I USED to love mathematics. This was especially so in the 70s. But later on, our teacher failed us, and together with him, my aptitude for the subject (sometimes I regretted not being taught properly by that teacher!!!). Following is an article that has a lot to do with numbers. I read it twice. My conclusion? I regretted having that teacher as our mathematics teacher when we were in Form One to Form Three!!!!
PM quick draw of goodwill
SEPT 29 — Long after Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi leaves office in March 2009, political pundits and historians will dissect his years as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, and examine how he squandered a reservoir of goodwill over 48 months.
A few of them will point fingers at his young advisors — better known as the Fourth Floor boys — for wrong strategies and misplaced priorities. For doing too good a job of shaping his public image as a reformer in the run-up to the 2004 elections, a role he had difficulty living up to.
A few of them will allege that the interference by his son, Kamaludin and son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin alienated his supporters in the party and left Mr Clean of Malaysia's politics exposed to charges of abdicating his responsibility to kin.
Many will argue that his inability to act decisively and with firmness curdled the hope and respect many Malaysians invested in him.
Many more will say that by being a prisoner to the Umno psyche, it was only inevitable that he lost touch with the rest of the needs and aspirations of the world outside the ruling party. MORE