Tuesday, October 31, 2006

THIRD YEAR REPORT CARD FOR PRIME MINISTER DATUK SERI ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi or Pah Lah in short,has completed his third year today. What do you think his report card would show? Its anyone's guess.....record VERY VERY POOR. There has been only talks about development or improvement but nothing could be seen had taken place. Furthermore, his rift with Tun Dr Mahathir emphasises his credibility even further. Tun Dr Mahathir had asked Pah Lah to resign from his position, for the poor management of the government and country.

Pah Lah's 'Mr Clean' image is also now doubted. Some seems to express him as 'Mr really dirty'. How this expression had been evaluated, is still unknown to the rakyat.

PM Abdullah silent attitude on many issues is another reason for the poor performance. The rakyat is unable to gauge what he has in his mind or he does not know what to do. Information surfacing indicate that his son-in-law decides on every issue faced by him. If this is true, then it would be best that PM Pah Lah step-down and hand his reign to some capable leader. Even Tun Dr Mahathir has been indicating along these lines. Is it true or not, we are unable to tell at this moment. But sometimes, surprising things can happen. Will this happen in the case of Pah Lah?

Just recently, Pah Lah had indicated that while Tun Dr Mahathir was in power, his children had benefited alot more of government businesses than his children now. If the Prime Minister 's position is to gather wealth for ones family then these sort of people should be removed. This is a clear indication of 'conflict of interest' which when taking office, every official his discarded from undertaking.

Another criticism about Pah Lah is he is very unforgetful and always falling asleep while at official meetings or functions. It is also reported that Ministers will obtain his signature in a memo after each cabinet meeting to avoid future disputes with him, as there had been instances where these problems had happened. Some photographs of Pah Lah sleeping during important meetings had also been published, which tarnish his reputation. The Prime Minister's office is a very responsible office and we need a person who is healthy and fit to administer the country. Is Pah Lah sick and unable to take the burdens of the work involved?

It must always be remembered that once a person has obtained the 'power', for him to be removed is a difficult process. This could only be done at a general elections or by a coup d'etat. Knowing the nature of Malaysians, every politician seems to be taking advantage of the rakyat's patience and sincerity. Malaysians believe in respecting the natural process of transition and would not favour any uprising, although it is premature to speculate it from happening.

Should PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi leave office? Maybe give him another year to show his capabilities. It is natural for everyone to be given another chance. If he still fails this time next year...I am sure he knows what to do. Pah Lah has many good ideas that he wants to implement that will really benefit the rakyat. Let see whether he will implement them. Next on the agenda, he need to patch his rift with Tun Dr Mahathir, and this he need to do it fast before his reputation and credibility is tarnished. Another successful meeting need to be arranged or a public debate to resolve their issues.

There goes the third year. Good or Bad the government need to go on.