Azalina doesn’t know when to keep her mouth shutPosted: June 2, 2008
… She seems to have this tendency to say things that are so out of context that sometimes I really wonder if she even thinks before she speaks.
Mokhzani is currently the chairman of Sepang International Circuit (SIC). Mokhzani quit UMNO not too long after his dad, Dr Mahathir quit UMNO in protest of Pak Lah’s leadership. So Mokhzani is no longer a member of UMNO. And I think he wasn’t even an active member to start off with. But never mind that. Any guesses what Azalina Othman, Tourism Minister of Malaysia, had to say?
KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) — Tourism Minister Datuk Azalina Othman Said Saturday joined Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob in calling for Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir’s resignation as chairman of the Sepang International Circuit (SIC).
“Mokhzani should know that SIC is a government entity and he should resign in the interest of the sport,” said Azalina, who is also an Umno Supreme Council member.
“His continued presence is going to hamper the sport because the government’s support will have to be reviewed,” she said.
“Mokhzani should be a gentleman with principles and resign.
His action now is certainly disrespectful. SIC does not belong to him. And since he is no longer with the government, which had appointed him, he should just leave with dignity,” said Azalina.
Full article here.
This woman just doesn’t know how to keep her mouth shut. But hey, I’m not against big-mouths. I’m just against big-mouths who can’t even talk common sense. If she speaks of valid points, and strong reasons, and good sound logic, I wouldn’t mind her not keeping her mouth shut. But no, she’s not talking any sense at all.
Mokhzani’s continued presence is going to hamper the sport? His continued presence in SIC is going to cause the government to review their support for SIC?
Is Azalina a five-year-old kid who holds petty grudges? What in the world has this got to do with government support? Because Mokhzani is no longer an UMNO member, the government won’t support the SIC? WHAT?
Yes. SIC doesn’t belong to Mokhzani. And he never claimed that he owns SIC. He is merely the chairman of SIC. Or am I to understand that before this when Mokhzani was still an UMNO member, the SIC belonged to UMNO-belonged to him?
So is Azalina saying that SIC belongs to UMNO? And because Mokhzani is not an UMNO member, he cannot be the Chairman of something that belongs to UMNO?
Hello, earth to Azalina. Since when did SIC belong to UMNO?
And besides, Azalina should just mind her own business. She might have been Sports Minister before this, but she’s not anymore. Oh wait, maybe she’s thinking up of new ways to destroy the tourism industry in Malaysia, as she seems to be gearing towards now that she is the Tourism Minister of Malaysia. After all, if she’s not trying to hamper tourism in Malaysia, she wouldn’t have pulled the funding from Fed Govt to PR states out.
And since the SIC is a major part of the Tourism Industry, especially during Formula One season, I guess she has made it her job to say that even support for the SIC would be withdrawn because it is no longer under UMNO power.
Rocky has a different take on why Azalina and Ismail want Mokhzani to resign so badly:
In reality, Azalina and Ismail’s demand that Mokhzani quits SIC has little to do with their loyalty to Umno.
The SIC is a gold mine that’s about to get a lot bigger. Mokhzani has been running the F1 races and the Grand Prixs on a budget of approximately RM100 million a year. Now, under the new contract that will come into effect in 2011 and stretches till 2015 with Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 boss, that budget is about to get a whole lot bigger.
There’s more. Under that new contract, the SIC must get the Sepang Circuit ready with night facilities for night races by 2011. Naturally, you need big, big bucks to install those night facilities, ladies and gentlemen.
According to Utusan Malaysia, the contract for lighting the track alone is worth about RM40 million. I have been told it could go up to as much as US$20 million.
So, you see? When it comes to Azalina, it’s all about the money.