Pavilion, 29 May: Do you think Daim Zainuddin is talking about Lim Guan Eng again? Some people are absolutely sure it's the Finance Minister that Daim is referring to. "This is a direct hit," one seasoned journey told me.
Daim, Malaysia's Finance Minister in the 80s and 90s, has been taking quite a few potshots at Guan Eng lately. The Prime Minister's most right right-hand man has been hinting that our economic woes, including the ringgit's predicament, are due to one Minister's inept.
The interview in print: Communicate and discuss your statements in detail before issuing them, Daim warns ministers.
"If you want to make a statement, discuss first what is the effect, discuss with your officers and then discuss between ministers. Not make statements for fun ...If it is positive you come out with a statement, if it is negative do not come up with a statement, if you want to announce it even if its negative, then that is stupid.”
In their 1990 hit Civil Wars, rock legends Guns and Roses were singing about how failure to communicate has always resulted in wars.