or this one by FMT
which were written as reports from the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, you would probably think that there's nothing wrong with our defense minister.
He sounds quite ministerial and even a bit boring.
Actually, those stories are part of the magic tricks of our media in this age of Malaysia Baru which is begining to feel more and more like Malaysia Lama when media outlets spun their stories to make ministers look good.
Well, this is Mat Sabu in video at that premier Asia Pacific defense and security summit,
Yup, that's our defense minister.
Nice or not?
And he is the president of one of the parties in the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition.
Okay, I'm not going to say anything about the standard of his English because I have no problem with people who speak the language that way. I'm not an arrogant Anglophile snob.
I just want you all to concentrate on the message that Mat Sabu was trying to convey....if you can understand what he was saying la.
My favourite part is when he said that the Chinese Coast Guard is bigger than our navy and because of that there's nothing we can do except to talk to them if the Chinese decide to come over and do whatever they like in our territory.
In all seriousness, if our own defense minister can say that in front of an international audience, then we may as well close down our navy and save the billions of ringgit for our country's defense.
Heck, why not close down our entire armed forces while we are at it. Let's not waste our tax payers' money.
Just roll over and die whenever anyone wants to invade our country.
Yeah, why bother, right?
Even the Singaporeans have better looking armed forces than ours. So, tell the world la that we are going to let them take over our country if they feel like it.
And I wonder what our soldiers, sailors and airmen of Angkatan Tentera Malaysia think of what Mat Sabu said at the event.
The guy who is more or less in charge of them basically said that they are quite useless.
All those sacrifices, and lives lost while defending this country over the years amount to nothing for this current defense minister.
He can't even seemed to remember how our armed forces defeated the communist insurgency, won the confrontation with Indonesia and other instances when our men and women in uniform did good in defending our country.
I don't know lah, but this sort of idiocies among the Pakatan ministers are really getting on my nerves.
And it doesn't seem to be getting any better any time soon.