Thursday, 25 October 2007

Malaysia wins seat in Unesco

And guess who is actually representing the country?

Our one and only Kerismuddin.

Either the world is going crazy or bloodbaths are en vogue.

Excerpt from The Star:

PARIS: Malaysia was elected to the Unesco executive board with the highest number of votes in its group last night, capping a week of major achievements.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein obtained 147 votes to grab one of the six seats in the Asia-Pacific group when the results were announced.

The five other countries were South Korea (139 votes), the Philippines (137), Sri Lanka (130), Mongolia (107) and Pakistan (106).

Ten countries including Malaysia vied for the six seats in that group. Iran, Afghanistan and Nauru lost in the elections while Bangladesh pulled out of the contest.

Obviously the competition wasn't all that stiff. But still. The man is repulsive!

Hishammuddin will serve a four-year term in the 58-member executive board from 2008.

The elections were held during the world body’s 34th general conference here.

Malaysia last held the post between 2000 and 2003 when Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, the then education minister, polled the highest number of 163 votes in the 1999 elections.

Now I know why he was waving that keris around. It was for CULTURAL reasons.


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