Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Last year, Malik Mydin from Penang became the first Malaysian to swim non-stop across the 33.6km-wide English Channel. He made it in 17 hours and 35 minutes and was rewarded with a Datukship.

Not even a year later, Mr. Lennard Lee, a medical student at Cambridge University, successfully swam non-stop across the same English Channel in 9 hours and 45 minutes.

What do you think? Another 'Dato' in the making. Come on.

Don't get me wrong, I admire his guts and he even doing all that for charities. Cool. But you can't award everybody with Datukship. The control mechanism for this thing is needed. Badly.


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