If we can give similar Obama's employment questionnaire (with some customisations) to those leaders in United Malays National Organisation who are running for party positions, we may get some outstanding results - they are all bersih, cekap dan amanah!
Of course, certain leaders will swear on everything to justify anything.
During this economic crisis and financial meltdown, President-elect Obama is looking for a few good men, and by "good," we mean squeaky-clean, unbesmirched, never-done-a-thing-wrong-ever good. Anyone seeking a high-level post in the new administration has been asked to submit a seven-page questionnaire that includes extensive requests for personal and professional information.
Well, Obama may not hire himself by looking at the questionnaire.
Please furnish copies of all resumes and biographical statements issued by you or any other entity at your discretion or with your consent within the past ten years.
A PDF of the entire questionnaire is available here. Unfortunately for any potential cabinet members, 23/6 has turned up an additional page of questions that will need to be included in any application. Please click through to get started.
"If you have ever sent an electronic communication, including but not limited to an email, text message or instant message, that could suggest a conflict of interest or be a possible source of embarrassment to you, your family, or the President-elect if it were made public, please describe."
So asks question 13 of the questionnaire for potential top-ranking Obama Administration officials.
The mind reels.The seven-page, 63 question intrusive and extensive list of queries, first obtained by the New York Times and confirmed as legitimate by the Obama Transition Team, offers a revealing glimpse into both the Obama team's determination not to repeat the mistakes of its predecessors as well as the new era on which Obama will lead ("Please provide the URL address of any websites that feature you in either a personal or professional capacity (e.g. Facebook, My Space, etc.").
Applicants are asked if they or any immediate family members own a gun, if they have ever been charged with sexual harassment or malpractice, if they have ever had any alimony or child support issues, "any writs of garnishment," or any bankruptcy problems.
Ever been investigated, arrested for, charged with, convicted of violating any law, regulation or ordinance? How about your spouse? Your child?
Have you, your spouse, or any member of your immediate family ever worked with a financial, banking, insurance or mortgage institution currently the subject of federal government intervention as part of the financial meltdown?
What about gifts? "Other than from relatives, or from close and longstanding personal friends on occasions such as birthdays or seasonal holidays, have you or your spouse ever received a gift exceeding $50.00 in value? Please identify the donor, the value of the gift, the date received and the circumstances in which the gift was received."
Net worth, tax returns, loans, trusts, real estate. The questionnaire attempts to leave no stone unturned.
Provide a copy of every book, article, column or publication you have authored, any speeches you have given, any testimony delivered, any resume you've issued.
"Please list all aliases or 'handles' you have used to communicate on the internet."
"If you keep or have ever kept a diary that contains anything that could suggest a conflict of interest or be a possible source of embarrassment to you, your family, or the President-Elect if it were made public, please describe."