It looks like the Johor government is also following the trend of hiring consultants for works it supposed to do itself.
Here is a picture I took from the Facebook page of one Tengku Naufal Tengku Mansor, a lawyer and consultant of some sorts,
Tengku Naufal (second from right) is seen in the picture with members of the MedKom, the media and communication unit of the Johor government.
Standing next to him in the batik shirt is a special officer of Johor MB DS Mohd Khaled Nordin and third from left (without tie) is the boss of MedKom.
And this goes with the picture,
Well, looks like it's a new thing in Kota Iskandar these days.
I do wonder how much the state government spent on the consultant just to do public relation works.
The officers at Kota Iskandar who were supposed to do the work buat apa ya?
And this is just a small one.
Bigger things surely require bigger consultants.
The bigger, the more expensive.
The state government got so much money to spend, I guess.
As far as I know, the previous state administration used to be very careful about spending money on these sorts of things.
Anyway, how transparent was the appointment of these consultants?
Who appointed them?
Well, I will be looking forward to see how the Khaled's administration perform after spending money on these consultants.
Hopefully, with the state government being guided by these consultants, Johor BN will improve its performance in the next general election, particularly doing better than winning 83 per cent of Malay votes as it did in GE13.
I am not counting on it to improve from winning just less than 10 per cent of the Chinese votes.
I don't think the consultants can help BN on that one.
By the way, I was told by someone that Tengku Naufal is the younger brother of Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. Not sure if it's true. I didn't bother to double check.
What I am sure is that the guy is not a Johorean and doesn't operate in Johor.
I wonder how much he knows about Johor anyway that the state government feels the need to consult him on how to do things.