We are a nation of record breakers. There is no doubt about it. Every few weeks, we read of individuals or groups attempting to achieve the seemingly impossible. Do we need such glory? Malaysia is famous enough worldwide. We certainly do not need stunts like these to put our country in any map anywhere. Still, we have those who think they are doing Malaysia proud by being the first in the Guinness Book of World Records and Malaysia Book of Records. In pursing such dreams, they sometimes lose sight of the essential needs of their fellow Malaysians.
Imagine how many underprivileged that can be helped with the RM15 million that is being sought from sponsors to fund the record breaking feat of flying solo around the world. What can be purposefully achieved by this act? We have also read of the sick needing funds for their surgeries and the donations were slow in coming. Imagine how many of these acutely ill?s suffering that can be eased if the money needed are available immediately. I hope sponsors will have the wisdom to channel their money where is it needed most, to give the genuinely needy a new lease of life, instead of fulfilling the overly-expensive dream of one.