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BN style ‘wealth weddings’ ought surely to be going out of fashion?

December 24, 2019

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The present prime minister was (rightly) highly questioning over the extraordinary and lavish wedding celebrations conducted by the former, Najib Razik, for his off-spring.  Mahathir in 2015 wanted to know where the money had come from?

It remains an issue when politicians with no declared and explained assets of any significance persist in this practice of ‘power weddings’ in the full glare of the social scene in KL, where they plainly wish to impress and gain patronage.

Inevitably, the latest such peacock display consisting of three days of no-expense-spared partying at the Mandarin Oriental five star hotel, has started circulating in the form of photos and videos on social media.

It is the second such Azmin Ali family wedding in little more than a year and plainly cost a bomb. Yet this politician has cited no more than his political salary and a KL house in his asset declaration and both he and his family come from modest backgrounds and means.

The same politician is in the midst of a court case relating to RM300,000 of unpaid personal and family travel bills pertaining to a period of a few months earlier in the year, which can only have made such an ostentatious lay out embarrassing for his many prestigious guests. Whom among them will not have quietly speculated to their confidants that it was a mighty big splash for someone already owing RM300k on an MP’s salary?

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