March 21, 2015
Your Weekend Entertainment –Dame Shirley Bassey at The BBC
We all have been through a lot this whole week and the week before. We have wtinessed the passing of the Hudud Bill (with amendments) by PAS and UMNO politicians at the Kelantan state assembly. They did it for purely political reasons. We read that at LIMA 2015, our beloved Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has bought himself a new toy which will fly him and his consort around the world, costing nearly half billion ringgit at our expense. The Police continues to arrest and persecute opposition politicians like Nurul Izzah, Rafizi Ramli et.al while in our homes, we are not secure from night raiders who will rob us clean when we are less vigilant.
The 1MDB scandal continues with the Auditor-General in action while attempts to divert our attention from this mother of scandals continues unabated. On April 1, GST comes into effect leaving citizens burdened with the rise in the cost of living. So far, we know taxi, bus and train fares have gone up. We are sure that the prices of tosai, chapati, roti canai and tea tarik will rise as well, and we know salaries have not increased.
Let us put all that behind us at least momentarily and take a break. We hope will enjoy the company of the incomparable Dame Shirley Bassey who sings with such emotion and virtuosity.– Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican