Khairy (with a fake smile on his face): Oh, apa khabar, Dato’ Seri?
Anwar: Oh, baik. And you?
Khairy: Okay, la.
Anwar: how’s the family doing?
Khairy: Good…very good!
Anwar: Doing some shopping, ya?
Khairy: Ya…you know, and just makan angin also la.
Anwar: I saw on Malaysiakini your comments that you’re being sabotaged, ah?
Khairy: Oh, ya…
Anwar (with a grin on his face and sounding sympathetic): Well, you know I can tell you a few things myself about being sabotaged. Believe it or not, I’ve actually been on the receiving end of some massive sabotage activities. But let me tell you something else: you know, sometimes what goes around, comes around.
Kahiry (feeling all the more awkward about the moment, reciprocates with another forced grin and mutters): Ah…ya….
Anwar: Well, son, as you know, Umno politics does get rather dirty from time to time, doesn’t it?
Khairy: I guess so…this is a really tough race, as you can imagine.
Anwar: Well, I’m sure you’ve seen how one’s adversaries can often get ruthless – sometimes they even try to bury you…you know, politically speaking, of course. In fact, I recall you uttered some line to that affect during the Permatang Pauh campaign against me, right?
(There’s an awkward silence).
Anwar: Anyway, I’ve got to be going. Enjoy your evening, and good luck with the sabotage problem. Oh, and tell your father-in-law I’ll be in touch soon.
Khairy: Oh, okay…ya, thanks.
They turn away and walk off in the opposite direction from each other.