Najib to sharizat if I help you will drag me and drown me

Najib to sharizat if I help you will  drag me and drown me

In doing research  , I realized that there’s one basic con played on the public across all industries. It is what I call The Very Bad Deal, in which you are offered something that looks quite appealing but are never told about the large hidden costs. These costs often take the form of shoving hidden risk onto the backs of the public, through a Bought Government.can still get away with disclaiming responsibility “Again, you make everything so simple, when in fact it’s complicated. Which required better acting from the irrepressible Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil .Politics is carbon-dated by events, not time. Partnerships need tensile strength to survive misunderstandings when suspicion warps a relationship into a tangential curve. Mercury rather than blood flows through the vein of public life; politics is very human and turbulent, and ego floats beyond the reach of rational discourse.Any institution, whether party or government, demands the stability of an uncontroversial script, or the comfort of silence from geniuses who can never find an equitable balance between their self-estimation and the role they have been given in what is essentially a  National Feedlot Centre (NFC)  ‘s opera

Actors slip easily into politics because they have MBAs in the management of adulation. They have studied the arts of froth and the science of glamour, most notably the cruel fact that it has an early sell-by date. Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil remains an ageless icon ,the real point in our system is to get winning votes. Backroom strategy can turn the scandal in a difficult election.

still has 1.3 million wanita umno  audience, but can sheturn it into a winning proposition?  but does she have voters audience?

When such questions set out in search of answers, they can lose their way in the by lanes of paradox. The definitive replies will be available only in the next  elections

to give an example, the votes of malaysians, it will hurt UMNO-BARISAN  rather more than  whose core support remains consistent even if her supplementary vote is drifting.If dancing has been described as the vertical expression of a horizontal desire, then there is a similar divergence between position and intention in politics. Subtle histrionics mix basic instinct with populist promise; rhetoric carries the message. The voter plays along, suspending disbelief en route to a polling booth.

business acumen and very importantly, humility and a feet-on-the-ground attitude helped Cyrus Mistry make it to the coveted appointment as successor to Ratan Tata! Amongst the many things said about the man right after the announcement, what sent eyebrows rocketing were paeans to his low-key, modest profile! “Soft-spoken, candid and down-to-earth” is what he was described as.

In an era of dog-eats-dog, where we see the loudest voices compete for attention and the soft ones drown unsung, unseen, Cyrus’s appointment comes as something of a pleasant shock! How could a man who shunned arclights and the party circuit, preferring to work nose-to-ground, win over several more visible contenders? Does this portend a changing trend then? Can the quieter, but still capable man/woman be more hopeful of getting noticed now?

When everyone is busy selling themselves aggressively, the voice that reaches out loudest from amongst the crowd is the softest one! As the self-aggrandizing cacophony creates chaos, you strain to hear the soft and steady voice of reason and capability.

Not everyone can scream or shout. There are those who cannot and others who see no reason to do so when they can be equally effective otherwise. Not long back, with the advent of the dotcom era, there seemed no hope for the quieter, even though capable ones.  Until you made yourself heard, you didn’t stand a chance of succeeding. However lately one hears success stories of even those who maintain a low profile, so long as they are exceptional at work.

The country’s highest profile job is held by a man whose instinct is to maintain a low profile — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Rahul Gandhi, despite the limelight his family status catapults him to, likes to keep as much as he can to himself. So does Priyanka Gandhi. Infosys legends Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus and S.D.Shibulal, the present CEO, are known for their love of sticking to the shadows.

Some time ago when a selection committee for Jamaican Rhodes Scholar made their final choice of candidate, to the surprise of others, they declared that it was the winner’s “modesty” that won over the judges!

When Amitabh Bachchan asked a school teacher on KBC why he spoke so softly in class that students complained they couldn’t hear him, pat came the reply, “That’s a strategy, sir! They focus sharper when they strain to hear me!”

When all are pushing to get to something, your eye is perforce drawn to the one person who stands aloof, unconcerned. So, whether natural manner or strategy, maybe at a time when self-marketing has assumed annoying proportions, modesty blazes an attractive trail!

