This is the most ridiculous news ever. Taken from The Star on 15th Nov.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s first astronaut will do what no one in space has done before: play traditional Malay children’s games without gravity. The astronaut – yet to be selected – will play “batu seremban,” or “five stones” and spin traditional Malay tops in space, Agriculture Ministry parliamentary secretary Rohani Abdul Karim told parliament on Wednesday.
Rohani, who was replying on behalf of the Science, Technology and Innovations Ministry, said the astronaut would also do batik painting and making teh tarik.
Interesting remark don’t you think? Wait until you read this:
The main objective of sending an astronaut into orbit is to carry out scientific experiments under microgravity – a situation alien to the earth. As such the National Aerospace Agency has opened doors to our scientists to show their mettle and capabilities through the National Astronaut Programme,” said Rohani.
Of all the things they can do, why must the astronauts playing traditional children games and drawing batik in space??? There’s something really wrong with these people. Remember the old news about the government planning to build a 400million ringgit sport center in London just to train our athletes? From my point of view, they are just trying to show off.
The great news is that the training programme for the Malaysian astronaut in Russia would not cost the Treasury a single sen. I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT! Imagine our astronaut trying to make ‘teh tarik’ (‘pulled’ tea) in the space without gravity. The tea will become bubble-like floating all over the place… haha! I just hope they don’t make a fool out of themselves and we would be the embarrassed ones.
Russian astronauts: Dude, what are you doing?
Malaysian astronaut: I’m trying to make a record of making teh tarik in space!
Russian astronauts: WTF!!… (Grabbed everything they could and whack the hell out of him!)