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Friday, March 28, 2008

UMNO - Sinking ship that is trying to stay afloat!

It doesn't surprise me to see how UMNO and it's Supreme Council made an about turn as far as their endorsement of the Terengganu MB Datuk Ahmad Said -he of dubious background-because if they were to stick to their earlier threat to expel the chap, Terengganu would see the MB partyless and naturally, the man would weigh hooking up with PAS or PKR and re-establish his political base?

All the postulating of the former MB Idris Jusoh and his stable of 22 UMNO State Assemblymen has come to no avail and they are now forced to eat humble pie.

It's either kowtow to Ahmad Said the palace appointed MB or resign en masse which I doubt that they would ever do as it would mean canceling their 'meal ticket' for the next 5 years?

Idris Jusoh has no financial worries as I hear that he has amassed quite a stockpile of funds to see him and his family through for the next 7 generations from his term as the Terengganu MB?

I receive lots of feedback about the way Terengganu is said to be ruled by Khairy Jamaludin's proxy but then again as usual its all just like the flowing wind, you feel it but can't quite grasp it?

All these about turns by UMNO signals only one thing. That the party is desperate enough to be willing to twist and turn its way to avoid being sucked into the swirling whirlpool caused by the huge defeat it experienced in the recent general elections and the reality that UMNO does no longer command the awe and respect of the Malays of today who themselves are sick and tired of having to suffer consequential mental anguish due to the arrogance of UMNO leaders all these years?

If there is one major aspect of why even the Malays have turned away from supporting UMNO is the brazen way Abdullah Badawi and family have misbehaved despite not having earned their way up the UMNO political hierachy because Abdullah Badawi is there today only due to Mahathir having appointed him as his successor?

As far as leadership standards are concerned, every sane Malaysian knows that Abdullah Badawi is by far the weakest Prime Minister as far as this country is concerned.

Today, UMNO is just like an old rusty ship that has exhausted it's sea days and is now sinking due to wear and tear with a fumbling captain who knows not the bow and the stern of the spinning vessel!

We are witnessing the beginning of the end of this racist nationalist party that has throttled the nation for the past 50 years and disrespected the Malay Sultanates by clipping the wings of Their Majesties by removing certain vestiges of their sovereignty a decade ago and now seen to try and pressure the Malay Sultans to capitulate to their whims and fancies as to whom they decide to have as the MB's?

Problem is that today's Malay Sultans aren't easy to mess around with for Their Majesties are politically savvy as well and can't be duped or influenced as easily as before.

You will soon see the rats scurrying out from the sinking ship and try to latch on to the butt of the People's Front as Malaysians forget about racial based politics and embrace a more democratic outlook on life and a better future which is just emerging after 50 years of apartheid policies that UMNO spearheads even to this day?

I hope that Malaysians will slowly but surely remove the years and years of prejudice and racist tendencies that has been ingrained into the nation by the BN and their divide and conquer strategies since Independence.

No one wishes to see any Malaysian ethnicity disappear and become extinct due to the way the BN went about its policies!

To me I am all for us to live and co-exist in peace, prosperity and harmony for the rest of our lives and beyond.

You have voted for change in the most peaceful of ways and we are now seeing changes take place in our lives.

May the rest of the nation follow suit and restore Malaysia to being the most wonderful home we had before and can have again and after us , our children and their heirs!

We can do it Malaysia. Let the past slowly fade away and tomorrow bring us a better future!

Ameen.

10 comments:

Cheong said...

Dear Mahaguru58,

I agree with your comments. I believe in the separation of state and religion.

Let us together vote for equality, justice, fairness, mutual-respect, and tolerance.

I don't believe in special priviledges or special rights for any particular race. To me, if you want something, then you have to work hard for it.

Thank you.

kesava said...

An astute comment here:

Rocky's Bru said...

It's not just Pak Lah who blinked, the entire party is now walking with its head bowed in shame. The President's threat of sacking proves to be an empty threat.

