May 24, 2007

Samy Vellu and The "House of Leaks"

This is another case that the PM jumped to stop the quarreling among his ministers and other civil servant. (Remember the spatting between Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharom and Federal CID Director Comm Datuk Christopher Wan Soo Kee?)

(The Star) The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said in Tokyo yesterday that the Public Works Department (PWD) is responsible for maintenance of government buildings and there should be no “finger-pointing” whenever a defect occurs.

Abdullah said: “I’ve told Samy Vellu that the PWD was responsible for matters related to maintenance, don’t quarrel among yourselves, it’s embarrassing.

“It’s alright if you want to talk it over and carry out the repairs jointly …what’s the point of quarrelling with each other to the extent of the people knowing.

”If there’s something wrong, talk to each other, cooperate and do it quietly… what’s the point of quarrelling in the newspapers, one says they’re responsible, the other says it’s your problem.

“Already people are unhappy with what has happened, who is to take responsibility and who is responsible have also become a public issue, two agencies quarrelling…this is not good.

“Whoever is responsible must have the sense of responsibility to make sure what it was responsible to do. It takes action, it carries out its responsibility.”


And now, DAP is calling for a probe for the 'leaks' in Parliament:

(MalaysiaKini) An opposition lawmaker has written to a parliamentary committee seeking for a meeting to be called following complaints of leaking roofs and faulty wiring in the Parliament building.

The letter was sent to the House Committee chairperson Ramli Ngah Talib, who is also the Parliament Speaker on Monday by DAP’s Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai.

Tan wants the committee to discuss matters concerning Parliament’s leaky roofs, wiring, details of the building’s renovation and upgrading, its progress and the contractor’s inefficiency.

“I hope Tan Sri (Ramli’s honorific title) will call a new meeting to discuss the matters which I’ve stated above,” said Tan, who is the only opposition’s representative in the seven-member committee. A copy of his letter was made available to malaysiakini.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a good one. Imagine after Myanmar, what will happen if Malaysia starts to build a nuclear plant. Off course it will be under the PWD and the works minister to construct and operate it.

Then with the present record, Our works minister shall be pointing around aimlesly at everyone for all the leakages and collapses we would have.

Being the mest architect in Malaysia, haha, just imagine what will happen.............

Well minister, are you ready for this????????????