Malaysian in Space
Dr. Mahathir was about to send the first Malaysian rocket into space.
3 potential astronauts were called for an interview – one Indian, one Malay and one Chinese.
Dr. M interviews the Indian first: “So, Muthu, this is a dangerous mission… how much do you think you should be paid for it?”
Muthu thinks to himself and says, “1 million ringgit.”
“Why so much?” asks Dr. M.
“Nowadays toddy wery expensive, Datuk…” replies Muthu.
“I see,” said Dr. M. “Thank you… please ask the Malay guy to come here.”
So the Malay walks up, and is asked the same question.
“Uh… 2 million boleh lah,” replies the Malay applicant.
“2 million? That’s a lot of money! Even the aneh before you only asked for one million!”
“You see, Datuk,” explained Mat. “I have 4 wives and 15 children…so, 20 of us in the family, we need a lot of money to support ourselves…”
“I see,” said Dr. M. “Okay, can you ask the Chinese guy to come up here now?”
The Chinese guy comes in and Dr. M asks, “Ah Chong, this is a dangerous mission… how much do you think you should be paid?”
Ah Chong thinks for a while, and suddenly says, “3 million.”
Mahathir is shocked. “WHAT?!?! 3 million? Why so much?!”
Ah Chong beckons Dr. M to come closer, and whispers, “One million you keep, one million I keep, and then one more million to send the aneh into space.”