Friday, May 28, 2010

Going back to the rakyat.... hmmmmm

The people's feedback. That's what Datuk Najib said yesterday - that the government will listen to the people's feedback first before making any decision whether to increase, reduce or phase out subsidies on essential goods. Politically, such a statement sells. Its commendable, too. Recognising the role of our rakyat in determining what they favor and not should always be on our mind.

But why only now? Although its never too late, we should have subscribed to this approach a long time ago, not only during Najib's era. Some of our decisions were never popular, in fact were shot down by the people.

Actually, its the way to go. Anything that matters the rakyat most, should be referred to them. Not that we need a referendum (why not?) before implementing a policy but at least we are able to determine what the masses say about it. They are not the post-Merdeka rakyat as the majority of them are well-educated or at least know what is taking place in the country.

There are many things we can always refer to the people. One of which is the popularity of a 'wakil rakyat'. This is most important as they are they ones who voted for them in elections. Popular can either be hard-working and effective or vise versa - a political crook!

Believe it or not, there are many political crooks in Umno. A non-Parliamentarian division chief may launch an offensive againts his deputy who is a Member of Parliament although he (the chief) has had his chance for a term. He also thwarts any effort by his deputy to introduce good programs to his constituency by launching a 'bad mouth policy' to smear his name. He will make the MP looks unpleasant to top party leadership.

This is happening. Najib should seek the rakyat opinion about their MPs and Aduns. Dont listen totally to what the state's Umno head says about his 'no problem'. Sooner or later, Umno will have to pay heavy price for its ignorance. The next general elections will answer this.

Similarly, there are other things where the people's feedback comes handy. For example, the establishment of a regional economic zone. It sounds so grand, allrite but as to whether it really benefits the rakyat should be considered. No point having a mega project is the locals cant afford to participate in its activities or whether it fits into one race needs.

Without the rakyat, there would be no government. What Najib said is good - going back to the people. Let the people give their feedback before we step on anything.

I believe Najib, too wants to know what the people think of his wife...

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrat YAB PM...we must listen from rkyat first..then must act according the rakyat will..TQ PM

Anonymous said...

najib should know that there are many happenings he didnt aware. its time to pay attention to the rakyat and not to a few

kimberly said...

yup! seeking the people's opinion is important if a govt wants a smooth run of the admin.

the people are the deciding factor because they are the ones to be affected by any policy and programme.

ignoring their views and feedback will make the govt very unpopular

ahli umno setiu said...

umno memang banyak masalah. saya akui.

datuk najib perlukan feedback yang sebenar dan asli daripada peringkat bawahan dan bukannya yang disalurkan oleh badan perhubungan, ketua bahagian dan ketua penerangan.

ramai ketua bahagian yang macam diktator, memilih orangnya sendiri dan menentukan siapa ketua cawangan yang sesuai diangkat.

banyak projek kerajaan disapu oleh ketua bahagian dan konco2 mereka, misalnya di terengganu dan johor. cubalah siasat. jangan dengan cakap orang kanan yang ternyata bersubahat dengan kumpulan ni

conman said...

who now?

after all the by-election that saw bn lost almost all of them?

Anonymous said...

bunyik macam mengada-ngada je. kenapa sebelum ni main buat je sesuatu dasar tanpa mendengar keluhan dan feedback rakyat?

sadiqin said...

bak kata pepatah, sudah terngantuk, baru terngadah.

beginilah najib. selepas banyak peristiwa yang tidak memihak kepada kerajaannya, termasuk kalah banyak pilihanraya kecil, barulah sedar bahawa suara rakyat lebih utama daripada segalanya.

kita yang dipilih oleh rakyat patut bersyukur dengan jawatan yang ada tetapi janganlah mengenepikan suara mereka.

rakyat adalah kerajaan!

kecubung said...

tetiba je nak dgr feedback rakyat? selama ni nape tak dgr?

Anonymous said...

who are this subsidy people?

the malays laaa...


so... let the malays speak!

Anonymous said...

bro,

bagitau tok najib, takyah dengar masalah rakyat langsung. bagi je apa2 projek kat kawan2 dia.

apa nak kisahkan rakyat sekarang? rakyat macam tu gak. ahli umno pun macam tu gak, asyik sokong orang yang bawa rebah.

sebab tu pru akan datang kita nak ubah semua tu...

sondolan said...

apa itu pandangan rakyat?

rakyat takda apa2 pandangan.

sebab rakyat selama ni buta pilih kerajaan.

soo said...

sometimes i wonder why must the govt spend too much money on subsidy. abolish it. let the people strive for survival. we are heading for a developed nation by 2020. as long as subsidy is there, there wont be any healthy competition among malaysians!

mat gombau said...

jai, kau pikir la kan, apo nak jadi kalau negaro ni takdo subsidi. kau gaso orang melayu buleh hidup ko?

masa tahun2 60an dan 70an dulu keluargo den dapek subsidi bajo tapi lopeh tu kito jua ataupun biarkan kogheh bawah gumah...

Anonymous said...

najib patut dengar rintihan ahli umno. inilah masanya. kalau tak, tau tau la apa akan jadi pada pru akan datang

Anonymous said...

yes, we need to go back to the rakyat... when our policies are in trouble!

bujai said...

mat gombau,

kau jawab la sendiri. macam mano pun, tak melayu hilang di dunio.

pasal bajo tu... kau memang hampeh!

bujai said...

ahli umno setiu,

saya setuju dengan saranan sdr. memang umno terengganu banyak masalah. cuma ada orang yang diamanahkan untuk buat kerja, duduk diam je...

Anonymous said...

tak perlu minta pandangan rakyat. selama ni pun kerajaan buat apa yang dia nak buat. so, buat la ikut hati korang!

luvly mya said...

your last comment at the bottom of your article is a bit naughty!!

bujai said...

luvly mya,

hehehehe.... oopsss!

just teasing