I believe millions of Malaysian heard PM Najib said, "Saya memang suka sambal" on TV3 Nightline about an hour ago.
It was caught on camera. He was aware of the media and TV crew attendance but like everybody else, he couldn't hide his likings.
He was attending a breaking fast hosted by the government's Chief Secretary Sidek Hassan. My family likes it, and we had a good laugh. I think those who watched it found it ticklish.
Nothing's wrong with that. It shows how our Prime Minister handles his protocol swiftly. We do not need protocol for functions like that!
Another thing. 'Sambal' is so common to Malaysians. The Malays love it. The Indians too. And so are the Chinese and other races. Even 'Mat Salleh' would like to try it.
Malaysians love it and there is no divide when it comes to eating it with nasi lemak, roti canai or rice. When it comes to 'sambal', Malaysians would not resist it. They are one.
Now we know what inspired Najib to introduce his 1Malaysia!
We also like your sambal laa, Najib!