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Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Najib for the Augean Stables.

The Augean stables a.k.a. MOF

Sakmongkol’s former boss is now made the finance minister. Everyone is elated. The happiest would be his painted jezebel. Its mo money. It’s the money train.

Najib, they say is an economist. He should be a better finance minister than Abdullah, who has a degree in Malay studies/Islamic studies. Who knows. This thing which people associate between having an economics training and being finance minister is over-hyped and mostly balderdash. If this were true, then we would be better off appointing Mustapha Mohammad as finance minister. After all he has a first class honours degree in economics. Sakmongkol believes our best finance minister was Tun Mahathir.

No, Sakmongkol thinks Najib’s appointment has nothing to do with the fact that Najib has some economics training.

  1. It is just a political arrangement designed to placate Najib’s gun totting supporters and also diffuse Najib’s own exuberance. You know, when he’s on heat, he cant think properly.
  2. Then this could also be a last minute strategy to project some semblance of control over the political situation in the country.
  3. Of course one must not discount that all this is a plan to stave off the challenges from TRH and Muhyidin and also from Nana Non.
  4. In the end, Sakmongkol thinks, it boils down to the fact that Pak Lah has pushed the panic button.

Some people tell Sakmongkol that when Najib came back in 1976, he hasn’t completed his degree then. That’s why Sakmongkol says, he has some economics training.

When people keep repeating that Najib is most suited to become finance minister, you can almost say it’s a truism. That news was greeted by the plunge in the KLCI. A sign of confidence perhaps?

That Najib should make a better finance minister is just a chorus line spun by his sycophants. But its also a sleight of hand job by Pak lah.

The economy is not doing well and with the world economy in dire straits, the Malaysian economy might well be sucked into an economic whirlpool. The debacle in sub prime mortgages in the US, the worsening economics in OECD countries( Sakmongkol wont go into technicalities here) may actually exposed the MOF as the Augean Stables for Najib. He will be up to his neck in cattle poo-poo. Better let someone else handle it. And if Najib botches it, then he will be blamed. Moreover, there’s no one to C4 at the finance ministry.

Sakmongkol thinks it is just wine in a new bottle. The only thing Najib knows about finance is how to spend it. His almost 2 decades stint at MINDEF were a testament to his profligacy.

What did he spend on? Here’s his laundry list. That will the part two of this essay.

9 comments:

Jed Yoong 17 September 2008 at 19:52  

most important, along with intelligence, is putting country first....
najib, how can? so tainted. even taxi drivers pun tau pasal dia.

mekyam,  17 September 2008 at 23:13  

what went "aha!" in my head is the fact that aab now has switched defence for himself.

after that general making his faux pas the other day...

can't remember if it was here that i speculated that aab is probably considering transitioning into a mageran-style gov as a last ditch gambit to stop his enemies within and without the gate...

i keep seeing musa hitam in the background, vindictive and nursing old hatred (even for aab himself, the once lackluster lieutenant he never dreamt then would one day be in the seat he too wanted), quietly whispering dark counsels that cuts both ways.

am i being fanciful...

Anonymous,  17 September 2008 at 23:42  

Please excuse me. Who is Nana Non? DSAI? If so, why is he called that?
Thank you.

Mr Kay Por

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 18 September 2008 at 00:04  

mek yam. yes you speculated here. after the general made his speech. you intrigue me mek yak. you write with such knowledge and authority. you have said it well. the sage whispering dark counsels.

mr kay por: nana is brother or abang. non maybe was a childhood pet name non for nuar. hence nana non means abang nuar. nana is mamak slang in penang i suppose.

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 18 September 2008 at 00:05  

mek yam. sorry. it should spell mek yam.

sakmongkol AK47 aka Mat Tomoi 18 September 2008 at 00:06  
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Mat Cendana 18 September 2008 at 01:43  

Phew! Another excellent post. How do you do this; producing this kind TWICE a day??

Anway, I had not figured out that angle by mekyam ... connecting AAB with the general. Now things about mageran look very possible - like things are falling into place for it.

benj 18 September 2008 at 01:49  

Yes , couldn't agree more with the AK47 UMNO Smart Alex that Tok Pha, Ph. D. (Econs.), is a better candidate for the Fin. Min. post. In the true Islamic political tradition, the most abled and qualified (and pious) should be appointed to lead. Beware, in the Day of Judgment, a leader would be the 1st 2 b summoned b4 Him - if only those vying, elbowing, backstabbing, etc., 2 b leaders could feel the jitters - unles 'blakang kira' attitude! Pl recall Abu Bakar's words, when he was made the Caliph...

tunku 18 September 2008 at 01:53  

najib is being made finance minister is because pak lah dare not answer question from the opposition once the parliament reopens in october.there are to much blunders made by pak lah in MOF and now najib will have to clean it and people will blame najib of those blunders.how clever of pak lah.

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