Guan Eng is a maverick, and most mavericks succeed at what they set out to do. Mavericks do ordinary things in an extraordinary way. They try to shine what is bland, status quo and you get their detractors condemn them as "dreamers". Management gurus have always said that VISION WITHOUT ACTION IS JUST A DREAM. But Guan Eng is putting that vision into action and much against the normal way of doing things.....he CHOSE the best man for the job. You choose the best tutor for your kids, whether he he is black, blue, brown or purple. He is standing by his decisions, despite all the sour-grape snides. He is willing to be proven wrong and he is willing to take the rap. If you do not take the first step from A, chances are you will never reach B. My 88 year old mum told me that ages ago. He is doing ordinary things, DIFFERENTLY. What's wrong with that?
He inherited a JADED Pearl of the Orient. You expect him to sit on it and hatch another jaded one?
Can you empathise with him. It is not an ordinary task. The future of the state, his position, is on the scale. Whilst oldie keng Yaik mourns:“I’m disappointed and angry because he was picked by me.", he has to learn to live with his mistake....and be able to realise later that Kah Choon may be right after all.
We all make mistakes.....especially the top dogs in the BN. Their choice of successors have so far been questionable. I say, IF YOU DONT LIKE CHANGE, STEP ASIDE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO CHANGE......and dont do what you "cleverer than thou" frogs are doing now.....PASANG KAKI. It is demeaning and puerile. But that is exactly what you guys in the BN and some old nuts in DAP are doing.....throwing tantrums like spoilt brats, who do not know where they left their marbles last.
A reader (Kris) of this blog said that he sent a letter to the Star and as he feared, it would not be printed:
The ongoing storm over the appointment (and acceptance) of Datuk lee Kah Choon as Director of the Penang Development Corporation and Chairman of the executive committee of Invest-Penang shows in stark detail the mindset that exists among some within the Barisan Nasional. They do not act in the interests of the Rakyat.
The only response by the Barisan to Lees' appointment has been one of chastising and castigation. For breaking ranks with the party. For being disloyal. Not a word about how this is a case of non-partisan beliefs taking hold and that a good man has been appointed to this position and that he was appointed not by way of his affiliation but that he was deemed competent and capable.
Wake up gentlemen. The Barisan Nasional is not a boys club. It is a political amalgamation of parties and a part of the democratic process to ensure that the people who elected you come first. Not the party. You do not act to protect your interests. It is the people who should come first.
The Barisan needs to grow and mature. It's current reaction borders on infantile and further drives home the point it is not the brightest and the best that the Barisan appoints to key positions but rather members of it's party. This kind of thinking is not in the interest of the rakyat and to King and Country. I would venture to even call it treasonous, to act in your own self interest while abdicating your responsibility to the Nation. You are merely a political party. The country comes first.
THE BEST THAT THOSE OF US WHO CANNOT CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY IS TO
JUST SHUT THE @#CKAYE DI-ATAS.
GUAN ENG - KAH CHOON - JUST CHANGE IT.