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Never Ever Before Seen Forthrightness, Openness and Frankness In Writing!
Never Ever Before Seen Forthrightness, Openness and Frankness In Writing!
The New Book – Speak The Truth Only Always!
Two Samples of The Works!
M.04 Open Forums – Or Entrapments?
When I was working for this Oil Company at one time there was this Open Forum that anyone Staff – even Locals – could write to The Top Guys in Shell International in London and The Hague!
The Local Management were ‘encouraged’ to allow their people also to ‘contribute’. In hindsight, I think it was more an ‘An Entrapment’ to see who of the local guys more active and vocal – with ‘Yours Truly’ on board!
I used to raise many issues related to Omanisation (Localisation), Training and Development and Recruitment and Job Opportunities for The Omani Youth! This really incensed the Local Admin Director who kept on saying that as HR you are in Management and ‘supposed to defend ‘Management’!
I retorted that I was not ‘attacking any Management of any sort’ and that as HR was ‘The Conscience Keeper’ of The Establishment – and that ‘freedom of expression’ was guaranteed to us in ‘The Forums’ I had every right to participate!
This made him more mad by my obstinacy and vocalism! I knew I was not going to be promoted being under him anyway – or even get a higher bonus – so why the heck? Let me enjoy myself! They could not fire me anyway because the ‘Laws of The Country’ protected us (then!) and also I was doing my job quite well – with exceptional of this added irritant – especially to him!
Like many (Office) Dictators, he thought I was doing this especially as ‘I was planning to instigate an uprising to overthrow him! L L !
One day he came to my Office to try a different approach to say even if he wanted to promote me he could not – because of this element! As he ‘heard’ I was doing a good job otherwise!
Anyway, I stopped contributing when I heard people ‘outside the Offices’ talking about this – and when one in Nigeria wrote to me to put his case of Shell causing environmental disasters in Warri and The Nile Delta! I realized things were turning sour and deadly – and soon after Locals were ‘no longer allowed’ to participate due to ‘pressures beyond their control and coming from Outside The Company!
M.05 The British Police Officer (in Oman)!
He was not in a Police Vehicle but though Police Registered the Peugeot 504 – always white colour – and I was behind him in my Toyota Crown when he went through a No Entry sign near The Offices Bank in those days. He came across to me on the other side of the road – again crossing a No Entry Sign as he blocked me as I was coming in!
He was fuming mad – and breathing heavily? He asked me why did I blow my car horn at him? As he was in Police Uniform? I said meekly to him – because as a Police Officer you had violated Traffic Rules – and you should know better! Whilst all the time putting a ‘brave front’ whilst shaking all inside! He wanted my Driving License and my PDO card. I was at first reluctant – but then I gave him.
He told me he was a ‘Personal Friend’ of a Top Public Official (also British!) and he will tell the MD about me! He wrote down my full name – my Personnel Number – and my Department!
Later on the good MD called me in his Office for a private chat – his good advice to be careful because ‘these guys (then!) could have you arrested for several days – or weeks even – without taking you to Court – even if you were right! It is his words against your – and guess whom The Judge will believe! He said tome things of ‘reality’ which even today I will not be able to put down here! L !
I found it strange and odd when he (The Police Official) said to me – As Officers in case of Emergencies – we can break the Laws! I do not know if going to the Bank was an emergency – unless it was only for him! L!
Letter To The Newspaper (My Columns!)
Dear Chief Editor & Team
I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for your turning down my article – No Money For The Crayons! For your Weekend Magazine despite a personal call and plea from you yourself to me to send in the article.
The Weekend came – but my article was not in!
Nobody had called me earlier to explain why the article did not appear. As my style, I sent in my emotional query. The response was ‘the article was not suitable for our requirements’ – but I guess it was your rights and decisions to accept or reject any article. No one can argue or dispute that!
Sadly, the article was received well in the social media including WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, Google Plus etc – and I did send you some feedbacks – which as usual were unacknowledged and ignored – as usual! What else is new?
It gave me courage to create my own website dedicated to Short Takes (Stories) here at http://www.myshorttakes.com/
Sadly too, despite a signed contract with the person you took over from – my contract of two columns per week and a formal WRITTEN notice of one month from both sides for any changes – I was unceremoniously removed by ultimatum of only one article – take it or leave it – and I chose ‘to leave it’ – or as we lot born in Zanzibar like to say ‘rubbing salt into the wound’! Sic!
