So off he went, 1Malaysia.
Song competitions, group singing, aerobics, cake-making, food fairs, colouring contests and even a Formula 1 team. You can’t pass a day without something, someone, some action, some speech, some kitchen sink being referred, restructured, renamed or launched as 1Malaysia.
But the campaign – this intended zeitgeist – as far as anyone could see had no philosophical underpinning, no fundamental change in government, business or social engagement.
It was just 1Malaysia. A concept that stood in its repetition. With old rules remaining resolute.”
1 Malaysia – empty sloganeering that only Najib could have thought of!
And now, my 2009 resolutions’ year-end report:
I have failed to even start writing the first page of my Marketing textbook (0% Effort, 0% Achievement)
I have given more than the targeted 20 Toastmasters speeches – 23 speeches to be exact (100% Achievement).
I planned to complete 900 teaching hours at HICT by end September 2009 – My teaching hours totaled 1112.5 hours (100% Achievement).
I was confident to bring up my ADP numbers, but alas, there are only 270 active students (54% Achievement).
I had wanted to receive 15,000 hits to my blog – I secured 18,702 hits (100% Achievement).
So what does the above mean? I have achieved only 50% of my resolutions. Good or bad, I have to live with this non-success. Yes, I am not going to crucify myself for these non-achievements. It illustrates that I am imperfect too – like everybody else. The important thing is to look ahead and move on. Here's to a brand new year!
On another note, I found this finding by a Merdeka Center survey (conducted between November 04-11, 2009) of 358 UMNO delegates (coverage of the survey included at least one individual from each party division) from the most recent party assembly to be very illuminating: 52 per cent agreed that there was “corruption in government” (Webpage http://themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/47988-poll-shows-strong-umno-backing-for-najib, accessed December 31, 2009).