Abdullah Ahmad Badawi playing the blame game?

PM: Dr M responsible for poor state of judiciary

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he holds his predecessor Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad responsible for the poor state of the judiciary and lack of press freedom in the country.

He was speaking Sunday at a press conference after a closed door meeting with some 1,000 Umno grassroots leaders at the Putra World Trade Centre here.

He also said that Gua Musang Umno division chief Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is responsible for the Barisan Nasional’s losses in Kelantan.

This was taken from the Star Online.

The article in itself doesn’t reveal much, but what it does say, however, is that Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is starting to lose his marbles a bit.

He’s trying to blame everyone but himself over what’s happening in the country right now. That’s not a very Prime Minister way to act, now is it? If Dr M is responsible for the bad state of judiciary right now, then what’s his own role in this issue? He’s already been the PM of Malaysia for the past 4 years. Dr M was already not around to make a mess of things for the past 4 years. So what has Abdullah Badawi been doing these past 4 years?

Even if Dr M really was responsible for causing the judiciary in Malaysia to go haywire (and I think it’s most probable that it’s true), 4 years should be about enough for Abdullah Badawi to set things straight again, no? What’s the point of pointing fingers at other people, and holding them responsible, when in actual fact, he was in the power to set things right? If he figures that the judiciary is in bad shape, then he should have did something about it, and not start to blame other people for what is wrong.

And the blaming of Ku Li about the losses in Kelantan, that’s just ridiculous. In fact, I don’t even want to dwell in this issue.

This article, short it may be, speaks volumes of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. It was all still kind of well and fine before he started holding other people responsible for his own responsibilities. But now that he’s finally opened his mouth in public, making public statements on who he feels should be held responsible over the bad state of Malaysia, there’s just no turning back. Once you start playing the blame game, things can only get worse.

And during this sensitive time for both the BN and UMNO, his “blame game” couldn’t have come at a worse time. He had better brace himself for the worst he’s seen so far.


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