Lee Chong Wei won the Olympics silver and all hell broke loose in our political front. 1st, he was flown to Penang via private jet and all to meet Najib. There he was given a mock cheque for RM300,000-00 and also the life payment of RM3,000.
Then the DAP led Penang government gives him Datukship. Yesterday Lee Chong Wei was at the DAP convention and it was reported that he is not interested in politics and asked to be left alone to prepare for the Japan Open in September.
I respect his talent and was very sad when he lost to Lin Dan. But to give him datukship, and to pass him the mock cheque in Penang right smack in the middle of the Permatang Pauh election is just ridiculous. All politic gimmick. And I though DAP would be bigger than UMNO, but they too jump into the bandwagon, and quickly announced the Datukship award. Really pathetic!
There are other issues we should look at:-
1. That bloody racist school teacher which was conveniently transferred and matter closed. Lim Guan Eng made a defence of that poor girl in Melaka, and he was convicted of Sedition. Here we have a teacher uttering racists comments in School, of all places, and nothing is done to punish this teacher. Hishammuddin remains silent. Perhaps he was too busy kissing his keris, but as Education Minister, he must come out and state that this is wrong. But then again, he himself is a racist man, after his keris kissing antics, so I guess we cant expect much from him.
I do wonder if a non-malay teacher had attacked the malay race... I wonder what would happen?
2. Talking about racists comments - no action taken against UMNO delegates who were bashing the chinese in the last general assembly.. But then again, our Prime Minister is just too busy taking LRT and Trains.
I applaud PM's effort to take the train and all. Finally someone from Putra Jaya coming to the common level, but will there be any concerted effort to solve the transport problem? Our country loves to build things but has no clue/ no desire to maintain these buildings/facilities.
Back to Chong Wei, if we are going to give him Datukship, please award Cheah Soon Kit/Soo Beng Kiang too as they won Silver in Atlanta.