The statue of Chairman Mao near his childhood home at Shaoshan, Hunan. My broken one is a 3 and 1/2 ft replica of this.
After my last blog went online, about the broken Chairman Mao statue and the attitudes of the staffs of China Southern Airlines, Mr Lim called me two days later and said that they will pay me the amount that I spent for the statue. (A copy of the blog and complain was sent to the airlines’ CEO in China). Ah…I thought these people need to be pressed from top to do something or my case will be left rotten….or like the Chinese like to say “make big issues small and then small issues into nothing”. Nothing for my loss? No way!!
Days passed without a word how they will pay me except that their agent will call me. Pissed off of waiting, I called a moment ago and to my astonishment, a lady from the other end said that they had managed to buy a same statue in China and are sending it to Malaysia. I should get it by Tuesday (15 May). Did I hear it wrongly? Honestly, I am sceptical. (Too much of rubbish from them) At first they said it is money, now it is statue. Yes, it is the statue.
Well, let’s see what will happen on Tuesday whether it is the same statue, same material and most importantly, same size. I don’t want to be getting a 1 ft high statue and said that is my compensation.