PM ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI'S FOLLIES.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had just completed his third term in office as our prime minister and it needs to be noted that for the past 3 years, there had been no show of any projects implemented by him that would benefit the rakyat in any way except just empty promises that good things are about to come and could be actually sighted sometime in mid 2007. It was also reported that the government has much more money now to spend on useful projects but nothing had been forthcoming. In the mist of all this, his predecessor, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has commenced a vigorous attack against his credibility and reputation. Tun Dr Mahathir had demanded that PM Abdullah's resignation as prime minister due to his incompetence and mismanagement of our country.
It has been reported that PM Abdullah has given his ministers absolute powers to carry out their ministries projects and these matters were never raised at the cabinet meetings for discussion prior to cabinet approval. Since implementing this manner, various discrepancies have arisen and PM Abdullah who is totally responsible is unable to answer any queries as he is unaware of them. To illustrate, the Second Finance Minister had approved the purchase of a foreign party (Singaporeans) to buy the stakes of Kumpulan Hospital Pantai and when it became a controversy, it was repurchased back at a lost of more that RM100 Millions of public funds.
It was further noted that PM Abdullah does not like to read any proposals and would give the go ahead without even conducting a feasibility study. Millions to Billions of public funds could be wasted due to his incompetence.
With regards to the Johor crooked bridge, as it is called now, to replace the existing Causeway, it could be clearly noted that PM Abdullah must not have read anything about its benefits to Malaysians, but just because Singapore is not in favour of this proposal, although it was earlier agreed upon, this project was totally shelfed and Millions of public funds as compensation will be paid out to the awarded contractor. From the comments made by Tun Dr Mahathir, it is possible that Singapore has an ulterior motive in not agreeing to the agreed bridge project.
PM Abdullah had recently admitted that his family has been given various government businesses but claimed that while Tun Dr Mahathir was in power, his family had gained much more. He has gone against the trust entrusted by the rakyat and is now in 'conflict of interest' against his undertaking.
It was also reported that during the UMNO Supreme Council Meeting prior to the Kubang Pasu Division elections, PM Abdullah wanted Tun Dr Mahathir not to be elected as a delegate at any cost, by hook or by crook. This purported minutes of meeting were subsequently withdrawn after Datuk Seri Rais Yatim pointed out the fatal error and problems that this council is going to face if known to the public or ordinary UMNO members. PM Abdullah had at all times maintained that his leadership would not interfere with the electoral process. What a lie. It seems that every supreme council member is now in violation of the party rules and a breach of the Societies Act.
My dear fellow Malaysians, these are a few example of the follies of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and it is up to the rakyat to revaluate his credibility in continuing to administer the country.
Who should succeed him, is a important question!!!!!!!!