It’s been almost a month long that I’ve been off the blog sphere, and many thanks to a dear friend who helped me solve my problem in getting back into my blogger dashboard. I do not think anyone would want to hack into my blog; nor do I think someone wants to see me off the blog sphere, although I was once warned to be more careful on what I write. I think I’ve mellowed a bit now, much to the satisfaction of my ‘better half’ who seems not to agree to most of what I write. She had once told me that I should be thankful to the government of the day for providing me a pension and criticizing the government is like ‘biting the hand that feeds you’.
Now, I want to relate to you what I had gone through soon after retirement that is not known to many people. I was invited into politics and voluntarily joined a political party. The reason I joined is that I felt I could be of some service to society. In other words, it is ‘pay-back’ time for me and thinking that my military experience could be of use in politics. For about two years, I was within the circle of politics and tried my best to understand the game played by politicians and how they relate themselves to society.
Now, looking back, I thought my two years with a political party is not what I wanted to be. I realize that I could not be of any service to society because my reach is only limited to members of that one political party, and not to others who are outside the party. In other words, my service to society is limited to party members only and others are quite unwelcomed. I felt this strange especially when some others are people of my race, and just because they are not party members, they ought to be treated differently. This is something that I could not accept and my days in the party soon came to an abrupt end.
Having had a cursory insight into the game of politics, and a bit of what I see happening in the business world, I then started blogging, especially upon hearing the abuses of politicians and the corruption that goes on unabated amongst civil servants; and members of the Armed Forces is no exception. If one cared to read all my earlier articles, I have never failed to criticize the failings and abuses within the Armed Forces, especially when it involves senior officers who are known to have enrich themselves through their unscrupulous dealings with contractors etc. I am most thankful to the current leadership of the Armed Forces and including the three services, where talks of corruption by local businessmen has somewhat simmered. I am not saying that corruption has been totally eradicated in the Armed Forces, for I know that there are still some hard cores who continue to take bribes from contractors/suppliers, especially those officers with the authority to issue the notorious Local Purchase Orders (LPO). I will be keeping a close watch on them, for I know who they are by just looking at their lifestyle.
CRUSADE AGSAINST CORRUPTION