Leisurely toying his after-lunch gin tonic at CHAMPS at BU’s Centrepoint, the WHISTLER asked me if I knew what MCA’s Michael Chong was up to these days.
Anticipating my stock “you tell me” he deadpanned: Recruiting for Rela!
Has he got nothing better to do? Has the rescuer of fair maidens and white knight for easily-duped get-rich-quick housewives found a new vocation? Has going after Ah Longs become hazardous?
Not really according to the Whistler. He is doing national service. He is assisting the Home Minister to increase the ranks of Rela. His job is to recruit media people like journalists into Rela. The Whistler says that he has been successful and have recruited even some editors who automatically are commissioned as Captain, Major etc….according to their status in the media. Dang! This sure is an interesting development. Must make it a point to visit the Press Club. Maybe my friends Nasty Bob or Joe Kuda or the resident Minister of Affairs could clue me in. Better still, must have a drink with UPPERCAISE!
Rela has never had a good reputation. IQ or character profile has never been a prerequisite! Rela for journalist? Why not the territorial army? I am having evil thoughts here. Postal Vote Bank?
Bersih2 chairman Datuk Ambiga will have to do some digging or marching, yah?
Aside: the Whistler might be pulling a fast one on me, unless you people out there have journalist friends who can confirm this. Gin has a slow effect, but an effect undoubtedly!