So sad and tragic!
And all this because I previously complained bitterly for being delayed in payments for over even 6 months – and then deciding which article to pay or not!
It is sad and tragic how our National Governmental Newspaper can treat this way long time running National Columnists!
But nothing is surprising – because that is how things are goiing now – and one has to accept the status quo only!
On Monday 7th April, 2014 there was a PDO Petroleum Development Oman Retirees Party. As you may know if interested, the biggest chunk of my Readers come from PDO and The MOG Sector – being one of them. Plus Omanis that read English Newspapers more – and all The Residents, Guests and Friends in Oman – AlHamdu Lillah – God Is Great! Ameen – Amen!
I told them they can follow me in The Social Media if still interested – and if they have any issues I can refer them to past articles.
Dear Sirs – you yourself told me in more than one hour chat with you why you left your previous job to join here!
But I do not blame you – because The Truth is people want the dirt to be pushed under the carpet and those like me daring to speak are targetted, sidelined and marginalised.
The Truth can NEVER BE STOPPED – it is all issues of time and dire consequences and repercussions only!
Nice knowing you all and thanks for the iPhone 5 Ramadhan Gift – at the cost of my columns.
Let me be clear! I do not want resumption of my columns even if paid 100 Rials per article. This is not only for you but sadly all the other newspapers in Oman for that matter.
Take care and wishing you and your families all the best – and my sincere genuine apologies!
Sent From My Dell PC
Best Wishes and Regards
Majid Al Suleimany
N.B. If this is how a long time serving National Columnist of over 13 years and in a Public Newspaper is treated, the mind just boggles what happens elsewhere? You be The Judge!
One Minute Silence For Between Us Only! Column
Goodbye; Between Us Only!
One Minute Silence – Please!
For those who have been closely following events, you may have noticed that the column has not been published for the last two weeks now. All the explanations are here in the website.
Somebody does not need to insult your intelligence to make you feel that you are no longer welcome – or wanted!
The East Africans also say – you do not need to choose your words rightly (ethically) if you have planned to insult someone in life! That is true, really!
They also say – do not cry if someone has refused you beans (mbaazi) – it just has reduced your gas (mishuuzi) outtake!
Please offer a minute of silence for its death! If people like Mandela have died, what is Between Us Only?
Born on March 2001 and died December 2013 – 12 years later!
Wishing you all the very best! Take Care!
Citizen – Majid bin Said bin Nasser Al Suleimany
Muscat – Oman – December 12th 2013
All The Between Us Only! Books.
To Order Go Here – www.myownmajid.com
Please Read Also This – https://majidsn.com/2013/12/08/learning-from-mandela/ – More at www.majidsn.com
This is Goodbye! Bye!
This is Goodbye! Bye! One day people will remember me – and people will search out and look out for my books – This I am very sure of! Many
Best Wishes and Regards – Majid Al Suleimany
Please Read Also This – https://majidsn.com/2013/12/08/learning-from-mandela/ – More at www.majidsn.com
The Oman National Day Celebrations.
Congratulations to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the people of Oman on the auspicious occasion of the 43rd National Day Celebrations – November 18th 2013.
My Views For The Future
More Focus For The Future – For The National Day Article: –
By Majid Al Suleimany
November 15th 2013 – Muscat – Sultanate of Oman
For Sunday – October 20th 2013.
Between Us Only!
The Omani Way!
Or Why I Like Our Omani Foreign Policies
See Previous Similar –
In A Simpler Way To Explain Things!
A – The Eid Prayers – The Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs said that Al Adha Day is a day of proving the strength of belief and persistence. He added that Islam, as indicated in the Quran, is an invitation for good deed in will and woe. In will days we are required to thank Allah and in woe days we are required to be patient and trust Allah. He also said that many countries are suffering from hardships which make them feel despair and disappointed. Allah reminds us to be patient and trust Allah’s victory at the end.
He also said that the hardships suffered by nations are tests for both believers and non-believers. He stressed the fact that when prosperity is replaced with agony, prosperity may be restored again with right deeds and strong belief in Allah.
