View Full Version : What Mr Nice Guy and Dr M have in common

25-05-2006, 09:38 AM
From a report by Oon Yeoh in the Spore TODAY newspaper on May 24:
Known as Mr Nice Guy, Malaysian Premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has shown he can be tough whe he wants to.

The problem is he is tough on the wrong issues and with the wrong people. Since he won a landslide victory in the 2004 general election, the public has been waiting for him to make good on his promise to crack down on corruption. It looks like a long wait.

People are also disappointed that many measures recommended by the Royal Commission Report on the Police have yet to be implemented. Particularly disappointing is Mr Abdullah's reluctance to push through the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission, which the police, naturally are against. The public is all for it, though.

But Mr Abdullah has shown that he's not afraid to roll up his sleeves when it comes to disciplining his ministers and Members of Parliament - not for corruption but for simply not toeing the party line at all times................

Asked why the government did not follow the approach of some developed nations, where governing parties give greater freedom to their Members of Parliament, Mr Abdullah replied: "We have our own democracy; we survive based on what we have practised before this and we will continue to practise this."

In other words, nothing's changed. The top-down, authoritative style of administration perfected by his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not change despite the fact that Mr Abdullah has declared that he wants a First-World Parliament.

(emphasis mine)

Jose Mourinho
25-05-2006, 11:34 AM
I don't have time to make comparison or do any analysis. Neither do I want to waste my time - which can be spent more usefully, such as watching the spider doing acrobatic stunts on my ceiling. All I know is that if Abdullah Badawi calls an election next month, BN will suffer horrendous defeats in many seats.

25-05-2006, 11:43 AM
Which is why all the price hikes have to happen this year... to give enough time for the general population to forget when the next election comes.

25-05-2006, 12:58 PM
Price hikes = inflation = economy is getting better.

Back to the topic, yes Sirgalahad, I think our current PM is not tackling the problems at its root. Most of the time, the people who gets the sack for corruption is the lower level, not the top people who leads them.

Look at the "Lock-Up-Girl" incident. The policewoman is the one who gets the sack which I think isn't the root of the problem. The head of that division should also be asked to leave, this way, the new one who replace him knows that if he does not do the job right, same thing will happen.