Wednesday, November 19, 2008

PM & DPM Away Tomorrow...

So, we are literally without anyone at the top on official duty for about two days.

Tomorrow, neither the Prime Minister nor his Deputy will be around. Both will be away.

Pak Lah is on an official visit to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and is scheduled to return on Friday while Najib is flying tonight to London en route to Lima, Peru, to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit at the weekend.

Najib admits that this is unusual.

"But (it is) unavoidable," he told reporters after opening the Asia Pacific Regional Water Conference 2008, in Petaling Jaya yesterday.

He says that this goes to show that all's well in the country --that the government and the nation are stable.

The cats maybe away but Najib reassures that both Abdullah and he will be in close contact with the ministers and top government officers while they are abroad.

So, really...it's not a big deal.

8 comments:

Al said...

Hi All ...
I was surprised when "The Star" of all parties make mentioned this yesterday ... claimed to quote LKS in parliment ... cause I'd thought that bloggers would be first on line ... surprise surprise ... it's main stream media to fore!! Well ... after all Malaysia has been on 'auto-pilot' since TDM retired ... so what's the difference!! The only concerns is that the PM-select also 'like samo-samo' ... not a good signal to us all the ordinary folks.

Yem said...

Kinda dumb huh? 'unavoidable' konon. It has been avoidable for the past 30 years (or so claim LKS). Then why has it suddenly become unavoidable now.

Tsk...

KerinchiGuy said...

i think it is good for the pm and dpm to be both away once in a while.
it will teach us to berdikari.tak kan dua hari aje dorang takde pun, we get separation anxiety attack ?
hang loose, people. let's look after each other in their absence.

Anonymous said...

Just to show that this country doesn't need both of them.
Pak Lah can go ahead with his retirement plan and take a long holiday. Don't have to come back.
Same thing to Najib. The country can function without him around. He too can have fun in Washington DC, taking photograph at Lincoln memorial, Jefferson memorial or at Washington monument and may be make his own memorial.
I don't think Malaysians are worried when both of them are not around. If there is an outbreak of war, both of them can do nothing, so what's the difference sis!!!
YB LKS was pretending to be excited but he was just telling the rakyat how the attitude of the two leaders of the nation towards running the country.
After all, expenses are paid for and traveling in a specially dedicated VVIP jet. So be it!!!! and have fun.dh9753

Anonymous said...

lets take down the gowen....its free...

mamasita said...

Hey everybody?Why the worry?PM and TPM not around sekejap takperlah.Yang betul2 do the running around are on duty.I am sure both our top leaders have left specific instructions and tidy up a few matters before flying off.C'mon.Don't underestimate our other ministers,MBs and all the top government servants.They know what to do.Nobody is that indispensable..give credit to the other team members too!

mohd said...

i dont worry much when two of them are away for official matters.i'm sure Malaysia will not be in the mode of chaos when both of them are temporarily out of the country.Lim Kit Siang should lighten up a bit.there's more to be concern of in our country :)

Lee said...

Does it really matters if there is no acting PM.I mean the government, more or less, is on auto-pilot for sometimes without any untoward things happening!The ministers know what to do....they have been "empowered" by Pak Lah.When Najib officially takes over things will be tightened up!