utter rubbish is this jihad thing? And why are the country's seasoned
economists, from academia, think tanks and the stakeholders from the
private sector not involved?
It seems to be an "inbreeding" exercise, all amongst members of the already clearly dysfunctional family.
Please remember that lip service, wayang kulit
actions and tokenism in addressing major issues will not get Malaysia
out of the predicament of inflation, and possibly even stagflation which
is the global concern now.
To successfully face the economic
headwinds, as well as address and overcome the contagion effects of the
global value and supply chain disruptions, no amount of Arabisation such
as jihad of the government's effort will bring the expected results.
Now the government is mulling a four-day week, three days cuti and four days work.
the government have a strong dislike and aversion to having the people
being hardworking, productively engaged, working diligently and
effectively on each day of the week, whether in the physical workplace
or online, working at their level best in their respective endeavours,
talking only the necessary, with prescribed off days?
also observe a four-day week after the surely debilitating effects of
learning online with the lost two years plus in the critical delivery of
Already so much has been lost, so much catching up to
do to stave off a lost generation, so many new developments to grasp, so
many blanks to fill. Malaysia is one of the few countries with so many
The government should be encouraging students to utilise their present weekends to enhance their knowledge and skills.
It is really ridiculous to have a four-day working week. So much will be left undone, many targets will not be able to be met.
the government forging a culture of having more relaxing and endless
rest and holidaying than working? Just like the current over-bloated,
grossly overpaid and hardly working cabinet.
Already Malaysia has dropped far down in the rankings for competitiveness, it will be heading to rock bottom in no time.
and governing are about, amongst other things, really understanding all
the issues faced by the people and nation, meticulous planning of
measures to address and manage them, proper execution of the plans for
effectiveness, continuous evaluation, analysing of impact or mistakes
and absolutely no politicking of any kind.
We cannot afford a
leisurely "more rest than work" culture. It is the very antithesis of
striving for high levels of competitiveness, especially in the global
Maybe we need a mindset jihad amongst our
upstairs decision-makers and a bureaucracy that has the wisdom and
gumption to advise against any ridiculous suggestion or proposal.
We cannot have an echo chamber civil service, nor that "yes, yes, yes sir" mentality.
May the almighty save our Malaysia.