YOURSAY | ‘The PM is dishing out sound advice on corruption. And with a straight face too.’

YOURSAY | ‘The PM is dishing out sound advice on corruption. And with a straight face too.’

Najib gives a good example of the word ‘oxymoron’


PM: Civil servants must not take what belongs to the rakyat

yrsaypmoxymoronyour say1Commentable: Now we understand why a Malaysiakini writer has proclaimed Najib Razak as a great PM.

But this is where his greatness lies, the ability to say such things (civil servants should not take what belongs to the rakyat) with a straight face when all around him are sick in the stomach.

Never mind that a leader should lead by example, to him mere lip service is good enough.

Even if one gets caught by accident, the rule of thumb is to immediately switch oneself back to Mr Righteous and feign ignorance.

Other civil servants in the right departments will automatically come to his rescue and declare it as no further action.

These people are called ‘dedak’ seekers, their job is to shield the boss, whom many are still worshiping him as the Chosen One.

Victor Johan: Indeed, Najib gives a new example of the English word of “oxymoron”, a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.”

Kingfisher: The PM must be highly commended for his advice to civil servants to be prudent with public funds and to rightly deliver to the public what is provided for in development assistance.

This is perhaps a kindly acknowledgement by the PM in respect to the public’s increasing discontent that there is default by individuals, institutions, and agencies of the present government in the management and disbursement of public funds.

It can be speculated that this timely reminder by the PM is an expression of his own concern that there is perhaps a waning of confidence and trust in his government.

Admittedly there are unfavourable socioeconomic circumstances for discontentment of the people and the people at large, one would expect, are aware of the circumstances and can be discontented.

As the PM addresses this discontentment, effectively the confidence of the of the people may be restored.

Pemerhati Bebas: The PM is dishing out sound advice. And with a straight face too. My toes are laughing.

The Mask: By the way, Mr PM, doesn’t the 1MDB money belong to the rakyat and how come the US Department of Justice (DOJ) claimed that some of the money went into your personal bank account?

Clever Voter: If only Najib could lead the way. Talk is cheap. As one who holds the highest job in the country, he should lead by example.

Evidence of his involvement in the 1MDB scandal has not led to any actions personally or otherwise, and it does not auger well for his credibility.

Indeed, if senior civil servants are easy targets, the same applies to ministers. Already laughter can be heard in the corridors of power.

Speaking Sense: Civil servants must not indulge in corruption, but politicians certainly can do so with impunity so long as they belong to the right group.

We should make it mandatory for all ministers to undergo psychiatric tests to see if they have lost their sense of reality.

Lukesky: I am undecided on which saying is more apt in this instance. Is it the Malay saying “Cakap tak serupa bikin” or the English saying “Pot calling kettle black”?

You decide, but you know what I am getting at.

Demi Rakyat: This is just a few days into 2017 and we probably already have the best joke for the year.

CQ Muar: Mr Prime Minister, you sure have a way with words and know how to twist them to your advantage.

“What the MACC has done this past few days reminds us about wastage. About taking away the rights of the rakyat. Don’t take away the rights of the rakyat. It belongs to them,” he said.

Be more specific, Najib. I’d rather you swap the term “wastage” to “greed” or “avarice”.

Najib, why compare our weak and ever declining currency to the 149 countries and being among the 123? How clever of you as PM with your deception.

Last but not least, “2017 is year of delivery”, did you say? Consider us lucky if you stop imposing price hikes and render the poor poorer.

Odin Tajué: A long while ago, I commented that this person is suffering from split personality. The delusional persona speaks.

The mentally normal persona acts, for example, allegedly steals, holidays, purchases. The former persona, of course, is completely unaware of the existence of the latter one and vice versa.

That is the reason he has said all that has been reported here.

Carpe Diem: Yes, I can only come to the conclusion that there are in fact two Najibs, or a body double. It must be possible since Hollywood produced a movie called “Dave”.

Either that or Malaysia has a PM with a serious personality disorder.

Roar For Truth: Perhaps his pious twin was giving the homily to the civil servants assembled at Putrajaya. I wondered whether the civil servants roared in laughter hearing this.

Shunyata: Perhaps every now so often, the PM finds the need to admonish the man in the mirror. I suppose it’s therapeutic after all that private jet-setting.

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