The Muhyiddin supremacy

These are good days for Muhyiddin

AUG 27 — 63-year-old deputy prime ministers either show resolute faith in the one man above them or plan their own immediate rise. In Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s case you won’t be faulted to bet on the latter, based on latest developments.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is no Tun Ghaffar Baba, the long serving deputy to Tun Mahathir Mohamad in the late 80s and early 90s, who left office quietly and without any intention of rocking the boat.

My prognosis is that Muhyiddin is setting probably a 3 year, if not sooner, timeline to displace Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Continue reading “The Muhyiddin supremacy”

Civil servants are responsible too

AUG 3 — Support letters (or endorsement letters) are an indictment of a society driven by who you know rather than what you have to offer or qualify for. We live in such a society.

So before we all get high and mighty about elected or appointed political officials issuing support letters as a means to smoothen over applications, processes and access, you have to admit that the culture exists. Because to assume that any culture — something which is seamlessly present in our thinking and conditioning — is easily removed is as naive as to assume politicians are more responsible for change in society than the people who live in that society. Continue reading “Civil servants are responsible too”