Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: Singapore, transform!
I sometimes wish I lived in Malaysia. Politicians there seem to make more interesting declarations.
Take former Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. His most recent announcement was that 9/11, the September 11, 2001 attack on the New York World Trade Center, was staged by the US of A.
"If they can make Avatar, they can make anything," said the outspoken former PM.
In fact, in a later reiteration of his 9/11 beliefs, he went on to say that the Arabs were "not clever enough" to stage such a coordinated attack involving four planes.
Wow. That man has testicles.
In one fell swoop, he managed to a) accuse the Americans of killing their own people to make Muslims look bad, and b) pronounce the Arabs too stupid to plan such a difficult attack.
In contrast, Singaporean politicians tend to say pretty boring things. For instance, we had a recent announcement by a high level Economic Strategies Committee on new economic directions for Singapore.
This Economic Strategies Committee (ESC) is made up of some really senior ministers and industry bigwigs. After eight months of meetings, brainstorming and high-level committee-ing, the high-level committee came forth to declare their ambitious plans for transforming Singapore's economy in the next 10 years. (cont'd)