(Co-authored with Din Merican)
As he enters his fourth year as prime minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi still does not get it! He is concerned with his son-in-law's pot of rice, not that of the rakyat. Since he cannot brag about the nation's economic achievements under his leadership, he is reduced to boasting of his son's wealth. There is no glory if his son (and son-in-law) were rich but the nation poor.
Someone ought to tell him that he was elected to lead Malaysia, not to take care of the well-being of his grown-up family, its friends and cronies. His advisers and family members have convinced him that those critics are out to bring him down. If Abdullah persists with his present pattern, rest assured that this belief would be self-fulfilling.