By OMAR RIDZUAN
PART of being the government is to know what’s happening around you.
The government must be on top of things and must not be caught catnapping.
So it is incomprehensible that for the past few weeks, the government has been made unaware of events taking place at its very doorstep.
For starters, the government was caught off-guard when more than a thousand Chinese nationals have been scamming the rakyat in Cyberjaya for more than a year until immigration rushed in.
And then Chin Peng’s ashes were brought into the country under the very nose of the authorities.
The government was then shot in the foot when an international tatoo show featuring half-naked models were allowed to showcase their bodies in public.
And the last straw was when a private airplane company MonSpace Sky Airline was operating at KLIA without Putrajaya’s permission.
What is going on Putrajaya?
What are the authorities doing?
But in the ministry of Tourism and Culture’s defence, the tatoo show was held without its permission.
In the case of the airliner, the Malaysian Aviation Commission already issued a statement that the airliner has no air to fly permit.
But regardless, all these shenanigans reflect badly on the Pakatan Harapan government.
It is already saddled with a multitude of negative press such as the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali spat.
The government does not need another expose which will put it further into a bad light.
If another fiasco which the government is not aware of is uncovered, it will be another public relations nightmare for the government.
The government has to be on the ball, on top of things and aware of the developments around its house.
There are no two ways about it.
Perhaps it can win back the confidence of the rakyat by bringing in fugitive Jho Low.
This would be a great way to win back the confidence of the rakyat.