Saturday, October 7, 2006

We're Ready

PM: I am Ready!

PM: We're ready! This is our final assault in human capital development. Malaysia had reached the base camp and is ready for the final assault. The strong, steadfast and confident climbers had continued climbing but we will make the leap to the peak of glory.

Are you really ready? I thought you said you still have plenty of time left?

But are you really ready? I am perplexed! Do you know and understand what is human capital management? It is about globalisation and liberalisation and tapping the best irrespective of color and creed, paying value for money. It may mean the end of the NEP and those priority givings and handouts. It may mean a radical revamp of the current system administrators, selecting on the most competent and dedicated, those with the passion to succeed. It will hurt your party members and rent-seekers. It will hurt your politicians pocket. It may mean some people will be sidelined in favour of others and it may mean bringing in more foreigners to fill the places based on meritocracy and competency. It may hurt your political ambition. Do you have a performance measurement system to measure the key result areas? Do you think you can remove the NEP and rent-seekers because with it, you can have the cake and eat it? I doubt.