Stop The Blame Game Urges The PM
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.