Monday, November 12, 2007

Prime Minister attends Cornell Alumni Dinner

Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi graced the Cornell Club of Malaysia 3rd Dinner Talk Series. It is definitely a great recognition to Cornell University, when Prime Minister chooses to address Cornell alumni, the day after UMNO General Assembly.

10th November 2007 definitely goes down to history. The first time Cornell's name is mentioned in all major newspapers in Malaysia.

Prime Minister spoke mainly on 2 issues:- Regional Corridors and Human Capital Development.

Would put all the newspapers link here. Would write on what PM covers later on.

The Star - Article 1
The Star - Article 2
NST - Article 1
NST - Article 2
Sin Chew Jit Poh
China Press - Article 1
China Press - Article 2
Nanyang Siang Pao
Berita Harian
Utusan Malaysia

NST definitely made a fool of itself, when it wrote "He was speaking during a question-and-answer session at the Cornell Club Dinner Talk Series, organised by The Oxford Cambridge Society, Malaysia. ".

I am not sure how NST deduced that Cornell is suddenly one of the colleges of Oxbridge or a branch campus of Oxbridge etc. It is wierd that NST made this blunder, when throughout the whole event, it was clearly mentioned that it is Cornell Club of Malaysia that organized it, and no other newspaper made similar blunder.

Since it is almost 3am, I won't comment on PM's speech and response to Q&A now. Would write it later.

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