Saturday, December 13, 2008

Body of Lies

The film is about a covert CIA operative working in Jordan searching for terrorists who have been bombing civilian targets. He uncovers information on the Islamist mastermind and devises a plan to infiltrate the terrorist network with the help of the Chief of Jordanian Intelligence on this operation, but he doesn't know how far he can trust him without putting his life in danger. The uneasy alliance leads to a cultural and moral clash between the men.
Closer to home we have our own version of Body of Lies, but the moral of the story is the same, who do we trust?
Read Harian Metro today on the so-called appointment of former Thailand and Indonesia coach Peter Withe to helm Malaysian football. The key players in the whole saga have issued denials with regards to having any knowledge on the the proposed appointment.
The quote in Harian Metro is as follows:
"Saya menerima panggilan daripada Tuanku Presiden semalam bertanyakan perkara itu dan hari ini, saya turut menerima SMS daripada Khairy. Saya tidak tahu bagaimana nama Peter Withe boleh timbul dalam soal ini"
Read the following foreign wire reports as well:
The New Straits Times quoted a Football Association of Malaysia offical as saying that the former Aston Villa striker would fly to Kuala Lumpur next week for talks."Peter is an excellent coach, but he is expensive and FAM will need to break its bank to have him in Malaysia but it is possible," said the official.
There cannot be smoke without fire and one official even told a journo friend that the issue of salary was also resolved as a private company would share half the cost should Peter Withe come to Malaysian shores.