He added that a Muslim should neither feel frightened of the world or frighten the world. He is rather supposed to promote prosperity, peace and mercy. At the end of the Khutbah, Shaikh Al Salmy appealed to Allah to continue blessings on Oman, to make us true Muslims and remain strong believers in Allah in will and woe.
He also appealed to Allah to guide and safeguard His Majesty the Sultan and grant him success and make Oman the country of security, safety, peace and tranquility. He also appealed to Allah to protect us against envious people and mutiny and bless all Muslim countries.
B – The Omani Way of Doing Things – Some time back I was stuck in a traffic jam with my then American CEO – and we saw these two Diplomatic Delegations pass in front of us in the traffic queue. So he turned to me and asked – Do you know who is visiting? And teasingly he remarked – I am sure Oman is arranging on the sidelines – quietly and diplomatically – for these two to meet – as they hardly ever talk to each other – even through intermediaries. Next day we found in the papers that his information was correct – and about the delegations. A few months later there was a big coverage press release news of some people arrested of being released – and their journey to their homeland passing through Oman! His casual remark that it was only Oman that can do such miracle acts came to pass and in reality!
When I was working in one of the GCC countries, I had met many locals there who had confided to me that ‘they have a lot of time and respects’ for us in Oman – and how we do conduct our businesses – especially in Foreign Affairs! Dual respects and non intervention in others internal affairs – and remaining International Compliance in Foreign Affairs!
In my job aspects there – I had met many expatriates ex Oman working – and though some of them were receiving very high packages, benefits and perks that they possibly could not get in Oman – I know because I was in HR! One of the most fundamental thing that they missed the most were ‘the Omanis’ – and how hospitable, kind, respecting and esteeming they were to the ‘invited guests’ to the country – and nothing in comparison – even to those near us!
In my first article in my first book – I had written of how I got my first job in one of the GCC countries. As I was being interviewed for the job – the CEO barged in asking some questions to the Recruiting Panel. He saw me in my Omani attire – and was asking if it was about the HR job. When they replied affirmatively – he said Stop the Interview now.
Used to hearing bad news all the time – I imagined the worst – and was starting to get angry. The panel came back to me to say – Congratulations! You got the job. The CEO does not want any further interviewing of you to continue. It seemed that the CEO was visiting Salalah – got lost and he approached a local Bedouin family in the Interior who were just about to have lunch. They insisted for them to have lunch together with them. Only then they took them to the highway – and after a few kilometers showed them the way to Salalah.
It gnawed deeply on the mind of The CEO – what he could do to repay this kind gesture of hospitality and gesture. Luckily for me I was in my Omani attire – and the presentation of self for the interview as such – worked greatly in my favour – and had also quenched the desire of the CEO for ‘pay back’ – and as best as he could. There was a candidate there from another Arab country – who was more qualified and educated than me – and would have most possibly have got the job – if the CEO had not intervened! I was told this by the Panel – and begging me ‘not to tell the CEO!
In one of the lifts in the place – there was this European lady who had dropped her files as she was rushing to the lift! As I was bending to help her – my peers were sarcastically remarking things – when the woman turned facing them – and replying in impleccable Arabic – that it shows in his attire – which looks a bit different! Then she remarked very nice things about Oman. I am not sure if she got what she was looking for in her planned presentation – but it would surprise me if she did not!
In Waterloo Railway Station in UK – I heard my name being called out! I was wondering to myself who is it that knows me here? And then an old work colleague – a British guy – introduced himself. He insisted to take me home for dinner – but I resisted. He too missed Oman very much. He said to me – I went to many countries after Oman – but frankly and honestly – Oman was the best place we had really enjoyed staying with! Our best time was spent there!
When my wife joined me in UK – we went to the countryside in UK. Our banger Morris Minor 1300 got stuck in one of the mud puddles. I was contemplating to call the AAA when this kind farmer came with his tractor and pulled me out! When I was thanking him profusely – he asked me where I came from – after me telling him and his seeing that I was a ‘foreign student’! When I told him from Oman – he refused to let me go till we had some tea and scones in his farm house. He worked in the Oman army before as an Instructor!
