Interestingly, I read Star Online today showing a photo of PM Najib Tun Razak viewing a lorry load of cows that are to be slaughtered during Adiladha, and to be distributed to mosques and madrasahs throughout the Pekan parliamentary constituency, of which the Najib is its elected representative.
The news report also says that a total of 427 head of cows and 3 camels will be slaughtered, and that surely cost a lot of money. By merely looking at the photo of Najib stroking the head of a cow in the lorry, it give me the impression that maybe the entire lot, or could it be just that particular cow, be borne at his personal expense.
This reminds me of the case last year where Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was alleged to have used public money, other than his own, to purchase a number of cows to be slaughtered during Adiladha. I remembered the furor created by this incident and the media frenzy that was to last several weeks.
This time around, and with Najib’s photo stroking the head of a cow, are we likely to witness another furor and media frenzy alleging Najib of using public money to buy the load of cows for Adiladha? Certainly, Khalid had learnt his lessons and is most unlikely to be captured on photo stroking the head of a cow, or be even near a cow.
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