Columnist Terrence Netto advised that Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur,
Datuk, opps…..Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam should do a John Foster Dulles in the Vatican. HERE.
“The American secretary of state had declined to be photographed shaking Zhou's (Eng Lai) hand at the conference in a snub that reinforced the Bamboo Curtain which descended between China and the United States following the communist takeover of the mainland in 1949.It was a gesture that doomed relations between the two countries. It took Henry Kissinger's Ping Pong diplomacy two decades after to start healing the breach. Murphy must avoid being seen in any of the photos that would be taken and circulated of the Pope Benedict-Najib encounter.”
Will Monsignor Murphy do it…..not taking part in a photo shoot? It is too late to give the trip a miss, but not too late to give the photo session a miss. How? Diplomatically stay away from the photo take, begging off that he is experiencing some early symptoms of the equally dreaded YELLOW FEVER (HERE)
The Right Reverend Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam has no choice but to heed the equally dreaded MURPHY’S LAW, that what CAN happen will WILL happen. DOMINUS VOBISCUM! The Lord be with you.
Whilst knocking down a few at Studio 42 last night, a lady friend opined that Murphy Pakiam should be magnanimous enough to give his place to Ibrahim Ali to flush him out from his hiding place to get a Papal Blessing. ET CUM SPIRITUTUO….and with you too!
Just received a call minutes after posting this. Friend called to warn me that somebody may make a report against me for “religious sedition”. I just shot off a prayer to counter this yellow feverish threat. Pray for me yah?