Kalimullah is considered gone. No more big government contracts for him. He is living lavishly in London. He got the money to go anywhere he likes. He got the rights to befriend whoever he wants. And no point contemplating on when will he come back to Malaysia.... or Singapore, at least.
We should keep our business in tact. The government has laid down various development plans. We must monitor all this and ensure Malaysians get the benefit. Contract awards must not fall in the same group of companies, or people.
However, news that there is another Kalimullah in the making worries me. It is learnt that this chap, AB is getting one government project after another for his group and friends. And of course, he is with Umno.
The value of projects which fall into his stable over the last two years is said to be around RM1.6 billion. All ministers know him. All senior government officials process his application, including that of the open tenders, almost every week and every month.
His name really 'laku' for ministers and secretary-generals to resist. He bids mostly every open tender and does his rounds meeting respective officials to ensure that he wins the tender. He won some already and is going for more.
He is now a 'brand' at all ministries. Any good contract will either bear his name as one of the bidders or as someone already asking for it. Even a few million ringgit jobs are within his grab. The familiar catchline: "AB pun ada mintak job ni."
He got one too many. However, who to blame? At least we will soon see the birth of another Kali. We used to have good and bad Kalis. Bentong Kali is long gone. Kajang Kali (Kalai) is getting old now. Kali the Wrestler is making it big at WWE.
We wont miss Kali at all...'Berkali-kali kaya...'