Sunday, April 24, 2011

Why We Should Say Yes To 1Malaysia Email.

Hantu Laut

The whole idea is ill-conceived, ill-advised and smell of a rat.

If it was a private sector initiative than the Prime Minister should have stayed clear of making the announcement himself. Whoever mooted the idea to him are looking at their own vested interests and misread public apathy.

The proposed vehicle is a GN3 status company listed on Bursa Malaysia.It virtually created suspicion that this could be yet another bail out of an ailing crony's company.The fiasco played into the hands of the oppositions and a mockery of yet another 1Malaysia catchphrase.

The PM had been ill-advised.Maybe, he should drop some of his advisers particularly those making perilous blunders.

Having a made in Malaysia email carrier is not a bad idea after all if it adheres to the free market.

Most email carriers are advertising-support and the service is provided free to anyone to use.

Unless Tricubes operate under the same competitive environment and provide interactive media and links to resourceful information it will suffer repugnant rejection.

"Hotmail" renamed "Window Live Hotmail" is currently the largest web-based email service and offer unlimited free storage.We are spoilt for choice. Gmail which is catching up fast is now the choice of many.Big storage, intelligent and free.

Surely, one should not object if it is a private sector initiative but what is very
perplexing is why the Prime Minister had to make the announcement.Was it initially supposed to be a government initiative and an about turn was made in view of the protests?

The government should not give favour to Tricubes by compelling government departments to subscribe to Tricubes services.The people would be watching closely.

To whoever behind Tricubes I wish them good luck.Hope they can be Sabeer Batia and Jack Smith, hopefully, not a dead cat.


SM said...

Bro HL,

What is it with Najib's advisors?! First it was that RM500 Million Merdeka Building in KL (which I hear is still on). Now it's this 1-Malaysia E-mail?!
Is he continues to go this way, he's going to end up the way Badawi did!
Remember, whenever Badawi did something stupid, you guys "attacked" him BUT when Najib does something wrong, his advisors are blamed!
It's time Najib takes hold of the reins of his Government & show us what he's made of.
I know he can do it BUT he needs to show most Malaysians what he can do! The buck stops at his feet bro...he's got to realize that!

Hantu Laut said...

All leaders have retinue of advisers because they are not expert in everything.The smart ones know how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Najib, definitely is smarter and worked harder than Pak Lah.

SM said...

Bro HL,

For sure Najib is smarter & works harder than Pak Lah. At the very least Najib is awake too!
But at times, he's not doing a very good job separating the wheat from the chaff!

Freddie Kevin said...

Dear HL,


Pak Lah and his advisors were both chastised and as PM, should shoulder responsibility.

I agree with HL. One cannot deny that DS Najib is definitely working very hard from day 1 and needs some reminding from time to time.

At the end of the day DS Najib too will have to accept responsibility for his decisions.

If it is ill advised, it is perfectly proper that it be made known with valid reasons therein.

Thank you

Purple Haze said...


I am a little confused.

Your title says "Why we should say Yes to 1Malaysia Email" tapi your content seems to say NO.

Am I missing something ?

Hantu Laut said...

Purple Haze,
It's an oxymoron.The title suggests that we should not bother if it is a private sector initiative as long as no taxpayers money are involved and as free market economy we should allow private enterprise to take their own risk, not our business to interfere.

Purple Haze said...

Thanks for the clarification.

I agree with your comments on PM Najib. He's trying to get things together but forces within his own party are probably more dangerous to him than the opposition outside.

Sounds similar to how Pak Lah was ousted previously.