Saturday, November 13, 2010
The RM300,000 dinner
The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has declined to attend a function to commemorate Selangor Foundation's 40th anniversary.
The reason being, it costs Yayasan Selangor more than RM300,000. What an amount for a dinner! What would they be serving? Golden egg? Or mermaids?
The Sultan had initially agreed to attend the function with the hope that his presence would inject new spirit for the staff at the foundation and in appreciation of their efforts in helping to improve the performance of students from less fortunate families in the rural areas in Selangor (here).
The function was planned to be held on Nov 15 at the Tun Dr Ismail Hostel, Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur.
The sultan had suggested that the foundation organised a lunch, which would be cheaper, instead of a dinner, but it was not heeded by the foundation.
The latest news was, Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim too has decided to stay away from the dinner. And did he say anything about not being advised of the cost?
Then, who actually decided on the RM300,000?