Here is the thing. We have to understand this. You cannot have a good government with the present compliment of individuals from UMNO, MCA and MIC. It is simply not possible. No implementation of KPI by Idris Jala, Koh Tsu Koon or Azman Mokhtar will help. What is tragic is that these are three good people who are going to be buried under the mistaken belief that the proper implementation of their task – the administration of the KPIs will solve Najibs problem of having non performing Ministers. Idris Jala will find it impossible to be the force “driving implementation of performance management in the federal government”. Like Zaid he will fail in spite of his proven abilities to turn around MAS. Why?
Simply said it is not possible to do so because ‘performance management in the federal government’ cannot be achieved by a bunch of monkeys. They are not paid peanuts but they are still monkeys – with the probable exception of one…maybe two – and that definitely does not include Najib and Muyiddin. Picture this. Najib is asking his cabinet Ministers to do their work and Idris Jala will be advising the relevant Ministers how that is to be done? Please…go tell that to the UTK (or the Marines if you insists)
Can you see any of the Ministers listening to Idris Jala? Hell they don’t even listen to Najib because Najib owes his current position in UMNO and the Government to them. How so? Remember Anwar versus Ghaffar? Well Muhyiddin is now “Anwar”. Each Minister have already been canvassed and been told in no uncertain terms by Muhyiddin that when it’s time – they are not to be found wanting in terms of standing behind the dude that wears RM$500 shirts like we would take to a bowl of chendol.
Let us say that Idris Jala did find a Minister a bit remiss with his KPI’s and which Minister is not? So Najib calls in the said Minister into his office and do what? Remember this is the PM who still has not clear up his Altatantuya connections to the satisfaction of all Malaysian – including his Ministers! What does he say to his Minister? “Do as I do” or “Do as I say not do as I do?” or should it be “I do, you do, we do…but we don’t say lah”.
When we have a Prime Minister who is fundamentally flawed there is no way that he can get anybody under him to conform to any KPI’s or ‘performance management ‘ modules. He has got to understand that. Remember Idi Amin? He started as a sergeant (I think) with the British Colonial regiment, the King’s African Rifles. From 1977 to 1979, Amin titled himself as "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor[B] Idi Amin Dada, VC,[C] DSO, MC, Conqueror of the British Empire”. We now know how that all ended.
Najib can implement all the KPI’s that he wants but no amount of KPI’s will save him. I know it takes a thief to catch one – but that using a thief to catch a thief cannot by any stretch of the imagination be applicable to the cabinet – where I agree there are already plenty of thieves – because in the cabinet you are suppose to Govern not carry on stealing! Humsap punya orang.
So cukuplah with all these KPI’s. Appointing Idris as CEO of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) is not going to do him or you any good – but pity the poor Idris. Like Zaid, it is hard to say no to a “Ministerial” appointment. I suggest Najib that you just lie down and roll over and wait for the inevitable – the end!
Like Badawi with his MACC it was damm silly of you to start with the Malaysia 1 and this KPI business in the first place when:
· You do not have the capability to implement it effectively.
· You do intend to implement it.
This has has now become another ‘silap mata’ for the Rakyat consumption – only this time they are very aware of what is happening. Like I said, give Najib enough rope ……. Let us hope he is also reaching out for the rope that Muhyiddin is throwing him. Good night.