The main newspaper to day highlighted the unveiling of the first Malaysian submarine named Tunku Abdul Rahman, in rememberance of Malaysia's first Prime Minister. The submarine is expected to be delivered in 2009 which will reinforce Malaysia's defense where the sea lanes across the Straits of Malacca happens to be one of the busiest sea routes of the world.
The unveiling of the submarine is a refreshing occasion and downplay the murder trial of Alantuya, which some has connected to the submarine deal. Come to think of it, if the murder does not takes place, will Razak Baginda be standing next to the DPM???
Out of the ocean depths, the next focus is of course the first Malaysian in outer space. Again the mainstream newspaper reported that Sheikh Muzaffar will be given a hero's welcome on his short return to Malaysia in November 2007. Why November when he will be undergoing experiments in European space agency on effects of space condition to man. General election around the corner??
On further comment, it will be a proud moment for the nation if a Malaysian is chosen by USA or Russia to be an astronaut (or cosmonaut) based on his ability and not paid by the taxpayer's money. Poor Dr Sheikh...he will be a victim of circumstances when political parties will use him as political mileage.
A small caption in Bernama mentions that transparent election boxes is currently distributed nationwide ahead of the General election. Why now?? Is General election coming soon??
The three news though significant pales when compared to the news of Lim Goh Tong's death. His story and his success shall be remembered, not because of his richness but on how hard work will be rewarded.
Whatever it is, the one news that should be anticipated by all peace loving Malaysians is whether the CJ's tenure extended or not...
Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...