Proof of identity

Najib walked into a CIMB branch to cash a cheque. He approached the cashier and said, "Good morning, could you please cash this cheque for me?"

Cashier: "It would be my pleasure Sir. Could you please show me your ID?"

Najib: "Well I didn't bring my ID with me as I didn't think there was any need to. I am Najib, the Prime Minister!"

Cashier: "I’m sorry, but with all the regulations, monitoring, of the banks because of impostors and forgers, etc. I must insist on proof of identity."



Najib: "Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell you.


Everybody knows who I am."

Cashier: "I am sorry Prime Minister but these are the bank rules and I must follow them."

Najib: "I need this cheque cashed."



Cashier: "Perhaps there’s another way: One day Tiger Woods came into the bank without ID. To prove he was Tiger Woods he pulled out his putting iron and made a beautiful shot across the bank into a cup. With that shot we knew him to be Tiger Woods and cashed his cheque.


Another time, Lee Chong Wei came in without ID. He pulled out his racquet and made a fabulous shot where the shuttle landed in my cup. With that spectacular shot we cashed his cheque. So sir, what can you do to prove that you, and only you, are the Prime Minister?"


Najib stood there thinking and finally said: "Honestly, I can't think of a single thing I'm good at."
Cashier: "Will that be large or small notes, Prime Minister?"