I – as an Omani loyal citizen – was very proud of His Majesty visit to Iran. At a time when all the Arab states had boycotted Anwar Sadat – Oman was the few countries that had stood out for talking and diplomacy as the way to solve our worldly problems – especially in relations between countries. From the Renaissance to this very day – and to future – Oman will remain as the beacon and the torch bearer as the best example and illustration of ‘quiet working diplomacy’ – and the correct ethical way of solving world’s problems.
Use of threats, boycotts and the language of wars only makes a bad situation turn even worse – as many examples of history! It is said – If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teach us!
May Allah Protect and Preserve our beloved Nation – and Give His Majesty Long Life and Health – Amin.
By Majid Al Suleimany
HM Meets Citizens in Bahla
The Oman Daily Observer
Mon, 28 January 2013
HM Talking To The Citizens
Fund, college for youth support unveiled — BAHLA — His Majesty Sultan Qaboos held a meeting with the Shaikhs and dignitaries of Al Dakhiliyah and Wusta governorates at the Royal camp at Saih al Shamikhat in the Wilayat of Bahla as part of the Royal meet-the-people tour.
The meeting was in continuation of the Royal tradition established by His Majesty the Sultan since the dawn of the Renaissance. Such meetings seek to enhance the ongoing contact between His Majesty the Sultan and the citizens of Oman.
On the outset of the meeting, His Majesty the Sultan welcomed the attendees saying, ”It is our pleasure to meet you today on the land of Bahla, which is known for its rich history and its status as one of the most important Omani cities that is abundant with traditional crafts and heritage, a fact all Omanis know and are proud of.”
In the Royal address before the Shaikhs and dignitaries, His Majesty the Sultan said, “The wilayat of Bahla, which has this great history, is also an incubator for traditional crafts and deep-rooted heritage. We would like to tell you that we have decided to set up a college here, in the wilayat of Bahla, that will be named Ajyal College, said His Majesty the Sultan.
”The College will play a role in training Omani men and women in the field of traditional crafts industries in a bid to revive and develop this heritage vocation. I believe that the output will be 200 persons at the initial stage, later expected to extend to 800 persons during the coming four years.”
Speaking about youth projects support, His Majesty the Sultan pointed out that, in the past years there were many sources for supporting youth to enable them to set up and promote their own projects, the most notable of which is Sanad Programme which, His Majesty the Sultan said, has really performed its duty in the best manner for many years. Other youth support projects exist at other government departments, His Majesty the Sultan explained.
His Majesty the Sultan added in this respect, “We have now decided to group all these sources under a fund to be known as Al Rafd Fund, which will carry out a specific mission. Al Rafd will be established for the sake of these young men and women, to enable them to develop their small and medium enterprises.
His Majesty the Sultan explained that Al Rafd Fund will have a great significance and that “We have decided it will have a starting capital of RO 70 million, to which RO 7 million will be added every year. This fund will be a bounty for our sons and daughters.”
His Majesty the Sultan referred to the outcome of the Symposium on Small and Medium Enterprises Development, “held in this blessed place”. The symposium, His Majesty the Sultan said, “came out with decisions, and this is the first time that a symposium comes with decisions, instead of recommendations as was the case in the past. Recommendations may or may not be considered, but, from now onwards, if there are symposiums, they will be symposiums that issue decisions, not merely recommendations.”
Speaking about this latest symposium, His Majesty the Sultan said that it came out with 14 very good decisions. “The decisions are binding, not merely decisions that are subject to procedures. As it should be understood, these decisions are also time-bound to varying periods, some of which are immediate and some will succeed in the next year and beyond.”
“One of the important and binding decisions of the symposium, which we blessed, is the one related to the issue of land plots allocated for the owners of projects, whether industrial, commercial, agricultural or otherwise – for them to benefit from the lands. This, we believe, will be a matter that supports our youth, both men and women, and encourage them to take up these projects of potential value,” said His Majesty the Sultan.
His Majesty the Sultan proceeded on saying, “Years before, if we recall, the trend was to distribute some land plots for people with limited income to benefit from. Now, the practice is to make these land plots available for people to benefit from them and for a long time. We pray to the Almighty that our youths will take more interest in these different options.”
