A winter (cicada) sonata April 3, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Race Relations.
(Photo source: Hilton Pond Centre)
One of the best fun a person can have in this country is reading the vernacular press. Loads of stuff one won’t be able to find in the English dailies.
Take for instance, this bit of gem over the weekend.
MCA National Youth treasurer-general, Senator Datuk Soon Tian Szu was quoted to have said after MCA Youth protested Umno deputy Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s racist remarks, the latter apparently went – “噤若寒蝉” – which translates to “as silent as a cicada in winter“.
(Note2Self: A Winter Sonata! :P)
Soon said, “If Khairy dares to utter such racist statements again, MCA Youth will not tolerate him!”
And MCA Youth will ….Leave the coalition? Send a memorandum? Call for a Royal Commission on Race Relations? Go the way of Gerakan-PPP? Commiserate with a few cicadas?
We shall have to wait and see.
And by the way Mr. Senator; if I’m not mistaken, Vincent does read Chinese.
(Thanks Lih Kang, for this bookmark)