Najib Razak recently received the 'prestigious' 2010 World Telecommunication And Information Society Award. So yesterday there was a full-paged advertisement in The Star congratulating him. Yesterday's ad informed us that Najib was recognised for his......
"efforts to promote ICT as a means of providing a better lifestyle for Malaysians"
Today, another full-paged advertisement appeared to congratulate him on the same award. Only today's advertisers, among which are Astro, Celcom, DiGi, Maxis, Pos Malaysia, TM and YTL, attempt to take things a little further, up the ante so to speak, by announcing that Najib received the award for......
"His Commitment To Promoting ICT's As A Means Of Providing A Better Future For Humanity"
And all the companies listed as "Partners in ICT Progress", who sponsored the ad I guess, are private corporations. So this time nobody can say public money was used.
Good deal or not?