Saturday, June 13, 2009

Oratory May Mislead…

The politician who is good in oratory may able to influence the audience with his or her skills in delivering the speech. However, oratory alone without fact may mislead the majority of the people. It is crucial for the leaders of the political party from either the ruling party or the opposition in Malaysia to be equipped with knowledge and facts as misleading information may degrade or insult the intellectuality of the masses.

It is surprising that in commenting the candidates of Iranian Presidential Election, one of the key politicians in Malaysia commented that one of the four candidates is a very young man who is below than 30 years old. He also stressed that this candidate is very much younger than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In fact, all of the Iranian Presidential candidates are above 50 years old and all other candidates are older than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

In developing our nation, all of the leaders must ensure all the information conveyed to the audiences are correct and up to date. In order for our nation on par with with other developed nations, fact and figures are crucial.

The facts about the candidates of Iranian Presidential Election are as below:

1. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - Age: 52 years old

2. Mir Hossein Mousavi - Age: 68 years old

3. Mahdi Karroubi - Age: 72 years old

4. Mohsen Rezaei - Age: 54 years old