Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Najib's Do or Die

Hantu Laut

Well done! Mr Prime Minister.That's the way how it should be.A man who is not afraid of losing his job will do a better job.

Najib says his head is on the chopping block for purging rent seekers and political patronage and I believe him.

It's about time a leader take the bold step to stop this despicable practice of political largasse, giving huge contracts to party members,cronies, sycophants and hangers-on who do not have the capability to do the job other than sitting on their asses collecting million of ringgit by selling off the contracts.

The right thing to do is to have fair distribution of these contracts to all Malaysians and where preference for bumiputra participation are required, a special category of tender system exclusively for bumiputra contractors could be set up.There can be a two-category system, one for all Malaysian and the other exclusively for bona fide bumiputra contractors.In this way bumiputras are not deprived of the chance to share the economic pie and can compete among themselves under the new economic model.The other catergory should be opened to all Malaysians including bumiputras who think they can compete with the non-bumiputras. In the case of projects of extreme urgency or of sensitive nature the prime minister can dispense with the tender system and allow the projects to be on negotiated basis.

The present system is a 'catch penny' situation where the person given the contract is only concerned about the money but not the quality of the product.That's why, over the years, we have numerous abandoned projects and sub-standard products delivered to the government and no action taken against the culprit because he happened to be a powerful party member or a rich and powerful crony.The system has made those kind of bumiputras to become the abominable leeches, continuing to demand more and more projects to feed their insatiable greed and laziness.

The ruling party is full of them and think they should be given the handouts as of rights. Where do you think the easy money goes to? Certainly, not to fund further businesses because they have none.It goes to building palatial homes, buying posh cars and branded goods.When the money level is low they would go again for more and if they don't get, they start bad mouthing the leadership and some would even abandon the party and jump to the opposition hoping for better luck in the event the opposition won the elections and took over the government.

I have seen this happening since the formation of Malaysia and you see the same politicians being recycled over and over again.Sabah, used to be the place for recycling politicians but now politicians in the Peninsula seemed to have joined the circus and found the long-term benefits of recycling.

As I have said in my earlier article there is nothing wrong with the NEP if put to its proper use, helping the poor and needy Malays and bumiputras.

Najib needs to change the perception that the NEP is not to make the rich richer but to help give the poor and needy a decent living.The NEP should be retained for that purpose and that purpose only.Under his
NEM he can create a new model to help other needy Malaysians the same way as helping needy bumiputras, therefore, providing fair and equitable treatment to all Malaysians.

There are many other things that he needs to revamp to truly show that he is serious about changing the social landscape of this nation.

Some, maybe, painful to do away with but unless he swallows the bitter pill now and takes his chances and between the risk of being castrated by his party members and the risk of no UMNO government tomorrow, I would say go for it.

Do or die!

Below is an article from Time Magazine published on 4 April 2010.

Affirmative action: Bad for growth?


eddy said...

Very well articulated postings on the NEP and the NEM Bro, rent seekers beware their time have run out.

Despite the brickbats thrown his way from the "nothing good to say" Opposition and the minority from within UMNO I do believe that PM Najib will do and succeed in this endeavor.

From coffee shop talk, many including myself are very much supportive of PM Najib's plan of action in the NEM and we should give him and his team the time and space to work towards its noble objective.

donplaypuks® said...

Let's take Najib at his word and ask him to dismantle the AP giveaway to the 4 AP Kings and a select few.

If AP's are subject to open tender, I dare say the Govt will receive additional revenues of about 2-3 billion a year which is enough to defer the hardship of GST on the middle and lower income groups for a few more years.

Out with rent seekerism!! What say you PERKOSONG and DPM Muhy? Don't all shout no at once!

We are all of 1 race, the Human race

Hantu Laut said...

Just look at the pathetic opposition leaders, Lim of DAP,Yong of SAPP and Jeffery of PKR asking for the Double Six tragedy in Sabah, case to be reopen without giving any specific.This bankrupt of ideas politicians are a bloody disgrace.I have been asking them on twitter to be specific or whether they suspect any foul play but none have responded.

This is the kind of fucked up politicians we have in the oppositions and many Malaysians trust them to run the country.

Than you Anwar trivializing Jewish moles in PDRM to cover his own association with the Jews for many years.

What Najib needs to do is get more of those UMNO idiots to blog to fight back the false propaganda.

Unfortunately, they are more interested in waiting for handouts, which they wouldn't have when they lost the government.Maybe, they deserve what they get.

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