I got this story from someone at the Senate recently. About a person who always wanna show off his legitimate power as a minister.
Not to mention any names, not just yet but I believe many would easily recognise him by his awkward behaviour.
Some months ago, a contractor was given a contract to replace IT equipments at the Parliament. We have to admit it that most of the desktops at the House were in bad shape. Even journalists covering the seatings had lodged several complaints to the minister.
So, the new sets of computers came in. The old ones made way to someone else (do we recycle computers?.... I dont know).
The tender price was said to be around RM13 million. For that sum of money, the whole House must be installed with the latest make of computers and other hardwares/softwares. However, the brand brought in was said to be a 'lousy' one.
A lady staff who is in-charge of the finance department protested, saying that the amount of money spent for such cheap computers was ''too much and did not make any sense.'' Hence, she requested for the minister to ensure that the supplier provides the House with a good and recognised make.
How did the minister react?
He instead asked the staff to shut her mouth up, do her work or get transferred to other departments or government agencies.
And so, she kept quiet.
THAT'S HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS...