Sunday, July 25, 2010

Guan Eng can learn from Yes Minister

Guan Eng must have surely watched the popular ‘80s British satirical political sitcom Yes Minister to appreciate how civil servant Sir Humphrey Appleby – who was actually holding the powers – manipulated Administra­tive Minister James Hacker. If he hasn’t, he had better do so now. Read my On The Beat comment today by clicking here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the case of the "Yes Minister" and later on "Yes Prime Minister" the minister was the idiot and the under secretary was the one getting things done. In Penang's case, the roles are reversed. The civil servant is the idiot and the one getting things done is the minister. So let's get it right!

Our civil service is in shambles and not functioning. The current federal government's solution is to add more headcount...where's the logic in that? Get it done right first, stupid!!