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Sakmongkol ak 47

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

A King and his rooks, bishops? Knights?


In the last article, I placed a picture of a key with the Dollar sign. I narrated a true story about people who didn't know where the keys are located and also did not know how to identify the keys. Many are not happy about this story but I tell it as it is.
I wasn't joking about the ramifications. If you have people who not only do not know where they key is and do not know how the keys looked like, the objectives of the KRA's crucial to the transformation of Malaysia, will not be met.
If UMNO people treat this casually and regard any contrary opinions given to the achievement of KRA's and Transformation of society as undermining the efforts of the PM, they are wrong. UMNO people as direct stakeholders have an interest to ensure this KRA thing and transforming society must be successful. In doing so, their role is not necessarily as a compliant parrot.
Hence you need people qualified and reasonable to talk about the complex concept of 1 Malaysia.
Now it seems everyone is coming out to either support or condemn Nasir Safar. But no one asks the irritating question that needs to be asked- Is he qualified to speak about this vexed issue in the first place? Can you blame an inadequate person for talking about a weighty issue? That reflects how serious the PM's people are treating this issue.
That calls into question the issue of loyalty versus substance. One is loyal but not necessarily substantial. Nasir Safar is without doubt a loyal to the PM but we must not readily equate this trait with substance and quality.
Maybe its time for the PM to conduct a KPI on the credibility of his people. I am reminded of the opinion given me by the Oracle of Syed Putra- there are other ways for the PM to reward loyalty. That opinion suggests a reward not necessarily by being part of a policy making team.
All we know that he was a long time ago an exco of pergerakan pemuda, perhaps during the time when PM Najib was ketua Pemuda. He was at that time working in a Pasar somewhere in Johor and some people even say; he was just a penyembelih ayam. To have achieved a post as the PM's special officer and a Dato to boot is quite an accomplishment. It tells nothing however whether you have that intellectual capability and verve to speak on this matter.
He is free to talk about whatever he wants, but whether he is qualified to talk about a heavy issue as 1 Malaysia is another matter. You choose people who not only don't know where to locate the key area but also don't know how the keys looked like, you bear the damage. It's not opened for you now to disclaim his stupidity. His stupidity hurts you too. Perhaps what he spoke of was better said in a pasar somewhere in Johor.


Anonymous,  3 February 2010 at 13:12  

Hello Dato,

Looks like another one of your "FLCE" guys have tarnished the "Good" name of our PM.

Ariff Sabri 3 February 2010 at 13:28  

anon 13:12
itu advanced degree kah? doctorate kah?

Anonymous,  3 February 2010 at 14:52  

He quits

Unknown 3 February 2010 at 15:15  


Somehow our "Aristocratic" leaders, because of their wanting to associate too much with less intelligent morsels ended up being disappointed by these nitwits...

Look at Tengku Razaleigh. His support for Ibrahim Ali and reliance on Ibrahim Ali made him look like a fool when Ibrahim Ali abandoned him. In fact he was taken for a ride by all and sundry street urchins....

The fact is.... they are just not street wise enough to be a leader...Not Like Tun Dr Mahathir (for better or worse).

It took Tengku Razaleigh a lifetime to find out who his friends and enemies were!
I don't think DS Najib has that much time to find out.

DS Najib should just abandon his quest for glorification and remembrance, put his wife in her proper place, or distance himself from his wife and just get the job done....

Anonymous,  3 February 2010 at 15:38  

@Anon 13.12 - Since when the PM has a good image? The perception most people have is that he carries a lot of excess baggage with him. Sheesh!

Donplaypuks® 3 February 2010 at 15:52  

Low quality education, low quality BTN, low IQ, low quality outburst. Low quality Nasir! Nuff said!

We are all of 1 race, the Human race

Sir John,  3 February 2010 at 16:27  

" To have achieved a post as the PM's special officer and a Dato to boot is quite an accomplishment."

Dato Sak, datukship is now not even a penny a dozen. It is a dime a million, not worth anything. Just look at the nos. of datuks floating around. I got cheated by 2 datuks showing the characters of some datuks.

Anonymous,  3 February 2010 at 16:41  

If they?? still ignore what you have blogged-dunno la!!! the truth is your orang kampong tu very weak!!! kot!!!
Maybe time for him to go or he needs to be kicked out.
TR the klantan UMNO is a good replacement to start with.
Amacam Dato'!!! if allowed the current scenario to continue, very soon everything will be gone.

Anonymous,  3 February 2010 at 16:55  

Ha, ha, ha vely gud one, O B 1.

I have written more or less identical root cause in Rocky Bru (now a Dato) on MAS issue i.e. Most of all, a strong political will to fix the problem – want to fix it and know how to fix it.

The ball is now in Najib's court (failing which, more self destructive blunders will surface)

Anonymous said...
Yes Rocky,
MAS have been brutally raped by the powers that be since Tajuddin’s time.
My recommendation to the Gomen is to AIDA it:
a. Create AWARENESS – admits that MAS is in deep shit, do not cover up.
b. Develop INTEREST – on how to save MAS
c. Build DESIRE – and the will to succeed
d. Take serious ACTION – some heads must roll.

Most of all, a strong political will to fix the problem – want to fix it and know how to fix it.

For a start, the Gomen must engage Tan Sri Aziz to replace ALL the current multi million foreign consultants (more than hundred millions wasted and I have the proof).

Please wake up Najib, before it is too late.


Anonymous,  3 February 2010 at 17:30  

Dato Sak. Well said and it is also very true. Every time the King's loyal but no substance minion cause a problem, he has to sacrifice one more loyal follower. Very soon he will have no loyal and substance and not only that he will have no substance as well. At the end of the day, he will lose more.

Pontian Mali,  3 February 2010 at 17:53  

It caused me great distress to admit that the person you were mentioning about is from my hometown, Pontian. His forte is mainly the mouth but nothing between the ears. It reminds me of kings of yesteryears who kept jesters, eunuchs and the kind to keep them company without fear of treachery. But I would not blame your statemate. His hand is quite full in running the country. Pity my townmate for the grievous faux pas. If only the key to the pandora box given to him has been wisely used.

PRAY,IT WORKS. joe's blog 3 February 2010 at 18:18  

Right on, friend. You got what it takes to analyze, to blog especially the last paragraph.

Anonymous,  3 February 2010 at 20:45  

A wisdom of a leader is as good as his advisers around him. Nasir is one of his advisers.

Anonymous,  3 February 2010 at 21:54  

Hello Dato,

I am anon 13:12

I copied the term FLCE from your own writings. You must have forgotten!
Sept 2009 - LDP
"It can be very off-putting and even revolting to have FLCE (failed LCE) people come before you and put forth arguments or trying to lecture you on the future of Malaysia.

Anon 15:38

What sheesh! you talking about. The word good is in inverted comma's lah. Tak paham sarcasm kah?

Ariff Sabri 3 February 2010 at 22:20  

anon 21:54

haha, i have not forgotten. i wanted to reinforce the sarcasm.

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