Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Wolf in Sheep's Skin in Government Sector

The Oppositions are going after every leader from the Barisan Nasional; in particular UMNO,  to maintain their onslaught and further preventing their grasp of influence of the public from slipping any further.

With blundering acts fast catching on, they are taking detours by revealing or exposing the alleged corrupt practices of each individual Cabinet members, Members of Parliament and Assemblymen. Surely, if one is to do a thorough search, one can find lots of mistakes and signs of sinister weaknesses of one’s enemy and one can always expose these weaknesses or whatever one call them…Corrupt practices, Nepotism or Cronyism or whatever name the West have coined.
 

On the other hand, no one can deny that some of those in power,  do such a thing and this needs to be addressed quick and fast. Irrespective whether they are the Government of the day nor they could they be from the Opposition too. It cuts both ways, after all, an apple do not fall far from the tree.

The Civil servants serving various ministries and Ministers are no less precarious than the visible ‘political enemies’ in the Opposition parties as some civil servants are privy to the confidentialities and private meetings of their bosses.


The exposures highlighted by the Oppositions are none leaked by these Civil servants whom are disgusted or dissatisfied or holding a grudge OR of different political beliefs against those Ministers and the Government. They are personal and their support for Oppositions are based on these factors, not ideologies and philosophies and as such, a few of them, who are close friends in the Oppositions would have leaked some confidential records which is used to hit out at the ruling BN.


These ‘insiders’ are comparable to "insider traders" or rather active criminal breach of trust (CBT) are used by the Oppositions to get ‘facts’ as ‘bullets’ in their attacks against individuals who are now serving in the Cabinet.


It is very disheartening atmosphere, entrusted and serving the Government surrenders to his/her beliefs yet, benefits his/her worldly possesions from the paymaster.  

When one has someone stabbing from the back while one is fighting an open and visible enemy in front, this is particularly so when one tries hard to satisfy one’s own backyard needs.

Civil servants are known to have ‘a kind of determining votes’ in any General Election not just the numbers but more so the subtle influence to the general public.


Like it or not, the fall of Selangor BN in 2008 General Election can partly be attributed to former MB Mohd Khir Toyo’s mistreatment of one chairman of a particular local authority, a year before the election.


So given the present circumstances, Prime Minister Najib Tun  Razak needs to address the dissatisfaction within the civil service because this would determine the Oppositions could not syphon ‘confidential information ’ and loses votes.


Civil servants are the backbone of the ruling government and when they get riled, the government can fail and fall.


It is up to Datuk Sri Mohd Najib to tackle this small group in the civil service whom leaks information to the Oppositions and fact of the matter, members of the public, supportive of the ruling party have been concerned for the past months.