Thursday, 17 July 2008

The Great Fuel Debate

Was home by 2000h on Tuesday night to catch the Great Fuel Debate between de facto Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek on cable TV. What is at stake is the future of our country.

Anwar was brilliant. He addressed the issues raised and provided intelligent responses that reflected a true understanding of economic principles and genuine concern for the welfare of the populace. Shabery, on the other hand, did not seem to appreciate the ground rules of debating and resorted to making cheap and tacky personal attacks. This could have been an excellent opportunity for the Government to persuade us that if we gave the ruling coalition a bigger mandate in the next General Elections, they could lead Malaysia into economic recovery and even prosperity. The Government’s representative squandered that opportunity. Too bad, retard. You had one chance to redeem yourselves in our eyes and you totaled it. We have no confidence in the Information Minister. We have no confidence in the PM. We have no confidence in Barisan Nasional. Is that unambiguous and unequivocal enough?

But before we could congratulate ourselves and go about the streets pumping each other’s hands over what a great democratic country ours is to allow televised debates of such nature, the police had arrested our man Anwar for an uncorroborated charge of sodomy. Can you spell Sore Loser?

Anwar was freed on police bail this morning. Shabery is probably in hiding and shitting bricks and pinecones right now. We’re going to have to keep a close watch on this case to make sure Anwar gets a fair trial, if any. I doubt that the prosecution could even raise a prima facie case.

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