Photo: A very rush handshake.
Altantuya’s dad, Stev Shariibuu, was in Parliament today. He waited half a day to meet with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy Najib Tun Razak.
He did manage to meet Abdullah after lunch at the Parliament entrance. Shariibuu was about to leave when Abdullah emerged. The dad went straight to meet him and shook his hands. He said he was Shariibuu from Mongolia.
A surprised Abdullah said “Hello. How are you?”
Before Shariibuu could reply, Abdullah walked away towards the staircase that led to the lobby. To be fair, he was rushing to attend the afternoon session of the swearing in ceremony of the new MPs.
But I felt the least he could is exchange some words and perhaps utter offer a few words of condolences to Shariibuu for the lost of his daughter. But alas! (Added on 7 May – it’s not so much about offering condolences for the death of a foreigner, but more of a courtesy and humane attitude as a true Malaysian!)
After him, Shariibuu waited for Najib, but the later was no where to be seen. We heard he had left the premises as soon as he finish lunch, in a different direction.
However, a few minutes later, to everyone’s surprise, Khairy Jamaluddin, Abdullah’s son-in-law emerged.
Shariibuu managed to shake hands with him. He introduced himself again. Khairy replied “I know”.
Then Shariibuu told him that he was waiting to see Abdullah, to which Khairy reply “Oh, really”.
He later told Shariibuu he was attending a meeting and would catch up with him later.
After Khairy, Shariibuu was again waiting for Najib. Oh, Najib, where are you?
Famous blogger and MP for Jelutong says “Najib looks tensed“, compared to (his) “cool cucumber” looking boss, Abdullah.
Ps. Shariibuu’s lawyer Karpal Singh said he had informed Abdullah that Shariibuu had waited to meet him. The PM replied that he was VERY busy.
What a shame!