|Oh gosh....Im burnt this time....|
Japan's sports minister Hakubun Shimomura tendered his resignation over the scrapping of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics centrepiece stadium after a cost blowout.
Now, lets evaluate this simply.
Even though Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who is also his close ally had asked him to stay on until the upcoming cabinet reshuffle , but out of dignity, this minister determined that this is what he should do.
Not just that, he will also return half his pay for the six months through September in atonement, as reported by Kyodo news agency.
What do we call this?
That is the difference between someone with dignity and one who has none.
Shimomura said 'he has caused great worry and trouble to many people over the national stadium problem' and feel this is the best to be done.
Plans for the stadium 2019 Rugby World Cup, would be scrapped after the estimated cost of UK-based Zaha Hadid Architects' design ballooned to over $2 billion, nearly twice the original figure.
It is not uncommon for Japanese ministers to step down or resign from their cabinet post when something uncalled for happened. In 2011, amid Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster following a major earthquake and tsunami , the Prime Minister Naoto Kan stepped down and so does it's Industry Minister, Banri Kaieda.
Although the root of the disaster was an act of god, they took the blame for all the downfall Japan faces after the incident.
This is what one with pride and one that has great responsibility should do in order not to create more tension. Most of the time, when the people doesn't want you to lead anymore, you cannot just stick there and act like nothing happen and continue to belittled the peoples' intelligence by suffocating them with lies after lies and the mere stomach wrenching statement that the country's economy is still stable.
And that is what Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak is doing and continues enjoying doing so.
Stop all those bulls and be a man and just let go Najib.
Please, before you dragged the country's to the lowest level yet.