In Malaysia, political 'hasbeens' are likely to be appointed as senators, usually to enable them to be ministers. For those who failed to be elected or re-elected at the general elections, their important positions in the ruling coalition could not be ignored. Lately, turncoats who left the opposition and made the most contributions in terms of slandering Anwar are also rewarded with senatorship. This form of rewarding dubious politicians must be really turning our Upper House into a sanctuary of last resort.
During my recent trip to KL on ETS, there was a film 'Little Giants' shown. It was about football or rugby to us, and it was really hilarious. It involved two brothers in O'shea, one successful and another not so. Their sibling rivalry extended to the other brother forming another team to compete in order to see which team gets to represent the town. The idea came about because his daughter (Becky aka Icebox) was upset for not being selected. It was really a gathering of motley crew to be trained: tomboy, black boy who could never catch a ball (but who later at a critical moment in the match, managed to catch one when he imagined it to be a roll of tissue!), fat boy, nerd, weakling, and so on.
There were many hilarious moments, but the part which caught my attention was what the black boy said after being left out: 'I blew it at pro, now I have to settle for senate'!