Apr 19, 2009

WTF of the month: a simple Malaysian man

similar rantings here.

my side.

Q: How come PNSB paid RM110,000 for your presidential suite in Honolulu?

A: I am not sure. It was all organised by them. And I didn’t ask. I didn’t even get to enjoy the suite or the facilities. I just used it for sleeping. I returned from the programme at midnight and by 8am I am up.

Pilo: with RM110,000, can provide proper safe beds for thousands of homeless people around Malaysia.

Q: You say you are a simple man but people would disagree because you fly first class and stay at expensive presidential suites?

A: You must remember when I was the (PNSB) chairman. I have my entitlement. If I were to reduce my entitlement to what an officer gets then what is the officer going to reduce to? I am the chairman. There is the deputy chairman, board of directors, government officers going along. If I fly business class (not first class), then what happens to my state secretary? He will complain. If I am travelling alone it is easier. But I am travelling with a group of people and if I downgrade myself - it’s a problem for the others. But I never ask (for the pricey presidential suites or first class flights). Whatever they provide, I go along with. I just tell them to give me a full itinerary on these trips. I want a full programme with investors and companies.

Pilo: last time, if not mistaken, YB Sdr Lim Guan Eng, Penang's CM fly economy class. Does this mean, his secretary sitting on the floor when flying?

Q: Why did PNSB give you a Patek Philip watch worth RM159,000?

A: I told them they shouldn’t have done that and I turned it down immediately. It was too expensive a gift. I was quite surprised. I never asked for anything that’s why I returned the watch. I told them you better sell the watch back and get the money back.

Pilo: err... haha. why don't i get any Patek Phillip. Batek Filip, I also don't mind.

Q: Are you suing the state government?

A: I am looking into it.

Pilo: looking nia.. not sue lar.. later korek korek korek... kena sue balik lagi susah.

The whole fairy tale here.


Anonymous said...

Managed to read The Star piece as well and not mightily impressed. I am sure bloggers nationwide will have a field day after reading reading this. And he still did not admit to a hint of arrogance. Unbelievable.

Have to sign as anonymous I'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

i'm just another simple man.

i just wants more and more of public money in my pockets. dat simple.

pilocarpine said...

forgotten about this excellent line

"When you do something bad to people, one day God will do something bad to you. Wait and see. Time will tell"...

just take a good look at him. no need to wait for 'time' to tell...

it's already telling...