Monday, December 20, 2010

How Najib can rebutt 'incompetent' claim...

I found this set of 'proposal' for Prime Minister Najib rather amusing. Its by a Singaporean who thinks the premier should use it to rebutt the accusation that 'Malaysians leaders and politicians were incompetent'.

I think Najib should read it.

Since Wikileaks revealed how Singaporean diplomats badmouthed Malaysia, there have been a polemic among the Singaporeans as to whether their government should apologise to Malaysia (here) or whether the few diplomats should, instead.

And since then, Mentor Minister Lee Kuan Yew has been 'missing in action', especially after Wikileaks exposed his disgust at Asean for making Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia as members.

Some exerpts from the 'proposal' to Najib:

“we are definitely competent, otherwise you will see my govt having a MM to mentor us, hold my hands”

“we do not practise nepotism, otherwise you will see my daughter-in-law or family relations appointed to manage state funds”

“we are not clueless about how much we have in our reserves, otherwise you will hear us proclaim it takes 50 man-years to count the money”

...more from Temasek Review

17 comments:

two-way said...

interesting piece.

why didnt it come from a malaysian, instead of a singaporean?

el condor pasa said...

there is nepotism in malaysia but the degree at which its being subscribed is low and discreet.

unlike singapore, all miisters and politicians are chairmen or directors in many companies.

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha... a good one, TR.

perhaps datuk najib can take a lesson from singapore...

ikan todak said...

no apology is necessary, bro. get the 3 foreign ministry;s officials to make an open apology instead. dont blame the whole singaporeans... they are nice people

Anonymous said...

cronyism in malaysia and spore is different.

in spore, its done openly and the public knows who gets this and that.

in malaysia, its done discreetly.

so, we are not better than them!

Anonymous said...

Yes, we are no better than them. Thats why MAS is better than SIA. That is why, our GDP is bigger than them. That is why our per capita is larger then them. Jailani, I give two hoots about the level of corruption or which Cina is in charge of which GLC there. My counrty, tanah tumpah darah is not Singapore, it is MALAYSIA. So adress our problem lah, CORRUPTION, Nepotisme, bailouts, direct nego of contracts, INSTEAD of trying to score some soft meaningless PR points.

RAIS

Anonymous said...

employ the writer to be najib's adviser

lee lap tiang said...

no need to apologise la, singapore. just ask your 3 officers to do so. if they refuse, sack them. you dont people like them in your service. right or not?

Anonymous said...

LKY is a genius but also an asshole. he forgets his roots.

Anonymous said...

bertolak ansur je la. dr mahathir pun pernah kecam singapura tetapi secara terbuka. ramai lagi pemimpin kita yang hentam republik tu secara terbuka.

cuma apa yang dilakukan oleh pegawai singapura kali ni ibarat lain di mulut, laij di hati.

mahraj said...

FU people.

small matter la.

forgive and forget!

Anonymous said...

what about rosmah also running the country?

kreekk said...

najib is ok but perhaps the most incompetent in handling his wife from meddling with administration matters!

Anonymous said...

mahraj is an ostrich with head in the sand

this is about a tiny islang working HARD to influence a superpower to have policies formulated to their advantage

grow up lah marahraj, use your brains rather than your wee wee

Anonymous said...

lky is perpetually sore that he was booted out by a Malay.

ombak said...

bravo!

najib still needs lesson....

Anonymous said...

no point teaching him. better teach his wife how to become a better first lady to the admin.