Monday, April 20, 2020

Indiscreet inconsiderate irredeemable KHAT eSS


After minister’s boo-boo, Kit Siang sarcastically suggests DG take over

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang took a swipe at health minister Adham Baba’s explanation about a video conference 

PETALING JAYA: Lim Kit Siang, taking a swipe at health minister Adham Baba’s remarks about a video conference on Covid-19, has suggested that the minister be replaced by the director-general of health, Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Lim, who is DAP adviser, made his tongue-in-cheek suggestion this evening in a response to Adham’s explanation about the video conference.

Adham had been under fire on social media for purportedly claiming he had dealt with 500 countries about handling the Covid-19 crisis.

Lim said Adham had then given an “unbelievable explanation” that he had mistakenly said 500 countries when what he meant was that he spoke to 500 participants from around the world.

Lim demanded proof of the video conference, or Adham’s resignation in lieu, and sarcastically suggested that there would be “universal approval” if Noor Hisham replaced the minister

Lim KHAT Siang has been absolutely right in excoriating the Health Minister for his repetitive mistakes - I did/do too, wakakaka - but I consider/criticise as KHAT's imbecilic indiscretion has been his thoughtless, unnecessary and unfair involvement of (DG MOH) Noor Hisham's name into the fray.

Whether we like it or not, Adham Baba is Noor Hisham's political boss, and it won't do well for the DG, a civil servant, if his minister takes to not liking him just because he has been compared UNFAVOURABLY with his own subordinate.

As we have observed, every time someone praised Noor Hisham, he has been quick to humble himself and to share those accolades with almost everyone within his ministry. It's awkward for a quiet and humble man like him to stand unnecessarily in the limelight - yes, others do eagerly seek such fame and glory but I reckon not him.

I have also noticed there has been a keen interest in his background, with some extolling certain aspects of it - yes, I bet those admirers have unknowingly latched themselves on to the 'bandwagon' effect.

As I advised some FB mateys, please don't put Noor Hisham in an embarrassing position because of that - just treat him as a great Malaysian civil servant, and don't overdo the praises by comparing him with his boss - not a good outcome for Noor Hisham in such a dangerous comparison.

KHAT should not have turned Noor Hisham into potential collateral damage in his (KHAT's) game of political attacks. As an experienced politician he knows the drills yet he thoughtlessly ignores consideration for Noor Hisham's ministry's position and recklessly put the DG in a discommodious situation.

On another matter, where KHAT 'demanded proof of the video conference, or Adham’s resignation in lieu', as far as my limited knowledge of Malaysian political history goes, I believe there have ONLY been TWO cases where serving ministers resigned because of being caught with their pants down, and not because of being ousted (AAB), out of merajuk kerbau (Mahathir in June 2002 and again in Feb 2020 but who quickly leapt back into office after being duely 'persuaded' wakakaka) or illness, etc.

how long do you guys want me to cry before you idiots beg me to stay on? 

The most recent was 12 years ago (02 Jan 2008) by Chua Soi Lek, caught literally with 'his pants down', wakakaka. Coincidentally he was also the Minister of Health. I needn't go into the reason as almost every Malaysian is fairly well-acquainted with it.

The earlier and probably first case in Malaysia was by then-Education Minister (the late) Abdul Rahman Talib in 1964. Some references put him incorrectly as the Minister of Health - omigosh, if he was, then the position of MOH would be really bad feng shui, wakakaka.

Anyway, at that time, based on a Malay owner (or director) of a company complaining to PPP's D.R. Seenivasagam, the Ipoh MP condemned Abdul Rahman Talib of (I think it was) corruption in the Dewan Rakyat. Rahman Talib challenged Seenivasagn to repeat that accusation outside parliamentary privilege and which the Ipoh MP then immediately did.

D.R. Seenivasagam
'King' of Ipoh

Rahman Talib then sued Seenivasagam for slander but lost the case - remember, this was pre-Mahathir's PM days where our judiciary was impartial and as good as (if not better than) its British predecessor and Indian mentor.

Rahman Talib resigned - those days were the era of honour. Sadly, 3 to 4 years later he left us for a better place.

But don't expect today's politicians to resign just because of their sins and mistakes during their tenure of office. The mutilation of our societal self-worth and harmony, hallowed institutions, ethics and values by a certain "someone" has ensured the near extinction of honour within our Malaysian community.


  1. i think lks shd hv a profound introspection n reflection, he is no more a trustworthiness politician, what he say or do now often reflect badly on dap principle, i dun know if everyone deserve a second chance, but if we look at mahathir, conman remain a conman, nothing change. lks is never abt priciple, he shd quit so dap can revine.

  2. We don't have to go back 12 years; Menteri Kasut Hitam resigned in January, only 3 months ago, but I'm sure KT will twist history to somehow fit his theorem ha ha ha...

    1. Kasut Hitam was NOT caught with pants down; also was told to resign by Mahathir - both different sets of circumstance to CSL and Rahman Talib who both resigned on their own after embarrassing episodes - you're a bit thick and slow on comparison, wakakaka

    2. On May 27, 2019 KT blogged "Mahathir won't replace Maszlee...."

      In the subsequent mysinchew blog, which we all know KT loves, he highlights in yellow (showing KT agrees):

      "Of course, we all know that Mahathir is not going to replace Maszlee, not even if half a million people have signed the petition."

      Therefore KT agrees Toonsie did not tell Maszlee to resign. But maybe KT's new version of history has changed....ha ha ha...

    3. as we are all aware, Mahathir has often belakang pusing when it suits him and his own political interests. When he realised he was losing support because of a number of educational issues, he fired Maszlee for his own survival - unexpected from a general point of view but then, expected from the Mahathirised angle of self interests

  3. Don't hold back Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah's career, or patronise him. He can do greater things.

    He is a big boy and can put all the politicians in their place. Today even the PM, Senior and Junior (ha ha ha) Ministers defer to him. So why should he worried about a lukewarm doctor?

    Today Saintology lords over religious leaders: the Imams, priests and alamaks all obey him. No church service, no Friday prayers, no more tablighs, lifting of MCO is all decided by Saintology.

    And Dr Noor Hisham is the Chief Saintologist.

    In a way I don't agree that Dr Noor Hisham should be a mere Minister of Health. That's a dirty politician's job.

    He should look overseas, like WHO, maybe one day be the numero uno there.

    Consider Datuk Maimunah below. She was only a city Mayor, but now leads a key United Nations unit with global influence and impact. Guanee didn't hold her back and today she is flying high.

    Penang mayor Maimunah agrees to helm UN-Habitat
    23 Dec 2017
    By N. TRISHA

    GEORGE TOWN: Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif has decided to accept the post as executive director of the United Nations' Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

    The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) mayor Mainumah said she was taking on this challenge with the blessings of the state government.

    "I did not apply for it and was offered the position. I will remain as the mayor until I have to leave," she said at a press conference held at Komtar today (Dec 23).

    Maimunah will be based in Nairobi, Kenya for a tenure of four years.
    However, she said had yet to be given a date of appointment but was asked to report for duty as soon as possible.

    Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said although it was sad that they had to let Maimunah go, it was great news that a local officer had been headhunted for an international-level position.

    "We are losing one of our best officers but her success will reflect not only on her but Malaysia as well," he said.

    On Wednesday (Dec 20), UN secretary-general António Guterres told the General Assembly in New York of his intention to appoint Maimunah as UN-Habitat executive director.

    With six out of every 10 people in the world projected to live in urban areas by 2030, UN-Habitat is one of the most active agencies of the international body, with 400 core staff members, up to 2,000 project-based employees, four regional offices and activities in over 70 countries.

    Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.