Unlike other VIPs in the past who came, did the flag off and left, our "beloved" Information, Communications, and Culture Minister, Dato' Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim decided that he would win some trophies for himself and his family.
So, he turned up with his wifey, Datin Seri Utama Masnah Rais and two kids - Ku Ariff and Ku Lin. Could anyone verify the identities of the two kids? We think they are Rais' grandchildren.
Warm up exercise. Can you spot Zed Zaidi at the back?
So, off they went
running sight-seeing one loop around Dataran Merdeka (about 1km) while the rest of the runners did 7 or 5km depending on the category.
Dato' Jalaluddin Hassan was in the same VIP category too but he must be heartbroken for having beaten by a boy and Rais. Huhuhu!
Hwaaaaarrrr! I'm the king of the world!
VIP Men winners: 1st - Ku Ariff, 2nd Dato' Seri Utama Dr.Rais Yatim (Information, Communications, and Culture Minister), 3rd Dato' Seri Kamaruddin Siaraf (Secretary of The Ministry of Malaysian Information, Communication Culture)
First prize female VIP - Ku Lin. Good girl!
Second prize goes to wifey.......Datin Seri Utama Masnah Rais!
VIP Women winners: 1st - Ku Lin, 2nd Datin Seri Utama Masnah Rais (wife), 3rd Datuk Dr Rothiah Omar (Deputy Secretary of Information Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture)
What do you think? Do you think they won the trophies by their running power and stamina? FYI, This IS a road race aka running competition!
There are a few other
dubious @$$-kissing categories were presented to the VIPS.
This fler won the most sexiest runner. Can you believe this? Perhaps he was picked by the number on his bib??? Mercy!
And this makcik won the most "comel" (cute) category?
All the winners bring home huge hampers like this.
From our observation, the trophies for the VIP are much more intricate in the design and expensive looking compared to those won by the real runner, which look like those cheap plastic trophies from the school sports day.
You can throw the tagline "Rakyat didahulukan, Pencapaian diutamakan" out the window this 2013 and adopt "VIPs didahulukan, kroni diutamakan". Sigh!
Anyway, this will be out last post for 2012. Let's do something with our votes next year!
Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013!
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