You cannot say Tun Hanif is ignorant. He went on sabbatical whilst still an IGP to do law and I believe he got thru. Is it greed? I think not as he has a fat pension. Love of power? He has power… and is currently a top dog in a haram industry up in the clouds.
(I apologise for the caps that follows. It was not my intention. I must have done something stupid in the process of puting up this post.)
If it is rightly none of the three, then it must be stupidity to accept the chair of an independent inquiry to investigate Bersih3.0 after condemning that Bersih3 was a coup attempt which involved pro-communist sympathizers. Rightly, he should be a star witness to defend this disparaging accusation so generously dispensed!
Coming from the PM/Home Minister this appointment would be an exercise in mediocrity and of colossal stupidity. Over brunch, a companion said that he expected some creativity and originality from the Government. I choked on Mala’s curry rice. Not possible I retorted because then in this case
I forgot who said this, but I remember hearing something close to this: “
And wasn’t it Jerome Cady who said:
So Tun Hanif, in light of all these and especially what your Prime Minister announced over Sinar FM radio this morning that as Prime Minister he could not even afford a single mistake, and “if we have to make 10 major decisions, we need to get 10 out of 10 right.”
Tun, my brunch companions agreed that your PM (please not ours….for sure) had just made probably his worst decision in his three year stewardship. And Tun, miserably, you are in that loop. You are not stupid unless you hang on to being the appointed chairman of the six-member Independent Advisory Panel to investigate the Bersih 3.0 violence and brutality. Your golf ball landed in the hazard but you have a choice.
Tun Sir, I admired you and religiously read your columns when you contributed your thoughts to the broadsheets. I used to think of you as somewhat like my childhood hero, John Wayne. You remind me of the quote by Denis Waitley that I often used for discussion when training senior managers: “
All along you were the shining star in your illustrious career until recently! It still perplexes me as to what got into you to make that sweeping thoughtless statement. I trust you will listen to that inner voice that you used to refer to in your writings and do the right thing to salvage your integrity.
Tun Sir, I don’t intend to be preachy but I want to share with you what Mahatma Gandhi said:
“I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.”