Saturday, July 26, 2008
KJ should be OK... by himself
I met KJ in Rembau yesterday. Although not the first time (we usually shake hands at the Parliament), it was when it comes to meeting him at his constituency.
Regardless of what others may think of this young and vibrant Member of Parliament, I see him as a hardworking 'wakil rakyat'.
Prior to that 5-minute meeting, I observed how he gave out donations and contributions to about 100 needfuls from his constituency. The smile never eluded his face.
A simple guy, said one of my friends. "He's a good Parliamentarian. A lot of people dont like him because he's the son-in-law of the Prime Minister. Being in that position, many thought he holds the key to all government contracts.
"They are wrong. What if he is not the son-in-law of the Prime Minister? Would you believe if a President's driver, too, can sign on behalf of him? That's absurd!"
I dont know although it makes sense. I have been following KJ's political development since 2004. There wasnt any tangible evidence being produced so far about any of his wrongdoings, as some parties claimed.
Nonetheless, I agreed with my friend that KJ can make a good politician. He already makes it a point to come back to Rembau on every Friday.
Watching his schedules yesterday stunned me. This young man has got a good future if he manages it well.