Fairus November 21, 2008Posted by malaysianstory in Uncategorized.
His boss had reminded him to go to the ground more often to meet and find out the people’s problem.
The reminder was timely as there had been so many reports claiming that he did not do his job well.
The boss Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was taken aback when Penanti voters raised the matter during his thanksgiving visit after winning the Aug 26 Permatang Pauh by-election.
That concludes the incapability and inability of Anwar’s future leader Mohd Fairus Khairuddin who is Penang Deputy Chief Minister 1, the hopeful of many Penang Malays.
Fairus is state assemblyman for Penanti, one of the three state seats in Permatang Pauh.
Anwar said no matter how busy Fairus was with his state administrative work, he should visit his constituency and meet the people.
Even after being reminded, Fairus is stubborn and still at his old antics.
Fairus, who is Penang PKR information bureau vice-chairman, said he would heed Anwar’s advice and would not run away from his responsibility as state assemblyman.
But did he really mean what he said.
The recent fire which partially destroyed a surau in Permatang Sireh near the old town of Sungai Dua in Penang reflected his obstinate attitude.
He did not even bother to visit the surau even after being informed by his office. Instead his boss, Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, who is a non-Muslim made time and effort to take a look at the burnt surau.
No wonder, his political friends, including Bayan Baru MP, Datuk Zahrain Hashim, called him “budak kamjad”, the Penang Malay dialect referring to a naughty boy.
He often arrives at official functions more than 30minutes late and would concoct 1,0001 grandmother stories on why he is late.
State Government inside sources informed that he scolded the deputy State Secretary upon assuming office because he was unhappy that the former did not allow him to attend the Rulers Conference as that time.
He was not invited simply because Lim Guan Eng was representing Penang Yang di-Pertua and only a state representative is allowed.
His office is only accessible to PAS and Parti Keadilan Rakyat supporters and no Umno member is allowed to see him in his office.
What hopes do the Penang Malays have on him? Let’s not repeat our mistake. It is better late than never. Make a wise choice and it just three years away from now.