Friday, August 16, 2013

Pappa Don't Preach

update 2, 20 Aug 2013

Right on cue, cronyism follows nepotism (both on Nazri's part). Barely two days after the PM came to his defense, here's Nazri jumping in to defend his boss:


Read the entire article here.

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz backed today the appointment of scandal-ridden Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil as the prime minister's special adviser, saying it was “not morally wrong” despite the fiasco that led to her eventual dismissal from Cabinet - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia#/page/1
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz backed today the appointment of scandal-ridden Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil as the prime minister's special adviser, saying it was “not morally wrong” despite the fiasco that led to her eventual dismissal from Cabinet - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia#/page/1
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz backed today the appointment of scandal-ridden Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil as the prime minister's special adviser, saying it was “not morally wrong” despite the fiasco that led to her eventual dismissal from Cabinet - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia#/page/1
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz backed today the appointment of scandal-ridden Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil as the prime minister's special adviser, saying it was “not morally wrong” despite the fiasco that led to her eventual dismissal from Cabinet - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia#/page/1
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz backed today the appointment of scandal-ridden Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil as the prime minister's special adviser, saying it was “not morally wrong” despite the fiasco that led to her eventual dismissal from Cabinet - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia#/page/1
update 1, 17 Aug 2013:

The PM's response - There is no problem with a minister or a member of the government administration recruiting a family member as his aide if it does not involve any payment of salary or allowance to the aide by the government, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

"If such an aide is hired by the minister and gets paid by the government, it is not allowed.

"But if the work is carried out on a voluntary basis and the aide is not a member of the minister's office, we have no objection to this. (It's okay if) he assists in the programmes and does not involve any payment to him by the government."

Read the article here and weep.

And here are two Pakatan clowns supporting the arrogant UMNO clown: 


Speaking to FMT today, PAS’ Parit Buntar MP Mujahid Yusof Rawa said it does not matter that Nazri has appointed his son as a special officer as long as the son was qualified.

“If he can perform well, it is okay. If he is appointed out of nepotism, then it is totally a different issue,” he said.

He, however, admitted that the public perception would be negative towards such appointment, deeming it as an act of cronyism.

“And politics is all about perceptions,” said the PAS central committee member.

Selangor executive councilor for tourism, consumer affairs and environment Elizabeth Wong today revealed that she too has appointed special officers to her department in a similar manner. However, she stressed that unlike Nazri, her special officers were not her kin.

“It is actually the prerogative of a minister or exco to appoint a special officer. But because only certain number of officers are allowed to be on government payroll, we pay them from our pockets,” she said.

She said such appointment was normally made when a person with a particular skill is needed to assist in government’s programmes.

“For examples I have engaged a special officer to run the ‘No plastic bag campaign’ for 12 months,” she said.

Read more here and weep even more.

The Spanker says
Politicians should not open their mouths just to hear themselves speak. The PM and both Mujahid and Eli Wong went around the world and ended up saying nothing of value. 'Nuff said.

original article:

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has dismissed allegations of nepotism due to the appointment of his son Muhammad Nedim Nazri, insisting that he will remain as his special officer.

Nazri said he is not bothered by the speculation over the listing of his son's name on the ministry's website.


"You must know, I'm a trained lawyer and I know what I am doing.

"He (Nedim) shall remain a special officer to me.

"I don't care what people think. I don't care what bloggers, netizens, journalists write about me.

"Today I am still a minister appointed by a bigger majority in my constituency, so what do they have to say?" said Nazri in a press conference after launching the Red Carpet, Malaysia's first wax museum here today. He added there is no need to appease anyone but himself. 

" I don't please anybody but myself. If making him a special officer makes me happy then that's it. 

"He( Nedim) is happy working for his father," he said.

Nazri explained that as a minister, he has the prerogative to appoint his staff.

Read the full article here

The Spanker says:
Here's the thing - perception alone is bad enough, but the truth is worse. Nepotism aside, the crux of the matter here is that he has a son working with him at his ministry.

When your son is employed in such a manner, even if he is directly employed by and paid out of your own pocket, he then becomes the 'gatekeeper' to those seeking help, assistance and yes, favors. When slumberjack was PM, everybody knew who the most powerful son-in-law in Malaysia was, so there is no need for me to remind you all lah.

In fact, even without such a 'powerful' position, the minister's family members and assorted family friends will be besieged by these same people who want something from the ministry.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is so arrogant he doesnt give a damn what the public says just becoz he is paying him out of his own pocket money! The arrangement will bring about a conflict of interests. The UMNO election must bring this man back to ground or out the door!

Anonymous said...

he is damned arrogant and the way he expressed himself is wow ....he said is a trained lawyer and could not be bothered with what people say about him is something that we should ponder. He thinks he is great but what do we think of him?

Anonymous said...

Apa nak buat kalau anak dah tak bolih buat apa lagi?

Daripada melepak di tepi jalan atau kacau anak perempuan orang baik duduk dengan bapak dipejabat. Sekurang kurang nya bapak bolih jaga gerak geri dia. Dulu masa dia buat hal Nazri ada kata dia bukannya selalu berada dengan anak dia....Jadi sekarang selesai masaalah dia. Cuma tak tahu lah mungkin dia bawa masaalah kepejabat belum tahu lagi!


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