Members of the public will be able to choose the country's first astronaut from a shortlist and vote by text message(SMS), said Jamaluddin Jarjis.
What the F?!?!?!? Malaysia's first astronaut is gonna end up like Akademi Fantasia and Malaysian Idol?!?! WTF?!?!?!?!?
Oh crap, the national space agency SHOULD analyze the candidates and choose the best choice instead of using SMS to choose them.
I dunno why we must stick with the SMS-voting habit here, but the first ever Malaysian astronaut IS NEITHER ENTERTAINMENT NOR JOKE, and WE REALLY SHOULDN'T USE SMS TO PICK THE CHOICE, as if the candidates are contestants for those leisure competition.
Sigh, I really hope the national space agency will cancel this plan before it lead Malaysians to a wrong path....
P/S: Another interesting news I found related to the Malaysian astronaut news. Check it out.
bbc news | Malaysians plan Asian space food.