Naib Presiden MCA Datuk Seri Ng Yen Yen hari ini menyuarakan kebanggaannya atas keputusan mendapatkan taraf penduduk sementara (PR) di Australia 17 tahun lalu demi pendidikan anaknya.
"Saya ke Australia untuk pendidikan anak saya. Saya bangga anak saya kini peguam yang berjaya. Saya tidak menyesal," kata Ng yang juga menteri pelancongan.
Dalam sidang media di ibu negara hari ini, Ng berkata, beliau memohon taraf PR sekitar tahun 90-an tetapi melepaskannya pada 1995 apabila anak lelakinya tamat belajar.
A cacophony of comments greeted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's recent remark that he would retire from politics should Pakatan Rakyat fails to form the Federal government at the coming polls.
Interviewed by Financial Times, Anwar described the next general election as his final attempt at toppling Barisan Nasional.
“If we win, we shall proceed. If not, let the new generation take on the struggle. Let me retire and return to teaching,” he said.
But far from sighs of relief that their enemy number one would be out of the picture, UMNO leaders quickly looked ways to interpret the rare 'retirement plan' announced by Anwar.
Utusan Malaysia, which dedicates several pages daily attacking Anwar, described the 'retirement' plan as his 'vote fishing' tactics by drawing public sympathy, but added that “no one really cares whether Anwar retires”.
That statement was proven wrong by the reactions from UMNO leaders, with the man responsible for converting a prime minister-in-waiting to Malaysia's most recognised opposition icon leading the charge.