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Friday, October 12, 2007

Quotes from sages and morons Pt IV

Adam: Err...can you please resign nicely nicely. Sir?

Quick before the statement is issued about being misquoted. It was reported in The Star today on page N4 that Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan said, "...that the Government would use a three-pronged approach to rectify problems highlighted under the AG’s report" and that officers who are proven to have mismanaged public funds would be punished.

That's great. The way it should be. But he went on to say...

“We have acted against many officers and staff members. Even directors-general, secretaries-general and super scale A officers have been demoted or moved out or opted for early retirement.

“If they don’t want to perform, they will be encouraged to leave the service."

That last bit pisses me off.

"Encouraged to leave the service"???!!!

What the fuck is that supposed to mean? For as long as I have been a Malaysian the rule has been if someone doesn't perform the duties he's paid to do he gets his ass fired. What this encouraged to leave the service shit?


I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, "I'm a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!" So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"
(Howard Beale in NETWORK <1976>)


Ping said...

"Err...can you please resign nicely nicely. Sir?"

Well said Adam!

"What the fuck is that supposed to mean? ...if someone doesn't perform the duties he's paid to do he gets his ass fired. What this encouraged to leave the service shit?"

But Papa said it better! :D

Anonymous said...

If you dont perform you dont necessary get the boot la. This is Bolehland. If i am not mistaken,I have read before that if you dont perform we transform you to another department. For eg. if policeman is caught doing the wrong thing, he gets to go to a desk job la. This way, dont kena sacked la. Give chance to him and opportunity to another policemen.

With such policy, i believe ordinary citizens also gotten used to the nonsense already. No more feeling la.

How can we trust the actions of people in power when even their speech flip flop so many times!! They should start a ministry for clarification. Believe me, they need one.

Happy Hari Raya

Anonymous said...

anon 2.46

defacto law minister flip flop 4 times over (a non-existent) witness protection act. can you beat that? guess thats the best ministry to do the awesome part of clarification. afterall, it has to do it 4 times for something that is non-existent.
patrick, any further clarification?

Trashed said...

Maybe getting ass fired is better than 3 pronged ?

asuk said...

I can think of 4 reasons why the chief sec. used the word " encouraged"

1. Poor command of English. Phrases or words like " given the boot". " severely reprimanded" " fired" or "dismissed" are all Greek to him.
2. He is a bird of the same feathers as those who cannot perform.
3. Civil servants are sacred cows, omnipotent and untouchable. They can make or break a politician, what more another mere civil servant.
4. All of the above.

Niamah!!! Now you know why the public sector is so full of dead wood, sucking on taxpayers' money.

pah nur said...

In my line of job, not only we get sacked, effective immediately, but also sued down right to the panties, or skin for those who do not like to wear undergarments.

I think when people overseas say we malaysians are "rakyat bertoleransi", they're actually laughing behind our backs because they meant we have a high tolerance treshhold for putting up with shit...

What we should practice is IMPLEMENTATION OF EVERY LAW IMPOSED.......We do not need any more laws with all the confusing versus to brain tease us, we need stern implementation of existing laws. No point adding something new for the heck of it, when everyone knows it is not going to be implemented

pjboy said...

Talk like you never seen the world....
Just look at many big multinationals and how most of their under-performing CEOs are either asked to leave or, if they refuse they are then voted out by the board..
after a certain level usually you are asked to leave and not fired...that's how it works,

very rarely does one progress to management without making friends with the people on top, and this applies to all companies worldwide, friends don't fire friends, friends are asked to leave

don't get petty, it only ruins your reputation

Jane Lee said...

Dear Patrick,
Just as a posting on your site says to "get mad," I'd like to submit my two-cents' worth on this country. Here it goes.
I live in hope (perhaps a tiny sliver) that things will improve.

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