Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has "lost focus" in leading the country, causing Malaysia to run on "autopilot" mode.

PKR's Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin concluded so yesterday after his office conducted a study on Najib's 100 days in the office for a second term.

NONESim said this was because Umno conservatives have "hijacked" issues and have become the new voice of the government. 

"The weakness of the PM has led to a country that is not in control. This is a highly worrying situation," said the Penang-based lawmaker and first-term MP.

He noted that while Najib in his first 100 days in office in 2009 introduced 11 new policies, he has not introduced any meaningful new policy in the first 100 days of his second term.

Sim's office also analysed Najib's tweets over the past 100 days, and found that only one percent, or four tweets, from Najib's account were about new policies.

NONEOther tweets, he said, was about daily administration, greetings, condolences, and attending programmes.

Interestingly, Sim said that even Pakatan Rakyat lacks new ideas in terms of administration and leading the country.

"At this point, both BN and Pakatan lack new ideas and policy focus," Sim noted.

He said that all ministers and state executive councillors should "refocus" in managing the country.

Quiet 100 days for Najib

Sim also found that Najib was silent on several key issues that cropped up in the first 100 days of his second term in office.

This include the mass arrest under the Sedition Act on May 24, despite his earlier announcement that the Act will be repealed.
Najib was also silent on major issues such as:
  • Transparency International's survey that found police and politicians were perceived to be most corrupt in Malaysia
  • The Bill allowing the conversion of children into Islam by only one parent (later cancelled after public pressure); and
  • Inter-religious and inter-racial tension, for example the arrest and charging of several including bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee.
Sim said out of the 10 issues he listed, the PM only responded to three, such as that on crime and the downgrade of Malaysia's economic outlook by Fitch Ratings. 

However, for the latter Najib merely said the government's plans to address it will only be revealed during the Budget 2014 announcement.

~ Malaysiakini