Who am I? What am I? Where am I? Where am I headed to? I really don't know. RNFI. Really No F**king Idea. A cynic, an idealist, a person with ideas, but NATO. Am I? I really don't know. RNFI. Really No F**king Idea.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

My First Press Conference

So I had my first press conference. I didn't think that I would be nervous. But as the time to get up to sit in front of all the people from the media drew closer, the butterflies in my stomach just went wild.

I said something, which I'm not sure whether the media picked up. But I think that I could have said those things in a much better way. In any case, it did open up for Dr. Maliki to further elaborate.

What amazed me about the whole thing was how Dr. Maliki handled the last question.

Someone asked whether Shine would support events from an informal group that had pro-gay and pro-homosexual themes.

Dr. Maliki answered that whether Shine supports an event by an informal group would depend on whether the event meets the objectives of Shine, i.e. Bottom up, Diversity, Ownership. And that it would also depend on whether the community in Singapore would find the event would appeal and reach out to the wider Singaporean community.

So in a sense, it was a neither yes nor no answer that leant more on the "No" part, though without explicitly saying so, and without leaving much room for attack. I have so much more respect for Dr Maliki now.


Blogger yy said...

ehh renchh..im left out of the loop! =( is this the event that we talked abt? if it is..it sounds like ur baby is taking shape! how's it going now??

7:01 AM

Blogger Rambling Alcoholic said...

Press conference? Will we be seeing a comment in the papers by you? Haha... Let us know k?

12:22 PM

Blogger garota said...

hey, you're back! kudos on the press con. first of more, i anticipate. also, with pollies, doesn't it often seem that what it is about them isn't what they say - per se - but how they say it.

7:24 PM

Blogger rench00 said...

RA: no. i don't think you'll be seeing me in the papers. they cut and paste and i didn't really say anything particularly exciting.

Garota: i don't think it's about pollies. it's about everyone. very often, it's not the message that matters, but the way the message is delivered. and when the message is delivered. as i've learnt recently, all these are more important than what is actually in the message.

9:53 AM

Blogger garota said...

lol. we are on the same page. the how, not the what.

11:04 AM


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