Friday, October 12, 2007
Only in Malaysia, folks!
What the hell is this? Have we come to this now that we celebrate the deeds of suspicious characters whose slate has not totally been wiped clean even by the clever use of technicalities and perhaps his 'contacts'?
Inside, The Star treats us to a gallery of this man's audacity in sticking his finger up against all that is just and legal in this country as he took reporters on a tour of his house. A master bedroom with jacuzzi. Swimming pool. Gazebos. Mini golf course. 21 rooms! A house that not so long ago was allegedly built without the necessary approvals and with the assessment not paid.
And this is the most tragically funny part of the story. Apparently, this man invited 400 orphans to spend a night in his palatial mansion and said that it would become an annual event. Are Malaysians so easily 'bought'? Here, some crumbs for you. Now piss off and be glad of it. That's the message that's coming across to me. I wonder what the orphans thought?
Oh but wait...it says here in The Star story..."Due to the controversy over the building of the mansion, Zakaria, who succumbed to the mounting pressure, had decided not to continue as councillor for the 2007-2008 term."
Well, terima kasih banyak banyak, Y.B. And you have a good Raya in your mansion ya? Don't choke on the rendang now.