Saturday, June 14, 2008
Don't Angry With Pak Lah, He's Just A Farmer
Every now on then, we read a lot in blogosphere condemning our current premier "flip-flop" Badawi. I was drinking with a client last night, who is holding director post in a MNC, and we venture our conversation from a business one to a political one when he made the remark, "Correct! Correct! Correct!"
He told me he hates Pak Lah but sometimes come to think about it, all is not well his fault, he was made the PM by Tun Dr Mahathir by chance. And he is definitely not an economist. He is a farmer and Nasi Kandar champion. With his little knowledge about economy, he is relying a lot from the 4th floor boys. He is the classic among all Prime Ministers of Malaysia. He reminded me of the once upon a time famous Chipsmore cookies advert, "Now you see it, Now you don't!"
It is sad to see a farmer championing the country at the moment. You know all the ex-PM in Malaysia were given the title of "FATHER" or "BAPA" depending on their contribution to the nation. Tunku Abdul Rahman was our Father of Independence, Tun Abdul Razak was our Father of Development, Tun Hussein Onn was known as the Father of Unity and as for Tun Dr Mahathir, he was greatly known as the Father of Modernization. As for Badawi, he should be known as Father of what? Bapak apa? With such pressures from the public, he still think he had done nothing wrong and he is not responsible for the political tsunami on 8th March 2008. He asked the people to change lifestyle, like how? Planting veges & rearing chicken?
However, the most discussed topic in any kopitiam now would be will we see the change by Sept 16th dateline as per DSAI say? I am really looking forward to it. We certainly need an individual with great charisma & personality to run the country. Most importantly, someone who understand what economy is. Although I am a bit skeptical but I would give this man the benefit of the doubt should he be the No.1 man of Malaysia. At least, IMHO, he will not flip-flop like the former. I read about his vow to the nation and I believe he can make it happen.
Let's stop ranting about Pak Lah and have faith with the Sept 16th dateline. It's a great weekend.
Hey Pak Lah, jom nasi kandar?