Monday, August 20, 2007

Lucky and Flo deserve Datukships more than most of our Datuk Seris

Seems like canine piracy fighters, Lucky and Flo, have been given medals of 'outstanding merit' by Malaysia's Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs. They have literally sniffed out over 2 million illegal discs and in the process became the first dogs to attract a bounty on their heads.

Refer to Malaysiakini for the story. And if you're cheap and don't want to pay for news (which should be free), check out the story on ChannelnewsAsia.

If you ask me, I think Lucky and Flo have been short-changed by the govt. I reckon they should at least be conferred datukships. They have done more for crime-fighting in their short tenure than the entire police force, customs and internal ministry combined. And with the huge number of Datuks and other titles freely given to the civil service each year, I can't help but feel that the contributions of the 2 labradors have been sold-short by just 2 lousy medals.

For a Sean-the-man insight into the estimated 10,000 titles and 1,000 datukships which are awarded yearly to "deserving" Malaysians, go here: Sir Datuk Seri

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