Najib’s Kangkung Symbolism and Durian Reality

By Steven Sim

November 2017 ODDLY ENOUGH
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Back in July this year, a colleague of mine, Ali, exclaimed in shock when he found out that durians today cost more than RM100 a kilogram, “Dulu durian selonggok baru 10 ringgit hingga 15 ringgit. Apa sudah jadi?” (Durians used to cost only RM10-RM15 for a pile. What has happened?)Little did he realise that two months after asking this innocuous question, no one less than the prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak himself, would provide him with an answer.During the...

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Steven Sim

is the MP for Bukit Mertajam and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.