12 August 2016
#Comment Rosmah, it is one’s character that lays down a legacy for life
COMMENT It is not easy not to comment, whenever Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor speaks about taking care of one’s self-image.
According to Rosmah, as wives of the country’s leaders, they have an obligation to look after their self-image, especially when accompanying their husbands on official visits.
This article alone attracted more than 2,600 Shares and 95 comments, many of which are negative. For example, someone writing using the pseudonym Slumdog says: “Oh my goodness, from Rosmah’s school of deportment and RM 1,200 hair dos.
“This is from someone who flaunts her unexplained wealth at every opportunity and wears only branded clothes, handbags and jewellery costing hundreds of thousands, preaching to others about portraying a conservative self-image. This has to take the prize for irony of the year. People in such positions really set themselves up to ridicule.”
Another comment came from CQMuar who responded to a reader: “Ali Baba, I absolutely agree with you on your statement about Kak Wan Azizah. I recall an occasion when she was in Muar town on her walkabout, campaigning for the PKR candidate before GE13. I was accompanying her on her rounds meeting people tirelessly, shaking hands with the town-folks and taking pictures with them, especially the ladies clamouring to have the rare opportunity to do so.”
Not what you wear
It is not what you wear that makes the difference. For example, the Singapore prime minister’s wife, Ho Ching, visited the United States of America with her husband.
She was initially criticised, but when netcitizens discovered that the ‘blue, dinosaur-printed clutch’ that Ho was holding was designed by a Singaporean student at Pathlight, the country’s first autism-focused school, they were deeply impressed, and started praising her.
The price tag was only S$15, compared to a hairdo of RM1,200.
Therefore, it is not what we wear that makes a difference to the hosts, but our values in life. For Ho, she was proud that that her country has started a school for children with autism.
Character makes all the difference
Therefore, it is obvious that it is the character of a person that makes all the difference. For example, Malaysiakini readers were able to immediately give the example of Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail or Kak Wan.
I have personally met Kak Wan, and I find her to be a lady of great honour. Although her husband has been sent to prison twice, Kak Wan remains a woman of virtue. She does not have to wear anything elaborate just to impress, but people naturally respect her for who she is.
Advice from a woman who knows…
11 August 2016
Rosmah: Politicians’ wives should take care of their self-image
The wives of the country’s leaders should take care of their self-image, as they are representing not only themselves, but Malaysia, when accompanying their husbands on official visits, said the prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor.
While stressing the importance of first impressions, Rosmah, however, said that this did not mean that the leaders’ wives need to wear expensive or branded clothing.
“Self-image doesn’t mean we wear expensive or branded clothes. But it’s enough that we wear something that suits the event – neat, stylish, and proper.
“When we wear something neat and exciting, it will give a different perception to the community as it makes for a good first impresion,” she said.
She was speaking at the closing of the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers’ (Bakti) knowledge and self-image improvement course in Kuala Lumpur today.
Can’t agree with First Lady of Malaysia more this time. It is because after spending millions and millions,… http://fb.me/7THbIvXmy
Can’t agree with First Lady of Malaysia more this time.
It is because after spending millions and millions, someone still does not look good!
Video | KiniTV: The prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor says the wives of politicians need to look after how they look.