Remember Chou Z Lam? The guy who spoke up after Joshua Wong about political interference?
After clocking in to work this morning, Chou was told by RTM human resources director Mohd Shafiq Abdullah that his one-year contract with the government-owned TV station would be terminated effective today.Seriously. Was there a need for two cops to escort Chou?
“Shafiq said that my contract was terminated immediately due to budget constraints. He was polite and thanked me for my contributions,” said Chou told Malaysiakini.
Following this, Chou said he had to surrender his RTM employee tag to Shafiq, who then instructed two police officers to escort him to collect his effects before showing him the door.
I would have been pissed as all hell, but Chou? Not only did he have nice things to say about his Shafiq, but:
Asked if his termination is related to his exposé over political interference, Chou replied: “I’m absolutely positive about it”.It’s inspiring to see Mr. Chou walk out of there with his head held high, and more importantly – his integrity intact. I hope I would have the bravery to make those kinds of decisions.
*In one of his neverending Tweets, the MP for Kota Belud (in response to Nik) talked about how we needed the power the Bakun Dam would generate.
I replied asking about all the excess power that YTL and other such IPPs generate, that NOBODY uses :P Somehow, I don’t think we’re short on power generators for now.
If so, why all this cost overruns on the Bakun Dam? Why pushing so hard for a project that will probably damage so many lives.
Already one job lost, another at stake over this project, but that pales in comparison to the many livelihoods in Sarawak that may be damaged due to this dam (the very subject of the documentary that got Chou fired)
, the environmental cost, and from what we’re seeing – the massive corruption that seems to be surrounding this project.