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Stop The Blame Game Urges The PM

23 May, 2007

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

From far away Tokyo the Prime Minister was compelled to pass remarks that is supposed to have made those involved in blaming each other to stop their silly squabbles. Maybe he was trying to persuade them to accept their responsibility in a more gentleman manner. Read the following news:-

So when something nasty happens to any government property the affected Ministry’s key personnel would start pointing fingers at each other. We see this game almost every time when the media exposes some mishap to any government property big or small.


The affected minister would try their level best to convince the public, through the media, that it was the other ministry’s fault that had caused the accident. The other minister would also reciprocate the same. What better way to evade responsibility.


In the end the pubic became confused who actually should take the blame. Nobody dare to say so. It has to be none other the Prime Minister to actually pinpoint the real culprit in the most polite and convincing manner. Only those who can read within the lines would understand what the PM was trying to say. But I, sometimes, wonder why must he (PM) pass such remarks when he’s away overseas? Like I say, maybe he is being polite not to say it right in the face of the person concerned. Although he was referring to the departments or agencies affected but I strongly believe he meant the ministers who are in charge of those departments or agencies concerned – that’s being diplomatic. Otherwise what is the minister there for if he/she is not to be held responsible?


The PM also stressed that “Whoever is responsible must know what he is responsible for and take action without being told to do so.” Acknowledging the example of Japan, where he is on a five-day visit, Abdullah said setting aside a substantial budget for maintenance was not wasteful.

“That (budget) would eventually save us money because if equipment or buildings are not maintained properly, replacing them could cost much more,” he said.

Therefore when one does one’s work responsibly and take the appropriate and proper action as and when necessary without being told to do so would make one to be able to accept responsibility without fear and prejudice. One would then become highly respected as being a man of principle.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Zaher Al Idrus permalink
    30 May, 2007 10:12 pm

    Abang Din,

    You may find the pantun/puisi listed below appropriate for the commentary you’ve just made:

    Keris Silau


    > Bocor teruk kata Samy

    > Wiring lama kata Ramli

    > Bangunan tua kata Nazri

    > Najib said it’s PWD

    > Semua ada alasan sendiri

    > But where you all spent the money?

    > RM90 juta untuk cantikkan lobby

    > So that it looks luxury

    > Nice décor and nice settee

    > But now you kena letak baldi

    > Bocor teruk when it rains heavily

    > MP yang busuk pun boleh mandi

    > The floor is wet and slippery

    > The luxury lobby now looks untidy

    > Inilah dia third class mentality

    > Luar cantik tapi dalam very shoddy

    > Structure work should get priority

    > And now whose responsibility

    > JKR or Parliament Committee

    > While you all gaduh sama sendiri

    > Rakyat want an answer immediately

    > Otherwise kita tak bagi you undi

    > Sebab you spent money unnecessarily

    > You know it is taxpayers’ money

    > So please spend the money wisely.




  2. aja49 permalink*
    30 May, 2007 11:07 pm

    Terima kasih Zaher yang baik budi
    for the pantun yang geli hati
    Semua very good comments and very steady
    Still these people nak elak responsibility
    What can you say this type of mentality
    They will be like that forever sampai mati

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