YOURSAY ‘They flaunt their new-found wealth regardless of how they got it.’
Not Smart: Did PM’s wife Rosmah Mansor really spend that much money on flowers? Perhaps the suppliers sponsored the flowers in ‘return’ of her ‘kind and gentle gestures’.
Perhaps they had to pay the host over and above the cost of the flowers to advertise themselves as suppliers for the ‘wedding of the century’.
They say marriages are made in heaven. These days, if one feels that chances of going to heaven is slim or none, with the powers they have, they can even bring heaven down to earth.
If only that amount of money was donated to orphanage homes and the needy ones, the blessing for the couple and their families will go a long way.
Odin: Are we surprised? No, we are not. We know that one of the signs of those who suffer from inferiority complex so grievous is to become too big for their boots when they get into a position previously a mere dream to them.
They flaunt their new-found wealth regardless of how they got it - and that is to say, by legal or illegal means - and they say, "Bugger what others may think or say!"
Armchair Newspaper: Frankly, the people of Malaysia would prefer we donate RM1 each to fund the wedding of the century if only PM Najib Razak can recover the billions lost in 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) alone.
With the donation from the people, they could have a grand and respectable wedding broadcast live over RTM and TV3 instead of a wedding shrouded in unholy secrecy.
Anonymous_1421406986: I can understand if others, whom former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad considers to be less than intelligent, question PM wife’s Rosmah Mansor having lavishly spent RM3 million on floral decoration based on rumours, but I cannot accept it when he claims "there are rumours out there".
So are all these accusations against Najib based on rumours? So where is the need for Najib to answer Mahathir? I think Najib is right in giving the cold shoulder to this man.
Bamboo: Dr M was able to live moderately even though he has billions too. But Rosmah can’t wait to flaunt her riches, thus the questions on how she and Najib can afford such extravagant wedding expenses.
Not forgetting Rosmah’s jewelleries, watches and Birkin bags, which are on public display.
IC 13: Mahathir is a person who would rather destroy the whole nation in his efforts to avoid being proven wrong than accept the fact that he made many mistakes that have cost, and will continue to cost, the whole country dearly. Criticism of others comes easy to him, but he can’t take it himself.
He stubbornly refuses to accept or to admit his mistakes. This is one man who refuses to face reality. He is not really interested in the welfare of Malaysians, not even the Malays or Umno.
Mahathir is a total disgraced to Malaysia - in 1997 financial crisis, his son’s shipping business was in big debt and he used Petronas to rescue his son’s business.
Now he is back and he calls other people black when he is blacker than others.
VinceLim: Dr M, your son too is one of the richest man in the country. According to the Malaysian Business , Mokhzani Mahathir is among the top 10 richest men in Malaysia, ranked number 9 with an asset estimated around RM4.22 billion.
Yaa Lorrrr: Let's face it, Rosmah is the most beautiful first lady ever to grace Putrajaya, so we should be proud of her.
Sure, many peoples are jealous of her. Past PMs are jealous. Who would not be? She is a shining star.
SteveOh: The banning of the Malaysiakini photographer is a regrettable admission of guilt on the part of those who have something to hide. Why ban a journalist who is doing his or her job?
If you have nothing to fear because you have not done anything wrong, why ban journalists? Banning Malaysiakini , Malaysia's most respected and responsible media, is utterly unfair and undemocratic and not consistent with Najib's claim of transparency.
Simply Best: Why was Malaysiakini asked to leave? If the PM was there, can those being sued request that the sitting judges who were at the dinner recuse themselves as there could be unfair fraternisation.
Especially if the particular media that seems unfriendly to the PM was asked to leave. Would this not compromising transparency?
Dpillai: A sitting prime minister has no business attending a judges’ conference. Not even its dinner.
This function is not your private function. It is funded by taxpayers’ money. We have a right to know who attended the function. We also have the right to know what was said to the judges if such a person was there.
Armchair Newspaper: Separation of powers and an independent judiciary are now figments of democracy in Malaysia.
I doubt even half of the current MPs (sadly from both sides of politics) actually care or understand these fundamental principles of democracy.
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