Friday, 31 July 2009

News of the week

Usually, news seldom bring laughter… but this one might just change your perception… taken from here

28 July 2009 – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has sought Malaysia’s assistance in tackling the problem of corruption besetting the east African nation.

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the president expressed his concern over the problem, which affected not only Uganda but also its neighbours in Africa, during the discussion at the ongoing Global Smart Partnership dialogue, here.

In our session with heads of government earlier, I had the chance to discuss with them what has been done in Uganda and the President’s vision is to find a way to overcome the corruption problem”

“In fact, the president wanted our views on how to get rid of corruption. Many heads of government gave similar views because corruption is a universal problem,” he told Malaysian journalists covering the dialogue here Monday.

Muhyiddin was among the heads of government attending the 3 day dialogue, themed “Towards a Smarter Globe: The Smart Partnership Way For Realising Socio-economic Transformation Through Regional Integration.”

The dialogue is organised by the Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management (CPTM) together with the host government. Previous dialogues had been held in Malaysia, Eastern Africa (Uganda), Southern Africa (Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zambia, and the Caribbean (Barbados).


(Zewt got curious and googled this CPTM and found the
homepage. Checkout the member countries)

Muhyiddin said that almost all the participating nations gave backgrounds of information on corruption.

“We, together with (former prime minister) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and other leaders discussed how to address the problem. We shared our experience on how to do it the Malaysian way”

“What is important is for the people to realise the danger of corruption so that it will be seen as a disgusting practice,” he said.

Sharing the success stories of the Malaysian-Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), Muhyiddin said Malaysia was trying its best to put a stop to the problem.

“We just share knowledge, they don’t have to follow us,” he added.


Yes, some of us may laugh and perhaps give a few cynical remarks and ridicule this *can someone please suggest an adjective* article. But if we are to sit down and ponder on the bigger picture, it can quite a horrifying sight.

But since it’s Friday and weekend is here… let us just laugh… for the time being…


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18 comments:

MKL said...

Hahaha... This one is funny. :P

I guess Malaysian style solution will be easy for Uganda. Need a broom and a rug and then...

Sweep under rug. Problem solved. No corruption :P

hasilox said...

I heard zimbabwe is the official economy advisor in that group. Their best success story is how to make all their "tuan-tuan" millionaire!

Leno said...

whoaa ... hoaa ... haaa ...

If he had ask advice from Anwar Ibrahim ... then I will have a grand-mal seizure straight away.

whoaa .... hoaaa ... haaa....

pinknpurplelizard said...

MACC should change their abreviation to MCC (*Cantonese* Mong Cha Cha)

I think someone should audit all the ministers and see how 'clean', 'humble' and 'poor' they are.

Happy weekend, ppl! :)

doc said...

perhaps what the ugandan president meant by tackling the problem of corruption, was how to execute nationwide corruption while pulling wool over the peoples' eyes, which means he has sought the advice of the Master of the Game.

littlepolaris said...

very easy ma... just C4 everyone who is corrupted. =P

Sharon said...

is this what you call "asking the blind to lead the blind"? funny.. very funny hehehe

Anonymous said...

“If that (development) is what they want, we are ready to help but they must also be ready to help us,” Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin told reporters after launching the state-level Teachers’ Day celebration at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Manek Urai Baru here today.

he promised a bridge and some development worth few million ringgit during the Manek Urai by-election in return the people there must vote for BN. now how is that not a bribe?

PahNur said...

ROFLOL, get up from floor and again, ROFLOL!!!!! I wonder how they manage to put on a straight face while telling the Ugandans all this crap, botox perhaps?

This is beyond the blind leading the blind..this is the F*ers teaching the F*ed how to F*... others!!!!! Massive orgy going on!!! Excuse me while I resume ROFLOL!!!! Thank you Zewt for making my day...wait, make it my month!!!

pharmalogik said...

lol..

vincent said...

In the Land of the Blind, is the One-Eyed Man not the King?

Sam said...

This is amazingly inspirational. Maybe next they'll ask us how to send astronauts to the moon too.

gina said...

I think probably they don't have internet in Uganda. LOL!

Yvonne Foong said...

They wer prolly just patronizing the host country while our minister's egos hit the roof by Uganda's mere pleasantry. Geez....

zewt said...

MKL - hahaha.. imagine... even a slovenian knows all about our shit...

hasilox - let the blind lead the blind...

Leno - Who to ask from anwar?

pinknpurplelizard - oh no... i think they are farrrrr from mong cha cha.

doc - oh yeah, i think their corruption problem is that corruption is not rampant enough.

littlepolaris - plenty in africa eh?

Sharon - the perfect example i must say.

zewt said...

anon @ 31/7 2.31pm - question is... is that bridge now made available?

PahNur - have a feeling you will still be laughing if u read it today eh? :)

pharmalogik - :P

vincent - no... he is god.

Sam - or how to taste roti canai in zero gravity.

gina - internet? what internet?

Yvonne Foong - nah, i think it's more than that. i see that as a whole picture of trying to make each other looks good.

imp said...

oh dear. hahaha. it is very funny lor. am surprised that certain countries on the same continent aren't participating in the 'seminar'. :p

zewt said...

imp - something tells me i know which certain country in the same continent which is not participating in it :P