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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ommission too late or merely trying to win brownie points?

On Malaysiakini:

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today admitted that he was among the factors which caused the Barisan Nasional (BN) ruling coalition to suffer heavy losses in the March 8 polls.

Source: Malaysiakini
"I admit I was one of the causes for these losses. I also understand that there are many things that need to be done. There are many reforms and changes that need to be done, such as reforming the judiciary, fighting corruption, reducing crime and improving the public delivery system.

"There are also other issues that need to be tackled that are related to inter-racial relations and religious freedom.

"These are some of the promises I made in the 2004 BN manifesto and I must implement them," Abdullah said after a meeting with Johor Umno leaders here.

Source: NST
Is the admission too late or will his critics do a turn about? Will those who have called for his resignation suddenly change their tune and work with him?

Segalanya sandiwara.

While we all play spectator to this play, the real issues are not being tackled. Crime has reached a critical stage, the economy seems to be going south and people in Selangor are arguing about pigs.

All this talk about blame and transition power from Abdullah Badawi to Najib Razak sounds nice. Great spin material and we wait (pop-corn in hand) to see the next chapter unfold and while all that happens we stop the business of running this country. We are in danger of looking too much inwardly that the real issues get passed over.

Can Malaysia last this year, for we seem to be stuck in general election mode for too long. It's like a prolong tooth ache that we refuse to pull out. Instead we go around telling people we are in pain, gain some pats on the back by concern people and fail to do the one thing we should have done in the first place. Pull the tooth out. Save us all the trouble.

So Pak Lah wants to pass the baton over to Najib Razak. The question now is how long must we wait and for how long must Malaysia remain in stand-by mode until the next PM is truly a leader who would lead us on?


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