Friday, October 12, 2007

Ignoble winner

What a joke!!!

Former US Vice President Al Gore (ST pix) has jointly clinched the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

I have no problem with the joint winner -- Chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra K Pachauri.

But what's so special about Gore's re-invented public persona in the area of environmental protection? So many organisations have been working hard to prevent any further deterioration of the environment.

I can appreciate past winners like the great Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus, who spearheaded the revolution to lend to the poor through his Grameen Bank. He's also a humble gentleman. I'm moved by his selfless and noble act to help the poor.

I also hope the Nobel Peace Prize will be given to someone who can broker the peace in the Middle East and Myanmar, or at least kick out the dumb generals in a noble way.

But the Nobel Prize must never be tarred again. The prize should never be given to an ill-mannered person like Gore.

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