Monday, July 7, 2008

Story of the Ant & The Grasshopper : Only in Malaysia

Good analogy received from a friend by email.


Vj
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Older Version



The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer, building its house and laying up supplies for the winter.


The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool, and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.


Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed.


The Grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.




Modern Version

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer, building its house and laying up supplies for the winter.


The Grasshopper thinks the Ant's a fool, and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.


Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the Ant should be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.


TV1, TV2 & TV3 show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.


The majority of the Malaysian Parliament are stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this poor Grasshopper be allowed to suffer?


Khairy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house.


Nazri goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.


The Malaysia Government immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in the summer so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and Grasshoppers.


Hishammudin makes 'More Special Reservation' for Grasshoppers in Educational Institutions & in Government Services.


The Ant is fined for failing to share 30% of his food with the Grasshopper.


Prime Minister announces that this is part of the
NEP. Every ant must not question it.



Many years later...


The Ant has migrated to the
US and set up a multi-billion dollar company there.


100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite the 'Special Reservation'.


Losing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the Grasshoppers,
Malaysia is still a developing country.


All because the ANTS are still doing their work ......................The End.

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