Then, His Majesty the Sultan spoke about illicit trade, noting, “We say in very clear terms that illicit trade should be avoided which does not serve the interest of our sons and daughters, not even the interest of the grown-ups, who might have found out in the past period that this kind of trade was absolutely harmful to the Omani economy. We have to be aware of this matter and give it full attention. We have to be aware that illicit trade is direct loss to our country!”
Further to His Majesty the Sultan’s comment on this harmful practice (illicit trade) and its relation to expatriate workers’ money transfers, His Majesty the Sultan said, “These transfers are more than the known official income. Billions of Omani rials are transferred abroad annually,” said His Majesty the Sultan, noting that the government and all segments of society have to do their duty to eradicate this illicit trade which keeps depleting the Omani economy, thereby minimizing chances for the employment of Omani youths. “This practice is not at all acceptable,” His Majesty the Sultan said.
His Majesty the Sultan pointed out that expatriate manpower is on the rise and increased more than should be. “We decided, a certain time ago, to have a specific percentage of expatriate and this percentage was reasonable. But we are in need of expatriate manpower now and in future. Every country in the world has expatriate manpower, even major industrial countries depend in some matters on expatriate manpower,” His Majesty said.
His Majesty the Sultan explained, “The percentage that we have always considered should be within 30 per cent to 33 per cent of the total population. At the present time, there is no doubt that expatriate manpower increased greatly, but some of the numbers are justifiable in temporary terms, like in some mega projects which, thank God, the country is witnessing, including projects in Duqm and other places.
A future project (which will require expatriate manpower) is the railway project. Expatriate manpower is still required because our domestic manpower still takes up certain aspects of work. God willing, in the course of days, our Omani manpower will be present in all professions and at all projects.”
His Majesty the Sultan said that he gave his Royal directives to the Government and the Majlis Oman (Council of Oman). His Majesty said the Council will support the Government in this respect, and that a timeframe will be set for applying the statutory or required ratio.
Some of this expatriate manpower absconds and it takes time to deport them, a burden on the government and the security departments in the state. It costs the Government and it does not bring any benefits in any way, said His Majesty the Sultan, who also cautioned against the negative impact of illegal immigration which, he said, has become a daily occurrence.
The illegal immigrants come by boat, and these matters have to be tackled in a moderate manner that would not annoy the countries from which these groups of illegal immigrants hail. This is also a worrying thing, but it is unavoidable. These departments concerned will do their best in tackling this phenomenon of illegal immigration.
His Majesty the Sultan said that a limit has to be made to the expatriate manpower that is recruited by citizens. “There will be decisions and procedures to limit the numbers of this manpower because it is time to take proper action,” said His Majesty, noting that a country would grow only by the growth of its economy. “Economy has become the result of efforts of the country’s youths,” he added.
His Majesty the Sultan said that the funds that enter the State’s Treasury come from taxes on existing establishments because no taxes are imposed on private capital, though it is the practice in advanced or industrial countries, “which give by one hand and take away by the other hand”.
“In our countries, thanks be to the Almighty, taxes are imposed only on establishments and on companies and these taxes are fairly limited. “Still, the Government is supporting these establishments and companies so that they can expand and grow and, eventually achieve two objectives: Firstly, to absorb national manpower and secondly, the more these establishments and companies expand and grow, the more they pay taxes and enhance the State’s income thereby serving the best interest of the country and its citizens,” said His Majesty the Sultan.
“I’m often surprised by the queries of some people who wonder where funds for the construction of roads, hospitals and schools come from. This is all part of ht eplans of the government, the funds it possesses and the national economy that is generated. No doubt, the Government is managing this and will continue to do so in the best possible manner, but it also has to have programmes and plans. Above all this, we still go beyond these plans and give our directives for the establishment of additional projects which we deem as necessary or which respond to the demands which we receive and consider as important,” said His Majesty the Sultan.
“Take, for example, the road network. We have an unmatched road network in the Sultanate, despite the high cost incurred due to the geographical nature of the Sultanate, but since it serves the interest of citizens, we provide the financial resources for these roads,” said His Majesty the Sultan in the Royal address before the Shaikhs and dignitaries of Al Dakhiliyah and Wusta Governorates at Saih al Shamikhat yesterday, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. However, things have to be taken one by one because one cannot accomplish everything in one day and night.
