Thursday, October 25, 2007

PM, DPM Praise Samy Vellu For Dedicated Service To Nation, People

The evocative glimpses into the past, contained in the book "Samy Vellu - As We Know Him", clearly and collectively depicts a man whose life has been dedicated to serving the nation and the people, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.

In paying tribute to the MIC president and Works Minister, the Prime Minister said: "From the diverse set of personal perspective, we are able to intimately relate to the human side of the struggles, triumphs and achievements of one of the nation's longest-serving leaders.

"In this regard, this publication is indeed a testament in the way Datuk Seri Samy Vellu has touched the lives of many Malaysians," he said in his foreword in the coffee table book.

Abdullah said: "I have learnt much about my old friend and cabinet colleague of many years that I had previously not known. As it has been for me, I hope this book will interest all those who have in some way or another, crossed path with Datuk Seri Samy Vellu.

"More than anything this compilation indeed demonstrates the Malaysian spirit of a belief that in this land if we are prepared to sacrifice and commit to maximising our potential, we can achieve anything," he said.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in his message, said "Samy Vellu - As We Know Him", was bound to take the reader back in time, not just 10 or 20 years, but as far back as 50 years, as it unveiled the personal and official stories of scores of people acquainted with Samy Vellu.

"The reader is entertained with accounts that are amazing and at times, amusing, as he or she is persuaded through pages and pages of text and rare photographs that cannot but invite nostalgia.

"One cannot escape identifying similarities as well as differences between the accounts in the book and those that have been one's own experience.

"While the book allows the reader to reminisce, it informs as well, as books are meant to," Najib said.

The Deputy Prime Minister said the book brings to the fore personal qualities of Samy Vellu which have helped him rise from humble beginnings to being an able and efficient leader that he is today in both politics and government. "These are traits that mirror a seasoned politician and senior Cabinet minister and are worth emulating by anyone who wants to climb the ladder of success," he added.

Compiled by Chitra Vasu, the book was launched today by Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim at Dewan Merdeka of Putra World Trade Centre.

The book, published by MPH Group Printing (M) Sdn Bhd, will be sold at RM140 a copy.

It contains 79 short stories of people from different life backgrounds of their first meeting with Samy Vellu while the rare pictures in the book are sourced from private collections of contributors. (Bernama)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't let this book sit on my coffee table even if it was free of charge. Talk about blowing ones own trumpet, by the unbelievable statements by the PM & DPM, it is clear that the book is nothing more than BN propaganda.
Samy has done more for himself than he has done for the Malaysian Indians, and for the country.
This book is surely just a bad joke. Very expensive, but non-absorbent, toilet paper
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!

12:15 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...worth emulating by anyone who wants to climb the ladder of success"

More swindlers to perpetuate more Maika schemes

9:08 AM GMT+8  
Blogger kittykat46 said...

I guess from UMNO's point of view, Samy Vellu is the very best MIC leader they ever had.

He fully supports the enrichment of UMNO cronies via dubious project awards, and protects them from any penalties for non-performing projects

He is a very effective practitioner of patronage politics, which delivers a large bloc of Indian votes every GE.

But the damage to future generations is another matter..not his problem.

9:26 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bodolah is an idiot, Semi Value is a moron......idiot + moron = ????

Semi Value is a thief, Bodolah is a stealer, so.............

9:42 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Najis is a swindler cum imbecile too....

2:06 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanking this man at the helm of our quality of roads. thank you for the worsening quality of roads and thank you for the thousands of road projects that take years to complete, congesting the roads surrounding this multimillion ringgit projects. thank you for the uneven surface and the uneven level of covered potholes regardless along state roads or those manned by the federal level. Thank you for introducing so many tolls in the name of progress that improverish our standard of living. Thank you for causing so much hardship for us that we have to dig deep into our pockets wondering whether this is success that our top leaders are shouting at the top of their voices to the world. Thank you so much for bringing so many expressways and highways that enrich the road contractors and concessionaires but not the ordinary Malaysians. Thank you for building highways so close to our houses that we need no longer live peaceful lives, and all the noise pollution and the dust and mat rempits a track to race. Thank you God too. I hope you, GOD will deliver for final judgement. Thank you.

Donkey Xpressway

4:34 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Semi Value goofed again with this statement:

"SAYA SYUKUR ANGKASAWAN KITA SETELAH MENINGGAL DUNIA 10 HARI, KINI SELAMAT DI KEBUMI"


"qwerty"

4:52 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Billy said...

This Chitra Vasu instead of writing about the nobleness of Samy, should write about him/herself on how to bodek politicians. To me, Samy is a total flop judging from the scandals that have been trailing him since he became a minister. He is such a loud-mouth that he even had the audacity to tell the whole world he spent RM1.0m on his son's wedding. I wonder where all the money came from? The projects handled by him are literally collapsing under him endangering the lives of road users, etc. Government buildings are no better - leaking, ceilings falling off, fungus on walls, etc. MPH should display this book in the Comedy Section in their bookstores.

7:02 AM GMT+8  

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