Recently, I had lunch with an old friend. He was conferred a datuk-ship many many years ago for his contribution to the people of Perak. Anyway over lunch, we were talking about the people up for datuk-ship this year. Running down the list, one name stood out. Hee Yit Foong. She is now a Datuk too apprently. This instantly made him visibly agitated.
Being the shit-stirrer that I am, I prodded: "Imagine that. I can't help but feel the prestige attached to your datuk-ship has slipped a few notches."
Him: "What has she done to deserve it?"
Me: "My guess is it's her superb clerical skills."
Him: "It must be."