Tuesday 29 January 2008

Why do BN politicians want to retain their positons?

  1. In Malaysia, why are incumbent BN politicians so keen to retain their positions?
  2. Are the salaries, official perks and allowances irresistibly high?
  3. Are the incumbents so dedicated and altruistic?
  4. Is there an underlying 'service above self' commitment?

The answer to the second question is 'NO' and regarding third & forth question, going by what one sees and hears, in the vast majority of cases, the answer is also definitely a very big 'NO'.

So why are the incumbent BN politicians so keen to retain their positions, there must be some very compelling reasons for it.

The MB of Selangor, for example, is reported as saying:

"During an exclusive interview with the StarMetro,
Khir expressed his desire to continue his tenure as mentri besar of the most developed state in the country"
extracted from Star on-line edition

(By the way, I think that the statement about "Selangor being the most developed state in Malaysia" is a bit far fetched; if it really is, then all the other states must be in a horrific condition!)

I open the first question to the readers of this blog :

In Malaysia, why are incumbent BN politicians so keen to retain their positions?

I eagerly await your comments. Cheers.


Pak Zawi said...

There is so much to gain by having political power. Wealth is one of them. Otherwise how do you think the previous CM managed to be caught with so much money in his pockets in Australia? The present one has not been caught doing the same yet. I guess he is smarter than his predecessor.

mindful mariner said...

Thanks a lot for stopping by Zawi, your visit is much appreciated.

As was said by Lord Acton, the British historian:

"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely".

The Ancient Mariner said...

Pak Zawi is right, its POWER.

MONEY? Naah. The have already got money oozing thru their bloody ears ...

Anonymous said...

BN ministers never had it so good. They are so corrupted that they have to cling on to power, otherwise all of them may have to count the bars, if there is a change of governmnet.


mindful mariner said...

To The Ancient Mariner, Many thanks, I agree they are power crazy.

To Lakshmi, thanks for visiting and leaving your comments.