THE photograph is of Tanjung Sepat assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Mansor indicating his approval of some sort taken at a pig-rearing facility in Germany.
It was taken last year during the previous Selangor state government’s study tour to Europe to study modern pig farming methods.
This photograph is among several in the possession of Yaakob Sapari, the executive councillor in charge of agriculture modernisation, natural resources and entrepreneurial development, which documents the members of the former state government of Datuk Seri Dr. Mohamad Khir Toyo’s visit to Germany and The Netherlands as part of a study for a centralised pig farming project in the Kuala Langat District.
Abdul Karim, who initiated importing the technology from Germany via a bumiputra company is today opposing the project he was once a proponent of, accusing the present government of being insensitive to the Muslim community by going ahead with the integrated pig farming system.
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and this one is priceless. There are more. The rest, dear readers, is up to you to make a conclusion.
And by the way, Mohd Khir and his colleagues in the previous excutive council had classified all documents on the lawatan sambil belajar as an “official secret”. It was de-classified last week after Abdul Karim and his band of merry-men decided to demonstrate.
Yes, they used taxpayers’ money and yet did not want anyone to know about it. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, will pigs start flying or will the “operasi protes” go to the dogs?