Monday, December 28, 2009

What Comes Around, Goes Around

It's a good gig being a senior Chinese official, even if you make a mistake. Even big ones.

Remember last fall when there were reports of children being sickened after drinking powdered milk laced with melamine to artificially boost protein levels? In the end at least six children died, and over 300,000 suffered from kidney problems.

The director of the Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, Li Changjiang resigned September 22 last year after the milk scandal shocked the country, and its people are still not confident in buying Chinese milk products.

However, on Sunday it was announced that Li has a new post -- deputy director of the working team to crack down on pornography and illegal publications.

He apparently already began his new job late last week in launching an anti-porn campaign in Jiangsu Province.

One wonders if he has done enough penance after one of the worst scandals to hit China only over a year ago.

Or perhaps his bosses think he can't do much more further damage with pornography unless he himself is in a video...

It could happen.

Eighty-six-year-old Indian politician Narayan Dutt Tiwari was forced to resign the other day after a video surfaced allegedly of him with three women in bed.

The clip of this alleged sex romp has become India's most-watched YouTube video...

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