Not even the soothing wet feminine touch of La-Nina could cool down the ladies’ man (Datuk Seri) Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz when Prince Sultan Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud was asked about “donations”.
This genuine “in-the-flesh” Arab prince is the son of Saudi King, Salman.
He is not the mysterious on-the-paper “prince” that had been dragged out of the woodwork by the defenders of the Prime Minister, (Datuk Seri Mappadulung Daeng Mattimung Karaeng Sanrobone), Mohd Najib Abdul Razak.
Prince Sultan Abdulaziz is the President and Chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. He is well-educated too, having received a master of art degree in social and political science from the prestigious Syracuse University in the US. He was a Saudi Air Force Pilot and an astronaut.
|Prince Sultan Abdulaziz exchanging greetings with Mohd Nazri|
He was seen in the video of the press conference fidgeting, playing with his necktie and impatiently grabbing the microphone. To see a man who only recently challenged the 91-year old Tun Dr Mr Mohamad to a fist fight (bertumbuk) being in such a state was hilarious.
Prince Sultan Abdulaziz was asked why the royal family had given donations to Mohd Najib. He said he was unable to comment on it specifically.
"I really have no background on this issue, I'm not trying to brush it off but I really have no background.
"It is an internal issue for Malaysia, and I'm sure you'll get it sorted out."
Funny isn’t it? A royal visitor from Saudi Arabia did not know the background of the hottest issue affecting his country and Malaysia – the purported RM2.6 billion donations from the Saudi royal family/government to Mohd Najib?
Either there wasn’t such donations or that they were so sinister that not even a prince, whose father is the king, has the liberty to talk about them.
All that the prince was able to say was, Saudi Arabia is a big economic donor - second only to the United States - and the kingdom has always financially supported the development of other Muslim nations.