Do you all know that PM Najib has a new nickname?
It is “Najib tak pernah muktamad’ or with acronym ‘TPM’. It is not easy or pleasurable for anyone to give names to anyone especially to a leader holding a position of a PM.
It certainly derives from the habitual ‘push and pull’ syndrome on almost all of his decisions that make people feel he deserves to be known by that nickname.
A nickname can destroy a leader as the name actualizes from the image that a leader develops and which he carries along with him.
Najib has been seen as retreating all decisions directly or indirectly whenever he confronts public resistance and antagonism. He never decides resolutely.
The latest was on the gambling and betting license which was issued to Ascot Sdn Bhd which is owned by Vincent Tan and in turn sold to his public entity Berjaya Bhd for over half a billion ringgit.
Najib has in fact answered a question in Parliament saying that no license has been reissued to Ascot Sdn Bhd without taking into account that Berjaya Bhd had already notified Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange about the corporate transaction between Ascot and Berjaya Bhd.
His statement in Parliament only created misunderstanding in the House of Parliament and mystifies the general public.
Actually Najib was compulsively lying to the House and it is a severe Parliamentary misconduct. If what he said in Parliament was true than KL Stock Exchange must take action against Berjaya Bhd for reporting non existent deal and transaction as that is a very serious offense.
Najib was saying that no license has been reissued to Ascot which was withdrawn in 1987 as he was waiting for public reaction, and this excuse is very lame as he should not have be seduced or enticed to consider issuing the license in the first place.
He should have anticipated the repulsive and revolting reaction from the Malays as they are Muslims and also from the non Malays as well as the political parties which are dominated by them.
He should have deprecated and disapproved gambling as he is a Muslim himself and the PM of a nation with Islam as the state official religion.
To introduce GST was his personal idea and that too made him as indecisive as there are sectors of public who are not agreeable to the idea and the decision was postponed indefinitely and it seems that would not be reviewed anytime soon.
The plan to take away subsidy on petrol was seriously announced to be implemented in November last year but that decision was withdrawn again.
While the rakyat thumbed up the reversal, thay brought home one point; their PM is never firm or never ‘muktamad’ with almost all he decides.
So he is now called as Najib TPM, or ‘Najib tak pernah muktamad’ in some parts of the market place. Many say that there won’t be anything ‘muktamad’ from Najib, before, present and the future.
Thus how can he transforms the nation as he has promised? There will never be one.
There will be still a stale and musty government waiting for the day of its ruin.
Thanks……… ……… ……..Aspan Alias.