Nobel overture


So Tun Dr Mahathir gets a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Why not? I see this as a heartening news for all Malaysians. Dr M has during his reign put Malaysia on the world map as no other Malaysian leader has done, before or since. I am justifiably proud of course.

 He was known as one of the most vocal voices from the Third World, not afraid to stand up against what he perceived as injustice in the international arena in the areas of globalisation, and war crimes.

Having said that, as the list of nominees grow, there are already predictions that Al Gore, nominated for his work in helping raise awareness about the environment and particularly global warming, will take the prize. Here’s AFP’s take.

For a quick brush up, Here’s a list of who has won before.

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2 thoughts on “Nobel overture

  1. A man went on safari and took his faithful dog along.

    One day the dog starts chasing butterflies and gets lost. He notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch. The dog thinks, “I’m in deep doodoo now.” Then he notices some bones on the ground and settles down to chew on them with his back to the cat.

    Just as the leopard is about to pounce, the dog exclaims, “Man, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more?” Hearing this, the leopard slinks away. “Whew,” says the leopard. “That was close.”

    Meanwhile, a monkey who saw the whole scene from a nearby tree figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. But the dog sees him heading after the leopard and figures something must be up.

    The monkey catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal. The cat is furious and says, “Hop on my back and see what’s going to happen to that conniving canine.”

    Now the dog sees the leopard coming again. But instead of running, he sits down with his back to his attackers pretending he hasn’t seen them yet. And just when they get close enough to hear, the dog says, “Where’s that monkey? I just can never trust him. I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard, and he’s still not back!”

  2. Pingback: A Nobel Truth « Euphoria in Misery

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