(Ong Ka Ting on LRT. Photo from The Star, March 8, 2006)
(Passenger with tie: "Baarger! Najib should have done this first la. Miss la. Ape hal le lu?)
(Woman passenger thinking: "So hemsome he."
(Man behind OKT: "F**K! Forgot my deodorant again!")
They are actually doing it!!! Well, one of them anyway. MCA prez and Minister, Ong Ka Ting was pictured in The Star today riding the LRT to his meeting in Jalan Ampang. This is leadership by example of the finest degree. His leader speaks, he makes the example. LOL...sorry couldn't resist that one. My first thought when I saw the photo today was to poo-poo it as a PR stunt. But on second thought, I also thought that it was a step, however small, in our VIP's realisation process that they should show by example rather than spew advice ad-nauseum. However, my cynical side still believes that this is just a PR stunt. Riding the LRT in a suit and tie among the rest of the long suffering raayat? Who is the PR person? Sack him/her. I remember that when the MCA leaders meet with members all these flers would wear their short sleeved white shirts. White=I am pure as snow. Trust me. Short sleeved shirt=I am just like you. A working slob. But once you elect me, it's Zegna suits and Gucci ties. Sorry la, have to look good for the TV camera ma.
But it is good la. If all the VIP's put their money where their mouths are and take public transport to work and be with the raayat I am sure that would go a long way in making things better. LRT's would not dare be late, dirty, rude etc. if VIP's are regular users. Or would they? But then ah...if VIP's use public transport they would be accompanied by all their minders who would push people aside, blare their sirens and generally be pains in the ass. Wouldn't they? Well, we shall see. Not that it's going to happen sometime soon la:-)
Meanwhile, here's a contest. Look at the photo of OKT on the LRT with the raayat. Caption it. What is he saying? What are the other passengers saying? Be creative. The best caption, judges' (TV Smith and Patrick Teoh) decision is final, wins any ONE of the following prizes:-
1. Satay dinner and teh tarik for you and your partner with TV Smith and Patrick Teoh at Studio 5, Ampang Jaya.
2. 2 tickets to the KLPAC production of Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming", March 24 to April 2, 2006.
3. A visit from TV Smith and Patrick Teoh AND the King of Malaysian Bloggers, Jeff Ooi to your town of residence to buy you and your partner a dinner and teh tarik and maybe tok some kok. Peninsula Malaysia only. Sorry.
4. The name and address of Ong Ka Ting's tailor.
No anonymous posts. These will be deleted. If you don't have a blogger account use the tab "Other".
No personal attacks, gay bashing etc. These will be deleted.
Keep it clean. Keep it real. Keep it funny.
CONTEST ENDS March 15, 2006. Results here on March 19, 2006.
Go crazy guys!
p/s I don't think that Najib is going to be seen on the LRT or RapidKL busses real soon. Might crease his Hugo Boss suit.