Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Recent Coincidence Cases

Case 1: Arif Shah donates RM1,000 to flood victim

Arif Shah gave out RM1,000 to Teh Soo Chair, 44, whose wife and daughter went missing after they fell into a flooded monsoon drain in Tanah Liat. The body of his daughter was recovered this afternoon while the search for his wife continues.

Asked whether this flouted election laws, Arif Shah argued that it has been a practice to give out such aid.

"The money is not from me, it’s from the NGO. It’s just a coincidence that I am the chair," he said.

Source: Goodies continue to roll in

Case 2: Tabling of DNA Bill 2008

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today urged all parties not to politicise the DNA Bill 2008 which was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. The premier dismissed the assumption that the bill was connected to PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy charge.

If DNA became an issue in the case, it was a coincidence, he said.

Case 3: Saiful's swearing on the eve of Permatang Pauh nomination day

Saiful: "It's all a coincidence. We don't know that Anwar is going to contest and I wish to stress here that I need strength and God has given it to me now. It so happens that it is Friday today."

Source: Saiful: Sodomy wasn't consensual

What a coincidence that they all said the same line.

Of the three incidence that is coincidental, I would say Arif's act is virtuous and coincidentally the right thing to do.


youth attack said...

i rather touch on the first "coincidence" only.

i think what Dato Arif Shah did was just in the matter of grabbing any open opportunity.The same goes to Anwar when he offered help to the Nikko ex-workers.this is politics.one of the rule in politics is one must know to grab any chances opened to them.it's strategy and there's nothing wrong with that.

Maverick SM said...

Youth Attack,

Whatever the reason, I still applaud Dato Arif Shah for that charitable act.

Anonymous said...

A man stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink. "Why of course," comes the reply.

The first man then asks, "Where are you from?"

"I'm from Ireland," replies the second man.

The first man responds, "What a coincidence, I'm from Ireland too! Let's have another round to Ireland."

"Of course," replies the second man.

"I'm curious," the first man then asks, "Where in Ireland are you from?"

"Dublin," comes the reply.

"I can't believe it," says the first man. "I'm from Dublin too! Let's have another drink to Dublin."

"Of course," replies the second man.

Curiosity again strikes and the first man asks, "What school did you go to?"

"Saint Mary's," replies the second man, "I graduated in '62."

"This is unbelievable!", the first man says. "I went to Saint Mary's and I graduated in '62, too! And let me get you another round"

About that time in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar. "What's been going on?" he asks the bartender.

"Nothing much," replies the bartender. "Those O'Kinly twins at the bar are drunk again."


wisdomthinker said...

Hello mave,

I guess more charitable act comes more support for the candidate? The deeds are not wrong anyway, in fact we citizens ask for leaders who concerns about our needs not his needs.

Maverick SM said...


I think we should accept charitable acts as an act of virtuousness though there may be a possible motive.

In a society we need charitable acts and charitable people and the question of motives and intentions should be left to God to pass judgment.

But if the acts of charity is by govt which uses taxpayers money, then that act must be virtuous itself as any attempt to uses the peoples' money for politicians' personal benefit is a sin and as such, cannot be charitable.

The money given away by Datuk Arif comes from a charitable organization and therefore is not the taxpayers' money; it is from individuals.

Maverick SM said...


Good fable!