â€˜What is the use of having a cabinet reshuffle if the end result will see the retention of the old tired, recycled, brainless and baggage filled faces being returned!
What is the use of having national elections if in the end political warlords dictate with old tired, baggage filled and alleged ‘corrupt individuals’ as candidates!
It is all about peceptions!
What is the message?
Basically, what we are saying is that in Malaysia we have no younger men and women, academically qualified with a comprehensive track record and zero baggage to be made election candidates and ministers?â€™ â€“ Dr Jacob George
BN GOVT URGED TO LEARN FROM Sâ€™POREâ€™S PAP!
Despite spins by politically connected spin-masters, Premier Najib Abdul Razak has denied reports that he would reshuffle the cabinet and call an early election, saying these are merely rumors and reports!
Let us put straight the record!
This is about good governance, accountability, transparency and ethics!
What is the use of having a cabinet reshuffle if the end result will see the retention of the old tired, recycled, brainless and baggage filled faces being returned!
What is the use of having elections if in the end political warlords dictate with old tired, baggage filled individuals as candidates!
Yes, warlords and they are a very powerful instrument in party politics!
And believe me they are alive and well and cross them and politically you will have â€˜hell to pay!â€™
It takes someone with political courage, a statesman, one who is thinking of the nation rather than oneâ€™s own political tenure to make such decisions!
A classic example lies not far from Malaysia.
You do not have to break the Berlin wall to find a classic example to emulate.
I am referring to the government of Singapore under the People Action Party (PAP)
Look at the political ingredients they use to pick young, clean, qualified, track record candidates for election and eventually taking on the cream and gifted into their Cabinet!
This is the trade initiated by its founder Mr Lee Kuan Yew!(see above)
Even appointments into town councils see a talent pool in itself!
No one gets in by the â€˜back doorâ€™ or because he is a political warlord let alone if he threatens to sabotage both party and government for his own political agenda, greed and contentment!
Res Lipsa Loquitor â€“ Singaporeâ€™s success is based on this philosophy!
There is no compromise here!
Across this side of the causeway – we are predictable!
There are no surprises as we see the same old, tired, blank faces that are recycled repeatedly!
It is a photo copy of our present civil service where the retention of the same â€˜old fartsâ€™ does little to inspire or motivate professionalism!
You can have all your KPIs and other fancy titles using public finances to organize seminars and conference to turn a dead horse into a prize stallion!
It will fail and it is better to use those funds elsewhere where we can see results!
But of course political expediency will see to that that such silly seepages and routines continue.
We need to justify those fancy titles and portfolios do we not?
So I am not surprised to hear that â€˜old fartsâ€™ of politics will be made roaming candidates with ‘ministerial status’ just to appease a certain agenda and for â€˜political expediencyâ€™ instead being told to retire! Period!
If they are not made such they are made head of GLCs or to head commissions?
So vulgar and a sheer abuse of political power!
Basically, what we are saying is that in Malaysia we have no younger men and women, academically qualified with a comprehensive track record and zero baggage to be made election candidates and ministers?
This is why I pray that Prime Minister Najib will do what is most necessary â€“ to retire the majority of the non performers and â€˜old fartsâ€™ in the Cabinet, State political leadership, State and Parliament seats and set up a select committee to source the best in the country to fill that vacuum for the sake of the nationâ€™s future in a very competitive global village!