Believe me, I consider myself a patriot, but to me this is yet another attempt to show off 'Malaysia Boleh' without a specific goal.
Perhaps some would consider a fifth of a million Ringgit a small sum of money, but think about how that could fund education, or feed how many families.
Stunts like these, or having the longest this or tallest that, would no more produce 'towering Malaysians' than a scholarship to educate the truly deserving, the academically talented but poor student.
Perhaps only to fool ourselves, despite our driving habits, rude customer service, inefficient public services, that we are towering over other countries.
And to think that my family's taxpayer dollars are funding this!