb)

"A wise man listening to a fool will learn more than a fool listening to a wise man" (nuggets)

Anonymous said...

There isn't much wisdom expected in a herd.


Anonymous said...

A tortoise laughed at the maddening crowd: "Rotten eggs and tomatoes cannot hurt me!"

The hard-shell tortoise is right.

The Chinese way of cooking the tortoise is to put it in hot water and skin it.