Monday, March 21, 2005

News Flash

The BBC weather guy Matt Taylor is a horribly cute kid. It must be the Scottish accent. The same Timothy-Goh boy-boy cheekiness. AWwwwwwwwwwww. There's even his biography on BBC.

That's odd. CNA should do the same man... wonder how detailed theirs would be.

"And after obtaining his degree from NUS, the same time he discovered his homosexual inclinations, Timothy took up a job at..."

Watching HARDtalk with vice-president in Congo.

Wasn't this the same programme that had PM Goh in knots over the capital punishment issue?

Hmmm. Anyhow, news is repeating itself because:

One year ago I wrote in Cenite's class essay that to see whether the world has progressed from Kosovo and Sebrenica would be to watch what happens with Congo. Apparently, we've not progressed.

Facts: One million died so far, thousands dying everyday.

BBC lady (damn I should know her name) currently grilling the vice-president on the acts of his militia army. She's good.

"How long were they sentenced for?"
"I don't know i'm not the judge."
"It's a military court, you're the military chief. You're the commander-in-chief."

He's not too bad himself.

"There's a helicopter in your house, don't you admit that it's because (of the unstable situation) so you can make a quick getaway?"

"What about the helicopter in President Bush's White House? Is he also trying to make a quick getaway?"

And there were other not so new news about China and Taiwan and the UN wanting all countries to hold hands and sing songs.

And digging up something on capital punishment, 2002 article by Reuters:

"The government revealed recently, only in reply to a question in parliament, that 340 people were hanged between 1991 and 2000. In a response to a Reuters query, it also said 22 people were executed for drug trafficking in 2001 and 17 in the year before. Singapore has one of the highest execution rates in the world relative to its population, Amnesty's Parritt said. The highest outright number of executions were carried out by China, the United States, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Amnesty said."