Further proof that the rot has set in and only a government and political change in Putrajaya can bring a new hope to Malaysians with a new sense of responsibility by the nation’s leaders

When the Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, is not prepared to take a stand on the controversy surrounding the violation of the Education Ministry’s own guidelines against turning schools into playgrounds of party politics which happened at SK Putrajaya Presint 14(1) on Tuesday, with the flying of Umno flags in the school compound and pupils singing the UMNO song, it is further proof that the rot has set in and only a government and political change in Putrajaya can bring a new hope to Malaysians with a new sense of responsibility by the nation’s leaders.

It is confirmation that the nation’s leaders – both political and civil service in government – have lost the ability to differentiate between right and wrong.

I cannot think of a time in the 60-year history of the nation when the government has completely lost its political rectitude and moral moorings.

The Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, said that there is no problem with the Federal Territories Minister, Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, openly inviting teachers to join UMNO at the school function in Putrajaya, when a few months earlier, the Education Minister, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid had warned teachers from supporting the Opposition!

It cannot be that Chief Secretary did not know that what he said was wrong and improper, yet he said it. Why? Is he going to retract and apologise?

After Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, I had asked whether there were “fireworks” in the Cabinet as a result of the Putrajaya school incident.
There would be “fireworks” in the Cabinet this if we have an upright, honest and dedicated Education Minister who take his education portfolio seriously, and who will not brook any Minister trespassing into his portfolio to corrupt the minds of young Malaysians, and a Cabinet of Ministers who have not lost the basic ability to distinguish between right and wrong – and what the Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor did was positively wrong, no question about it.

But there were apparently no “fireworks” at the Cabinet, for no Minister felt outraged by what Tengku Adnan and what the Putrajaya school did.

But the unkindest cut of all was the flippant response of the Deputy Prime Minister when asked about the school incident today, and his refusal to take a stand on the controversy!

  1. #1 by ezraanne ezra on Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:59 pm

    PM too is keeping mum and dumb about the issue. To them it’s no issue as long as it’s their UMNO. And the DPM’s nonchalant stand today is really proof that this lofty clan is truly the perfect irresponsible choice to continue to lead a failed and ruined nation.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Friday, 6 October 2017 - 6:17 pm

    School kids brainwashed like Nazi Germany’s, Leaders breaking the law but expected to get off easy, now mosque publicly active in politics and public policy. Boundaries no longer mean much to UMNO/BN.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 4:34 am

    The founding of this country was imperfect. A key group did not agree with broad universal principles that it was based on. Even as we progress and continue to join the global community based on those universal principles of governance, the key group tirelessly worked against it, to gain power and wealth over others. One by one founding principles were compromised and broken. Sometime ago, they simply began to forgot what those principles were.They got used to breaking them.

    It’s our own Orwellian tale.

  4. #4 by good coolie on Sunday, 8 October 2017 - 1:47 pm

    Why is it so difficult to unseat the UMNO led Barisan? Because of unconstitutional tactics like getting civil servants to be partial towards Barisan. Other such tactics are money politics, and Barisan propaganda (through media they control e.g. that gomen- TV and gomen-paper).

    When Pakatan Harapan forms the next government, if you do the same thing, you will be like a solid sitting elephant that Barisan can “nudge and nudge but cannot budge”. Eh, just joking, don’t do illegal things lah!

You must be logged in to post a comment.