Monday, December 7, 2009

'SAPUISM'

'SAPUISM' is defined as 'the act to acquire personal wealth through dubious and unscrupulous means, and at the shortest time possible'. Sapuism is derived from the Malay word 'sapu', meaning to sweep.

I have coined the above definition to aptly described the act by a Political Secretary to a Senior government Minister who is reported to have amass huge amount of ill-gotten wealth that is beyond his means, within a short period of time that he is with the Senior Minister.

Many have asked that if this person could amass so much of wealth, then what of the others in the circle of the Senior Minister's office? Would it not be strange that the Senior Minister is oblivious to the 'thievery acts' of his own personal staff, or was the act carried out with the connivance of the Senior Minister himself? If anyone were to say to me that the Political Secretary was acting alone, I most certainly would not want to believe it. He must have acted with some conniving parties; whoever it maybe.

I believe too that 'sapuism' is not a strange act among those who claim to be in the inner circle of the minister's office, and I suppose for that matter in all other government ministers offices. The talk around town these days are that those working in the ministers offices are an 'elite lot', driving around in flashy cars, spotting expensive homes and dinning in posh hotels. I believe there are honest ones too, but they too have been perceived to be dishonest merely on grounds that they are associated with those deemed to be corrupt.

Now, this takes me to the latest article posted by Tun Dr. Mahathir in his blog titled 'UMNO' in which he wrote about a statement uttered by a retired senior UMNO leader who said that “UMNO is rotten to the core”. It is a damning article by Tun Dr. Mahathir of his own political party, and I suppose he fears that if this poor perception of UMNO is not address properly, what the country will get in the end is a totally corrupt government.

I do not know how the present UMNO leaders feels about what Tun Dr. Mahathir has written, but there is nothing in Tun's article denying what has been said to him by the retired senior UMNO leader. It is therefore quite obvious that Tun is also in subtle agreement with the statement made by the retired senior UMNO leader. I am surprise that no UMNO leader has come forward to strongly condemn Tun on his article, or have they been silenced by the truth, as revealed by Tun Dr. Mahathir. Tun certainly has done something abnormal by saying things that are bad for the party, and a bitter pill to swallow by current UMNO's leadership.

The ball is now at the feet of Najib and his party leaders. To deny is to challenge Tun, and to accept is to face the wrath of the Malays, and a sure loss of face for the party. The question asked is, what's next for UMNO in its efforts to counter such negative perception and to remain relevant?


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION

11 comments:

wong said...

today we are lucky to have internet access a platform to interactive , respond...we dont need any umno to speak ..we can do it ourselves here.
my message to tun.. just SHUT UP! This country have enough of yr corruptions..we blame nobody ourselves to vote you in last 22 yrs.

komando said...

Father of all corruption telling us an old story which he started..how can anybody "rebutt" him!

He knows who they are also, his secret little black book has all the names, he is the taikoh!

So how can the small "Machai" say anything but shut up!

There is no turning point only a one way street with a one way ticket......JAHANAM!

SORRY FOR SUCH STRONG WORDS FOLKS, I THINK THEY DESERVE NOTHING LESS FOR ALL THE CURRENT ILLS AND WOES THAT WE FACE, ALL CREATED BY THIS GROUP OF GREEDY SWINE!

THEY NEVER CAN HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT, EVEN WHEN FILLED TO THE BRIM! SWINE ATTITUDE..!

Gengis Khan said...

Tun talking about courrption, Dai !poda!! Don't make me laugh.He is the father of "SAPUISM"

EAGLE said...

"SAPUISM" is a special quality that breed in Malaysia and it is a special module conducted by our politicians especially those in power'
The politicians, civil servants and the general in the Armed Forces majority hold the highest qualification of Master of Science in SAPUISM or at least a general degree in SAPUISM.
Sorry Dato' it's so sick!!! sicko!!! sama lah macam SHIT!!!
SELAMAT TAHUN BARU.....

maurice said...

Saya lihat orang Melayu sekarang sudah hilang pedoman hidup.

Banyak gejala-gejala negatif dikaitkan dengan orang Melayu.

Rasuah, Penipu, Perompak, Perogol anak sendiri (main buntut?hee..hee..), Bosia, Mat Rempit, Pengedar/Penagih Dadah dll.

Malu betul saya dilahirkan sebagai seorang Melayu.

Bagaimana kita nak selamatkan Bangsa Melayu?

Lagi baik Kerajaan berusaha betulkan sistem pelajaran, kenderaan awam, mempastikan barang-barang makanan tidak naik melabung-melambung, menaiki taraf perkhidmatan majlis tempatan dari melaksnakan projek-projek yang membazirkan wang rakyat.

Saya nak ucapkan tahniah dan terima-kaseh kepada MB Selangor kerana berjaya menurunkan bil air perumahan di Negeri Selangor.Tapi sekarang saya tengok aliran air kencing kita lebih deras dari aliran paip. Mandi pun tak puas!

pendita said...

Saudara Maurice,

Tidak perlu menjadi malu kerana dilahirkan Orang MELAYU. Yang pastinya, ANAK HARIMAU TAKKAN MENJADI ANAK KAMBING (catatan Profesor Ding Choo Ming).

komando said...

MAURICE,

Tidak perlu risau kalau dilahirkan seorang Melayu!
Jugak tidak perlu MALU!

There are lots of good hearted and brave hearted Malays out there!

The real BAD ones are not that many...those who have learn there lessons have left UMNO..

The real bad ones have lost their way and sold their souls to the setan!

Biar depa makan sampai buncit dan pecah perut nanti air panas pulak akan ditambah pulak....!

BUKAN MELAYU SAHAJA YANG JADI GITU SEMUA BANGSA PUN ADA KAKI BUSUK DAN KAKI JAHAT!

NO NEED TO NAME NAMES LAH !
YOU AND I KNOW CUKUP LAH !
INI NEGARA SATU MALAYSIA BOLEH MAH!

maurice said...

Sdr Pendita dan Komando,

Bangsa Melayu saya lihat sekarang embarking on self destruct mode.Mereka gagal membina kualiti-kualiti yang diperlukan bagi menjamin the survivability bangsa Melayu di masa hadapan.

TM cuba membawa perubahan pemikiran dan sikap hidup yang baru kepada Bangsa Melayu sepanjang 22 tahun beliau menaraju negara tetapi tidak berjaya.Transformasi yang ingin dilakukan tidak berjaya kerana bangsa Melayu itu sendiri lebih mementingkan self interest dari collective interest.Sikap inilah yang akan memusnahkan bangsa itu sendiri.

askarsusu said...

amboiii... cakap meletup2.. kalo yang mngomen tu di beri kuasa agaknye lagi teruk dr TM dah lah dilahirkan melayu pun malu... bukan nak membantu nak meruntuhkan lagi ada. Ini lah mentaliti rakyat malaysia yg kt ada SEPERTI YANG MEMBERI KOMEN..... hehehe

Capt's Longhouse said...

,,,most unfortunately, I still feel that many do not understand what the writer is getting at, and in true malaysian debate form the posts seam to predominately read as a continuous drivel of ‘you touch me I’ll touch you back’..It’s just completely out of context. So take it……in good faith my friends...get a life !. Sorry, am I out of context too ?. hehehe.

junglebasher said...

I recalled on commissioning day, my instructor (British Army Capt) replied my question on how to be successful in the army.... he said " winning battles and working hard the right way helps .... but the most important thing is whom you know, where you are at the right place and time" It is 100% true be in in the Army or the civilian sector .. in the government or privates instituitions ... in my beloved country or any country. But I hate those who manouvers the downfall of others. My god have mercy on them.