However HR experts warn that one should not look at this as a shifting trend really. They talk of many companies that are still on the lookout for candidates with some amount of aggression, especially the smaller operations which conclude that aggressive personalities may also be the ones who help them move ahead faster. Says Pritul Sanghavi, senior VP, Anakin Management Consultants, “Some companies require people who are street smart and aggressive. Just like in the movie, Social Network, they actually check how much pressure candidates can take! It really depends on the job requirement and the interviewer.”

And so Tata’s choice was right for them, but may not be so for another. Says consultant and entrepreneur Pritha Dutt, “A mature and steady company like Tata that never sees the reason to shout (remember their line ‘We also make steel’?) made the right choice with a low profile, capable man like Cyrus Mistry. But it really depends on the culture of the organisation. The big difference today is that companies are more careful in matching candidate profiles with their own culture.”

Jyotirmoy Bose ,CEO White Spaces Consulting, says that flash-in-the-pan companies today may still be looking for rashness  but for sustainable and enduring players, certainly business tycoons, humility is a desired quality. He quotes Level 5 leadership — fierce result combined with humility, leaders who are humble but driven to do their best for the company. He adds, “You can’t win the game alone; you need friends and that’s what succeeds!”

And so today companies look for assertive rather than aggressive personalities, more collaborative people who resolve conflicts, not create them! To be politically correct, they also look for individuals who show a softer side to their personalities, as in caring for and protecting the weak and of course for integrity of character.

Pritha Dutt adds that even during campus recruitments, companies now are looking more for depth and for facilitating individuals who certainly make their own points, but also listen to others. She advises that one should help carry forth the discussion by building on points others make as well, rather than coming across as the sole owner of all ideas! All companies, says Pritha, will be looking for originality and creativity, but very importantly, they will also be looking for people who get along with each other and fit in with the spirit of the organization!

And so the lesson is to cultivate skills and focus on work, all the time ensuring one remains grounded. And to develop a personality that is confident, yet not overpowering; assertive, but not aggressive; pleasing and yet not ingratiating!

Many people eagerly awaited Wanita Umno Chief and Women’s Minister Shahrizat Jalil’s return from forced leave with bated breath, and with good reasons too.

They want her to reveal as soon as possible who else in the Umno Government and party have similar or other skeletons like her in their cupboards.

National or family project – time to come clean!

In Shahrizat’s case, she stands accused of somehow getting her hands on RM 250 million of public money to finance the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) which is anything but national. The so-called Corporation belongs to her family and is run by her husband. If her project was that great, why didn’t she borrow from the banks? She could have raised an Islamic loan where “no interest” is levied.

The family has comparatively only a few skinny, scrawny, pathetic-looking cows in the NFC collection for show. They have been busy otherwise using our money to live it up as if there won’t be a tomorrow and that their day of reckoning would not come at all. It must be a sign of the times that there are people in Umno acting with such impunity. Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.

Before Shahrizat fled for dear life from the media and her ever-growing band of critics, mostly from within her own party, she had “bitched” – for want of a better term – that she “wasn’t the only one in Government and party who should be crucified”. She was more than hinting at the level of corruption, criminal breach of trust and abuse of power in Government by Umno leaders.

Now the envy of corruption-wannabes

Shahrizat’s veiled threat was obviously meant to silence the growing number of her critics in the party. If so, it has not worked. True, none have admonished her openly for casting aspersions on their character. But they have been busy otherwise, sniping at her from the sidelines, and feeding the media frenzy. Put it down to the crab culture widely prevalent in Umno. Nothing breeds envy like the ringgit signs in ones eyes.

Now that she’s back, Shahrizat is hopefully compiling a list of other culprits like her in Government and party. The list should be handed over to the Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) as soon as possible. It should be eager to sink the teeth into the Shahrizat List.

The MACC has so far been playing deaf, dumb and blind like the proverbial three monkeys and has failed to take the cue from her. They should have turned up on her doorsteps the very next minute and asked to divulge all that she knows. The Commission would have done so if the opposition had been involved. Talk about double standards!

