Friday, December 15, 2006

I fear the 'Greeks' even bearing gifts

On Tuesday 12th December, I read a malaysiakini report about the Bangkok Post interviewing AAB. I came across the following:

Abdullah revealed in the interview which was held in Putrajaya that he had told Khairy he could not dabble in both politics and business at the same time.

“Khairy studied economic philosophy at Oxford. He was going to work in Hong Kong but it was too far away. Then he decided to go to Singapore. By that time, he was already in Umno Youth,” Abdullah said of his son-in-law, who is married to his only daughter, Nori.

“I posed him a question: 'Are you going into politics or are you going into business?' You cannot do both together, especially if you are going to operate in Singapore. That was the time when he was offered to join ECM Libra. That was the time they made all sorts of news about him.

Early I had read that a well-known politician from a nearby country stating relationship with Malaysia has improved since AAB took over. Isn't that just exciting?

During the period when the Grand Ole Man attacked AAB, or when AAB was under pressure, I had also read various news reports, journalistic opinions and statements by poiliticians, emanating from a nearby country, which seemed to serve (coincidentally of course) to ‘protect’ or ameliorate AAB's position .

Then I stumbled upon an old book that had this quotation:

Equo ne credite, Teucri
Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes


Do not trust the Horse, Trojans
Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even bearing gifts

The book, about the Trojan War, explained that it was Laocoon, high priest of Troy who uttered that dire warning about accepting the poisonous gift of the Wooden Horse left behind by the Greeks who pretended to leave for Greece after decades of stalemated war. I am sure we all know what happened to Troy.

Oh, it's a Friday and just KTemoc's Reading Day! Thought I would share some of my random readings with you.


  1. Wow, latin ...

    Given the state of affairs in our beloved country I prefer Greeks even with their gifts in horses.... maybe some good may come out of it


  2. Yes, yes, we might as well let horses rule the country
    rather than pigs.

  3. “blahblah...He was going to work in Hong Kong but it was too far away...blahblah”

    Too far away, or too chicken to do actual work or (heaven forbid!)be evaluated based on job performance?

  4. This is the same AAB who thinks flies does not hover on his dump.