Chief Ministers are paid handsomely. Adnan could easily pocket more than RM30k a month for his state position including perks and allowances. This is a public position. A person holding a chief minister position must be super efficient, clean and accountable to the public.
However, looking at responses on my posts which were critical of men in public office showed that some segments of Malaysians are treating these men very generously.
In the real world, the working world, a person earning RM800 or RM8000 is equally subjected to some form of performance measurement. It is granted that your boss may not be so lenient and generous if you have found to have slacked or underperformed.
Worse, if you had entered into some controversial contract to allow a company to capitalize on your company's asset. In the end, you changed your mind and did not honour the agreement. Although the agreement may not be commercially viable to your company but it is LEGALLY BINDING.
This is the case of Adnan Yaakob's expensive folly:
On Dec 9, 2002, the company filed a suit against the Pahang government and State Forestry director for a breach of agreement pertaining to the extraction of timber from a 4,000-hectare concession area in Mukim Bebar, Pekan, and won.
"On Sept 17 last year, the Pahang government was ordered to pay RM60 million to the company after it failed in its final effort at the Federal Court to obtain leave to appeal.With this, the Federal Court reaffirmed the original decision of the Kuantan High Court on May 25, 2007 that the Pahang government was to pay the company RM37,127,471.60 with eight percent interest per annum from Dec 31, 2000.
The logging company filed the mandamus application on Oct 15 last year, saying that it had demanded the judgment sum with interest through a solicitor's letter on Aug 27 last year and had furnished an endorsement letter under Section 33 of the Government Proceedings Act 1956 on April 7 the same year, but did not receive any payment."
Adnan Yaakob's salary, perks and allowances are paid by the public. If a man earning RM800 a month can be subjected to the most demanding probation period and performance measure, why should we be lenient and generous to a man earning RM30k a month???
The right thing for PM Najib to do is to suspend him from his job, call for an internal probe on this case, and get to the bottom of the matter. Why must the public pay RM63 million for an irresponsible decision and crap leadership?
Now, you know why I am tough on all chief ministers.