COMMENT | National Recovery Council is a waste of time we cannot spare

"In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control, and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely." [Pournelle's lron Law of Bureaucracy]

- Jerry Pournelle

COMMENT | If there is one thing a kakistocracy does well, it is to create small groups of people to manage a problem that the architects of such groups created in the first place.

The keyword here is "manage" and not "solve" because solving problems requires a skill set that political operatives and their various lackeys do not have.

The people who do have the required skills, commitment and dedication to actually help solve problems will no doubt be shunted aside, lost in the constant politicking that would go on in these types of “special councils”.

Malaysians would either be kept completely in the dark – even though transparency was promised – and there would be numerous leaks for partisan advantage....

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