Take a closer look and guess who is this guy? Not Phua Chu Kang or Jacky Chan or Andy Lau lah...its Lim Guan Eng,Penang Chief Minister travelling alone in Economy class probably on the way to see his wife. This humble man travel 'seorang-seorang' saja without the usual entourage accorded for a VVIP.
This is how Vernon @ Mr.Manager(Ning's manager) best describe....."YAB Mr. Lim, you have my deepest respect. You have made history by being the first Chief Minister in this country to sit in Economy Class whilst in office as Chief Minister. You really mean what you say when you talk about cost-cutting. Sir, you have shown me leadership by example."
Btw. Ning was at Secretaries' Week show at Berjaya George Town Hotel, in Pulau Tikus. (picture courtesy of http://mrmanager.blogspot.com and you can read here.)
This reminds me, years back, I too had the honour to meet Guan Eng's papa, Lim Kit Siang on a flight from KL - Penang sitting in Economy class too and the best part he was sitted next to me. We did exchange a lot of ideas and also spoke about his Tanjong 3 project. Anway, thats history.
There is another Menteri Besar who travels in Economy Class, he is none other, the MB of Kelantan Tuan Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat.
Why dont our gomen ministers 'belajar' from them......