You play the guitar on the MTV,
That ain't workin', that's the way you do it,
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free,
Now that ain't workin', that's the way you do it,
Lemme tell ya, them guys ain't dumb.
- Lyrics from a Dire Strait’s song
COMMENT | Every day, millions of Malaysians go out to earn money. Many get barely enough money to put food on the table for their families, while others get more than what is required and have more than just spare change after indulging in luxury comforts and leading a life of extravagance.
The picture of retired inspector general of police Hamid Bador selling vegetables from his farm went viral on Monday, and netizens took to social media to appreciate what he was doing.
But what startled Malaysians was the revelation that the RM30,000 paid to the former chief secretary to the government (KSN) Mohd Sidek Hassan (above) to compensate for his “adequately low pay”.
He told the High Court: “In all honesty, I thought the prime minister at the time offered it (as the advisory board of 1MDB) because of my salary (as then KSN).
Mohd Sidek said the then PM Najib Abdul Razak...