MACC – a show agency taking orders from Umno

It’s unlikely that the Wanita Umno Chief would make a full disclosure in her list, if any, to MACC. The word is that she will confine her spilling of the beans, if at all, to her party wing as most of her critics are from there. The fear of the sack from the Najib Administration may yet deter Shahrizat and dampen her new-found enthusiasm to co-operate with the MACC.

The MACC should not confine themselves to Shahrizat’s List but instead focus as well on the other wings in the party i.e. Pemuda, Putera, Puteri and the main membership. The rot has set in deep.

The anti-corruption body, as a fall back position, doesn’t really need Shahrizat’s List as an excuse to begin probing the already endemic corruption culture within Umno. This is the police saying that they cannot act on any wrongdoing, even obvious ones, unless there’s a police report on the matter.

Satu Malaysia or Sapu Malaysia

Umno is already deeply-rooted in the culture of corruption through the so-called politics of patronage, the Malaysia Boleh (Malaysia can) slogan which covers a multitude of sins and under the guise of giving Bumiputera (affirmative action policy) opportunities to do business. It comes as no surprise that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia policy is now being read as Sapu Malaysia.

Every Umno branch is virtually owned, controlled and managed by families which form mini political dynasties. The branches are much like Sdn Bhd, private limited companies, under a Holding Company, Umno. These Umno branches spend all their time making the rounds of various ministries and government departments, collecting information which can be translated into commercial gain and/or collecting so-called projects.

The projects by themselves are not seen as that important and is generally left to others, sub-contractors, to carry out for a modest profit. Instead, the projects are seen by the Sdn Bhd branches as an excuse to milk the Public Treasury for all it’s worth. Hence, a project would eventually cost the tax payer twice, thrice or even ten times and more over-and-above the actual Bill.

The government or public debt keeps sky-rocketing.  The difference is pocketed by the Umno branches as their “profit margin”, indecent as they are in the final reckoning. It’s easy money given the absence of any open tendering process, and the lack of transparency, public accountability and no checks and balances.

Even so, these projects are not the same as the NFC-style mega rip-offs awarded to Shahrizat’s family. The NFC was ‘obscene’ in that there were no real proper and public tenders called. Instead the beneficiary was given massive public funds, virtually free and in the form of outright grants, to venture into business, presumably for the greater glory of the race, religion and the nation.

Unrepentant and still in a fighting mood

This must explain why even a forced 3-weeks-leave has not helped knock some sense into Shahrizat who was appointed the Women, Family and Community Development Minister after being soundly thrashed in the last General Election.

She’s still in a fighting mood, ignoring calls for her to step down from her party and government posts, bent on defending her husband who remains in a state of denial. Instead, he’s busy looking around for more scapegoats.

The opposition is determined to hound her day and night, flogging her for hijacking the RM 250 million of public funds. She should leave before she gets a mental breakdown and not cling on to anything as if it was “ancestral property”.

Shahrizat thinks that the Opposition is up to no good and wants to destroy her as part of their efforts to destroy Wanita Umno which, according to her, is the strongest component in Umno. If that was true, the opposition alliance would not have won five states and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur in 2008.

That Wanita Umno will be in shambles long before the next General Election has become a foregone conclusion. Others beg to differ and think that the party wing will emerge stronger than ever. It remains to be seen. There’s a limit to how much punishment any organisation can take.

Najib’s weak hold over Umno also exposed

The Cowgate Scandal is not the only factor.

Those who have been with Wanita Umno for years, risking all and sincerely contributing whatever they can, will not put up with a situation where they are not among the favoured few like Shahrizat. This would weaken her leadership severely i.e. if she continues to hang on to her Wanita post on the grounds that she was elected to it and can only be removed by delegates during another party election.

Between Shahrizat, NFC’s Cowgate Scandal, Wanita Umno, and the other cesspools of corruption like the Sdn Bhd branches, Najib stands accused of not taking firm charge of the party and government.

The knives will soon be out for him as well and, this time, without any mercy whatsoever. He may even be a political casualty long before GE 13 or face the polls in a severely weakened position from which he will never recover.

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