But it is not funny. I think the press should just forget about interviewing her.
C'mon lah. Face reality that people hate you, Madam Hee. You don't deserve to be called YB.
TAIPING, April 3 — The press corps here was punk’d — conned, played out, tricked — last night. By Hee Yit Fong.
Several reporters were sent a text message on Wednesday, April 1, which read: “Tomorrow 2/4/09 9.00pm there is an interview with YB Hee Yit Fong at the Bilik Gerakan Wanita BN, Simpang. Press invited to cover.”
Since the Jelapang assemblywoman went into hiding last month after quitting the DAP and declaring herself an independent state lawmaker “friendly” to the BN, she has been much sought after by the press.
So we dutifully turned up at the appointed place and time but ended up being stood up. Hee never showed.
About 9.20pm, a bald man in an orange-collared T-shirt and navy trousers, who claimed to be an aide to BN state executive councillor Hamidah Osman, announced that the deputy speaker of the Perak State Legislative Assembly would be coming.
The man, who gave his name as Rosli Baba,said that Hee was in the state and would address the press later today. But he could not confirm the location or other details.
He claimed he heard the news “from a direct line” — referencing Hamidah.
The sketchy details may just prove to be another red herring, in what appears to be someone’s attempt to lighten the deepening mood as campaigning for the Bukit Gantang parliamentary by-election progresses.