Capability (2) "Systematic, Errot-free Execution"
(2) "Imperfect execution" is a serious national shortcoming of Malaysia
Tan Kee Hian explained further as follows:
-Malaysian government and businesses (on average) place low emphasis on error-free execution, unlike MNCs and successful countries and companies.
-We seem to be quite content with imperfect execution, and rather proud of it.
-Remember Pak Lah's comment about Malaysian having First World capital and assets, but Third World operations.
-While there is execution in capital and assets, you can generally buy capital and assets as a package from foreign suppliers, at a price though. But operation is really all about day to day execution. Even the former PM Badawi realised imperfect execution is the norm in Malaysia, and a major shortcoming.
This black-and-white photo shows an operator roasting coffee at an alley behind Kiew Siong Coffee Shop at Central Road, Sibu. He was an expert in this trade and his coffee was popular among the old folks. This valuable photo is from Philip Hii's album.