Saturday, November 18, 2006
PAS and UMNO. Will they quarrel till Doomsday?
In the name of Allah , Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
If one had closed their eyes and just listened to the UMNO delegates speaking at the party's General Assembly at the PWTC, the past few days save for the UMNO Kelantan's Wanita Rep's tirade against the Islamic Party of Malaysia, one would have mistaken the speeches to be those coming from PAS delegates at Taman Melewar for the contents and style of delivery!
Many of the UMNO delegates recited verses from the Quran and quoted Hadith's so fluently and spoke championing the cause of Islam and launched verbal assaults against the IFC, Article 11's and 121's, took on the Sisters in Islam, harangued Datin Tiara Jacquelina, the wife of Minister in the PM's Department, for exposing half her bosom and the way she carries herself in public, 'embarrassing' Wanita UMNO in the land of 'Islam Hadhari' @ Malaysia Boleh!!!
Really! I doubt PAS delegates could rise up to the heights of almost going 'berserk' that some of the UMNO delegates reached whilst delivering their speeches taking to task so many people from the ministers to the luminaries of this Bolehland!
Quite astonishing despite the noticably dramatic absense of the man many were awaiting with much anticipation to 'liven' up this year's UMNO General Assembly, the 81 years old firebrand , Tun Dato Seri Dr.Mahathir bin Mohamad!
Tun must be roaring with laughter at home in the Mines Resort watching the UMNO delegates 'morph' into 'PAS diehards' whilst engaging in what HARAKAH labelled as 'Pesta Puja Presiden' UMNO in the ruling party's General Assembly at the PWTC!
Plans to boo Dr.Mahathir as voiced out by his son and proxy , Dato Mukhriz Mahathir died away and were replaced by fiery speeches from delegates of Kelantan, Kedah, Penang, Johor, Selangor and Pahang!
I enjoyed the live telecast from Astro's Channel 94 throughout the week as the assembly was very lively and many of the delegates were so passionate in delivering their speeches!
PAS delegates must surely be taking notes of this year's UMNO GE that will surely be remembered for quite a long time!
The only lame speech at this year's UMNO General Assembly turned out to be that of Prime Minister and UMNO President, Dato Seri Abdullah Badawi!
What to do? The man's not an orator and we can't expect him to change overnight! No way!
Tun Dato Seri Dr.Mahathir Mohamad is a legend in his own right and we can't expect Abdullah Badawi to have the same oratory skills, wit and drive as exists in our former PM!
We can only hope to see some spark in the PEMUDA UMNO's leadership! They are younger!
UMNO Youth's Chief Dato Seri Hishamudin Tun Hussein Onn didn't fail to raise his keris up high and roared his battlecry till the jugular vein in his neck was bulging to near exploding stage!
Khairy Jamaludin also took Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to task and castigated the man as a hypocrite and other names in his tirade! KJ's becoming quite adept at following his UMNO Youth Head's 'Jejak Pahlawan'! Keep your eye on this Oxford grad from the PM's Level Four office! He will keep you entertained, for sure!
Seeing how Hishamudin loves to wield his keris so much at the annual 'Malaysian Chinese bashing' assembly, I would love to see the entire UMNO Supreme Council top leaders go one step further!
How about having the entire male members of the UMNO Supreme Council dress up as ancient Malay warriors and come to the next UMNO General Assembly in all their finery, each completely fitted out with the 'Tengkolok', baju sulam, authentic keris, tucked in their sampin's, and wearing the 'Chapal Melayu'?
Now, wouldn't that be a sight to see? As the UMNO top guns always roar up on stage that they are the descendants of Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat plus the other legendary warriors of the ancient Sultanate of Melaka, they surely can afford to bring back the arts and culture of the ancient Malaccan courts by dressing up in the full regalia of old!
No need to go book the elephants from the National Zoo. Just come in their Mercedes Benz's, Jaguar's and Proton Perdana's.
We could use some 'Nafiri' horns and 'Gendang Kedah' to liven up the PWTC!
So, to any of the top guns of UMNO reading this , please pass on the message to Dato Seri Hishamudin! Can it be done?
Back to my topic, from the way things are happening with the UMNO delegates, PAS can start drafting out the reconciliation plans for this year's UMNO GE saw a lot of 'Ustaz's taking the spotlight at the PWTC!
If only both parties agree to slaughter their own 'ego's coming this Hari Raya Haji, we might see some positive developments towards Malaysia's Malay Unity take place failing which both parties can just quarrel away their lifes till come Doomsday!
Are they man enough to do it?