Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Failure Not An Option, Says PM.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Monday said that he would face any challenge or obstacle standing in his way and would not give up his struggle to develop the country and its people. He said that as a leader, he had no option but to face the challenges and obstacles head on.

"Failure is not an option, as such, we have to succeed in overcoming whatever challenges and obstacles come in the way... the previous leaders also had their share of challenges and obstacles and they faced them," he said.

The Prime Minister said that he had been given a huge mandate by the people to lead the country and obviously, the challenges that came along with it were also massive as the people had placed their hopes on his shoulders. He said that in making big decisions, he practiced the consensus system, which had been the approach of the government for a very long time.

Abdullah said that under his leadership, there had been no conflicts when making decisions and he had never asked anybody to raise their hands as a show of support during a meeting. "When everyone has agreed, then only a decision is taken. If some disagree, we will not decide. We postpone the decision until all reach agreement, only this way can we achieve a strong decision," he said.

He said that his focus now was to ensure that the national mission, which was the backbone of the country's development, was achieved in the next 15 years and that was why everybody must give their full commitment to ensure the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Malaysia Plans were successful.

**** So there you are. The PM has in no uncertain terms reiterated his total commitment to the continued progress of the nation and has also revealed the consensus which involves every government decisions. Why then did the non-Muslim cabinet ministers hand over that now infamous memo to him a couple of months ago he does not say and I do not know. Perhaps there is more to that episode than what is being told?

7 Comments:

Blogger perlisan said...

The Malaysian, u have asked a very good question. I presumed u already know the answer.
i.e. this is a fork-tongue politician, he talk different tune at different times.

btw, he always like to brag that he got a HUGE mandate from rakyat; but to be correct, rakyat have been fooled by his HUGE promises. Don't give excuses that he has been into the football match for 10 minutes. U mean he has been warming up his seat for 3 years?
Yes, failure is not an option, but he has already failed miserably. So, what shall we do when somebody has failed? Boot him out? Or give him another 5-year chance in next general election?

4:38 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naluri-ku kata jangan caya, tapi I like his plain talk which seems sincere. Bagi satu peluang lagi for Badawi. Tapi ni final ok?

5:43 PM GMT+8  
Blogger toniXe said...

resigning is an option ...

6:25 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous delilah said...

If Abdullah resigns who can replace him? My choice is Rafidah Aziz but the MCPs in Umno won't allow that to happen. So it is better to have Abdullah instead of someone useless.

6:47 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh! Rafidah konon! Habis jual malaysia ni!

9:38 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abdullah ,just resign and go away quietly please!

9:18 AM GMT+8  
Blogger The Malaysian. said...

perlisan, some tend to judge him harshly while others like anonymous 1 below, prefer to wait and give him time. Although as tonixe says 'resigning is an option,' that decision cannot be forced on him. Not in Malaysia at least.
delilah, I assume that you are a female. I too think that Rafidah Aziz is as capable as the best, but after the AP scandal her popularity has dipped very badly. Also to consider is her 'natural' disadvantage of being a woman in this male-dominated society.The reaction of anonymous 2 is a good example.

11:07 AM GMT+8  

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