Sunday, July 4, 2010

Goal! Malaysia Boleh!

It was sweet to see Argentina's star player Lionel Messi nullified. More than that, as Germany's coach Loew put it, "And we closed down Messi very well - without resorting to fouls". Definitely not the type of foul play that saw Brazil striker Melo stomping on Dutch winger Arjen Robben.

But it was even sweeter to see it all for free on Malaysian channel RTM2. Without having to succumb to the blackmail of the Singtel-Starhub evil foul of charging $70++ to watch a world event. Starhub even encrypted the free-to-air Malaysian broadcast to deny access by its paying cable TV subscribers.

Singaporeans have long been stomped on by a government with no soul. That's the difference between the two countries separated by a causeway. Doesn't SMRT star player Saw Phaik Hwa's "..people can board the train – it’s whether they choose to" sound remarkably like the Minister who said people live in void decks because of their own choice?

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