Tycoons, politicians and ordinary Malaysians, young and old, made a bee-line to greet former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at his Aidilfitri open house at his residence here [Seri Kembangan] Wednesday.
Neither the morning heat nor the afternoon rain deterred the visitors who made it a point to stop by his villa at Country Heights.
Among those who visited Dr Mahathir and his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamed Ali were Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim and Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Aziz Shamsudin.
Corporate captains Ananda Krishnan, Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin Amin and Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew also joined the crowds to tuck in the big spread of traditional Raya cuisine.
Former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik and former Selangor menteri besar Datuk Seri Abu Hassan Omar were also there.
Well, at least these blokes have stood out to be counted. I now have a bit more respect for Rais Yatim and Abdul Aziz Shamsudin. Where was once-No-1-supporter Humpty Dumpty? I wonder whether I should hammer Raja Bodek of Pulau Pinang, but my sense of fair play tells me to hold fire until I may be sure he was a former ardent sycophant like Humpty Dumpty?