Excerpt from Liew Chin Tong’s statement on the 11th Malaysia Plan:
(Liew is DAP strategist and MP for Kluang)
Pemandu given too much money
“Najib has Pemandu, Talent Corp, Teraju, UKAS (Public-Private Partnership Unit), and many other new agencies which compete for influence with EPU. In particular, Pemandu has an unjustifiably huge budget to implement the various alphabet soups like NKRAs, NKEAs.” – Liew Chin Tong
YB Liew has a point. Najib’s 11th Malaysia Plan presented in Parliament today is replete with fuzzy phrases that attempt to sound impressive but actually ring hollow.
In the poll above taken in the last week of December 2013, a total of 75 percent of the respondents said “Yes”, Pemandu should be dissolved while 25 percent said “Ya”, Pemandu harus dibubarkan.
My online opinion survey attracted 750 participants.
BELOW: Idris Jala is Pemandu CEO, TalentCorp luxuriating in 5-star hotels
Liew: PM’s “outsourcing of thinking to private consultants”
“With so many competing agencies, one would think that the Government with its in-house talents should produce a more meaningful document with plenty of opportunities for ministers, civil servants, state governments, the opposition, and the people to contribute ideas. Sadly it is not the case. The government just refuses to think.
“Government documents, like the Malaysia Plans, are now produced by big international consultancies plucking ideas from the air, with very little consultation across the ministries or with the state governments. Input from the opposition and the people at large are ignored altogether.” – Liew Chin Tong
Pay peanuts get monkey; pay nothing then get what, ah?
Is the omputih consultant’s “National Communications Team” call card above authentic?
Reacting to the astounding news that Paul Stadlen is working in the Prime Minister’s Office “for free”, blogger Syed Akbar Ali wants to know if the former Apco man is doing “national service” for Malaysia?
SAA has a question for Najib Razak: It is an issue of creative terminology? Like you say your gomen did not pay a “salary”, so maybe you paid “fees”, ah? Or “contractual payments”?
Or what perhaps it is called something else?