I don't know why some people are so vain when it comes to status and designation. There are time when no official announcement or declaration is made, they are already telling around that they are now the big boss!
What an a--h-le! Ringing your own bell!
I remember when Renong was about to take over the NSTP Group in the late 1980s. Halim Saad had yet to make any official announcement on reshuffle and redesignation. However, a few editorial staffs who were closely aligned to the MCKK alumni were already walking around, declaring that they were the new bosses.
And yesterday, after reading Rocky's Bru, I called up a friend at a Commission under Rais Yatim to get some clarifications about someone already being made the new chairman.
"He is just an acting chairman under Article 14 of the Commission's Act. Ha ha ha... he must be very vain, bro. He asked his boys to inform the media that he is now our new chairman. If he gets it, it's okay but no official announcement or letter was issued thus far. He got to wait," he said.
Wah lan neh! There's a big different between 'acting' and 'appointed'. An acting Prime Minister will not necessary become a Prime Minister!
It reminds me of how Anwar Ibrahim proclaimed himself as the 'new Prime Minister, come September 16 2008'. Such a farce, isn't it?
And now, there are rumors that a high ranking official of the same Commission is under probe by the MACC for 'money laundering'. Could it be the same person? I am not sure.
However, some people are really power craze. It's well understood if some politicians and artistes are crazy for publicity but for a high position at a government's agency, we have to be more careful before opening up our mouth.