A reader ‘kinchin mab’ left his comment @ 2014/05/25 at 10:53 am:
Why, Helen – surely you are not jealous that Hannah carries a Prada hand bag?
So what if it’s a bag from Prada or LV or Hermes or Dior or Chanel? Or even a La Tanneur bag (one was gifted to Michelle Obama some time back)?
I think that the wives and partners of many of our VVIPs carry bags from luxe and super-luxe brands, as well as wear expensive watches and jewellery.
You are not questioning them, are you, or commenting on how their hubbies or partners can afford such luxuries when ordinary Malaysians are struggling to make ends meet?
Oh, no – that would be too simplistic for you. And that would divert attention from Hannah, Dyana and the others you have targetted.
Incidentally, I know of “celebrity bloggers” in Singapore who carry expensive bags. Apart from some snide comments about their tastes, no one bothers.
It’s not that big a deal after all.
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Why, kinchin – surely you are not dictating what I can or cannot highlight in my own blog?
So what if it’s a bag from Prada or even a Birkin. And indeed I agree that the wives of our VVIPs carry super-luxe bags as well as wear expensive watches and jewellery.
I hope the Ah Pek and Ah Soh staunch supporters of the so-called “Socialist” party realise that their tsunamic votes too have elevated the DAP carpetbaggers to the ranks of VVIPs (fair enough, YBs are indeed accorded VIP status) who carry Prada as well as wear expensive watches and jewellery.
Nope, I didn’t question why the FLOM could have afforded a Birkin. On the contrary, I had blogged that she is after all a Datin whose hubby is the Orang Kaya Indera Shahbandar, a title he inherited over generations of “orang kaya”. I granted that draping one’s self with branded stuff is what the wives of VIPs and tycoons – Rosmah’s social circle – do.
So congratulations and Yamseng! to ‘Mak Datin’ Hannah … you’ve arrived. And 10 Q, O ye People of Jerusubang.
BELOW: A spoof of the parody that the DAP made of Rosmah in their Gangnam Style music video
I’m glad that the Wakil-wakil Rakyat belonging to the Developers Above People (DAP) party have themselves so quickly reached such lofty heights as to be at par with Prada toters. After all, they deserve these rewards for their par excellence performance in the Politics of Hate.
It took DS Najib 38 years to reach his present RM22.8k salary scale after first entering politics in 1976 winning the Pekan Parliament seat.
It only takes the DAP’s Jerusubang Adun 6 short years to match Najib’s pay cheque. See, no one can dispute that the Chinese Christian politicians are super duper efficient. Imagine how well run the country will be should DAP succeed in taking over Putrajaya.
As to “jealousy”, I believe that it is the DAP Kulai MP who is envious of Rosmah’s Birkin.
In fact, YB Teo Nie Ching had thought that Rosmah’s handbags was a matter important enough to be raised in Parliament even though the FLOM is not a politician (news report here).
Just as I did not question how DS Najib can afford his wife her handbags (answer: his PM salary is RM22,827), neither am I questioning how Hannah Yeoh can afford her Prada (answer: her Speaker salary is RM22,500).
On the other hand, I’m congratulating the taxpayers of Selangor for their generosity in gifting her a salary equal to our country’s Prime Minister as well as their willingness to fork out to Hannah her big pension over the next 30-40 years.
She’s the youngest Speaker ever and Malaysia’s first woman Speaker. Women live longer than men, so Selangorians can expect to foot young Hannah’s pension bill for a long, long time to come. Again kudos to the 51 percent oppo ABU-ers.
Are you implying that I’m a “celebrity blogger”? Oooooo, such recognition.
And no, I don’t carry expensive bags at all. Many fellow sopo bloggers whom I’ve met will vouch that I carry a canvas rucksack. It’s not big deal that I don’t have a Prada.
It’s not Prada that I want.
What I want is potable piped water!
Selangor – whose august House Puan Speaker Hannah presides over – is failing to provide our homes with water from the pipe that we can safely drink.
The water piped to our house is laced with heavy metals from mining pool residues. It is the Selangor authorities that made the decision to channel this toxic water into our reservoirs. There are dangerous elements in air lombong which can cause cancer and other illnesses.
Dapsters always declare that people who vote Pakatan are the smart and well educated ones whereas the 47 percent folks who vote BN are “stupid”, “deliberately kept poor by the gomen” and “orang kampung” (quoting the words of the pro-Pakatan media).
Being rural inhabitants who are poor, quite naturally we cannot afford to daily buy bottled water for all our cooking needs. More so if we’re a large family with small children.
We can use the domestic filter but this small kitchen gadget will not be able to cleanse our piped water of its dangerous contents. Don’t believe, just inspect the quality of the water flowing from the tap with your naked eye, if you’re living in Selangor.
Dapsters complain that they’re second class citizens but the state government they’ve elected is providing residents with third class water.