Malaysiakini carried a report which says Malaysians are walking tall after the space odyssey by our Bolehnaut. Is there anyone feeling like so out there? For one, I'm feeling lower today and walking with a slump thinking of how the RM90 million spent on the space odyssey could have been better spent.
To hear our space-loving Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak claimed that the return of the Bolehnaut from space was a historic moment that made his BolehLander countrymen "stand a few inches taller", makes one wonder whether what is occupying his skull vault is but empty space. Is anyone one out there standing a few inches taller? For one, I did not have a height enhancement experience recently.
To make matter worse after throwing RM90 million into empty space, the DPM is talking of asking us to throw more down that empty alley. Already he is mulling sending another Malaysian space flight participant into space. Isn't one Bolehnaut sufficient for the BolehLand Book of Record?
My earlier suspicions that there is much empty space within the DPM's skull vault is confirmed by his saying this: "Since the next expedition would involve public funds, the government would have to convince the public of the need of the mission".
Is he saying that our first Bolehnaut's trip was financed by him? Is he trying to bluff anyone by claiming that public funds were not involved in our first Bolehnaut's recent space frolic or his and his better-half attendence at the off-target touchdown? Is he, like his 'slow-mo' somnambulistic superior taking us for denizens with similarly empty-spaced cerebral vaults?
They maybe able to bluff some of us all the time, all of us some of the time but never all of us all the time. But then again with empty spaces within their skull vaults, who really knows.
All right thinking Malaysians should stand up and be counted and protest at the waste of public funds to send another Bolehnaut out there into empty space. One Bolehnaut is sufficient for the moment. The next Bolehnaut can be a self-financed one and he/she would achieve another first - the first self-financed Bolehnaut!