June 25, 2010
Day of Reckoning has come for Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim?
Yes, a day of reckoning may have come for a rival Khalid Ibrahim, Selangors Menteri Besar since March, 2008. Call it a coup, mutiny or rebel if we like, though a fact is which Khalid has proven to be naive, ineffectual as well as to top it all arrogant, detached as well as inaccessible. These have been qualities which can ruin anyones domestic career.
Khalids domestic career is during risk. Maybe, he does not caring since he has achieved his personal ambition. Maybe, he knows a tsunami (of 2008) will be not set upon twice right divided which a politically savvy as well as hard working Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, not NATO (No Action Talk Only) Abdullah Badawi, is in power.
These aforementioned attributes additionally do not make a great manager whose job is getting done by people. Even as a manager, Khalid will fail in these times when strict managers have been resented by an increasingly intelligent work force. Authoritarianism ended with a end of a Mahathir era in 2003. Today, people demeanour to managers as well as leaders with tall emotional comprehension (EQ), bravery as well as integrity.
Khalid was schooled in a traditions of a Tun Ismail Ali School of Management ( a tenure my friends as well as we as ex-Bank Negara officers used to report a strict management style of central bank governor Ismail Ali in 1960s as well as 1970s). He served as PNBs Chief Executive with Tun Ismail Ali as a mythological chairman.
Khalid is right divided as well set in his ways as well as contingency right divided compensate a cost for his recalcit! rance. I t should, however, be remembered which Tun Ismail , a male of integrity as well as conviction, was already upon a decline when Khalid worked with him. The Tun Ismail of late 1980s when Khalid joined PNB was not a male we served in a 1960s.
This rebel by PKR leaders as well as grassroots is a critical one. They feel which notwithstanding his pledge during a Kota Baru convention to do better, a Menteri Besar has abandoned their onslaught for great governance. The doing of a Semesta Sand emanate using a Selcat resource turned out to be one large joke as well as an annoyance to a PKR stalwarts as well as diehard supporters.
The ubiquitous feeling is which PKR contingency do something thespian (and demonstrate which it is critical about leading Pakatan Rakyat to Putrajaya), if Selangor is to sojourn in Pakatan Rakyats hands come a next General Elections.
President Wan Azizah as well as Ketua Umum Anwar Ibrahim have been being to a test. Will they magnitude up to challenge carrying mislaid a number of Parliamentarians as well as State Assemblymen over a last year? In Parliament, there is right divided a brand new force, Konsensus Bebas.
My sources within PKR indicate which zero many can be approaching during a retreat this weekend. It will be just speak as well as Khalid will sojourn as Menteri Besar. That creates me consternation what a mutiny leaders will do next. Wan Azizah has asked Khalid to appoint her tighten join forces with to reinstate a learned as well as shrewd Nik Nazmi as domestic cabinet member to a Menteri Besar.
She is additionally seen as a categorical devotee of a besieged menteri besar together with a group of PKR Exco member! s who ha ve been thankful to Khalid.
As for Anwar Ibrahim, we have reason to believe which he will equivocate getting concerned in creation this tough call opposite his own appointee. He will not admit which he has made a wrong welfare from a outset. we know for a fact which Anwar has abandoned all complaints about Khalid from his inner circle, especially a brutally straightforward Member of Parliament from Telok Kemang, Dato Kamarul Bahrain Abbas in new days.
The fallout from this would not, of course, lead to a demise of PKR, though it would in all luck result in Selangor reverting to UMNO-BN in a next elections if Khalid Ibrahim remains a Menteri Besar of Selangor. Will there more crossovers to Konsensus Bebas in Parliament as well as eccentric State Assemblymen? Well, your guess as great as mine.Din Merican
COMMENT by Terence Netto:www.malaysiakini.com
Reasons behind Selangor PKR mutiny
There is not as many doubt as to whether there is a rebel brewing in PKR opposite Khalid Ibrahims stewardship as Selangor menteri besar as there is about a reasons for a mutiny.
Given a propensity of conspirators in a play to baling batu, sembunyi tangan (Malay for fanning a flames though concealing a culprit), as well as a disclaimers of Khalids conspirator which fighting back is imminent, it is difficult to contend for sure which dual years of rumblings opposite a MB have reached ignition point.
But a not in doubt as to why he is unpopular in in between PKR state as well as federal legislators.The male is not a politician. He is blas about a being which governing body is additionally about jobs, rewards as well as recognition for stalwarts who have struggled for a celebration in a teeth of hang-! up by a powers-that-be.
Khalid likes to contend which when he joined PKR in a middle of a past decade as well as was made a treasurer as well as afterwards secretary-general, a celebration had only one MP as well as small in a kitty. On a face of it, which make a difference is true though if by which he meant which he came in to a celebration when it was bare of illustration as well as financial support, he would slight a early phase of PKRs history which entailed struggles, deprivations as well as hang-up endured by a indifferent as well as early supporters. To this core of celebration faithful, Khalid, notwithstanding his standing as a stellar entrance in to PKR, is a Johnny-come-lately.
Lack of domestic acumen
Though their notice of Khalid was out of sync with PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahims parading Khalid as confirmation which Anwars welfare to break divided from UMNO in criticism during a plutocratic emergence was sound, initially a cacophony did not matter.
PKR true accepted which Anwar would wish to seek vindication in Khalids violation ranks with an investiture from which he hugely benefited. However, a miss of synchronicity started to difficulty when Khalid, after carrying mislaid upon a PKR ticket in a Ijok state by-election in April 2007, voiced a welfare to mount in Kapar in a Mar 2008 ubiquitous election.
Kapar, in PKRs reckoning, was a ideal entertainment ground for a partys plan of sketch divided Indian await from MIC by fielding an Indian candidate to unseat a MIC incumbent. In a event, PKRs S Manikavasagam, an ex-MIC Youth leader, was successful in toppling a MIC obligatory in a ubiquitous election. Insignificant as which episode was, it depicted Khalids miss of high regard of a larger PKR picture.
Party true set upon back
Khalid compounded counts by talking to PAS Hasan Ali about a latter being deputy to him as MB upon a day after a bloc of PKR, DAP as well as PAS won ! a comfor table majority of seats in Selangor in a Mar 8, 2008 ubiquitous election.
PKR insiders were appalled since Hasan was reportedly propositioned by UMNOs Dr Mohd Khir Toyo about a possible bloc in in between BN as well as PAS. The talks in in between Khir Toyo as well as Hasan reputedly broke down over who was to be menteri besar.
These miscues by Khalid, as well as a misgivings about him which this occasioned in in between PKR insiders, did not appear to give him pause.
Unperturbed, he proceeded as MB to do a sincerely great job as CEO of a countrys many economically colourful state, though still showed small high regard of what PKR control of this entity pragmatic for a celebration faithful.
The true have been right divided distinguished back, it seems. If anything, Khalids saga suggests which corporate roles have been bad preparation for domestic ones as well as clamp versa, as former UMNO brave Musa Hitam is perhaps finding in a Sime Darby imbroglio.
Whether a rebel opposite Khalid is set to go off or not, a upside to all this is a discovery which a worlds of governing body as well as commercial operation have been opposite realms. The twain do not fuse.
TERENCE NETTO has been a journalist for tighten upon four decades. He likes a function since it puts him in hit with a eminent but being under a necessity to admire them.