YOURSAY 'Rosmah displays the same callousness and ignorance as Marie Antoinette who famously said, ‘Let them eat cake' when told the peasants were too poor to buy bread.'
Rosmah wants Roti 1Malaysia for Permata
Kingfisher: What a commendable discovery by the ‘First Lady' that children from Permata homes have not tasted croissant and what a commendable suggestion that this private sector initiative should be provided to Permata as well.
Can anything be more hilarious coming from a PM wife who has a reputation for very expensive taste in attire, embroidery and other embellishments.
Karma: Do the kids need croissant? Why not ask former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad send his expensive roti (bread) from his Loaf establishment on a daily basis to these homes?
Rosmah is too engrossed with her luxurious life so much so she had forgotten that these kids just need an ordinary life.
Longjaafar: Her penchant for all things exclusive and special has gone out of control. We must ask ourselves, how many Malaysian families have croissant for breakfast?
We do have bread and butter or jam or kaya. But croissant? One takes croissant with jam or marmalade, and are we to assume that these special children will be supplied that too under the 1Malaysia brand?
It looks like these Permata students are taught to be special. I suppose nasi lemak or noodles in the mornings are not good enough for them.
Happily Writing: Charity starts at home. If you buy one less of your many Hermes Birkin handbags, I guess many children can get healthier bread like Massimo bread (RM3.20) - less oily more nutrients.
One RM120,000 handbag = RM3.2 x 365 days x 102 years. Perhaps Handbag 1Malaysia makes sense. Give away handbags for breads.
Fresh bread, and not stale croissant, is what the children need.
Wira: Just one of your dazzling gift from carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan can buy croissants for those unfortunate kids for generations.
Just donate one of your rings to the children centre, madam. They will remember your generosity for years to come.
Odin: Such a brilliant suggestion doesn't come as a surprise, when you consider the giver has a Mensa-level IQ.
To transport the surplus croissants, cheese, cakes, etc, to schools in the interior (in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak) before they become stale, the government will, naturally, charter helicopters.
And while you are at it, I'd suggest that you despatch Wagyu beef, smoked salmon, caviar, etc. The salmon would be the wild variety, of course, and not the farmed type, which isn't as delicious.
Naturally, the caviar must be nothing less than Beluga.
Changeagent: Rosmah, why don't you throw another Shangri-la private party for the children from the Permata centres so that they can also taste first-grade wagyu beef, marinated scallops, smoked salmon, lobster bisque and oyster mornay?
Let your private guests eat the leftover croissants instead since they have never tasted leftover food from five-star hotels before.
Amoker: 1.142 million bread? And one hotel said that their 60 pieces of bread costs RM4,000 per day. All these figures are really unbelievable. Permata already have RM500 million budget for 2012 and more this year. They do not need croissant, because each centre costs RM1 million.
SteveOh*: From a health point of view, croissants and pastry are not healthy food for children. The occasional snack will do no harm but not as a staple diet.
Children should be taught to eat a basic healthy diet from young. And adults should teach them from young.
-_-': The orphans have never tasted truffles either, is she gonna make those hotels sponsor the truffles too?
United States first lady Mrs Obama plants her own vegetable in the White House garden and encourages youngsters to learn about the joys of eating from one's hard labour and to eat healthy... and here, we have you-know-who asking hotels to sponsor croissants for children.
Worried Sick: Please treat the poor children or any child as yours. I have seen how hotels discard their leftover food: they are certainly not very bothered about cleanliness.
If discarded food is given to a child, there is a possibility that it may be contaminated and subsequently the child may fall sick - even seriously.
If you sincerely want to help, then ensure that the food is clean and fresh. Have some respect for the poor children. They are God's children too.
Kgen: "Let them eat croissants!" says Rosmah, displaying the same callousness and ignorance as the French Queen Marie Antoinette who famously said, "Let them eat cake" when told the peasants were too poor to buy bread.
(Cake was, of course, more expensive than bread). Maybe she had better make sure the children have enough bread to eat first before worrying if they have tasted croissants before.
Mangodurian: Yes, we all should strive to have our underprivileged have a taste of croissants and Danish pastries as well as tiramisus (with real mascarpone cheese, no less).
Having a small sample of the good life would only inspire them to work harder to be the next generation of knowing 'who' to get there.
Anonymous_40a7: I nearly choked on my croissant on reading the headline.
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