Funny things happen everywhere but within UMNO youth aspirant leaders? When the dust were about to settle, one by one, they came crawling out from their bunkers to claim credit, albeit how small, for the upcoming UMNO election set in late March 2009.
Johnies come lately Khairy Jamaluddin called for Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin to be stripped of his citizenship as he led protests by the Barisan Nasional (BN) as reported by Malaysian Insider. Is it that easy to strip on one's citizenship? On what grounds did Khairy thinks MB Nizar needs to be strip of citizenship? What Khairy is doing now is no more than gathering his 1000 odd faithful to start yelling, screaming for his votes in the upcoming UMNO youth leadership tussle with Mukhriz and Khir Toyo.
Is 1,000 the best KJ can muster in Ipoh? Sure is easy for Mukhriz and Khir Toyo to double the figures in Ipoh.
More frightening is the remarks of which was lossely quoted by Malaysian Insider as
If you see the illegal government coming, I order you as deputy Youth chief to do what is necessaryKJ is going on collision course with MB Nizar. Is this the way an UMNO youth leader to act? Why not instruct the Mat Rempit of Putra brigade as well? To ignite tension is easy, but once ignited it is not that easy to smoother the raging fire. Maybe KJ should rethink of his instruction to UMNO youth. Afterall, he should be reminded what happen when he dared the public against the BERSIH procession in 2007. What happen then was history...let's not repeat the mistakes....
It is a better option if KJ request all his troops to KK and guard the route to EXCO swearing in ceremony.
Another UMNO youth leader inspirant, Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, suggested Perak PAS to join BN. Another aspirant leader, another not so bright idea. But then again, we have to feel sorry for UMNO to have such members as their second echelon leaders. Mukhriz will fare better if he were to re-phrase his words to suggest Perak PAS to join UMNO (and not BN). And even that is not the brightest idea yet.
Yet, the final UMNO youth leader inspirant, Khir Toyo is dead quiet.
Sebenarnya tidak perlu untuk KJ menghangat lagi keadaan yang tidak menentu. Sentimen rakyat kini berada bersama dengan MB Nizar dan KJ seharusnya membiarkan mahkamah untuk menentukan kesahihan kedudukan kerajaan negeri Perak. Kalau dulunya KJ telah menyatakan pendirian beliau untuk tidak menyokong budaya melompat, beliau seharusnya berpegang kepada prinsip tersebut. Tapi apa yang berlaku kini adalah lebih merupakan perubahan pegangan dan pendirian KJ, menantu yang takut kehilangan pengaruh, yang ingin menunjukkan kemiripan beliau terhadap NTR untul political survival...
Begitu juga dengan Mukhriz yang seharusnya sedar bahwa parti PAS merupakan satu-satunya parti yang memberi ruang dan peluang untuk Tun MM berucap diatas pentas politik mereka ketika Tun MM di pecat oleh UMNO semasa zaman Tunku Abd Rahman. Ini menunjukkan bahwa generasi pemuda UMNO kini sudah lupa akan perjuangan pemimpin terdahulu serta tidak peka pada percaturan politik.
Dengan berdiam diri, Khir Toyo mungkin mengambil langkah yang paling bijak kerana dengan berdiam diri, beliau tidak terjebak dalam kemelut politik Perak. Walaupun demikian, Khir Toyo mungkin sedang tersepit dengan asakan KhalidIbrahim di Selangor.
It is better for all the 3 youth leaders inspirant to look into these issues which is more national based and show what they are made of and what they will do if, and when, they takes the UMNO youth leadership :-
1. KLIA east project, as proposed by AA and Sime Darby (further reading in SimeDarby watch);
2. Asia Petroleum hub project, lead by KIC Oil and Gas, drawing almost RM 700M from CIDB as the development funds (further reading in the Ancient Mariner);
3. Jalan Sapulut - Kalabakan, Tawau project where the sub-contract was awarded to Gamuda berhad for RM 500+ M. One of Gamuda directors is a lady from Perak (further reading in Malaysia Today).
Now all of you have it, projects involving land, sea and air. Can KJ, Mukhriz, Khir Toyo act on these? Or will they, as usual, slip back into their bunkers for fiesta??
Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...