Lack of knowledge

Thursday, September 03, 2009 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

Since this is my blog, I can still blog in English and sometimes when I feel like it,I can blog in my mother tongue, the Malay language.

Ever since I drove the Unser,I tend to wash it when it's really dirty..Thankfully it's black..if it was the white Viva...I would look like such a dirty girl for not being able to wash her car once in awhile...So today after almost 2 weeks of not washing my car(the last time was the U8B car wash thing),I washed it about an hour ago...It's definitely a workout since the car is like 2 &1/2 times the size of the Viva that I used to drive...I remembered Mr.Suthagar's reaction when he saw me going to my car(I always seem to park my car next to his..haha).."Why are you driving such a big car?"...I was like..."Because my dad gave it to me?"...:P

I deleted this part of the post because I think it made me sound like a conceited git which I'm not..ahaha..You know how you say something that you don't mean & you hear it with your own ears& can't believe that,that actually came out?Well that's how I feel after I realize today what I wrote yesterday.

I would like to share with you this newspaper article that I told to my friends a few weeks ago because I thought it shows how lack of knowledge is definitely embarassing when your line of work requires you to be well informed.But heck,to me,what this certain clueless reporter doesn't know is about general knowledge,something that I,a degree student who have yet to graduate(I'll be graduating in 2010..insyallah)even knows!Though she doesn’t represent all reporters in our country, it did indeed embarrassed the tv station that she’s employed with.tsk2...How embarrassing...Do your homework please!
Taken from The Star online(the purple words are my reaction)
Saturday August 15, 2009

Which party is Karpal from?

KUALA LUMPUR: There was a sense of disbelief in the High Court here yesterday when a reporter from Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) said she was not sure which party Karpal Singh belonged to.
Eliani Mazlan, 26, who took the stand on the third day of Karpal Singh’s sedition trial was being cross-examined by Jagdeep Singh Deo.

Jagdeep: Do you know which party is Karpal Singh from?
Eliani: I am not sure.-----How can you not know??You're a reporter!

Karpal who was also present, could not help smiling in amusement when she said that.
Karpal was alleged to have uttered seditious words against the Sultan of Perak at his legal firm Messrs Karpal Singh & Co in Jalan Pudu Lama on Feb 6.
He is charged under Section 4 (1) (b) of the Sedition Act 1948.
Earlier, Jagdeep asked Eliani if she knew who Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was, to which she replied he was PKR’s president.

Jagdeep then asked if she knew that PKR was part of Pakatan Rakyat, to which she said she was not sure.---OH MY GOD!

She also remained silent when asked if she had heard of Pakatan Rakyat.
Eliani was only two months into her job when she went to cover the press conference in February where Karpal is said to have uttered seditious words.

To a statement by Jagdeep that Karpal was a person of principle who held a different view on party hopping from his other colleagues in Pakatan, the reporter again replied that she was not sure.
Referring to the full transcript of the press conference, Jagdeep asked Eliana if she was sure that Karpal had really said he would sue the Sultan.

Jagdeep: At page four, paragraph two of the video transcript, Karpal said “In fact, I’ve stated very clearly that we will sue the Sultan together with the new state government as defendants if they persist.” Are you sure Karpal said he would sue the Sultan? What does it say?
Eliani: We.
Jagdeep: It is not I.
Eliani: But it could mean himself.
Jagdeep: We could mean I? Is that what you are trying to say? What was said in the transcript?
Eliani: We.
Jagdeep: So you agree that we is not I?
Eliani: Yes.
Jagdeep: You agree that your understanding is completely a misunderstanding?
Eliani: I am not sure.-_-
Jagdeep also relentlessly questioned the witness about the “gaps” in the video footage of Karpal’s media conference which was tendered in court on Thursday.
Judicial Commissioner Azman Abdullah ticked Jagdeep off for his intimidating style of questioning and reminded him not to shout at the witness.
“But My Lord, I have yet to shout at her,” replied Jagdeep, drawing laughter from those present.---LOLSS
The trial resumes on Tuesday.
What do you think???The article speaks for itself...tsk2...