Monday, October 23, 2006

Mini Media Circus and Mini Paparazzis

The US of A has him:


The UK (and the whole wide world) had her:


Some say these are wayyyy past items already...


Instead, this is the hottest pair in town lately...

From NST:

Reporters stake out Seri Perdana

KUALA LUMPUR: The whole nation appeared to be waiting with bated breath yesterday over news that Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad were meeting.

By afternoon, phone calls, emails and text messages concerning the peace talks reached a frenzied pace as many Malaysians wanted to find out the latest.

An aide close to Dr Mahathir said he received more SMS asking about the meeting than those extending him festive greetings.

Over the past several days, rumours had been rife that the meeting would take place yesterday but as the time and place could not be confirmed, it kept journalists fully occupied in verifying tip-offs and checking facts.

The strongest rumour was that the two men would meet at Seri Perdana, the Prime Minister’s official residence. About 30 journalists, from both local and foreign agencies, stationed themselves in front of the building, some as early as 8am.

At 3.30pm, reporters spotted Abdullah’s official car entering the compound of the official residence and sprung to their feet but it proved to be a false alarm.

But there was still no sign of either Dr Mahathir or Abdullah.

Some journalists shuttled between Abdullah’s official and private residence located in Precinct 10, about a kilometre away.

Some were even seen walking to and from the lake behind the house in case Abdullah or Dr Mahathir decided to travel by boat.

At 4.45pm, reporters at Putrajaya and their counterparts standing by at the Putra World Trade Centre and Menara Dato’ Onn in Kuala Lumpur heard the latest — that the meeting was taking place at Seri Perdana.

What Third World? We are a First World country already, lar!

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