Someone called me to quickly view Bigdog aka Mohammed Zakhir Mohammed’s blog and to read an article of him boarding the RMN submarine berth at Langkawi for LIMA 2011. I reluctantly viewed the blog and upon reading the first paragraph itself, I began to get spells of dizziness and nausea.
The paragraph goes like this, “I was in Langkawi for the LIMA 2011 this week. I was given the trust by the Minister of Defence and Chief of Navy, to be given the honour of the first new media practitioner and blogger to go inside Perdana Class submarine, KD Tun Razak”. Scrolling down the article was a photo of Bigdog taken at the officer’s cabin of the submarine. From the photo, he appears to be physically a large person and for that size, he does not fit being a crew of any submarine. Submariner’s work in confine spaces and being XXL in size, he is unacceptable not only to the navy, but to all other service of the Malaysian Armed Forces.
Having declared himself as being given the TRUST and HONOUR as the FIRST new media practitioner and blogger to board an RMN submarine, he then deserve to be awarded a FIRST BLOGGER TO BOARD A SUBMARINE MEDAL by the Defence Ministry. It is just like Neil Alden Armstrong being awarded the CONGRESSIONAL SPACE MEDAL OF HONOUR for being the first person to set foot upon the moon. I hope the Chief of Navy will not place a plaque in the officer’s cabin that reads, “BIGDOG WAS HERE” in honour of Mohammed Zakir Mohammed.
Curiosity has now set in me to begin asking this silly question - how did Bigdog get an invite to visit the submarine? He must be someone very special; a preferred blogger among the many other bloggers roaming cyberspace (me included). From his writings, he sounded like someone align to the powers that be, and hence the preferential treatment and the only blogger to board an RMN submarine. You all know what this mean.
And what a coincidence – he must be in the submarine together with Penang Chief Minister Lim Eng Guan. If this was so, then he was a sort of ‘marker’ to keep a close watch on Lim Eng Guan and to snarl him around.
So Bigdog, I must congratulate you for being the first blogger to board a submarine, and I look forward to you being honoured with a Datukship for this, in the near future.
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