Aug 10, 2006

Demons and criticisms are now an analogy to the current problems in Malaysia

Is PM Badawi desperate till he needs to refer to Adam, Eve, God, and the Devil?

Excerpt from MalaysiaKini

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today delivered speeches that were loaded with religious metaphors and veiled criticisms.

The premier, who is on a two-day visit to Pahang, told his audience at one function that he is willing to be reprimanded as long as the criticisms were sincere and beneficial to the people.

"I am not the smartest....there are others who are smarter but I am the prime minister and it is not wrong for me to take some time to listen to more views in order to get the best opinion," he told a gathering of civil servants that was also attended by his deputy Najib Abdul Razak.

"Often, a unilateral decision may cause mistakes,"Abdullah was quoted as saying by Bernama.

However, in implementing the projects, he said, there were certain quarters behaving like "demons" who tried to disrupt development efforts as they felt they were smarter than others.

"Adam was created and the angels accepted Adam as the Caliph. But it was the demon who opposed it. Allah (God) has shown that Adam was smarter than the demon.

"As such, the main reason why Allah chose Adam as the Caliph was because of his intelligence," he said.

At another event, the prime minister also advised the people to practice the collective approach.

** Malay version can be obtained from mStar

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