His Majesty the Sultan reaffirmed that development is forging ahead at high rates and will not stop no matter what circumstances could be. “Everything will have a well-studied plan and the Supreme Council for Planning will perform its duty diligently because it is right under our direct supervision,” said His Majesty the Sultan, who reaffirmed that the Council will study many topics and all requirements. “We will know where the development process has reached. We will check if it reaches a satisfactory level or not and therefore focus on the weaker part before adding more whatever the conditions might require. These matters have to be clear.”
The national economy of any country is based on the small and medium industries it has, and these national sectors continue to grow into major industries.
“Industries in the past required large numbers of workers, but today, because of technology, many major industries require a small number of workers. However, other industries that feed major industries gain importance and these small and medium industries are at the end of the day the backbone of the national economy, and it is here that the role of our sons and daughters crystalizes, now and in future,” said His Majesty.
His Majesty the Sultan said, while watching television, he was greatly delighted to hear that Omani youths say that “Now it is our turn … the ball is on our racket!”. His Majesty said it is a good thing because these youths felt that everything that might assist them or support them is now made available. More support will be provided if they prove their potential in this field of work.
Then, His Majesty the Sultan spoke about the importance of the sea for Omanis, which has been the case since ancient times. “The sea has been important for travel and for livelihood, fisheries, and this is a very important fact. We need to preserve this wealth and develop it as it serves as an important aspect of the national economy,” said His Majesty the Sultan.
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Best Wishes and Regards,
Majid Al Suleimany
My Books 3 boxes of 5 as gifts?
The Things of the Past – Learning To Let Go!
By Majid Al Suleimany – June 18, 2012
■Forget about the people in your past – They didn’t make it to your future
■ We never stand taller than we stoop down to help someone who had fallen
■ Falling down is not a defeat – defeat is when you refuse to get up!
■ All from A Bouquet of Quotes.
Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence – Desiderata Card – 1692!
Normally, I write my thoughts and feelings in my columns for all to see. But lately I have come to Writers’ Block – because I see myself repeating on articles the subjects and topics that I have been writing on for the past nine years in my three columns – 2 in The Oman Daily Observer and the other one at Knowledge Oasis Muscat KOM – under The Society Speaks! All the articles are reproduced at my http://www.majidall.com and also at http://www.majidsn.com The books at http://www.myown-ebooks.com – and my controlling new website at http://www.majidalsuleimany.com
Today, I have taken a bold decision to start writing on my thoughts, views and outlooks in this website of mine – http://www.majidsn.com I will explain why.
First of all these are my most innermost sensitive thoughts and I have a feeling that they may not be published by The Oman Daily Observer – which we all know is a Governmental and newspaper of the state apparatus. And even if they may publish – I feel the subject may sound repetitive, boring and mundane if I just light touch on the subject and topic – without going into deep critical self analysis and soul searching methodologies and perspectives.
The second important point to mention here is that this week I have been going into my stored personal and ex consultancy boxes and cartons – because I am planning to make a store – and to keep only relevant and really needed stuff – and throw away the rest. You can call me a ‘hoarder’ – because I never throw away things – even if the material and stuff are no longer pertinent and relevant anymore – but just junk stuff occupying valuable space – and time, money and efforts too!
You will not believe this but I have all my personal and private correspondences since 1973 – that is over 40 years ago. That includes all stuff like my first job offer letter, staff reports, official correspondences and the like. A big chunk are my closed down MMDC Consultancy correspondences – a sort of déjà vu thing in remembrances – some happy – but many sad and heart paining still to this day.
In one of the Personal Files I find a very nasty letter from my boss’s boss – and rereading it now I can tell that it was a vicious vindictive plan to ‘get me fired’ – and the home work and the ground works were being prepared to do this.
The reason it being difficult at that time Omanis – especially if he or she has been working with you for some time – and there is no question on his performance and application to work, duties and responsibilities per se. But it is the other issues non-work related that has pissed you off – like his approaches, focuses and attitudes! Like he ‘has chips on his shoulders’ – and the other things like ‘stop his personal pride’ when dealing with bosses he thinks are below his estimation and calbre – and accept formality – even if his boss now used to be his assistant and or peer before!
