Sunday, July 12, 2009

Najib 100 Good Days

He did very well despite various efforts by the Pakatan Rakyat to underrate and sabotaged his leadership. The strategy to focus on balanced score card in terms of people interests, economic recovery, performance and reforms managed to raise his popularity to 65% and climbing. Definitely he is not dancing to the opposition music but instead focus on the tactical and strategic moves that provide immediate gains and long term major impact.

His future success will depend on the deliverables of the KPIs he promised. The performance of cabinet ministers, wakil rakyat and government machineries will also be the key factors to the future success. They simply have to focus on people interests and performance in line with the Najib leadership style. Its looks like the PR rhetoric of blaming everything to the government is wavering and falling apart. The squabbling between the DAP, PAS and PKR is now surfacing in almost all states runs by the coalition. The fact remains that talking and promising is easier then fulfilling it.

Personally I am happy with the various initiatives and reforms made by Najib and hope his team will work harder consistently to serve the people and nation. Forget about the third bridge and Singapore, instead focus on delivering his promises and breaking new frontiers. Ensure that the new business model is big enough for all Malaysians and global breakthrough as major opportunities for all.

Reward the performers and removed those who could not delivers or refused to change. The attitude and lifestyle of wastage and corruptions among all leaders must be changed in order to gain the full confidence of the rakyat once again. All the best to you and team and may God be with you in serving the people and nation.
By Lee Wei Lian
KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — To mark his 100th day in office, the prime minister pledged that his government would be accountable to voters.

He also announced a slew of measures, including a cut in road tolls and an increase in the number of individual taxi permits, in a bid to build on his high approval rating so far to win back support for the Barisan Nasional (BN).

In a televised address to the nation, Datuk Seri Najib Razak also outlined the focus of his administration would be in six key areas:

• The prevention of crime;
• The fight against corruption;
• Access to quality education;
• The improvement of the living standards for the lower income group;
• Improvement of rural infrastructure;;
• Improvement of public transportation.

“We must be responsible to the rakyat. It is all about performance now, performance driven government,” he told a special gathering at the KLCC Convention Centre here to mark his 100 days in office.

Despite scoring an approval rating of 65 per cent in a recent poll by the independent Merdeka Center, Najib has come under fire from his allies and rivals alike in recent days, especially over his reversal of the English policy and also the economic liberalisation programme.
He appears to be ignoring the criticism and is now staking his administration on winning over ordinary Malaysians.

Besides offering motorists a 20 per cent discount for those who use toll roads more than 80 times a month and increasing the number of individual taxi permits by 3,000, he also announced:

• The allocation of 44,000 units in public housing projects to be offered for sale to tenants;
• A 50 per cent reduction in license fees for petty traders in the Federal Territories;
• Drastic steps to be taken to combat crime and graft of which details would be announced later;
• A pledge to settle birth registration issues in east Malaysia;
• A pledge to settle citizenship applications in East Malaysia;
• A pledge to build up to 1,500 kilometres of rural roads;
• Efforts to be made to improve water and electricity supply to east Malaysia;
• A reduction in the cost of motorcycle riding courses from RM500 to RM211;
• A new Amanah Saham 1 Malaysia with 10 billion units offered for sale to all Malaysians above 18.

The prime minister stayed on his signature 1 Malaysia message throughout the event and the festivities reflected that.

There was no talk of the supremacy or privileges of any ethnic group.
Instead, the increasingly familiar refrain of unity among all races and putting the public first was repeated several times.

Formalities were noticeably low key, save for the red carpet, and the seating arrangements were deliberately left open to encourage cabinet ministers to mingle with the public.
“Whether Malay, Chinese, Indian, Sikh, Iban, Kadazan, Bidayuh, Orang Asli, Siamese, we are all Malaysian citizens. If we can move together as one team, one people, one nation, we will be greatly successful,” said Najib.

Perhaps to drive home his commitment towards fostering racial unity and acceptance, the printed text of his speech was delivered to him by a symbolic retinue of 11 children consisting of different ethnicities from east and west Malaysia.

The most humorous moments came when Najib reminisced about his walkabouts during the first few days of office, when he visited derelict flats, ate “tosai” in Brickfields, bought fake Louise Vuitton bags at Petaling street and inhaled the stinking pollution at the infamous Pudu bus station so much so that “the smell still sticks till today.”

He noted that his directives to improve conditions at the locales he visited are being carried out quickly, including a makeover of the Pudu bus station and plans for a Little India in Brickfields.
He left unanswered, however, the question of what happens if the prime minister is too busy or unable to do walkabouts?

Najib also extended an olive branch to critics of the government’s human rights record.
“The era of government knows best is over,” he said. “We will consult the public including on the review of the Internal Security Act and this includes consulting the Bar Council and other NGOs.”


Anonymous said...

i disagree. he is desperate so anything goes. ie the bumis issues. after all him and the brothers are not really keen to malay and the lifestyle of pribumi. look at cimb who runs the bank bumi? see beyond the newspaper report. Had first hand expereince. Sad to say they are a dissapointment. they arent nearto what their father fought for . it is a joke infact they made the bumis like a bum. the fact that cimb (the cimb investment ) not the bank the ppl there were paid millions on their bonuses. yes they have the best cv in the world. but look again what was not mentioned on the papers and pr machines. they did a botched job.
khazanah - the frontrunner all all love themselves not the country and its khazanah. Sorry again Azman mokhtr he is another kutu sucking up the khazanah for bumis.
melayu jual melayu. these are the people.
And as for Najib/muhyidin- semua dah kaya. najib i dont think he shld be layak to stand as pm.
We need new blood from ketua pemuda umno - to president. a total revamp. Not even Aib itu lagi writeof. we need people who is serious and honest and already rich in everyway to be a prime minister, minister and etc that it is a national duty not a personal gain with cabinet and ministerial posts.. that shld be tthe motto.
we are losing the course as thepm and team think they are winning the cause. the fact that they are the causes that umno, bumi are losing.
i saw his speeches with umno conference whne he was the pm. he mentioned the words babi.. etc and all sort for the amalan yg buruk etc melibatkan bumi dan umno.
How dare him do that. he is one of the babi and so are his bros and wifes. etc

jaflam said...

Hai Anon,
Thanks for your views and comments which pointed towards incompetency of PM and certain head of GLCs and their failure in fighting for the Malay cause.

He has been endorsed by UMNO and BN and majority of the people (65%) is with him. The next possible candidates will be Anwar, Nik Aziz or Awang Hadi or perhaps Lim Kit Siang or Lim Guan Eng ... God bless Malaysia or the Malay if any of them became PM. Your idea of changing all the leaders in UMNO is ideal but not practical at all and perhaps all these new leaders will cause bigger blunders. The balanced solution in changes has always been mixed between experienced and new or old and young to ensure sustainability. If all the current leaders are able to change and serve the people and nation then the issue of self serving and enriching will be resolved.

If Nazir and Azman Mokhtar is not performing then highlight his fatal deficiencies to the public and Government. Nobody is indispensable under the current political climate. Sometimes it’s easy to say that other is no good and imperfect but given the chance we would have done worst. These can be seen clearly in the current fiasco by the PR in Penang, Kedah, Perak and lately Selangor.

If you look carefully at Najib moves he is far from desperate and his tactical moves is hurting PR. The honeymoon is over for PR while the BN leaders are sweating and rolling their sleeves now.

Anonymous said...

susah betul nak dapat orang yang bersih. but tis current on standing has no standing and infact has lots of skeleton.