Now he tells the party, "Cabarlah saya" in the Dec polls.

Well, don't let anyone in Umno go against the President's wish to be challenged. Mat Taib, Nazri, Hishammuddin, Noraini - don't kiss ass, ok. Ku li has offered to challenge Pak Lah.

May the better man (and no prizes for guessing who) wins.
12:31 AM
http://nursamad.blogspot.com/2008/03/umno-accepts-ahmad-saids-appointment.html

kesava said...

Notice the UMNO elections are now scheduled for DEC 16 - why such a long wait?

I think it allows time for the PM (Platitude Minister)`s relatives and cronies to consolidate and secure their ill gotten wealth.

Then there`ll be a fake heart attack, and at the UMNO GA, someone else (probly Ku Li) will romp in.
Like that they `save face`.

boon said...

There's a widening gap between Malay and non-malay youngsters. Race-based political culture has to end, QUICK.

SuNi's Dessert Kitchen said...

Yes its very true...we should work towards only having one race, that is,Malaysian. I hope to see the day where all application forms have only 2 choices to tick. Either Malaysian or Foreigner. Though the economic policies of UMNO and BN has brought about great wealth to only a small portion of the Malaysian population their education policies have indeed created increased AWARENESS to even those who have not benefited from their economic policies. This increased AWARENESS has caused 'holes' in the UMNO ship that is starting to make it sink.

pua kang kang said...

Beautifully said Mahaguru. its time, we Kadazan, Iban (n other natives of Sabah n Sarawak), India, Chinese, and Malay bothers n sisters..stand united as one for all and all for one

Starbug said...

There are a couple of rats I'm waiting to see in the water. One of them is called Nazri and the other Taib. I hope they go down with the sinking ship.

Trashed said...

The reformation process within UMNO is very straight forward.

Does UMNO continue to harp on RACE, RELIGION and COUNTRY (in that order) or re-order that to COUNTRY, RELIGION and RACE ?

The GE12 results show that the electorate voted significantly in the direction of the latter, so UMNO and its BN cohorts need to evaluate how they can adapt to the wishes of the populace. Otherwise GE13 may further undermine its relevance.

MAHAGURU58 said...

The way I see it, Malaysians should be mature enough after having being subjected to racist policies for the last 51 years by the BN that such policies were set up by UMNO to ensure that they get to lord it over the others unfairly.

Having said that I am not in any way advocating that we deny what the Federal Constitution has promised them even if it is as clear as an open blue sky that such a provision came about according to the prevailing situations back then?

The British had thought that there was no more reason for them to stay as they had squirreled away most of Malaya's wealth and riches (we were an agricultural and exhausted tin mining country back then)back to England and needed to sail off back home!

That was then. Today times have changed and so have we. We can't be silent no more as to the injustices being perpetrated upon us and our fellow Malaysians who are the sons and daughters of this land!

That said, I think I should go write a whole new article on this and express myself better there.

Keep speaking people! Time to set things right!

Viva Malaysians!

MAHAGURU58 said...

The way I see it, Malaysians should be mature enough after having being subjected to racist policies for the last 51 years by the BN that such policies were set up by UMNO to ensure that they get to lord it over the others unfairly.

Having said that I am not in any way advocating that we deny what the Federal Constitution has promised them even if it is as clear as an open blue sky that such a provision came about according to the prevailing situations back then?

The British had thought that there was no more reason for them to stay as they had squirreled away most of Malaya's wealth and riches (we were an agricultural and exhausted tin mining country back then)back to England and needed to sail off back home!

That was then. Today times have changed and so have we. We can't be silent no more as to the injustices being perpetrated upon us and our fellow Malaysians who are the sons and daughters of this land!

That said, I think I should go write a whole new article on this and express myself better there.

Keep speaking people! Time to set things right!

Viva Malaysians!