If you were the boss, you’d know what work requires to be done in your company. Someone has to do the job. As the boss, you hire personnel to fill vacancies, and their qualifications must match your organization’s needs.
Najib Razak is the CEO of 1Malaysia. He recently brought on board his company two new guys — the Gerakan President Mah Siew Keong and MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong.
He offered them each a job. The hitch is that when Najib “hired” them, he hadn’t yet quite figured out what it is he wanted Datuk Mah and Datuk Wee to do on his Starship Enterprise.
Najib’s approach is to put the Chinese duo in the Prime Minister’s Department first, and after that only to sort out their job responsibilities.
Thus Mah Siew Keong ended up with an appointment to oversee the Hindu Endowment Board and moving into the Bangunan Perdana Putra 3rd floor office earlier vacated by Hindraf’s P. Waytha Moorthy.
Now that we know Najib’s operational style, does his pet project TalentCorp then come as any surprise?
Remember, Najib is the boss that tasked Mah Siew Keong to look after Indian temples.
Holidaying: Sightseeing & Shopping
What is it that the TalentCorp CONSULTANTS were supposed to be doing again in Paris, Nice, Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Brussels …? (see screenshot Calendar of Events, bottom of page)
Talentcorp: “these engagements [in all those swanky hotels] help to establish channels for Malaysians to contribute from abroad, and potentially initiate conversations that lead to new ideas for cross-border business and professional opportunities”.
Eh, what’s with the fuzzy words?
What is it really that TalentCorp is hiring staff to do in their office? We’ll return to the outfit shortly but first, something about their Big Boss, Najib Razak.
Prime Ministerial primordial soup
Just a quick recap as to all the acronyms that Najib’s name is going to be forever immortalized for. We’ll begin our tour with MKRAs (Ministerial Key Result Areas). Aah so .. and Minister Mah’s MKRA is? He must memorize the names of all the major Hindu deities by October.
Other jumbles of alphabets linked with the Najib brand are KPI (Key Performance Indicator), NKEAs (National Key Economic Areas), NKRAs (National Key Result Areas), GTP (Government Transformation Programme), ETP (Economic Transformation Programme) …
KR1M, KIR1M, BR1M, BL1M, BB1M … BAM-BAM
BAM-BAM is a Flintstones cartoon character
GREAT! is not a pat on the back for the PM. GREAT is the Government Regional Electronic Advancement Transformation programme.
SCORE is not about impressing the opposite sex. S-C-O-R-E is SMEs Competitive Rating for Enhancement. This being the case, BGF would obviously not be “Boy Friend, Girl Friend” but “Business Growth Fund”.
TAF is Technology Acquisition Fund. And there is the 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Bhd), Ekuinas (Ekuiti Nasional Berhad) and Khazanah (Khazanah Nasional Berhad), the toy for baby brother to play with.
Najib is all about Transformation and lush Funding but despite all of the PM’s alphabets rolling in funds, poor people are still homeless and depending on Soup Kitchens.
Soup kitchens are Christian charity
AFFIRM is Awareness, Faculty, Finance, Infrastructure, Research and Marketing, SPAD is Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat and SPAN is Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara.
The Putrajaya big government is not being sent to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), okay, but to the Implementation Coordination Unit. The reason is Najib’s excesses have become such a cosmic goo alphabet soup that Pemandu (Performance Management & Delivery Unit) is being confused with Pemudah (Pasukan Petugas Khas Pemudahcara Peniagaan) and hence the need for Implementation Coordination Unit.
Before you scream that Najib’s pet projects are a SCAM, I hope that you realise it is really a SQEM, no kidding — Standard Quality Education Malaysia … S-Q-E-M.
After getting up close and personal with Najib’s penchant for acronyms, does it surprise you that bapa borek, anak rintik?
ASPIRE is an acronym associated with TalentCorp, see below.
TalentCorp, which is parked in the Prime Minister’s Office, is hiring people to do SLA (service level agreement), MDO (multilevel disciplinary organization) etc, etc, etc with key responsibilities to “provide relevant feedback for customer and product segmentation” and “address customers with highest degree of respect and politeness…”
More fuzzy words and we still don’t know exactly what their jobs in TalentCorp are.
Please note that the 770 poll respondents above all want Pemandu dissolved — 75 percent of them responded “Yes” and 25 percent responded “Ya”.
Najib Razak’s RM8 billion consultancies are getting too much for the rakyat to bear. Not only is Najib Perdana Menteri Paling Boros Dalam Sejarah Negara, he is also going to be the first Umno president to lose the electoral support of the civil servants.
Kakitangan kerajaan pun tak nak undi BN lagi dalam PRU14.
If the Prime Minister doesn’t do something soon about his swarm of over-fed advisors buzzing around the honeypot, Pemandu is going to drive the BN bus off the edge of the cliff. And not many will be sorry to see it crash to the bottom of the ravine.
For a peek at the posh hotels where the TalentCorp events were held, see HERE.
Where is the TalentCorp REPORT CARD?
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