Of late, I notice that Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi (Pak Lah) is somewhat loosing control of things. Even local daily The New Straits Times had beaten the gun more than once. One or two ministers were in a hurry to announce Cabinet decisions or actions to be taken which by nature of it's portfolio, would be done by the Prime Minister.
What is going on? Pak Lah's deputy and PM-in-waiting Najib Tun Razak is very quiet lately, Why? Could it be his political strategy?
On the international front, Pak Lah was also slow to react on matters concerning Islam and the Muslim community. As chairman of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC), he should be more sensitive to global issues affecting the Muslim community and be bold enough to issue statements on behalf of the OIC.
It would be a different scenario if Dr Mahathir Mohamad is in charge.