Sunday, January 6, 2008

Curses! Beware!

Curses are bad for one and one's health! One could suffer and even die if one is cursed! The most famous Chinese curse, arguably is: 'May you live in interesting times'. I'm not joking.

I once wrote about the US presidency curse which is evident in the deaths of so many presidents who were elected in a year ending with a zero. Eventually the curse was broken by Ronald Reagan when he survived the assassination attempt on him, holding the presidency for a number of more years.. For further discussion on this curse, please go back to my blog entry entitled "Max' Accurate Prediction'.

Here is a local one that Jeff Ooi of Screenshots has wryly observed as possibly the reason ministers who hold the Malaysian Health Ministry position of Health Minister end up leaving politics for good! Do note that this excerpt was made before the fast-rising charismatic political star, Health Minister Chua Soi Lek sex tape controversy erupted, eventually causing him to resign all political posts.

Minister of Health

The portfolio of Minister of Health is traditionally reserved for MCA.

However, past records show whoever that occupies the seat will come to the end of the road in politics.

Ng Cheng Kiat (1990), Lee Kim Sai (1995) and Chua Jui Meng (2004) are indisputable examples who are still alive. Whereas, Dr Ng Kam Poh (1969), Lee Siok Yew (1978), Chin Hon Ngian (1986), Mak Hon kam (1987) and Chan Siang Sun (1989) were older testimonies of similar fate, cast in stone.

Only Chong Hon Nyan managed to break the chain in 1984, when he retired as a short-stint Transport Minister after serving as the Minister of Health.

Let's see if Chua Soi Lek can break the curse this time.

Apparently, now we know that he couldn't do so.

The eyes are once again on the successor to the post...

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