Frankly, there were great disputes in these allegations – because they are all haphazard, vindictive and subjective. I have never challenged ‘formality’ except in bringing forward proactively my areas of concerns and worries – and where we are heading (into troubled waters!). I have always respected formality. Besides, who am I to challenge Allah God – because He is the One that Giveth – and Taketh.
If Allah has decided not to give me – who else will. Besides, as a human being I may be jealous and envious – but overall I consider myself as a decent, honest, sincere and genuine person – with the REAL and TRUE loyalties – because only a person who really cares and feels for you – will tell you the honest truth – however ugly and painful it can be – and you do not want to hear it too! Only dead fish go with the tide – and do not want to ‘rock the boat’ syndromes!
But it convinced me then to look for alternative employment. My British Unit B Director – Late Dudley Parkinson – Peace be upon him – was able to get me a lateral transfer to Oman LNG – but my direct Omani Director – wrote the following words – after me being accepted in a letter by Oman LNG then – I do not know anything about this. Please ignore this letter..sic!
The truth being that you do not want to progress and or promote me – but you are still blocking me to move to other arenas. How vicious and vindictive one can get in life – in treating others like this.
I do not want to repeat things that I have already said before – because it is of no use. There is still blockages of people hearing, seeing or speaking. I wished people has listened to me. But what is the use now? There is no softer pillow than a clear conscience.
My books – especially the Arab Management books – http://www.myown-ebooks.com – and the other three books – Between Us Only series – also at http://www.majidbooks.com are all testimony of the things that I have said and cautioned about.
At risk of all things – definitely my own career and progression. Even on leaving on Early Retirement – I was not spared. See my article As To Why I Left My Last Oil Company in any of my websites – Pages and or Posts – Or here – http://majidall.com/as-to-why-i-had-left-my-last-oil-company-loc/ See also this one –
We do not know how long we are going to live on in this world – but I am drawn to my article also here – http://majidall.com/?s=the+closing+chapter
It is time to finally close all the past the chapters in my life now – and remove the skeletons from my closets – because my work is now done!
Besides, I am dead tired saying it again and again – I TOLD YOU SO!!!
May Allah God Protect and Preserve us all – Amin Amen.
Best Wishes and Regards,
Majid Al Suleimany
Muscat – Sultanate of Oman – June 18th 2012
It Is All About Me!
It Is All About My Books!
It Is All About My Columns and Writings!
http://www.majidall.comwww.majidsn.comEnjoy! Happy Surfing!Best Wishes and Regards,Majid Al Suleimany – Muscat – Sultanate of Oman – June 16th 2012
Good News – on My Books!
My Arab Management books are now in eBooks!
May 23, 2012
My Books in Arab Management are now in eBooks format! See below letter from The Publishers Trafford in USA. The book also A Cry For Help! had been converted last month to eBooks.
I believe this is an achievement for an Omani Author, Writer and Columnist to have his books in Arab Management (in English) recognised and established due to the books demand worldwide. Please note that Trafford Publishing USA had converted the books free for this Author due to many requests worldwide.
This Psychology book is sold out in Oman bookshops. Sadly they will not order directly and want me to order the books for them! And I am just broke…!
And that is the Oman (Arab) tragedy for all openly to see! I can see similar lack of support for my next book in Road Safety book novel type – see posting here.
Will we ever change? I do not think so! If I was an expatriate and wrote about Omani Castles and or Butterflies – all of us will come forward to help – especially if it is a HER!
Allah Kareem. God Is Great. Amin. Amen.
Subject: eBook Conversion Post Fulfillment for PID_165228
THE EMAIL – as below: –
Dear Majid Al Suleimany,
We are glad to inform you that your Book, Psychology of Arab Management Thinking, has been successfully converted to a new eBook file format. This new eBook version, called EPUB, is quickly becoming the new standard for the eBook industry. The new eBook file does not affect any previous eBook versions you may have for this book. Trafford has submitted the new eBook file to our partner eBook vendors to increase the overall distribution of your book. Your new eBook will appear on each vendor’s website after each company has had a chance to review and process the file. Please note we cannot guarantee your eBook will be accepted by every vendor.
We will do our best to get your book included on as many sites as possible including future partnerships we are or will be working on. If you are curious to know which eBook vendors are carrying your new eBook file, we encourage you to search online using an online search engine. The results there will show you which vendors are currently carrying your title.
