Ever since DS Samy Vellu effectively grovelled for forgiveness at Tun Dr M for an AGM delegate proposing to award a garland of slippers to our former PM, knowing full well that the good doctor probably has more influence on Indian voters than MIC does these days, there has been a spare garland of slippers lying around. I have always thought that there are 2 great candidates for this garland, TS koh Tsu Koon or YB Lim Guan Eng.
TS Koh is of course a renowned racist among the people of Penang, what with his favouring of Chinese business interests well ahead of Malay or even Indian ones! Howerever, we are now seeing Lim Guan Eng fast catching up with TS Koh, with quotas for Malays to compete against each other on projects (a bastardisation of the DEB based system TS Koh used to ignore), his closing one eye to aides insulting Muslim NGO's and now with the Kampung Buah Pala fiasco.
These men have debated before and the two showcased excellent Bahasa Malaysia skills with an ability to command it to such heights of boredom, even when slinging mud at each other, resulting in little real value. So, to spice things up, now that everyone, including the Kg Buah Pala residents, are keen on the debate taking place, I propose that the MIC contributes their spare garland of slippers as a prize for the loser of the debate, to be decided by Kg Buah Pala residents of course!
I know that some people out there now have a view that the Kampung Buah Pala residents had gone too far and ended up asking or even daring to 'milk some profit' from the whole issue. I tend to disagree however, and hope that the following excellent short movie brings home what I mean... no mean pun intended! Also hope you all agree that racism should be opposed across all political divides...