The Malaysian Insider’s article on SPAD inherits messy legacy from CVLB: Should we be surprised? was written by Moaz Yusuf Ahmad, a member of Transit, Malaysia’s public transport forum, .....
..... and the answer to his rhetorical question is of course: No, we aren't in the least!
The article reveals the horror story that has been CVLB, but it’s a story that we have become familiar with about several Malaysian public and government backed organizations/departments over the past 25 over years.
Banks, GLC, universities, the Malaysian Civil Service, Police, MACC and what else have you.
Once Malaya and then Malaysia was the hallmark of excellence in how a democratically elected government operated.
Surely it’s not just about stuffing up the organizations by staffing them up with incompetent people, though there is that too.
It seems as if at some stage there was a humongous avalanche, where Malaya/Malaysia’s old excellence in governance was hurled down the slippery slovenly shameful slope, a slope which is now bereft of good management, discipline, merit, respectability and credibility.
Our institutions have gone to the dogs, with even some, like banks, universities and the police, in repetitive fashion.
Someone or some people has/have a lot to answer for the regrettable plunge towards zero.