In The New Straits Times today there was a photo of a little baby girl lying in a hospital bed with tubes and needles attached to her little body. She had multiple holes in her heart and required corrective surgery. The surgery cost RM40,000 and the parents cannot afford it. So the paper highlighted her plight and asked Malaysians to donate to the little girl's rescue.
Today in the Star there were at least 2 half-paged advertisements congratulating a motor company fler for receiving a datoship. If I am not mistaken there was even a full paged advertisement yesterday congratulating the same guy. Boy! He must have made some historic contributions to the well-being of the people of that state that gave him this title. By the way, I think he sells cars for a living.
I am no media buyer but 2 half-paged and 1 full-paged ad in The Star would I imagine cost no less than RM30,000.
A little girl lies critically ill and needs money she doesn't have, for life-saving surgery.
A man celebrates his dubious honour and causes tens of thousands of Ringgit to be spent trumpeting his "achievement".
Life isn't fair, is it?