He had to depart from the usual prac­tice

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The King Rooster wear­ing the man­tle of his fa­ther who was once the undis­puted monarch of the up­coun­try es­tate king­dom de­cided to call on a lead­ing re­li­gious dig­ni­tary to ex­press his grief over the April 21 car­nage and make a do­na­tion to­wards the well­be­ing of the be­reaved survivors.

He also wanted to of­fer a suit­able gift to the re­li­gious dig­ni­tary.

The King Rooster as usual sought con­tri­bu­tions from the busi­ness com­mu­nity to­wards the pro­posed do­na­tion and the gift.

How­ever, the busi­ness com­mu­nity who had been heav­ily taxed by the King Rooster in the past failed to re­spond this time round.

So, the King Rooster had called on the re­li­gious dig­ni­tary as planned but, he had to dig into his own purse to meet the costs of the pro­posed do­na­tion and the gift, a rare thing he would do as a politico, they say.

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