Of protocol and privilege

FINALLY, long-suffering Malaysians will be spared the agony of knowing what to do with ministers and dignitaries when they are invited to events.

That includes what to give these VIPs as gifts, which is a very Malaysian way of thanking guests. However, there is a common fate that befalls these cenderamata – they all end up quietly gathering dust. Just visit the various ministries and government departments, and you will find them inconspicuously displayed in some cabinet.

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Opinion , Politics , On the Beat , Wong Chun Wai


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