Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cowardly Leaders Thrive in Malaysia

In his latest posting, the Crown Prince of Johor has taken another swipe at the political leaders in the country.
Although, Tunku Ismail (left) said he did not wish to 'ruffle feathers' and his comments were made within a Johor context, few believe the real target is not Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Some even think the princely advice is also meant for Deputy Prime Minister Muhyddin Yassin, who is caught between demanding greater transparency and accountability from his boss for the RM42 billion 1MDB financial scandal and keeping his cushy job.
"A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men, and that one of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. He (the prince's late grandfather) also taught me that great leaders musters the courage to fulfil his vision from passion, not position," Tunku Ismail wrote in a posting on the Facebook page of the Johor Southern Tigers.
Of course, Malaysians know that the cowardly leaders are Najib (that’s obvious!) and dithering Muhyiddin who should take courage from the Prince's words and not give in to his boss.
The cowards are not just the aforementioned duo but those in UMNO and even in the Cabinet itself. Many of them don’t want to rock the boat even when scandal after scandal has surfaced. It would seem that all of them have lost their balls!
Last evening, the Little Penang Kafe in MidValley lured me with a delicious promise of delectable Malaysian fare. So, I stopped there for dinner before proceeding to The Boulevard.
Char keow teow, RM13.40 and Durian cendol RM8.80 per bowl
At the KL Advanced Toastmasters meeting. I was the Ah-Counter. And a good meeting it was because two of my favorite speakers, Kashveena Mahendran and Zoë Zheyi Tan spoke. And they got my attention, 100% because I was exhilaratingly enamored by their speeches. They remind me of me – in other words, they were excitingly eloquent.
I certainly enjoyed the meeting. We may have started on time but alas, we ended late – therefore, my score for the said meeting was only a 4.5 over 10.


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