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Saturday, June 28, 2008

FREE ADVICE from Lee Kuan Yew for BN and PR Leaders

After 100 days of the new opposition governments in 5 states, many interviews were conducted and comments made about the various problems like this article in malaysiakini headed:

"Opposition pledges yet to be fulfilled"
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/85158

No one expects everything to be honky-dory with the opposition states especially since the outgoing leaders were reported to have many important files destroyed as if state documents were their personal property. But so far no action has been reported on this destruction.

Of course the new administration in 5 states find managing a state is different from street protests but they are learning fast. But what of the BN states? It seems to be the usual "same old, same old". Life carries on as if nothing is ever going to change.

Here are some words of advice from LKY on good governance. It is most apt as there are basically 3 important points. A sort of KISS for leaders.
(KISS is "Keep It Simple, Stupid")

Speaking at the first World Cities Summit and International Water Week, he suggests:
"LKY: One freak election result is all it takes to wipe S’pore out"
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/6/27/asia/21673627&sec=asia

The 3 main points for good governance are:
  1. A government that people have confidence in and will trust when tough decisions need to be taken.
  2. Leaders who are above board, who make decisions based on necessity, not how they will personally benefit. He said Singaporeans know they have such leaders because, over the years, “We have not got richer, Singapore has”.
  3. Most importantly, a country needs able men in charge.

So how do our leaders score on these 3 basic criteria?

5 comments:

Ranger said...

They do not SCORE on any. If LKY was to place even one point let alone 3, they still will not score.

Fernando Alonso said...

Pakatan Rakyat state govt will score high, 2.5 out of 3.

BeeEnded will score zero! Everybody talks about DSAI but Najis is the real liar, i clearly remembered how he say the govt will not raise petrol prices after election, now see what happened!!!!


Useless Federal Govt

Nostradamus said...

Nostradamus Quatrains on Malaysie

In the year of the great games started by the Greeks
Hosted by the nation of heavenly emperors of times before
In a land called Malaysie
Great turbulence and strife engulf

A land where a Genghis Khan’s Descendant was shred to bits
Blown by the winds to the heavenly clouds
Where the accused are finally crowned
Amid great trepidation and acrimony

Then arose among men of honor
A man of the faith of Mohammedans
Kings and Rulers let him reign
And a new nation was born

Great leaders bring forth divination and revelations
A land of many tribes divided was thus united
The color of men was blurred and lost
By great competition to give their best

Herein lies the destiny of men
Who showed the meaning of democracy and humanity
Religions and languages flourishes as times before
A land as peaceful as Shangri La

Malaysie, a stopping point of travelers must see
Back to the days of great Sultans and Rajas
Nations and men afar come to seek their wealth
Knowledge, trade and life flourishes as before




From: Patek1472.wordpress.com

KONAKON said...

BN

1. A government that people have confidence in and will trust when tough decisions need to be taken.0 POINTS(so far as I'm concerned, we malaysian people have never trusted them)

2. Leaders who are above board, who make decisions based on necessity, not how they will personally benefit. He said Singaporeans know they have such leaders because, over the years, “We have not got richer, Singapore has”.0 POINTS

3. Most importantly, a country needs able men in charge.0 POINTS(tengok kat Pak Lah je la...)

Bunga Raya said...

"SINGAPORE: One freak election result is all it will take to wipe out Singapore’s success in building up the city state, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew warned on Wednesday.

This could happen if voters became bored and decided to give the “vociferous opposition’ a chance - out of ‘light-heartedness, fickleness or sheer madness”. "

What opposition? The Singapore government appoints opposition in Parliament because it wants to have someone to bully.

Singapore has 1m2 of democracy. There are no normal newspapers, there's still a lot of self-appointing going on there on the island, government collusion in the corporate sector, a lot of fake transparency and suppression of civil society.

Don't you see that LKY is insulting the intelligence of Singaporeans (not least WOMEN!), just like BN has done to the Malaysian rakyat for so many years?

Malaysia: don't take LKY's advice!