KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Daim Zainuddin left Kampung Baru folks in stitches during a question-and-answer session with the residents at a town hall meeting on Tuesday.
Daim, who was responding to a question on land in the area that have been purportedly handed over to outsiders, said a plot land in Bandar Malaysia would serve better as a museum of handbags belonging to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Daim was referring to a plot of land in Bandar Malaysia said to be earmarked for an airbase.
"It would be nice if they turn the land into a recreational park. They can make a museum for Rosmah's handbags as well," Daim said to laughter from the audience.
In late June, it was reported that the police had seized total of 567 designer brand handbags from residences related to Najib.
Earlier, Daim reminisced about his days of living in Kampung Baru, and how he had made his fortune.
"I bought a plot of land here for about RM600 back then. Later on, I sold it for RM17 million when the government wanted to build Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) infrastructure structure here. So I got rich."
"It would be nice if they turn the land into a recreational park. They can make a museum for Rosmah's handbags as well," Daim said to laughter from the audience. (NSTP/ MOHD YUSNI ARIFFIN)
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