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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

LKY to AAB: Sorry, dude...

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The Star online has just published the apology by Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.

Image hosting by PhotobucketLKY apologizes for remarks (click on image for the news report)

Lee indicated that the "discomfort" he caused Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was the last thing he wanted.

You can read the full article here.

Blogger compadre Howsy, always quick on the draw, has posted the full text of The Star news report, plus some personal observations.
(some of Walski's own reflections on this in the full post)

First, the Pope, now Lee Kuan Yew.

When, oh when, will some of our own numbskull politicians realize that when a wrong has been committed in action or speech, it is okay to apologize. It's the adult thing to do, and there is no disrespect is making an honest error in judgement.

This, by the way, is not a swipe at anyone in particular. Just a prevailing attitude that seems to be the mainstay of how many of Malaysian politicians carry themselves.

It seems, however, that the prevailing mindset seem to be that to err may be human, to apologize unthinkable. There is, after all, a larger-than-life persona to maintain, ain't there?