So paying APCO RM76 million worth every penny, that our beloved Prime Minister Najib finally meet up with President Obama, and was claimed the same status as China's President Hu Jintao.
I did not make this up, it is from the mouth of the Minister of the Prime Minister's Department (weird portfolio, isn't it?)
from The Malaysian Insider, Government paid APCO RM76m
......“APCO is being employed for our image in the US, for us to get close to the US. You mean to say a Malaysian company can help us get close to the US?” asked Nazri.
The minister then delivered a stinging rebuff to Pakatan Rakyat’s frequent cries of Israeli agents being involved in APCO’s organisation.
“Lobbying is common in US. You have to lobby (to get things done). The biggest lobbyists in US are Israeli lobbyists,” said Nazri.
He also asserted that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s moves in fostering closer ties with the US and liberalising the economy were good.
“Najib is not thinking of himself, he is thinking of the country. What is wrong with being close to Americans? It only benefits our economy.”
What's wrong? I thought you guys have been bashing Anwar left and right calling him betrayer and criticizing him for having powerful foreign friends, including Americans.
APCO also drew praise from Nazri for its performance, who credited the consultancy for Najib’s meeting with US President Barack Obama as proof of its success.
“APCO did a good job. Obama only set aside time to see Najib and (Chinese President) Hu Jintao. China is China, but Obama agreed to meet Najib.”
“The money we pay is worth it, it is giving good returns to us,” said Nazri.
My God! Nazri! I think you better go back to the primary school to learn how to count!
I am starting to wonder if other leaders are also paying PR to lobby to meet up with President Obama? It will be interesting to know how much they are paying...
Please see yourself how many world leaders have session with President Obama, right the White House's website
Here is the list of leaders meeting up with President Obama, and their pictures
with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, April 11, 2010 (Official White house photo)
with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani of Pakistan, April 11, 2010 (Official White house photo)
with King Abdullah II of Jordan April 12, 2010 (Official White house photo)
with Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia, April 12, 2010 (Official White house photo)
with President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine, April 12, 2010 (Official White house photo)
with President Hu Jintao of China, April 12, 2010 (Official White House photo)
Can you find Najib?? (Reuters pic via the Malaysian Insider)
Guys & gals, please, this is the GREATEST Moment for Najib and Malaysia (Yes, Najib first, then Malaysia), be proud of your leaders, who managed to meet up with the most powerful man on this planet!
When Najib returns, he will probably "walk with wind" (jalan pun ada angin)
And, I bet you that the 2 year old 1Malaysia will rephrase to WANT-Malaysia soon, real soon.