Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lulu Undecided Whether The NST Writers Were Lacking In Vocabulary, Had A Poor Choice Of Words OR Is Just Plain Mean


maklumlah, the NST has a lawsuit pending against Jeff Ooi, but for them to write, "Ooi Chuan Aun (DAP-Jelutong) went into sulking mode and forgo his turn to speak today when the deputy speaker Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar cut debating time for each person from 15 minutes to two", that, really makes Lulu wonder if the NST writers were lacking in vocabulary, had a poor choice of words OR is just plain mean and vindictive.

Normally, each MP is allocated 20 minutes to speak. Then it was cut down to 15 min, then 10, then 5, and by the time Jelutong got to speak, he was given only 2 minutes.

Lulu looked up the Hansard recordings of the proceeding on the 8th.
Looks like a typical parliament style "hello" alone will take up 2 minutes.

for eg,

Datuk Siringan Gubat [Ranau]: Terima kasih Tuan Yang di-Pertua. Tuan Yang di-Pertua, melalui Dewan yang mulia ini saya mohon untuk menyampaikan setinggi-tinggi penghargaan serta menjunjung kasih di atas titah ucapan perasmian oleh Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong di Perasmian Pembukaan Sidang Parlimen kali yang kedua belas. Titah Ucapan Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong itu wajar dijadikan panduan untuk melaksanakan khidmat dan kewajipan terhadap negara, bangsa dan rakyat.
Tuan Yang di-Pertua

Tuan Mohamed Azmin bin Ali [Gombak]: Assalamualaikum warahmatulallahi wabarakatuh dan salam sejahtera. Tuan Yang di-Pertua, saya tampil untuk mengambil tanggungjawab membahaskan Titah Diraja dengan mengajak Ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat untuk memberi tumpuan kepada kesan tsunami politik yang melanda Malaysia pada 8 Mac 2008. [Dewan riuh] Umumnya golongan usahawan dan budayawan, warga korporat dan teknokrat, golongan pekerja dan peniaga, pemandu teksi dan petani merasa lega kerana pemimpin Barisan Nasional yang angkuh dan sombong, sang perasuah dan pemeras, dihukum oleh tangan-tangan rakyat yang berkuasa.

Dato' Ibrahim Ali [Pasir Mas]: Bismillaahirahmaanir Rahim, assalamualaikum w.b.t. Terima kasih Tuan Yang di-Pertua oleh kerana masa tak panjang, saya nak bercakap style kung-fu iaitu saya tidak akan bagi laluan walaupun saya suka berdebat sebab masa tidak ada.
Tuan Yang di-Pertua, dalam kita menjunjung Titah Ucapan Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong dan kalau pihak kerajaan sendiri juga turut akur kepada kedaulatan Raja, di mana Agong adalah Sultan Terengganu, kembalikanlah royalti minyak yang sekarang ni masih dalam dana Kerajaan Persekutuan.
[Tepuk]

Lulu thinks Jeff Ooi is right to decide not to speak.
"It is impossible for me to condense my speech into two minutes. With the time allocated, I can't even finish the introduction of my speech," he said.

And for the NST to describe Jeff as "sulking", well, Lulu thinks they're wrong to use that adjective.

Update 10:08am
Just took a glance at the NST.
They've decided to revise the piece and omit the earlier "sulking" paragraph. good thing sensibility prevailed.
btw, Lulu has the screenshot of the article which was posted, but it's at home. will post the it up when Lulu gets home, else you may be wondering if Lulu's delusional.

2 comments:

novice101 said...

With such limited vocabulary, corporations who are sponsoring the papers for school studies, like YTL, hoping to improve the English in these schools should really think twice. Maybe the people should write to these sponsors.

wits0 said...

All form and no substance. Jeff is right not to speak.