QUESTION: Who chopped the cherry tree?

Legend has it that George Washington, America's first president, chopped down a cherry tree in his youth. George gives the tree a good swing and chops it down with an axe. His father sees the damaged tree and asks his son if he knows who did the deed. George is quoted bravely admitting the truth :- "I can't... show more Legend has it that George Washington, America's first president, chopped down a cherry tree in his youth. George
gives the tree a good swing and chops it down with an axe. His father sees the damaged tree and asks his son if he
knows who did the deed. George is quoted bravely admitting the truth :- "I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't
tell a lie. I did cut it with my axe."

How are you going to answer if you are the one? Here some tips, based on answers by our politicians :-

PM Badawi - I did not cut down the tree, I was just taking a nap underneath it.

DPM Najib Abdul Razak - I swear that I have never MET that tree.

Hishammuddin Hussein - … but I only own a keris, not axe, how to cut down the tree.

Dr. Mahathir - Apa nama cherry tree, I chopped it down because, I don't like the idea of Pak Lah sleeping under it.

Chua Soi Lek - Yes, it was me, I resign as caretaker of this orchard.

VK Lingam - It could be me, it might have been me but I don't think it's me.

Anwar Ibrahim - I DID NOT do it, and I am not giving any DNA samples for you to plant on the axe handle.

Khir Toyo - the new state government should just trim the grass and not waste time asking who cut the tree.

Ahmad Said (Terrenganu MB) - I chopped it because cherry trees are more expensive to maintain than durian trees.

Azalina Othman - The cherry tree is not included under my tourism MOU so I cut it down. Besides there were
unauthorized signboards put up around the tree.

Shabery Cheek - I challenge you to a debate on tree cutting.

Samy Vellu - I chopped it because Hindraf members were using it as a meeting point

Wira Ali Rustam - We have planted durian trees for 50 years and we will plant them for another 50 years, we do
not need cheery trees, apple trees, pear trees and all these other foreign trees.

Rais Yatim - You must see the bigger picture, Ahmad said cherry trees are expensive to maintain, Ali Rustam said
that are against our national identity and I needed to test my new axe, so you see, its a WIN-WIN situation all around.

Shahrir Samad - I cut the tree because we could no longer afford to subsidise it.

Karpal Singh - The bigfoot creature did it.

Bung Mokhtar - The big monkey did it

Pandikar Amin Mulia - There is nothing in the standing orders against chopping cherry trees. Kinabatangan duduk,
Bukit Gelugor duduk. Sit down.

Khairy Jamaluddin - I did not do it, neither did the Mat Rempits. By the way, what's a cherry tree?

Lim Kit Siang - (In response to Khairy) Cherry tree also you don't know, you are an insult to Oxford!

Nazri Aziz - Racist, racist, racist, when we cut down durian trees nobody made a fuss.

Malaysian Citizens - Oh for heavens sake! Somebody plant something before we all starve to death.


And this is how newspapers/websites in Malaysia will report this in their front page headlines.

The Star - Cherry Tree cut down, BN Govt defends action, blames Opposition "hidden" agenda.

The NST - PM and DPM believes Cherry Tree Massacre meant to cause racial disharmony

Utusan Malaysia - Kerajaan memberi amaran kepada pembangkang "Jangan menyentuh hak istimewa pokok ceri
yang tumbang."

Berita Harian - Pokok Ceri tumbang - Angkara Anwar dan PR?

The Sun - Cherry Tree dismemberment root cause of political unrest in Malaysia

Malaysiakini - BN in disarray - admits tree cutting incident

Malaysian Insider - Leslie Lau - The tree that chopped a nation

Malaysia-Today - No Holds Barred - Let's send the Cherry Tree choppers to HELL!

Susan Loone - RPK says lets send the Cherry Tree choppers to HELL! Let's do it!

Rocky's bru - I'm so disgusted with the chopping i think im going on strike

People's Parliament - Its time to take back our trees with a petition to the King!

jelas.info - Cherry tree incident - why we still fail to understand one another

niamah (Patrick Teoh's blog) - haiyah, which fler cut down our tree ah?

zorro- unmasked - the cherry tree cutter deserves the fart chambers!

whatalulu- lulu wonders what will happen to the poor cherry tree

kickdefella - Forum potong pokok - Angkara Abdullah

and finally!!!

politikus - cherry tree? what cherry tree? I was busy doing restaurant reviews lahhh
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