Khir Toyo, the former Chief Minister of Selangor, a state in Malaysia, is typical one of those Umno officials who was able to achieve high office in spite of a lack of common sense. He is now being investigated for allegedly misusing public finds to finance he and his family’s luxury holidays.
How obtuse and stoopid are Malaysian officials of his ilk? How doe his brain, assuming he has one, function?Read Patrick Teoh below and laught your guts out:
When he was asked why he needed to fly 1st Class on these trips his reply was almost to say…… “if I as the boss don’t travel 1st class then how? Like my underlings have to travel in classes below me, right? So if I travel business class then some of them will have to sit in Economy and then those lower down ones how? There’s no more seats after Economy kan? That one cannot la. I cannot treat my people like that.”
“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.”