Visit Me As Your Friend (Please?), Says Mr. “Outgoing” PM
Posted by ErnieJean on October 8, 2008
PUTRAJAYA: During a visit to the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) Hari Raya open house, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi reminded civil servants that open houses should be used as an opportunity to bond and appreciate friends.
“Open houses are not only for Hari Raya, but also other festivals like Deepavali, Christmas and Chinese New Year. It is to establish friendship without any (ulterior) motives.
“I hope there are no groups here who do not wish to celebrate Hari Raya, but have other intentions,” he said.
He was referring to the Hindraf supporters who came to the Hari Raya open house he and other ministers had hosted on Oct 1 at Putra World Trade Centre, where they asked him to repeal the Internal Security Act (ISA) and release the five Hindraf leaders held under it.
– The Star, Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Under normal circumstances, the above would seem like an awfully wise advice from a very wise old man…..(?).
I really hate to burst your bubble Mr. PM……but if you haven’t realised it yet, most visitors to UMNO/BN’s open houses have nothing but ulterior motives…….the FOOD and the MONEY PACKETS. You seriously think they wanna be your “F.R.I.E.N.D.S“!!?? (“Cronies” perhaps…cos I also want).
Doesn’t this just goes to show how terribly “unaware” he is of everything around him.
Anyway, try taking the “grub and RM” away next year and see if you can still achieve your 10K, 20K visitors to proclaim over the MSMs.