Thursday, October 11, 2007

Lulu Is Observing One Day Blog Silence

out of sheer disgust on the following bit of news.

Faiz will be next, says PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi gave the Government’s commitment that Kapt Dr Faiz Khaleed would be the second Malaysian to go to space.
In a press conference after witnessing the live telecast of the Soyuz TMA-11 blast-off at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) last night, Abdullah told reporters that Faiz would certainly join the space programme if Malaysia was offered a place by the Russian government in the next mission to the ISS; as long as he was qualified to do so.
“I'm quite keen to accept the offer,” he said.


I don't know what to say, other than

13 comments:

denzook said...

why ? isn't it good thing to have another malaysian blast off to space ? if you go to malaysian astronaut website, there are deluge of comments say inspiration. one step leap, etc etc... heck, even tdm gave his support.....

Anonymous said...

Why not then pay for 500 seats in order that 500 malaysians can go to space? It costs only RM50 billion to do so. Then malaysia will have more "astronauts" than the US and Russia combined. The problem is these 500 nuts will contribute nothing to science apart from bankrupting the country

Anonymous said...

I agree. Malaysia is facing a proverbial death of a wise leader. We have none. Mourn for one.

sad donkey

Pearls said...

Denzook,

This go to space is TDM's project la...Frankly, I think it is a good project but it shouldnt happen because we bought something from the Russians. It should happen because we are capable and have the ability. And definitely not at this moment in time when we are drowning in so much (cannot count already...) problems!

It's good to be far sighted.. TDM is a very far sighted man and because of this, he has brought all of us to where we are.. yup, at times we stumbled, we fell, we tripped but we made it. Bruises and all...

Anonymous said...

whatever comes out from this episode & if none of it benefit the minority like us then...

why should we feel proud or give a dam*ned.

Anonymous said...

Hey, if the money's changed hands already irregardless of whether we have 1 or 2 guys going for a joyride to spce, might as well, let the 2nd guy go also lah... no point wasting money, even though is a waste in the first place.

Anonymous said...

"“I'm quite keen to accept the offer,” he said."

Sukhoi's windfall hence gets the spreadout via Soyuz ; send a JJ(jam jar of grease to facilitate), all smooth and amicably done!

~wits0~

Anonymous said...

"...at times we stumbled, we fell, we tripped but we made it.Bruises and all..."

Well, some of us have more bruises than the others, some were crippled and maimed in the process, some were given an air-con taxi ride while others have to slog on all fours; in short it was a most unequal journey creating enmity and loss of goodwill just because some are more equal than the others

carboncopy said...

Too have a second guy going up means he needs a backup.

So a third guy/gal is going up. And on and on.

Anonymous said...

Just watched the Special Olympics Closing Ceremony in Astro. It is touching that most gomens are having a place in their hearts for special people. But not Malaysia. We would rather spend the money putting tourists into space.

The Malaysian Special Olympic team was given the cold shoulder by National Sports Council. To make the trip, they have to resort to foreign sponsorship (Brunei). Shame, shame.

CY said...

I thought all Malaysians were asked whether a second Malaysian would go to space. Looks like the decision has been made for us...

Anonymous said...

hei you morons in kepala batas, while he is preparing to spend another rm80-90m to send another tourist to space.

we was wondering how many unfortunate constituents there that couldn't even afford to prepare a decent raya do for their family...

but then again, served you guys right for choosing someone whose ego is more important than your basic needs.

Anonymous said...

Just heard the comments from the Russians that Malaysia should buy our own Solyuz if we want to send more passengers into space. No problem.