The High Commission is also arranging for free transport and provisions for students to attend the event from all over the UK! Students from as far away as Edinburgh University up in Scotland have been urged to attend in a highly organised effort by diplomats.
The Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, has hired London’s top venue to stage a self-promoting event, all at the cost of taxpayers, next week!
The O2 Arena, known locally as the Dome, is one of the UK capital’s most eye-catching modern landmarks and it will feature as a key location for the up-coming Olympics.
It is also frequently used to host major pop concerts, such as the fateful Michael Jackson final tour.
However, on Monday Najib Razak has commandeered it for an event starring himself. ‘An Evening With The Prime Minister’!
According to the London High Commission website all Malaysian’s living in the UK are invited to attend what is billed as a free event, with food and and drink provided and cultural entertainment on offer throughout.
Sarawakians, for whom the fund for hard core rural poverty could only afford RM3.47million this year were left aghast.
“Why is Najib spending this sort of money on a foreign PR event”? asked one bemused London student. ”Does he think it plays back home, because hardly any Malaysians living in London are allowed to vote? The only people who can vote are government workers and they are forced to vote BN anyway!
Another told Sarawak Report
“This is a party political electioneering event that will have cost millions to stage. It is not correct to spend public money on this sort of PR event and I don’t think people will be impressed that it is being held in Britain either. Perhaps he just does not dare hold a rally in KL anymore after the turn out for Berish 3.0!”
‘Hired audience’ to be bussed in from all over the UK !
Even more scandalous, Sarawak Report can reveal that the High Commission is also arranging for free transport and provisions for students to attend the event from all over the UK!
Students from as far away as Edinburgh University up in Scotland have been urged to attend in a highly organised effort by diplomats. The roundup is presumably designed to avoid too many empty front row seats that might otherwise be picked up by cameras beaming back pictures to the censored media in Malaysia.
An insider email has been passed to Sarawak Report, revealing the scale of the operation:
“The Coordintor for the entire event is the Malaysian High Commission in London. They are targeting 1000 Malaysians to join in the gathering.
Travel by Coach to London will be provided. Refreshments and a Dinner pack will be served on the Coach. All branches are asked to confirm attendee numbers so that we will know whether to book one of two Coaches. Please pass this message to your local groups(?) and other Malaysians. Get back to me with the total number.
Ideally, let me know by Tuesday 8th May so that i can submit the Budget and total number of attendees to the High Commission.
This is not a formal gathering – the PM will just say a few words and will then mingle with the crowd throughout the evening.
if anyone is interested , please pass me your name, phone number and University. Thanks [email to student organisers]