Friday, 18 April 2008

Between Determination and Denial

Short post. Found this post in the World Bank blog rather relevant:

When a country is ranked badly on some indicator, the first instinct of government officials is to blame the indicator's methodology, source, bias, or all of the above...

...How refreshing then that at a recent cabinet meeting in Baku, the president Aliyev told his ministers: "If Azerbaijan is ranked badly on an indicator, it's either because you haven't reformed enough or because you have failed to provide sufficient information on reforms. Either way, the burden is on you."

Can't help but to see a good lesson for Malaysia.

And on an entirely unrelated tangent, I am supportive of Pak Lah to remain in power, for many reasons. I am also of the view that plan for the future is immeasurably more important than nitpicking on mistakes of the past.

Me.

6 comments:

Harrison bin Hansome said...

I ALSO FEEL THAT IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY PRE-EMINENT CHARACTER/S TO SUCCEED PAK LAH, HE IS AT BEST AT LEAST TO HOLD ON UNTIL ANWAR IBRAHIM MARSHALLED ENOUGHT MPS TO FORM A GOVERNMENT. DO YOU PERSONALLY ANWAR WILL PROPAGATE SUCH ISSUES OF HOPPING MPS WHEN THE 'LINGGAMGATE' RELEASE TOOK ANYONE OFF GUARD?

Harrison bin Hansome said...

DO YOU PERSONALLY (beleive)ANWAR WILL
(sORRY)

Elanor said...

Oh, I also don't think PR taking over the Federal Govt now is a good idea. Priority should be governing the 5 states and provide quality political pressure in the parliament.

Harrison bin Hansome said...

Dear Elanor,

I have linked you to my blog. Please visit, and tell me to annul the link if you ain't satisfied. Nothing personal, but some of my friends is beginning to like your uptakes.

Thanks

Harrison.

Oyster cove said...

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Elanor said...

Thanks guys, despite the obvious deterioration of my post quality.