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From the Publishers Trafford in USA!
So was A Cry For Help! similarly done last month. See books images here…
At My Workplace!
The Committee Has Not Met Yet!
See also scanned copy here as has appeared in The Oman Daily Observer of April 25th 2012
In hindsight and again speaking from my own personal experiences and in retrospect – I wish to reiterate this point – that though we have seen some initiations and improvements in the citizens’ rights and freedom – still nothing has changed much on the grounds and in reality.
The problems are the same in pushing them forward into action, reality and into practice – rather than them being minutes of meetings – and if even filed for records first of all in the first instance. There is need for real movement into action, propelling, push, dynamism and pragmatism in moving them forward – into practice and into reality. Time is not in our side – in essence and or in favour – before we all get bogged down into being reactive ‘fire fighting’ – and further ‘red tape, bureaucracy and inaction’!
It is alright to put news of improvements and changes for the better in the media – but what is the use of all of them – if they are still not practiced – or excuses given for delays and procrastinations – as is the usual case? I hope that Readers can remember of what I wrote before of those working within the system – the ‘old guards syndrome’ – to prevent and or delay changes. These peoples need to be exposed – and kicked out – and as lessons to others.
This is also the real truth still! The citizen cannot still win – or very few isolated cases in success – against the public departments and bodies. This is even if you have a case where if things were really practiced and put in action – the citizen SHOULD win in case of dispute scenario. But he will simply not win. Adversely, the same public body can take you for action – and or sue you in courts for the ‘same case and situation’ – for as many times as they want – and the case will still be heard – and nothing can stop them! Even if you cannot draw blood from a stone!
You go to the Public Officials that you know to hope for solace and intervention – and they are obligated to do so by their authorities, power, control and auspices dominion – if not that you know them well and hope Wastah will kick in – but does not! Simply no one will ever lift a finger to help you – or they turn away from you as if you do not exist- and even if you try to contact then face to face – let alone by emails and by phone? Even if you want to fight against the Big Cats for your rights or that company of yours that is closing down – you end yet again as The Loser!
How long these things will go on – before something breaks up – or blows up in front of our faces? The truth and in actual fact – the things at stake and at issue are in reality not really big unsolvable issues – but involve the usual uncaring, care-free, no-interest, cannot-be-bothered-the least approaches and attitudes. What if really big things were at stake? One shudders – and does not want even want to start thinking on this! Heads need to roll – before things can really improve – otherwise it is a lost cause – and everyone will end as the loser!
Even if you have given up and do not want to fight your case – because you know you will lose again as the citizen – and complied by what ‘as has been thought as fair and equitable – does not matter if you think differently – who cares? If you follow up your case – so you can be in the clear – and restore your personal freedom and rights – you get the same excuse – The Committee has still not met yet to discuss and or finalise your situation. You are not the only one – so just wait! This is said to you more in annoyance and in anger – rather than in trying to cool you down – or making you understand about the situation – and in letting you know about the results.
There are things I said in 1980s that now have really happened in reality and on the grounds too. Yet I was given all the labels – including having chips on his shoulders! – A big mouth – a trouble-maker – needs to be stopped! – and so on!
My problems are that I care and feel a lot – and want things to work out – and not go bad! Instead, I always end up as the victim of circumstances of my own making for speaking up and making a stand – and the usual at the end loser! Whilst those who do not care or bother get rewarded – and acknowledged – and given more and more – because of their lack of caring and in indifference.
Twice I have given up writing anymore – only to persuaded to come back in again. Of course, I cannot deny that I need the money – if even after 35 years of dedicated services, loyalty and feelings of caring are simply wasted – because I cannot touch much my own pension for the very same aforementioned reasons.
I can now understand and appreciate why people turn to Religion in despair and in giving up hope – instead of the few like Mohamed Buazizi of Tunisia in self-immolation. I simply cannot understand and comprehend why people are so mean and dastardly to each other – and not wanting to change – despite all the changes around us now!
I am really tired now in continuing writing about these same issues – and I am still in the tunnel – and no hopes for to see the light at the end of the tunnel – if ever that will be so!
Majid Al Suleimany