My fellow Malaysians, if you happen to land yourself into hot soup, don' t fret. Take your father along to meet the authorities and whoever has the power to determine your fate. Imply that you are well-connected and possibly above the law.
If your father had passed on, you may consider taking your father-in-law or stepfather or you may pick one gentleman by the roadside and claim that he's somehow related to you and then pay a courtesy call to the powers-that-be.
It would be better still if your father had worked with and under the powers-that-be, like having served as a civil servant at Kemas for example, so that the authorities would have a soft spot over you as you cling on to whatever is left of your dignity.
In Malaysia this practice is acceptable, condoned and in fact encouraged. Malaysia Boleh maah...
Haiya, how I wish I knew this earlier. But even if I did, I may have to take my father-in-law lah, since my Ayah died in his sleep in 1997.
My biggest mistake in life is failing to drop people's name as I climbed the ladder (now no more ladder). In my naivete, I thought passion, knowledge and above all ability would merit some sort of recognition. I was wrong, certainly!
Today, if I landed myself into trouble, whose name would I casually or purposely drop to save my ass? Hmm, let see, Kamaluddin Abdullah Badawi and Zaki Zahid and perhaps the Deputy Prime Minister? For all three, like me, share the same alma mater.
Or NSTP director, Shahril Ridza Ridzuan, so that I could position myself better? Or a few Cabinet Ministers? Lawyers, sports leaders? Members of the royalty? Or tell Pak Lah that his sister was my late Mak's classmate at STF? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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