Hi this is Patrick Teoh. Did you see the photo of Muhyiddin Yassin crying today? I saw one in The Star this morning. Very emotional shot. In full living color. Our Deputy Prime Minister who is reputed to be a grump who never smiles, with a hanky to his nose and eyes tearing. Quite drama one la. Of course whether the tears were of the reptilian variety or otherwise was not clearly stated la. Muhyiddin cried after handing out a check to former Johor state assemblyman Muntaha Kailan who is a stroke victim and a long-time friend of his.
According to the story in The Star a group of former elected representatives who are chronically ill received financial aid from the current batch of wakil rakyat who teed off in an effort to ease their burden.
Over 100 politicians, led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, spent their Sunday morning taking part in the Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf (TSMCG)-Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club tournament at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
Personally, I find it in rather bad taste to have all those chaps who are all either dying, chronically ill or paralysed sit there while the YB’s and VIP’s go strolling on the golf course enjoying themselves in ways the other group obviously can’t. And then having to suffer the indignity of being hand-outs at the end of it. I would have thought that if the government really cared about these people something more long-term would have been set in place to take care of needful ex-civil servants who deserve help. Don’t you? But of course that would not look as good in the newspapers la.
And another thing ah. Why do our leaders so love to cry in public? Make us look like a nation of pansies la. Remember the old general who cried when some people accused him of screwing up the Commonwealth Games? Cried on national TV and all was forgiven. Then the most famous cryer, Mahathir cried like a baby during an Umno general assembly. And we know how much was forgiven after that don’t we? And now our Deputy Prime Minister weeps like a baby. Wonder what he’s after?