(Note: This is the 1,000th post of this blog)
Someone asked me today whether I'm going along with several prominent bloggers in their calls for 1MDB to sell the equities of Edra Energy to Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).
I told him that honestly I don't really have an opinion on it.
I'm not an expert in these sorts of complicated business stuff.
Anyway, those bloggers who are backing TNB's bid for Edra Energy are mostly my seniors in blogging and supporters of PM DS Najib Razak.
They seem to know what they are talking about and wrote long eloquent arguments on the matter.
They are so eloquent in their business talk that it's hard for me, a simple person, to understand what they are trying to convey.
Honestly, I ended up not reading their postings. Ok, just a bit....before I got too bored to read till the end.
I only read in full Rocky's posting because the guy wrote very short and simple about the whole thing.
What I understand is that Rocky and his gang were wishing for 1MDB to sell the equity of Edra Energy to TNB instead of foreign companies because of long term national interests.
They don't want foreigners to control our energy sector.
Okay, I think that's fair enough.
Just now, I called my friend in TNB to ask him how much his bosses wanted those equities of Edra Energy.
The guy, knowing that I'm not very smart when it comes to business stuff, told me that TNB actually wanted those equities very badly.
They want it so badly that today, after Friday prayers, they had a sembahyang hajat (special prayers) for Allah to grant them the best on the bid for Edra Energy.
My friend said the TNB management had informed the staff all over the country about the sembahyang hajat and requested for them to participate at their respective places.
Other than the sembahyang hajat, TNB staff were also requested to continue praying for the company to get the best out of the bid.
Non- Muslim staff were also requested to do the same as according to their respective religion.
"We just want the best out of the bid no matter what is the outcome," said my friend.
Well, I think what he really meant was he wants TNB's bid to be successful.
Typical Malay, being shy to tell what he really wants.
Just say it la friend...aiyooh.
Okay lah, since TNB went to that length to get Edra Energy, I think 1MDB should give it to them.
I don't know how to argue in detail about these sorts of thing like all those clever senior bloggers but I'm sure that I don't want some foreigners to handle the switch of my light bulb and decide when I should have light or be in darkness.
Anyway, as everyone knows, 1MDB is already in serious shit. It should not pile more of it by getting into a fresh controversy by opening the door of our energy sector to foreigners.
For links to clever arguments on this Edra Energy matter, please click this link which has the other links,