Prabowo Subianto has shared his experiences when he is facing his commanding officer who behaves pleasing the boss or ASAL BAPAK SENANG (ABS). According to him that in general those lower rank army officers are more honest and trustworthy compared to those who are in higher rank army officers.
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He tells about this while remembering his situation when his rank was Major and led 328 Battalion. “Around the ceremony field of 328 battalion there were many trees, and I do believe that they indeed produce many benefits such as freshening the air, the field looks shady, and freshening the environment” said Prabowo.
One day, I want to test how honest my officers in telling their own opinions. I want to find to find out they are honest or just pleasing the boss or ASAL BAPAK SENANG (ABS).
I summoned them up and saying: “I am your commander”. I use this to underline this idea to find out that they obey me just because of my rank or for telling the truth.
I started saying: as army officers we have to have broad perspective and I think that those trees have narrowed the sights. So, I suggest that we are going to cut down them to broaden the views. What do you think about my idea? He asked them.
When they heard it I seem them in shocking expression to reject my idea. One by one the high rank officer was telling his opinion.
“Yes Sir! that is a good idea. The first officer explained his opinion.
“Yes Sir! Agree! The other next officer exclaimed his idea.
At the end the entire high rank officers spoke in unison. Suddenly, I heard the voice from behind in Eastern Java dialect” don’t do that Sir! Don’t cut the trees!”
The voice was surprising me. I turned to him and search. I find out that he was a corporal rank. Hey, Corporal! Why can’t we cut down the tress?
“Those trees have been there for twenty years. And I am part of the ones who participate to plant them.
They function as a shady place while we are waiting for the troop ceremony. They protect us from dust, heat and others. The corporal explained. Then I said; you are right corporal.
I turned my head to the high rank officers. Hey Officers! The corporal is more honest than all of you.
You agree with me just because you are afraid of me. Don’t You? Then they are giggling and admitting that they do so because they want to please the boss. “Actually we don’t agree with you, but we are afraid of saying that because you are our boss”.
The conclusion is that we cannot judge someone from rank and physical appearance. Sometimes the lower officer rank is more honest and trustworthy. Grass root people are more trustworthy and honest compared the ones who have high ranks and positions.
Dear Readers, What about you? Do you have the same idea with Prabowo Subianto?