Thursday, November 16, 2006

Malaysia glocal

Glocal means... you get into a global space to play local games. According to Bernama, the Parliament was told that the two Malaysian pioneer astronauts will spin top (gasing) and toss "batu seremban' (five-stone game) as part of an experiment during his space travel.

The astronauts will also paint a batik motif and make 'teh tarik' ('pulled' tea) which would be shared with fellow astronauts from other country.

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry parliamentary secretary Rohani Abdul Karim. Rohani, who was representing the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry at the parliament, said the outcome of the experiments -- gasing, batu seremban, batik, teh tarik et al -- would be studied on earth "with the hope that it would unravel the mysteries in science, education and medicine".

Thanks to Najib Razak, as it was revealed that the Malaysian Astronaut programme was not borne by the Treasury, but derived by offsetting the purchase of Sukhoi jet fighters from Russia by the Defence Ministry. Would anyone mind passing this blog entry to Michael Backman of The Age, Australia? (source: Screenshots)

The best part of this blog in Screenshots was the comments made. Some of them, I do really pass it off as jokes of the year.
Tags: Screenshots, Bernama, Astronaut, Space, Science, Technology

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