I am grateful to Allah that all those involved in the Free Gaza Movement returned home safely to their families after a presumably traumatic experience on the high seas recently. While branding them as “heroes ” is quite debatable from the mass’ point of view as I have observed, I’d give them the benefit of the doubt barring the two failed reporters who were professionally assigned to the mission to report on the developments to the Nation. Unfortunately, they were inexperienced and totally untrained to be working on hostile waters antagonizing the Isreali Defense Forces. They were expected to be received unkindly and the end result, though not as dire as in our earlier projection, was somewhat as we predicted. I regret that little mention was given to a true hero in Dato’ Seri Panglima Anifah Aman, the Foreign Minister who successfully negotiated for their safe release. Another valid question I keep on hearing is what point is there in Malaysians contributing financially to the Palestinian cause when we can’t even send bare necessities to the victims? Are we maintaining their officials and missions and their lifestyles abroad or seeing to it that every penny goes to the ground? When Arafat was alive and Malaysia contributed Millions through him, how was the money managed? How did he live? Didn’t he marry a Greek Orthodox Christian who was allegedly involved in money laundering?
BACK TO THE CASH-INS.
Has he gone back into space?
1. I watched the television at 5am when the officials received the hostages at the BungaRaya at the KLIA. There were speeches, press conferences, and even adjournment to the Sri Perdana for breakfast and more speeches and story-telling. Then the UMNO Information Chief Ahmad Maslan declared he will take them all for a nation-wide tour telling the people of the atrocities of the barbaric Isreali regime, something that even the Malays in the most rural areas like Ulu Kelantan and Sembrong already know. What shakes my soul from the body is why Ahmad Maslan won’t take Sheikh Mudzaffar, the Malaysian astronaut we paid Millions of Dollars to put into space around the country telling his story inspiring our future generation, the young Malaysians , our fixed assets, ultimately turning them into a handsome investment in the future. Better yet, turn him into an UMNO man and parade him in schools nationwide.