I had a good laugh. I dont know about you people. However, the Indian Government was serious... dead serious. A few days ahead of Barack Obama's visit to Mumbai, the authority has removed all coconuts from the trees around the Gandhi Memorial Museum as to avoid one from falling on the US leader's head.
Such action was chided by some American media. NY Daily News said, "While President Obama may have taken one on the jaw in Tuesday’s elections, officials in India are seeing to it he doesn’t take one on the head during his upcoming visit..."
City officials in Mumbai have ordered the removal of all the coconuts from the trees around a museum dedicated to Gandhi for fear one could come loose and fall on the President’s head. CBSnews also made fun of it, saying 'Obama's head is already swollen with problems, and the coconut is not a threat'.
Similarly, Atlantic Wire published a comment, "...Okay, so the Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi didn't go so well. Not to worry. When Obama visits India on Friday, all will be made right. Local officials don't want any screwups this time, so to make sure the appropriate areas are secure, they are removing coconuts from nearby trees. Why? They're worried, reports the BBC, that a coconut might fall on the president's head, killing him..."
I think if Obama plans a visit to Iraq or other Arab states, the host will have to consider other safety precaution to safeguard the US leader. However, knowing how good India is at winning the Americans, they are more than willing to paint their face white to impress him.
And what about his planned trip to Indonesia? Will Jakarta order the Merapi to stop erupting?
What would our leaders do if Obama comes to Kuala Lumpur? What extra measures do you think Najib and his team might take?
I just hope Malaysia will not play so many balls!