When the Preacher Man tabled the MCAC and the JAC Acts in parliament in December last year, this was how I felt: MCAC And JAC. No Thanks Mr Prime Minister; Just Leave OK?
Now, with about a month left to his tenure as PM, he is darn proud of his two babies; the MCAC and JAC. We must also be darn proud of this guy...he has provided each of us with a sense of self-belief; after all if someone like him could become Prime Minister then, nothing is impossible to all Malaysians in Bolehland! Malaysia Boleh!!! He is a regular Forrest Gump...the mental retard of the "stupid is as stupid does" fame. After he leaves to play golf and plant vege & fruits we will also be very nice to the guy as Mukhriz Mahathir says.
But in final analysis, you just have to pity the guy. He was this government servant who probably did not want to be PM to start with. But whatever it is...cukup lah, Pak Lah. Your only legacy is the new idiom; the "Pak Lah Promise" which can be substituted with "bullshit". Silence was supposed to be golden until your elegant silence so forget about the fact that history will curse you and just go lah. I hope you can have a peaceful retirement and wish you bliss with Jeanne Abdullah.
Here was what he had to say to Lorraine Hahn (as reported in the Star today). It makes me want to puke:
Pak Lah proud of judiciary reforms and MACC work
KUALA LUMPUR: Changes in the judiciary and forming the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) are among the achievements that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is proud of.
“Changes are already done in the judiciary. On combating corruption, the MACC has already been established to further strengthen efforts,” he said during a dinner organised by the Kuala Lumpur Business Club at a hotel here last night.
Milestones: Abdullah at An Evening with The Prime Minister in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. With him is moderator Lorraine Hahn.
“It may not be the best, but it is a beginning. I am confident that there will be more amendments to improve the legislations,” Abdullah said, adding that he was happy to have been able to fulfil what he had set out to accomplish.
He said the people must be responsible despite having an increased level of freedom to express themselves during his tenure as Prime Minister.
“I know I have a higher level of tolerance but if we were to allow more freedom, the people must be responsible. The media as well as bloggers should also be more responsible when disseminating information,” Abdullah said.
Asked whether he would follow former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s footsteps and blog after he steps down, Abdullah said: “I’m not going to blog. But I would love to play more golf and plant vegetables as well as grow fruit trees.”
He also urged the public to continue to work hard during the global economic crisis as the nation has weathered many challenges in the past.
“We must also believe in our ability to survive. That is, in fact, my personal philosophy,” he added.
Abdullah said although the private sector was usually the agent of growth during such economic downturns, the Government must be the agent of economic recovery.
“This is because we can execute policies and changes to boost the troubled economy. This is what we have to do and it is what we are doing,” he said.
Asked to divulge the focus of the second stimulus package, Abdullah asked the people to be patient as he would announce its details on March 10.
“The various ministries were asked to give suggestions on what to include in the package. But what is more important is that effective spending is practised,” he said.
“We can have a larger package this time but it must be implemented wisely or else it would be a waste of money,” he added.
Abdullah said the country’s aim to achieve growth this year despite the economic crisis was still realistic if the task was given priority.
“Such effective spending must be targeted at specific projects to improve the country’s performance and growth,” he said, adding that the plan must also ensure that retrenchment is minimised.
Raja Petra sums up the Preacher Man's "reforms" here.