Did you catch the Hamid Albar interview on BBC’s Hardtalk recently?
It felt good to see him handle Sarah Montague, the pompous British HardTalk Tv host with the firmness and seasoned manner befitting his position as our Foreign Minister by the way he gave her a thrashing every now and then when she tried to corner him into admitting this and that about our nation?
She was outrightly rude to DS Hamid when she kept interrupting him when he was giving his replies or clarifying his points.
If this is a measure of British etiquette or civilization after all these years of their so called Western progress, then I’d rather stick to our much more cultured and amiable Eastern values where we allow others to finish speaking before we do?
Sarah Montague was very rude and deserves to not be allowed to interview our Foreign Minister or any other Malaysian Government official until or unless the interviewers learn to respect our government leaders!
It is one thing for us to take our ministers to task here in our spaces but I will never stand by and watch a foreigner come in and bad mouth or attempt to ridicule our people no matter if they are from the current BN government or opposition?
These are our internal affairs and best left to us. The outsiders should go attend to their own affairs first!
Not like the British, American, Australian or any other nation out there are any much better than us?
It was bad enough watching Anwar Ibrahim getting grilled but to see the BBC woman try to be so bloody ‘kurang ajar’ to our Foreign Minister was simply too much for me to bear!
Anwar Ibrahim got toasted in his session last time and I was a bit pissed off at Anwar for failing to give that HardTalk host an equal brushoff as what Hamid Albar has succeeded!
Anwar’s a well known orator and learned individual but the poor man wasn’t up to his usual self when he allowed the HardTalk host to skewer him time and time again in that interview.
Hamid Albar must probably be well aware of the HardTalk host’s pressuring tactics to get her way and that’s probably the reason why he was able to fend off her attacks and dish out some of his own smashing her every now and then!
Bravo! At least there’s someone in the Malaysian Cabinet who has the brains and the balls to go about it especially in defending Malaysia on the international scene albeit of all the kind of nonsense we have going on here in our government.
I am proud of our Foreign Minister for the way he handled himself in the interview. Wish that there were many more like him in government.
I am not saying that I support the current bida’ah introducing Premier. No bloody way!
Far from it…but I am just glad to see someone like Hamid Albar give the likes of the BBC’s HardTalk hosts like Sarah Montague a taste of her own pushy bitter medicine!
There’s a download link here for you to watch that interview.
It’s good to see a Malaysian leader kick ass once in a while instead of being made to look like a fool on international television by those nasty HardTalk hosts! Well done Pak Hamid!
You would have made a better PM had Tun Mahathir chosen you instead of you know who?