Allegations or charges of improprieties in the way VIP wives are treated by Malaysian missions are not totally incorrect. I have seen myself in few places the way our diplomats had treated these VIPs with great care, including sometimes willingly carried their bags or drove them around for sight-seeing. It could be due to the great respect or obligedly under instruction or for some future investments.
A month ago, Mohd Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak) raised this issue at the Dewan Rakyat regarding certain VIP's wife, who allegedly went on luxury shopping sprees, with her large purchases transported back home at the expense of the Malaysian High Commission in London and national carrier MAS.
He further alleged that the overseas missions apparently were required to go overboard in ‘helping’ Cabinet Ministers and their wives. He was in government before working in an important ministry under an important man, therefore he should know better, if not was given the same bloody treatment.
In defence, all relevant parties immediately claimed this allegation was untrue.
However, the same shit story has emerged from Dubai as we speak.
Apparently, the same named VIP's wife still has some extra luggage from her recent shopping sprees, while on promoting some Islamic missions or something like that, stuck somewhere in Dubai. The quantity is not that small to begin with.
I hope any of PR MPs can raise this matter during supplementary question in the current sitting. I can expect to see there will be similar efficiency and speed of the investigation into this matter with some ready answers.
Then again, this is a trivial matter when there is a bigger issue like C4 bomb ticking and haunting some VIPs and yes, the whole nation especially the top leaders are still in the state of denial!
Someone wrote this one in a blog....
One day She went to Dubai to attend a sort of exhibitions. At the Dubai airport at Mas counter, on homeward bound, she checked in her luggages which were in exess. The counter asked her to pay but she refused; insisting that being a VIP's wife she should not be charged. My friend was happened to be there witnessing the whole episode. He felt so horrified and ashamed of the whole thing.
Nothing to do with the entry. This Photo taken from Dubai's International Islamic Fashion Week last May.