Friday, October 15, 2010
FIRST LADY SUMMIT 2010
A controversy summit. One of my lecturers said that the summit is wasted as it has only been attended by less than 20 of world First Ladies. Worst still, most of them are from Africa Continent, which is a less develop continent. Furthermore, it isn’t really a cabinet idea of organizing it. If we look at administration policy theory, government governing should come from government of the day as only the government of the day has the right to use tax payers’ money. Others can provide their opinion but is not until a level where the government must be subjected to follow. However, during yesterday Parliament visit, Datuk Shahrir Samad gave a very good rebuttal for that. Does the summit really bring harms? Is it so important to have developed nations’ involvement before we can call it a success? Dr. Mahathir has shown to us that we, developing or non-Western countries can succeed without depending on Western and develop nations. According to Datuk Shahrir, perhaps we can look from another angle. Will it bring harms to Malaysia? If no, why can’t we give it a try? Dr. Mahathir trial on Look to the East policy (even more controversial as it might offend Western and Developed nations) is so successful. If this summit has been attended by Obama’s wife or British’s First Lady, it will be a success then. So, we can say that the issue here is about failing implementation of it, and not because of the summit itself. Anyhow, as realist put it, everybody will do things that will only benefit them. This theory is always true although most of us including myself don’t really like to accept it.