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Sakmongkol ak 47

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Our Leo Amery and Winston Churchill

A question of Leadership

By: sakmongkol

How does Sakmongkol see Pak Lah as prime minister?. Sakmongkol is sure Pak Lah is a nice man with gentlemanly mannerisms. At least that is the image he generates.

It is in politics that Sakmongkol sees Pak Lah in a different light. In previous articles, Sakmongkol has said that Pak Lah has caught on the Morarji Desai syndrome.

Please don’t be offended. Sakmongkol thinks Morarji Desai was a very good person. He became India’s PM at a very ripe old age of 82. After becoming the PM, Morarji Desai let everything go. He allowed the reins of government be run by his other ministers. In the meantime, he indulged in his esoteric practices living the life on ascetic politician, weaving loincloth and practising his famous urine therapy.

Who is Sakmongkol to say the therapy is wrong? Malays have some curious medicinal practices. A common practice among older Malays is to collect goat droppings, have them roasted and administer them to those suffering from asthma. And it works. Sakmongkol once saw a Chineseman down a tiny still squirming mice with Samsu. (sic)

The problem was: Morarji Desai failed to do the one thing that is most crucial- provide leadership.

Sakmongkol was watching the History Channel. It was a program on Churchill. Then the name Oliver Cromwell was mentioned. Sakmongkol’s memory quickly flashed to the film starring Richard Harris as Cromwell and Alec Guinness as Charles 1 who was later to be beheaded. Off with his head, they said.

During the rise of Hitler in Germany , Britain under Neville Chamberlain adopted a policy of appeasement. Neville Chamberlain failed to provide the leadership that Great Britain needed then. He was incompetent and appeared to have lost control of everything around him.

Sadly, that is how Sakmongkol sees Pak Lah. Chamberlain, from his pictures looked a very personable fellow. Just like Pak Lah. But he failed to provide leadership. Just like Pak lah.

Leo Amery was a politician and a close friend of Chamberlain. One day in parliament, he rose, set himself directly in front of Chamberlain and quoted Oliver Cromwell:-

You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go

Muhyiddin is a copy of Leo Amery. He has said what others dared not.

But, who replaced Chamberlain? Winston Churchill. Will our own Winston Churchill now rise and give us what this country now needs? LEADERSHIP.

At the moment, only one person speaks of leadership:-

“I am not looking for a job or power. I am offering leadership so the country can rise to the challenges of a globalised economy,” said Tengku Razaleigh, who condemns the Umno leadership’s transitional plan as undemocratic.


Anonymous,  5 October 2008 at 19:32  

Pak Lah sebenarnye tak ade kelas nak di bandingkan dengan mana mana ketua negara dalam dunia ni.
Maaf cakap lah, amende yang Pak Lah buat yang meninggal kan kesan sampai bila bila?
Tak de jawapnye.
Jadi salah satu jasa yang dapat di tunjuk kan pada generasi akan datang ialah tak de apa apa!

Anonymous,  5 October 2008 at 19:43  

Now I remember. When I was a teenager the joke about this desai premiership was: Coffee, tea or pee?
Ahoy Mate

Dash,  5 October 2008 at 20:21  

Go KU LI, GO !!!
Keep it up !

Zahar 5 October 2008 at 21:10  

Kenapa ada konco2 UMNO yang kata Ku Li dah tak relevan lagi?

Anonymous,  5 October 2008 at 21:50  

Ku Li dapat ilham dari pekikan Winston... don't give up! don't give up! don't give up!

A Tabib 6 October 2008 at 12:31  

I'm sorry but I can't avoid thinking about the Peter Principle.

I can't get rid of my impression that what Pak Lah really wants to do in life is to run a government department somewhere (a Setiausaha Bahagian perhaps). An obscure department in an obscure ministry where he can give the staff regular pep talks on good work ethics, the charms of batik, etc, and where everything is honky dory no matter what.

In the meantime the chief clerk can look after the day to day running of the department. The CC can brief him on the morale of the riffraff (sorry, workers). No need to worry about the big picture or where the department is heading because someone else will do it. Someone will tell him what to do.

He only looks awake and happy when he's dealing with the civil service.

As you say, AK, Pak Lah appears to be a nice man but not a leader, alas.

Anonymous,  6 October 2008 at 19:59  

History always repeat itself! But most people don't seem to learn or in most cases, refuse to learn.


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