I trimmed my budget last month due to difficult personal financial situation.
Among the things I had to let go was my subscription of the New Straits Times newspaper.
It's the only newspaper which I subscribed.
Now I'm going to totally rely on the internet as my news source.
I think I will also have to let go of the NST SMS alerts service later.
It just costs me a few ringgits a month but now that I'm quite broke, I think I need to save every penny.
Anyway, this is the last message I got just now from the NST alerts,
NST 16/05: PM says decision to have BR1M was not decided by him alone but by Fiscal Committee under Bank Negara to help low income group.
I find it interesting that PM DS Najib Razak had put it that way.
Well, the way I understand it, Najib was saying that the decision to have BR1M was made by him and members of the fiscal committee.
He made the statement in defense of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's attack on BR1M.
This is an earlier message from the NST alerts:
NST 16/05: BR1M does not make the people lazy as claimed by Dr Mahathir but provides social safety net & passes on wealth to the people: PM
Well, I would probably had defended BR1M differently, in the sense that I would said that the scheme is the best for the rakyat and I'm as PM will take full responsibility for it, better or worse.
I would not had even mentioned Dr Mahathir.
Maybe it's my style of leadership which is different from the PM.
Last time, when I headed a team at my work place, the code that I followed dictates that as a leader, I must be the one responsible for every aspects of our missions and I must protect my team members the best that I could.
I was thought of this code by my seniors.
For me, if my team screwed up, I must take the blame because I'm the leader.
It's because if a team member fails in his/her duty, I must take the blame too as the code says a leader must guides, motivates and inspires his/her subordinates.
If the subordinates failed, that means the leader had also failed to fulfill his duties.
I also believe that as a leader, I must protect my team members from being abused or bullied by the big bosses if they are innocent of any wrongdoing.
Okay, maybe I'm just old-school.
Most people these days seem to live by the "survival" code.
If they fucked up, they would try to tai-chi the shit to someone else, so that they can survive the crisis.
Many of the powerful people, including those from the PM's camp live by this survival code.
They survive by pleasing the PM and passing the buck to other people when in trouble.
But hey, they are the ones deemed as "successful" and appreciated by most people.
Loyalty, honor, and integrity seem to be garbage these days.
Eh, enough of my rambling.
I'm now at my friend's place in Kuantan.
She's the one I mentioned in my post,
Nasib penyokong marhaen Najib
I drove here last night after work.
Love hanging out with my friend and her two children.
We are going to the beach later in the day.
Hopefully it's not going to rain.
Have a nice weekend everyone.