A Tale To Tell & Remember
Monday, 26 February 2007
A leader always take charge and not afraid of a changes. The ability of seeing the world from outside and fathoming the upcoming future is a must trait of a leader. Plain speaking, a leader must live a world by converging up the future through his gifted faculty. "Gifted", Yes! That is the main primacy in being a leader. A leader always speaks whats necessary for the underling be it the people or small nucleus of a subservient. He must speak not for himself but for the one that he is responsible to.
While a chief is a “yes man” to the upper tier, and only prefer to take orders instead of making one. A chief will speaks his mind for the sake of speaking and not when it is needed. A chief come and go and will always be replace by somebody else. While a leader stays immortal leaving a legacy behind for the latter leader to continue and realize the legacy to perfection. A good leader will refuse to take charge when called upon, but he does so, he will never hesitate to decide when he leads.
Sunday, 25 February 2007
26th February 2007 - I had a migrain for two days and now its gone. I guess I stressed on hard and too much on my works thus I start to lose my sharpness in other things that matters. On the 24th February 2007, High School Kajang Millenia batch went out playing futsal at the usual place at Futsalria Bangi.
As I notice one thing that I start to lose my wit and sharpness in the game. I'm very much certain that it was due to my ardent concentration on the budget preparation that I had to leave office in the midnight. It was not a healthy progress, at least not for me that you're to concentrate on jobs and neglect other imperatives needs such as sports (tennis for me) and leisure.
I need a break...
Thursday, 22 February 2007
After settling the affair, I went straight to the Ministry branch located at the Jalan Ujong Pasir. I was greeted well by the staff members and they too treat me well. After discussing the matter with one of the officers, they asked me to do a dialogue session with the Ministry staff at 4.00 pm. I had a three hours gap so I decided to find a hotel for the upcoming meeting for my department.
After finished up lunch at Klebang (it was beautiful) we went to the Jalan Hang Tuah for the Zohor prayers. Me and my driver (Faizul), we managed to find ourselves some "belacan", "cencaluk" and "gula Melaka" on our way back to the Ministry branch. Then at 4.05 pm the dialogue started. Everything went up well and we reached an accord for me to be back there on the second of Mac 2007 for the follow up session. Its had been a beautiful day!
Wednesday, 21 February 2007
Me and one of the Bachok sweetest memories a year ago
After I dropped my mother and younger sister home, I rushed to KGSAAS and arrived safely there at 11.00 pm. It was tiring but life at KGSAAS was nice. After coffee break and watch the “National Treasure” movie I retire to sleep. And this morning after splendid morning view from my uncle apartment at KGSAAS, I rushed to Putrajaya. Life was good yesterday.
Today Malacca BPR (Anti Corruption Agency) phoned me for an appointment at Malacca tomorrow. So I’ll be around Malacca tomorrow for the urgent meeting. Perhaps I can make a visit at the Ministry branch there after the meeting. I wish to share a lot with you all what happened during my Chinese New Year break. Perhaps tomorrow I’ll start writing for the blog. Cheerio!
Friday, 16 February 2007
Thursday, 15 February 2007
I wish all of my friends to have such a splendid celebration with the family no matter what color your skin is. Family comes first!
Wednesday, 14 February 2007
He was very humble and down to earth. He was from MITI and once in charge of the bilateral meeting for the international trade. It was the first visit from the VIP's such as secretary general and I dare to say that he is the first VIP that had such a characteristic that was so humble and down to earth.
I was talking to Talal yesterday asking him about the progression of the Malaysian-US FTA trade that currently held at Sabah. I suggest that we call it off just like many observers suggest. I've been informed that at the first place, Tan Sri Nor would like to call it off, but after the US Ambassador met our "beloved" PM, the negotiations continues. Let's hope we call it off for good!
Friday, 9 February 2007
Thursday, 8 February 2007
Thanks too to a very fine young woman named Norimah cause willing to spent time in checking my weblog. I'll be logging a new article from time to time and no worries, I'll be back as usual! Cheerio!
But the level is never better than that. INTAN – Institut Tadbiran Awam Negara as the training institution for the MCS (Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad was once as MCS) has done a job well done in developing an MCS into a chief or a head of department. But stay with my words, just chief or head of department, nothing more. Not a much needed character that can lead a nation but just a ministry.
In turning the nation such as Malaysia into an Incorporated Nation, we must have leaders that are innovative enough. Personally in my own opinion (if we still have the freedom of self-opinion), I’d say that Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad is a very good government servant but a folly leader.
Tuesday, 6 February 2007
Monday, 5 February 2007
Maybe I ought to change my subscription to Utusan Malaysia? It was (the conference) on the front page of the Utusan Malaysia this morning. At least there's a good reason why the Malays were adamant of not merging the paper with the devil's own.
Sunday, 4 February 2007
5-7 February 2007 - (8.00 am - 5.00pm)
p/s: Sorry for all the blurry photos. I'm not a profesional photographer like jeff!
5th February 2007 - What else do we better start the new week but with a conference "Criminalising War". I went to the Putra World Trade Centre today as a part of a conference to promote peace held by the Perdana Global Peace Organisation (Patronage by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad).
I do encourage all my friends to take part in the discussion because there are a lot that can be learned especially by the outstanding speakers. The hall was full-house by the time for the Keynote Address by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. There are participants sitting on the steps. I wish to share more but I had to finish up some works for ministry meeting tomorrow. But here are some photos taken this morning. After the noon presentation I met Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah outside the hall for the launching of the war crimes ehibition by Tun Dr. Mahathir. Above was a photo of me and my good friend Adnan Harris. I used to work as Tun's researcher and Adnan still is his librarian. We remain good friends till today and I met him this morning at PWTC.
Peace not war!
Thursday, 1 February 2007
Making an unpopular decision is very hard. Especially when you being booed by your on people which you would like to help. That is the defect of democracy. But necessary action must be taken with a clear conscience. Doesn’t matter either the cat is black or white as long as it catches mouse. That is why a new developing nation such as Malaysia badly needed a good strong leader who thinks for the sake of the “rakyat” and not for his own interest.
The system must be respected because at the end, the system must prevail after the leader is long gone. In the history of nation building great leaders must always take charge with the best explanation. It’s up to the peoples to understand the certain undertaking. But when decision is made, it must be made with righteousness and clear conscience. The bottom line is that it must serve the lower tier before it reach the “feudal lord” (if a leader still insist on the feudal lord or family self). Kampung Bharu needs help!
From the eyes of the Kuala Lumpur people, we can’t run away from the fact that Kampung Bharu is badly needed a major overhaul. Yes for the shortest term Kampung Bharu is very important for the daily life of the central Malay who lived at the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It must not be touch at all. But the reality is that it began to turn out being a ghetto such as during the Nazi’s occupation of Poland.
Kampung Bharu is permeating unnecessary crimes and certainly not the picture we want to show to the outsiders what Kuala Lumpur is all about. If you ask me whether or not Kampung Bharu folks wants a development or not? That is out of the question. Many people will detest on jeopardizing Kampung Bharu. But still, it is here where we should make unpopular decision for the goodness of the “rakyat”. To dare is to do.